This section provides all the information you need to apply as a mature student.

You should review this section if:

  • you have been out of full-time secondary school for 2 years or more; and
  • have never attended a post-secondary institution (e.g. college or university).


Note: Students who have previously attended a post-secondary institution are typically considered transfer applicants for admission purposes.

If you are applying to the University of Guelph and have questions about your academic background and admission requirements, please contact Admission Services at