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Round Three FAQs

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 13:41

We are officially in the middle of our third and final round of offers Future Gryphons. We typically get a ton of questions during this final round of admissions so we’re breaking down some of the most common Q & A’s below. Here we go…

Q – What was the final cut-off average for my program?

A – It is not our practice to release exact admission averages. If your admission average meets the required average, your application will be fully considered. In this final round we consider other factors such as the Student Profile Form and as a result, the averages of admitted students do vary.


Q – When do you send offers to Landscape Architecture?

A – This is the round for you! Bachelor of Landscape Architecture offers are sent in the 3rd round only.


Q – Can I accept an offer from another university while I wait for my offer from Guelph?

A – Yes, you can accept an offer from another university. Be aware that no Ontario university can require you to make that decision before the June 1st common response deadline. If, after accepting another university’s offer, you receive and want to accept a Guelph offer, you may do so through the OUAC but that will void your previous acceptance. Remember, you can have only one accepted offer through the OUAC and you should do so by the June 1st deadline.


Q – How do I accept my offer?

A – You accept your offer through the OUAC and by the June 1st common response deadline. When accepting your offer, you are encouraged to take your time and follow the OUAC instructions as there are a number of ‘buttons’ to click as you move through the acceptance process. There is also a tutorial offered through the OUAC that students can access for support and assistance.


Q – Are there other upcoming deadlines I should be aware of?

A – June 1st is the response deadline AND the deadline for your Residence application and deposit to Student Housing Services. If you have questions on how to apply for Residence or how to pay the $750 Residence Deposit, please contact Student Housing Services for answers.


Q – How do I defer my admission?

A – You can apply to defer your admission by emailing your request to our Admissions office at You are not required to accept your offer in order to defer. The deadline for completion of this process is August 10, 2018 and it is a firm deadline. The cost of the deferral is $80. Note: Only high school applicants can defer. Students admitted to BLA cannot defer.


Q – I applied to co-op, but I was admitted to the regular program. How do I get co-op?

A – Your application for Co-op will be considered again in this final round of offers. However, if we are still unable to offer you admission to Co-op and you accept admission to the regular stream of the program, you will have another opportunity to apply for Co-op when you are in your first year of studies at Guelph. You will want to contact Co-operative Education & Career Services for more information.


Q – I’ve already gained admission but didn’t get an entrance scholarship. Will my most recent grades be considered again for entrance scholarship eligibility?

A – Yes, for entrance scholarships, we will automatically consider semester two, mid-term grades as well as your final June grades and final grades received for courses taken during the summer. You will be notified of changes to scholarship eligibility by Student Financial Services.


Q – How do I apply for OSAP?

A – The 2018-19 OSAP application is now available. Student Financial Services has a step-by-step guide on ‘How to Apply for OSAP’ for full-time students, part-time students, and summer students, available.


Q – How do I apply for residence?

A – To secure your place in residence you need to make sure you complete the online residence application and submit your $750 deposit by the June 1st deadline. Visit the Student Housing Services website for a guide on how to complete the residence application. They also include some helpful tips on how to choose the best residence for you!


Q – How and when do I select my courses?

A – Course registration for Fall 2018 is now open which means if you have accepted your offer you can begin selecting courses any time! Check out our 2018 Registration Guide for New Students for detailed information on how to select courses and pay fees.


Q – Why have I not been admitted? My grades are higher than the estimated cut off average?

A – The "estimated range" is just that – an estimate. The range published in the 2018 Admissions Viewbook is based on the admission averages from previous years and is provided solely as a point of reference. Admission averages are determined by the number and quality of applicants, as well as space available within the program.

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