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Wisdom Wednesday: Breaking Down our Admission Rounds

Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:17

Applied to Guelph and aren’t sure what comes next? This one’s for you Future Gryphons. Today we’re breaking down our admission rounds and describing what courses and grades we’re looking at in each.

Here it goes!

Round Zero

This is our *unofficial* first round of offers. In late December/early January we send out a very small number of offers to students we call “high fliers”. These students typically have an admission average well above our estimated cutoff range. 

Round One

  • Round one typically takes place from late January to late February. Here is what we look at when considering students in this round:
  • Your top 6 completed 4U/M courses (including required courses)
  • A combination of both 3U/M and 4U/M courses (including required) IF you haven’t completed 6 4U/M courses
  • Your top 5 3U/M courses (including pre-requisites) ONLY IF you haven’t completed any 4U/M courses
  • Note: Averages typically must exceed our estimated cutoffs to be admitted in this round

Round Two

  • Offers in Round two will go out from early March to mid-April
  • In this round we are looking at:
  • Your top completed 4U/M courses (including required courses)
  • A combination of 3U/M courses and 4U/M courses (including required)
  • Note: Admission averages of students admitted in this round are typically in the higher end of our estimated cutoff range
  • *If you don’t receive an offer in this second round, BE SURE to complete a Student Profile Form by May 1, 2019. We encourage all applicants to complete the SPF.

Round Three

  • Our third and final round of offers will go out from late April to mid-May
  • This is what we consider in this final round:
  • Your top 4U/M completed courses, including the required courses for the program you applied to
  • We will consider your application and review your completed SPF in this round if your average is over 75% and within 5% of our determined cut-off
  • Note: Averages considered in this round are typically within the cutoff range

Facts to keep in mind:

  1. Our estimated cut-off ranges are based on the admission averages from the previous three years of admitted students
  2. We will not look at individual course grades; just the cumulative average of your top 6 courses (including required courses)
  3. When we say “required courses” we are referring to the courses that are required for entrance into the degree program you applied to
  4. You may get an Alternate Offer in rounds 1 or 2 if you didn’t meet the cut-off for the program you applied to. For example, if you don’t meet the cut-off for Bio-Medical Science, we may offer you entry into the general Biological Sciences program

There you have it friends – now you have an idea of when you can expect to see an offer from the U of G. In the meantime, be sure to follow us on social media to discover more about our programs, student supports and campus life.

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