Admission Rounds: Where we are at

Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

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Students at Starbucks

April is flying by and as we approach the end, we wanted to provide some updates on where we are at in our Admission Rounds and hopefully set some future gryphon minds at ease.

Lets get to it!

We’re still on Round 2

If you’ve checked out our Admission Plan, you’ve seen that Round two offers typically roll out from early March to mid-April. It’s now April 21st which we understand could be considered mid-or-late April so to set the record straight – we’re still working through Round 2 offers.

What does this mean for you? There is still a FULL additional round where you will be considered for all programs that you’ve applied to at the University of Guelph! Rest assured, we’ll let you know once Round 3 begins!

There’s still time to submit your SPF!

If you haven’t received an offer yet, the best thing you can do at this time is get your Student Profile Form submitted. It’s due at 11:59 pm EST on Friday, May 1st.

How does filling out the SPF help you? In Rounds 1 and 2, we’re only using your grades to admit you. Check out our Admission Plan for information on what grades we’re using and when. Our Student Profile Form takes other factors into account such as leadership qualities you’ve developed through high school. It also gives you the chance to tell us about anything that may have negatively impacted your academic performance. If your admission average in May does not meet the cut-off for the program, but falls within your SPF will be considered if your average falls within 5% of our final cut-off.

Note: We cannot stress enough that the cut-offs listed on our website and in the viewbook are ESTIMATES based on previous years of admission. If your admission average is within or above the listed cut-off this does NOT guarantee admission. We do not release current cut-offs. This is why we recommend filling out the SPF even if your admission average is within or above the estimated cut-off range.

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You are still being considered for all programs that you’ve applied to

In Round 2, we started releasing alternate offers to students who did not meet the cut-off for their program of choice at that time. If you received an alternate offer, don’t panic! We will continue to assess you for your first choice program as well as any other program you’ve applied to at the U of G. Check out our Alternate Offers page for all of your options.

You have until June 1st to accept your offer

June 1st 2020 is the deadline to accept your offer to the University of Guelph. No Ontario university can require you to accept an offer earlier than June 1st 2020.

Note: If you accept one offer of admission and later decide to accept a different offer instead, your first offer of admission will become void. You can only have one accepted offer through the OUAC. If you’re undecided, gather the information you need to make an informed decision, and remember you have until June 1st to accept one offer!

Need help making a decision? Tune into one of our upcoming webinars to learn more about a specific program and ask your questions about student life at the U of G!

To recap:

  • We will let you know once our third and final round of admission offers has started
  • We will consider your application and review your SPF in May if your average is below the estimated cut-off (within 5% but over 75%)
  • Estimated cut-off ranges are based on the admission averages from the previous three years of admitted students and are meant to be a point of reference. We cannot disclose exact cut-offs.
  • The deadline to accept any offer from the University of Guelph is June 1, 2020. Note: June 1 is also the deadline to apply for residence (you can apply using your Central Login OR your student number, last name and date of birth)
  • Once you have accepted your offer of admission for September 2020, you will receive a registration package with instructions on how to login to Web Advisor and register for courses

Times are strange right now but for the most part, our admission process hasn’t changed. If you have questions about how COVID-19 is impacting Admission Services, check out our FAQ page.

We have also answered the most frequently asked questions at this time on our Admission FAQ page. Please continue to send us your questions on social media and be sure to make use of our Visit us Virtually webpage to check out campus online until we can welcome you in person.

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