Student Profile Form

Student Profile Form (SPF)

The Student Profile Form (SPF) is your opportunity to tell the Admission Committee about activities that you have been involved in and that have helped you develop leadership and citizenship qualities. Factors beyond your control that have negatively affected your academic performance, such as illness or extenuating circumstances, will also be considered. If your admission average in May does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you have applied, your SPF will be considered if your average falls within a discretionary range of the final cutoff (up to 5%). Submission is optional but strongly recommended. 

Deadline: March 1, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the SPF used?

Your SPF is used solely for admission consideration. All information and documentation submitted will be held in strict confidence.

If I complete the Supplemental Information Form for Students with Disabilities (SIF-D) do I also need to complete the SPF? 

Yes. Each form addresses different factors that may impact admission. If you have experienced factors that fall under the categories on both forms, we encourage you to complete and submit both the SIF-D and the SPF.

What are the discretionary ranges?

The discretionary range is defined as up to 5% below the final cut-off. The discretionary range will vary by program, but it will not exceed 5%.

When are SPFs considered? 

Student Profile Form submissions are usually considered during the final round of offers.  If your admission average in May does not meet the cut-off for the program(s) to which you applied, your SPF may be considered if your average falls within a discretionary range of the final cut-off (up to 5%).  Admission is not guaranteed. 

Where do I find my OUAC ID and my University of Guelph Student ID?

You will find both ID numbers on the acknowledgement email that you received after you applied to the University of Guelph. Your OUAC reference number is 10 digits (the first four are the year). For the University of Guelph's purposes, when completing the SPF please add a 0 as the eleventh digit to make your 11 digit OUAC reference number (eg: 2020123456 would be 20201234560).

Where do I send my supporting documents?

No medical or psycho-educational assessment documentation is required. If you choose to provide supporting documentation for non-medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances, please submit directly to Please ensure that your name and University of Guelph ID number and/or your OUAC reference number are included.