This section explains the minimum grade requirements for external transfer students.
Select the schooling completed and intended program from the chart below. Students presenting both college and university are normally required to present the minimums for each institution attended. The information below relates specifically to studies completed in Canada. For international qualifications please contact Admission Services.
Community College Minimum Requirements for Consideration
The University welcomes applications from college students who have completed a minimum of one year of study in appropriate two and three year community college programs. The application of transfer credits will vary depending on the degree program and specialization you have been admitted into. Normally, applicants who have completed a two year college diploma can receive up to 5.0 credits (1 year), while applicants who have completed a three year college diploma program can receive up to 10.0 credits (2 years). Depending on the program you've applied to, it may also be necessary to meet the high school requirements.
University Minimum Requirements for Consideration
University transfer students are considered for all undergraduate programs. Applicants who have completed a minimum of 2.0 credits (one semester) of study will be considered for admission to all entry points within available programs. Those with fewer are typically considered for Fall entry only. Depending on the program that you've applied to, it may also be necessary to meet the high school requirements.
You are typically assigned transfer credits when you receive an offer of admission.
Note: Advanced Standing applicants are not eligible for direct entry into Co-op. The student must first be accepted to Guelph in order to determine how many transfer credits they will receive towards their Guelph degree program. External transfer students can apply for admission to co-op at any time during the Summer semester and up to the 8th class day of the Fall semester. Admission to co-op for external transfer students is not guaranteed. Admission criteria is outlined on the external transfer student page on the Co-operative Education website.
Possession of the minimum entrance requirements listed below in no way guarantees admission to any program.
minimum required cumulative average for consideration:
minimum required cumulative average for consideration:
|Bachelor of Applied Science||
Child Studies - 75%
Family Studies and Human Development - 75%
Applied Human Nutrition - 80%
Child Studies - 70%
Family Studies and Human Developmentt - 70%
Applied Human Nutrition - 75%
Applicants must present the following 4U courses or equivalents with acceptable standing (normally minimum final grades of 75%):
CS & FSHD: English, Biology or Chemistry (biology is preferred), and any math, or equivalent.
AHN: English, chemistry, biology and any math, or equivalent.
|Bachelor of Arts||
There is no direct entry to the Criminal Justice and Public Policy specialization.
|Bachelor of Arts and Sciences||75%||Cumulative average of 70% or two consecutive semesters of full-time studies immediately prior to the semester applied for with a minimum average of 70% in each semester.||In addition, all course attempts in at least two of the pure math and science (ie. BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, MATH) at the university level must have minimum averages of 60%. Please consult with the BAS program counsellor.|
|Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management||75%||65%||In addition to the minimum cumulative average, applicants must also have completed 4U English and Biology (or equivalent) for Environmental Management and Equine Management. Applicants to Food Industry Management must have completed 4U English, Biology, Chemistry an Advanced Functions, or approved equivalents.|
|Bachelor of Commerce||75%||70%||In addition, applicants must present Advanced Functions for all majors, plus one additional 4U math (or equivalent) when applying to Accounting, Food and Agricultural Business, Management, Management Economics and Finance, Marketing Management, Real Estate and Housing, and Sport and Event Management majors.|
|Bachelor of Computing||75%||70%||In addition, applicants must have 4U Calculus or an equivalent credit.|
|Bachelor of Landscape Architecture||Applicants are considered on the basis of academic performance and evaluation of a Background Information Form (BIF).||Applicants are considered on the basis of academic performance and evaluation of a Background Information Form (BIF).||Applicants should present the required prerequisite of 4U (or equivalent) English. Admission to this program is competitive. Applicants applying through either the Fanshawe College or N.A.I.T. articulation agreement are required to submit a portfolio by the May 1st deadline date.|
|Bachelor of Science||75%||
In addition, a minimum overall average of 70% is required in all math/science courses at the university level.
Applicants must also have a minimum overall final average of 75% in 4U Calculus or Advanced Functions and two of 4U Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or equivalents).
Transfer students may not apply for admission to the Biomedical Science major.
Normally, math/science courses completed in two-year college diploma programs are not considered equivalent to 4U course requirements.
|Bachelor of Science in Agriculture||75%||65%||In addition to the minimum cumulative average, applicants must also have completed a minimum of 4U advanced functions, biology and chemistry (or equivalents).|
|Bachelor of Engineering||75%||65%||University courses attempted in the disciplines of mathematics, engineering, and sciences must have a minimum average of 70%. Applicants must also have 4U Calculus and Advanced Functions, and two of 4U Chemistry, Biology and Physics (or equivalents).|
|Bachelor of Science, Environmental Sciences||75%||70%|
Note: You must present the specific subject requirements, or equivalents, for the program you're applying to. Meeting the minimum requirements indicated above does not guarantee admission to the program. Each program and major have minimum entrance requirements that may vary depending upon the quantity of applications received and space availability.