Admission Requirements

This section explains the minimum admission requirements for external transfer students. Presenting minimum admisison requirements does not guarantee admission.

Select your previous post-secondary studies and intended program from the chart below. Applicants who have previously attended a college or university are normally required to present the minimum requirements 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.  Transfer credits are assessed upon admission and are typically outlined in an offer letter . Transfer credit assignments  will vary depending on the degree program and specialization yu 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). In addition to presenting the minimum cumulative average from college studies, applicants must also present 4U prerequisites or equivalent.

University Minimum Requirements for Consideration

Applicants who have completed a minimum of 2.0 credits (one semester) of study will be considered for admission. Those with less than 2.0 completed credits are typically considered for fall entry only.  In addition to presentingthe minimum cumulative average from university studies, applicants must also present the required 4U prerequisites or equivalent. 

Transfer credits are assessed upon admission and are typically outlined in an offer letter. Normally, applicants will be eligible to receive transfer credits for each successfully completed degree-level course.  Transfer credits will vary depending on the degree program and specialization into which you have been admitted.  Note: advanced standing applicants are not eligible for direct entry into co-op. Those who apply for it will be considered for the regular program (i.e.: non-co-op). Once you are a student at the U of G you can connect with your program counsellor to determine whether you are eligible for co-op. For more information, visit  Co-operative Education and Career Services.

Program Community
College
minimum required cumulative average for consideration:
University
minimum required cumulative average for consideration:
Notes:
Bachelor of Applied Science

Child Studies - 75%

Family Studies and Human Development - 75%

Applied Human Nutrition - 80%

Child Studies - 70%

Family Studies and Human Development - 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,  Chemistry or Introductory Kinesiology (biology is preferred), and any math, or equivalent.

AHN:  English, chemistry, biology and any math, or equivalent.

Bachelor of Arts

70%

65%

There is no direct entry to the Criminal Justice and Public Policy major.

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%. 
Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management 75% 65% Applicants must also present 4U English and biology, or equivalents. Applicants to Food Industry Management must present the following 4U prerequisites or equivalents: English, biology, chemistry and advanced functions. 
Bachelor of Commerce 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, 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 Sport and Event Management majors.
Bachelor of Computing 75% 70% In addition, applicants must have 4U calculus or an equivalent credit.

Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Stewardship

(pending Senate approval for fall 2021)

75% 70% Please contact Admission Services for more information.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Admission is determined through a combination of academic grades and the Background Information Form (BIF). Admission is determined through a combination of academic grades and the Background Information Form (BIF).

Applicants are required to complete a Background Information Form. For more information. visit https://admission.uoguelph.ca/canadian/suppdocs 

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%

70%

In addition, a minimum overall average of 70% is required in all math/science courses at the university level.

Applicants must present the following 4U courses or equivalents with a minimum cumulative average of 75%: advanced functions (for Biological Science majors), or calculus (for Physical Science majors) and two of chemistry, biology, and physics.

Note: transfer students may not apply for admission to the Biomedical Science major.

 

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 75% 65% In addition, applicants must present the following 4U prerequisites or equivalents:  advanced functions, biology and chemistry.
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 present the following 4U prerequisites or equivalents:  advanced functions, and two of chemistry, biology and physics.
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Sciences 75% 70% Applicants must also present the following 4U prerequisites or equivalents: advanced functions, biology and chemistry. 

Note: You must present the specific subject requirements, or equivalents, for the program to which you're applying. Meeting the minimum requirements indicated above does not guarantee admission. Each program and major have minimum entrance requirements that may vary depending upon the quantity and quality of applications received as well as space availability.