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The University of Guelph (U of G) is one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities with programs offered at 3 unique campuses – the U of G Main Campus, the University of Guelph-Humber and the Ridgetown Campus – spanning urban hubs and rural communities.

We are known for excellence in the arts and sciences and for our commitment to developing exceptional thinkers and engaged citizens.




Key Dates

Admission Points

High school and mature applicants: High school and semester 1 applicants (those who have never attended a postsecondary institution) will be considered for admission to the fall semester only.

Transfer applicants: Admission points vary by program. All programs offer fall admission, but select programs also offer winter and summer admission. To be considered a transfer applicant, you must have completed a minimum of 1 year of study in an appropriate 2- or 3-year college diploma or 1 semester (minimum of 2.0 credits) of study in an undergraduate degree program.


  • Canadian high school applicants:
    • Application deadline for early offer consideration: January 15, 2024
    • Application deadline: March 1, 2024
    • Transcript deadline: April 15, 2024
  • Mature applicants:
    • Application deadline: May 1, 2024
    • Transcript deadline: June 1, 2024
  • International high school applicants studying outside of Canada:
    • Application deadline for early offer consideration: January 15, 2024
    • Application deadline: March 1, 2024
    • Document submissions deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Transfer applicants:
    • Winter admission:
      • Application deadline: November 1, 2023
      • Transcript deadline: December 1, 2023
    • Summer admission:
      • Application deadline: March 1, 2024
      • Transcript deadline: April 1, 2024
    • Fall admission:
      • Application deadline: April 1, 2024
      • Transcript deadline: May 1, 2024

We encourage you to apply and submit all required documents well in advance of the published deadlines.


Admission Requirements

Current Ontario High School Students

If you are applying from an Ontario high school, you must present:

  • an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD),
  • a minimum of six 4U/M courses,
  • the specific subject requirements for your degree program of interest and
  • ENG4U (required for all degree programs).

Canadian High School Students From Outside of Ontario

If you are applying from a Canadian province or territory (other than Ontario and Quebec), you must complete all requirements for your high school diploma, including specific subject requirements. 

If you wish to be considered for early admission, you must submit grade data by January 15, 2024.

Home-schooled Applicants

We consider applications from home-schooled applicants on an individual basis.

International Applicants

Join the U of G’s 2,000 international students from nearly 130 countries and discover our diversity, culture and community on campus.

Transfer Applicants

If you have attended a postsecondary institution (college or university), you must apply as a transfer student. Admission requirements vary by program.

Our pathways and articulation agreements allow college graduates to continue their studies in specific programs at the U of G.

Mature Applicants

If you are a mature applicant, you must present the specific subject requirements for your program(s) of interest. Admission requirements vary by program.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Applicants

High school applicants cannot be considered for direct admission to the DVM program. Before you can apply to the DVM program, you must complete at least 2 years of an undergraduate degree program and 8 specific subject requirements.


Supporting Documents


As part of the application process, you must submit official transcripts from all high schools and postsecondary institutions you have attended. 

Transcripts – Ontario High School Students

We will receive grade data directly through the OUAC on an ongoing basis. 

If you are taking courses at a school outside of your “home” school, you must ensure this school submits course and grade information to the OUAC or to your “home” school.

Transcripts – Canadian High School Students From Outside of Ontario

For us to consider you for early offers of admission, we must receive a transcript that confirms your Grade 11 finals, as well as completed and in-progress Grade 12 courses by January 15, 2024. We must receive all updated grade data by April 15, 2024.

High School

You must contact each high school you have attended and make arrangements for them to submit an official transcript directly to Admission Services on your behalf.

British Columbia (BC)

The OUAC acts as an agent for Ontario universities to collect course information, assessments and grades electronically through the Ministry of Education and Child Care in BC for BC high school students and some Yukon high school students.

You must provide your BC Personal Education Number (PEN) in your application and authorize the Ministry to release your academic record to the OUAC through StudentTranscripts Service (STS).

The OUAC collects the academic records for both previous and current-year students on an ongoing basis.


An automated process sends the bulletin d’études collégiales to Ontario universities for applicants who attended or are currently attending a Quebec CEGEP.

You must indicate your Quebec Code Permanent in your application to allow the OUAC to collect and transfer your grades electronically. You do not need to forward hard-copy transcripts.

Transcripts – Home-schooled Applicants

You must make arrangements to have official transcripts and score reports submitted to Admission Services on your behalf. Email Admission Services for more information.

Transcripts – International Applicants Studying Outside of Canada

After your application has been processed, you will receive login information and instructions on how to upload documents to your Admission Portal. Submit the appropriate transcripts and other documentation requested.

Transcripts – Transfer Applicants

The OUAC provides an electronic transcript service for applicants who have attended high school, college, or university in Ontario.

When completing your application, you can pay the OUAC to contact your former school(s) and request electronic transcripts from the issuing institution to be sent directly to Admission Services at the University of Guelph. This is recommended. 

If your former high school, university or college is not one of the schools that the OUAC can contact on your behalf, you must contact each institution to arrange to have your transcript(s) sent to Admission Services. 

Transcripts – Mature Applicants

You must contact each high school you have attended and make arrangements for them to submit an official transcript directly to Admission Services on your behalf.

Language Requirements

You will be required to present evidence of English proficiency if:

  • your primary or first language is not English and
  • you have had less than 4 years of full-time secondary school or postsecondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress in an English-language school system.

Note: Francophone Canadian citizens educated in Canada will not be required to meet the English-language proficiency requirement. We will also consider you as having met the English-language proficiency requirement if you completed the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction.

We reserve the right to deny admission if you do not demonstrate satisfactory facility in English, regardless of academic qualifications.

Supplementary Documentation

Mandatory Supplementary Documentation

Applicants applying to the following programs must complete a Background Information Form:

  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA)
  • Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

Optional Supplementary Documentation

Student Profile Form (SPF)

If you are a high school applicant, the Student Profile Form (SPF) is your opportunity to tell Admission Services about activities you have been involved in that have helped you develop leadership and citizenship qualities. We will also consider factors beyond your control that have negatively affected your academic performance, such as illness or extenuating circumstances.

If your admission average in May does not meet the cut-off for the program you have applied to, we may consider your SPF if your average falls within a discretionary range of the final cut-off. Submission is optional but strongly encouraged. This online form becomes available in November.

Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities

If you are a high school applicant and feel your admission average does not reflect your true academic ability as a result of a disability, we encourage you to complete the Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities (SIF-D). We take this form into consideration along with academics for applicants whose admission average falls within a discretionary range of the final cut-off. This online form becomes available in November.


Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid


  • $27.1 million: The amount 7,637 students received in awards, including $10.2 million in need-based awards, in the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Top awards:
    • President’s Scholarships and Lincoln Alexander Chancellors’ Scholarships: 11 scholarships valued at $42,500 each.
    • Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino President’s Scholarship: 1 scholarship valued at $42,500, available to a top international student.
    • Board of Governors’ Scholarships: 25 awards of $20,000 each.
    • Entrance Scholarships: We automatically consider all high school applicants entering the first semester of a degree program for the first time for an Entrance Scholarship.


  • Accessibility Bursaries: 200 awards of $14,000 payable over 4 years to those who have demonstrated financial need.
  • Registrar’s Entrance Bursaries: 550 awards of $4,000 for the first year of study for students who have demonstrated financial need.


Offers of Admission

Offers – High School Applicants

If you are currently enrolled full-time in an Ontario high school and you meet the minimum admission requirements, you will be considered for admission on an ongoing basis beginning in January 2024.

If you are not currently enrolled full-time in an Ontario high school, and you meet the minimum admission requirements, you will be considered for admission on an ongoing basis as soon as all required documentation has been received.

Offers – Transfer, Mature and Other Applicants

Applications are forwarded for review once all required documents have been received.

Admission Committees for most programs review applications and extend offers of admission on a rolling basis. Some programs, such as those with competitive or limited enrollment, only review applications after the published deadline. 


Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services help students who experience disabilities with full and equitable participation in academic life. We strive to create a barrier-free environment where all students can achieve their full potential.

We encourage students who experience disabilities to register for accommodations with Student Accessibility Services. As part of the registration process, we will assign you an advisor who will meet with you to review your documentation and talk about appropriate accommodations and additional support.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Visit Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to learn more about our commitment to ensuring we nurture our distinctive culture by working together openly, respectfully and inclusively.



We are confident that we will be able to offer on-campus housing to first-year students who apply and pay their residence deposit by the June 3, 2024, deadline.

Undergraduate international students and Canadian citizens who reside outside of Ontario and will be attending the U of G for the first time are guaranteed on-campus housing as long as they apply and pay the residence deposit by June 1, 2024.

For all other first-year students, if demand exceeds supply, we will use a lottery system to allocate spaces.


Campus Tours and Events

Campus tours run 5 days a week and are about 2 hours in length.

In addition to our regular campus tours, we also host several virtual and on-campus events throughout the year to highlight our programs, facilities and campus community.



Admission Services
Office of Registrarial Services
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph ON  N1G 2W1

Telephone: 519-824-4120, ext. 58721 or 519-821-2130
Website: https://admission.uoguelph.ca
Email: admission@uoguelph.ca
Undergraduate Calendar: www.uoguelph.ca/undergrad_calendar

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