In this section you will find information about U of G’s admission requirements, policies and supports that are available to you.
To find out about U of G’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, please visit the U of G admission website.
U of G’s admission requirements are divided into different categories of learners that include high school, transfer and mature students. Each category has different requirements and admission policies. Select the category that describes you best and then find the admission requirements specific to your category.
Aboriginal Learner Policy
Aboriginal students are encouraged to fill out U of G’s Student Profile Form as a means to share more about themselves and receive more personalized consideration for admission.
Alternative Admissions and Transition Programs
STARTonline.ca is your online partner that prepares you for student life. From June through to September we’ll be with you every step of the way as you get ready to come to campus. STARTonline works in tandem with START Here, a calendar for #futuregryphons. Every day we’ll post blogs on STARTonline from our campus partners that coincide with some of the timelines on START Here. Find out what you need to know, when you need it most. In addition, there is a community just for Aboriginal students.
START Aboriginal is a 2-day program designed to help you learn more about life at U of G and the many people on campus who are here to help you succeed at university. You are invited to move in early and spend time on campus. As part of the program, you attend sessions on academic expectations and financial management, engage with senior students, find your classrooms and find out what you can expect during Orientation Week.
Fridays in the Summer
Fridays in the Summer is a transition program for students who are new to the University of Guelph and who have a disability. The program allows students to meet with a staff member of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and begin the transition process. We will help orient students to some of the key programs and services available, discuss the transition to university and walk students through the process of registering with SAS for the first time. Students are asked to register ahead of time to let us know they would like to attend.
START Accessible plays a critical role in helping students who use SAS services to become familiar with the campus environment and learn about supports available throughout the year. We’ll cover everything from classroom accommodations to exams, with lots of opportunities to make friends and get settled in.
START on Track
Let START on Track help. Make half an hour for us and we’ll help you find a way to create at least that much time back in your week. Succeeding at university is about more than how well you study and how much time you put into your classes; there’s a big wide world of things you need to do at university, and we can help you make it a little bit easier regardless of where you are at right now. Ninety percent of participants from previous years recommend this program, saying it helped improve their confidence and academic performance.
If you haven’t attended a secondary school full time for at least 2 years and have never been registered at a university or college, you are considered a mature learner. Check out U of G’s mature learner policy to find out how you can transition to university as a mature learner.
If you are interested in transferring to U of G from another university or college, U of G’s website gives you helpful information on its transfer policies and supports. You can also check out your eligibility for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information on credit transfers in Ontario.