Accepting Your Offer


Can I change my admission decision?

You can refuse your offer of admission after you accept your offer of admission online up until the response deadline. If you choose to decline your offer of admission after you accept and the response deadline has passed. Please contact  If you chose to decline your offer, and now wish to accept your offer, you must contact the department for more information. Once you decline your offer of admission, your offer is no longer valid.

Can I defer admission to a different semester?

Requests for deferrals are approved by the department to which you have applied. Please contact the department directly to see if a deferral to a future semester is an option. If so, follow the directions on the Monitor Your Status and Offer website under the  Deferring your Offer of Admission section.

I have been denied admission to the University of Guelph and would like further information. Who do I contact?

Contact the academic department to which you applied for more information about why you have been refused.

I have been offered admission at the University of Guelph. What do I do now?

Congratulations! We recommend that you review your offer package in its entirety before making a decision.

You have received your offer of admission electronically through WebAdvisor - please submit your official response electronically by logging in to WebAdvisor, and selecting the corresponding response.

The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies will not know you have accepted or declined the offer until you have completed this step, regardless of whether you have already contacted the graduate department.

I have not received a reply from What do I do?

Please be patient. We respond to emails in the sequence as they are received. Please do not send multiple emails; we make every effort to respond to inquiries within three business days (Monday - Friday).

Once I accept my offer of admission what’s next?

You will receive a registration email with instructions about how to register for your program.

Once I receive an offer of admission, how long do I have before I need to make a decision?

You must select a response before the response deadline indicated on the first page of your offer letter (approximately 21 days from date offer is generated).

When should I mail my official transcripts?

If you are offered admission conditionally upon receipt of official and final documents and you choose to accept your offer of admission, please mail your official and final transcripts as soon as possible to:

University of Guelph

Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

University Centre – Level 3

50 Stone Road East

Guelph, Ontario, Canada


Note: We strongly encourage international students to order their official transcripts in advance to avoid a delay in processing final requirements and meeting the conditions of their offer. Once you receive notification of your decision, you will have the required documents in hand and will be ready to forward final official copies to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

Who should I contact?

If you are experiencing a technical problem with the application, please visit our technical support website for more information.