General Admission Questions

Answers

Can I change my application after I submit it?

Think of application submission as the sealing and sending of an envelope. Once you submit your online application, you will not be able to make changes to it. The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies can not alter submitted applications. Please proofread your application carefully before submitting it. If a change is required, please send your request to gradapps@uoguelph.ca.

Can I send in any additional admission requirements by email?

Please review the website of the program to which you are applying to learn more about how the program would like to receive required admissions documents not listed in your WebAdvisor checklist.

Can my admission documents be reviewed before I apply?

No. In order to properly evaluate your admissibility to the University of Guelph we must receive your full application. This includes the online application, as well as all transcripts, reference letters, and test scores (if applicable). Students who are interested in learning about their credential equivalency should review the International Credential Guideline website.

How do I calculate my admissions average?

The University of Guelph evaluates a Bachelor’s degree on the last two years of full-time equivalent study for entry into a Master’s program (last 16-20 courses). For entry into a Doctoral program, the entire Master’s program is taken into consideration to determine an admissions average. The Undergraduate degree average is determined on the last two years of full-time equivalent study. Admission is determined based on the most recent degree completed.

What are the admission requirements for graduate studies at the University of Guelph?

Admission requirements for graduate studies at the University of Guelph can be found on the Admission Requirements website. Please ensure you review the website of the program to which you are applying as some departments may have additional or higher admission requirements than the University minimums.

Admission requirements for some departments may vary. While a student may meet the University’s admission requirements, they may not meet the department’s requirements and may be refused admission to the program. Applicants are encouraged to visit the department or program website, or contact the department directly for program specific admission requirements.

What if I miss the application deadline?

Contact the Graduate Program Assistant for the program to which you are applying for more information.

What is the application deadline for graduate studies?

Academic Units at the University of Guelph may have a specific application deadline, while other departments have rolling admissions which means there is no specific application deadline. Please review the website of the program to which you are applying for specific application deadlines.

Who is required to provide an English Language test score?

All applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit test scores from a standardized language test. To learn more about acceptable tests and scores view the English Proficiency Chart.