Calculating Your Admission Average

Master's Degree

  • Last 2 years of full-time equivalent study
    • Canadian degrees 
      •  Last 20 semester courses
      • We do not split a semester
      • We will not consider any less than 16 courses
    • All other degrees where the last 20 courses are not defined
      • We determine the last 2 years or 4 semesters of study
  • Where the last 2 years of study are not shown, and for all Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent)
    • We evaluate on the complete degree
    • We require that the student have a minimum of 70% or the equivalent to be eligible to apply.

Please note that many departments have higher admission averages than the University minimum as well as additional admission requirements.

Applicants who do not meet these minimum standards should review the upgrading section and contact the department to discuss their qualifications with the program of interest. Alternate admission criteria may apply in exceptional cases.


Grading Scale Conversion

The grading scale of the home institution is used to determine the admission average. The average is then translated into a University of Guelph alpha grade equivalent. (i.e. A, B, C).

  • International Credential Evaluation Guidelines, developed by the Ontario University Registrar's Association (OURA), is our guideline to determine international grade equivalency.
  • UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) to determine academic institution accreditation and equivalency in cases where we have no knowledge of the degree or institution
  • World Education Services (WES) / Education Credential Evaluators Inc. (ECE) / Canadian Graduate Schools
    • Are only used in cases where we have limited information from our recognized sources

We encourage international applicants to review the International Credential Evaluation Guidelines.