IV. Admission Information

Application Procedures

Applying From Outside Canada - International Applicant

If you do not have citizenship or landed immigrant status in Canada and the majority of your education has occurred in a country other than Canada. Applications to the University of Guelph-Humber must be made through the Ontario Universities Application Centre at http://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105// using the 105 F application.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all official school transcripts (secondary and post-secondary and other official documentations (e.g. TOEFL scores) are sent directly to the University of Guelph-Humber, Admissions Services - at the address below.

For full consideration, applicants from International Secondary Schools should send their secondary school grade results (official transcript or school progress report) including courses that may be in-progress by March 1st. This should include final grade data from the first semester of the senior year or predicted final grades. All grades will be considered in making an admission decision. Further admission information can be found at guelphhumber.ca/futurestudents.

If you are currently enrolled in a college or university level program, you are required to send all grade results to date to facilitate a timely admission decision. Official final transcripts will be required if an offer of admission is extended and accepted.

In order to ensure that the admission process is efficiently completed, applicants from outside of Canada are encouraged to make applications for fall entry and arrange for all documents required for an admission decision by or before March 1st.

The Admission Committee, upon receipt of a completed application form and all pertinent documentation, will make specific admission assessments for individual applicants.

University of Guelph-Humber
Admission Services
207 Humber College Blvd.
Toronto, ON
M9W 5L7

English Translation of Documents

If you are submitting transcripts or other official documents in a language other than English, you must also submit notarized literal translations of these documents in English.

English Proficiency

Lectures, seminars and examinations in the University are, for the most part, conducted in English and it is essential that all students have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English in order for them to be successful in their university studies. Applicants for admission will be required to present evidence of English proficiency if:

  1. their primary or first language (meaning the language first learned as a child) is not English; and

  2. they have had fewer than four years of full-time secondary or post-secondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress, in an English-language school system.

Francophone Canadian citizens educated in Canada will not be required to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction will be considered as having met the English Proficiency Requirement. Students who successfully complete the Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate program at the University of Guelph will be considered as having met the English Proficiency requirement for undergraduate studies; for more information, visit the website at: http://www.eslguelph.ca/. The University reserves the right to deny admission to applicants who do not demonstrate satisfactory facility in English, regardless of academic qualifications.

Applicants required to meet the English Proficiency Requirement must do so by submitting the required scores in one of the following tests or battery of tests as outlined in points 1-6. Test results must be submitted to Admission Services prior to admission by the published document deadline.

Applicants for admission will be required to present evidence of English proficiency if their primary or first language is not English and they have had less than four years of full-time secondary school study in an English-language school system. Applicants required to provide evidence of English proficiency must do so by submitting the required scores in 1 to 6 below:

  1. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.

  2. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) or Internet-based with a minimum total score of 89, with no individual scaled score less than 21, and Test of Written English (TWE) with a score of 5.

  3. The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - minimum overall score of 85, including composition score of 83 and oral score of 3.

  4. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) is accepted for admission purposes. A minimum overall band score of 70.

  5. Pearson Test of English (PTE) – minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components.

  6. Advanced Level, English Language Certificate Program, University of Guelph

Successful completion of the Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program at the University of Guelph. For more information, visit the University of Guelph English Language Program website at: http://www.eslguelph.ca/.

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