University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

IV--Admission Information

General Studies

The objective of General Studies is to provide students who do not have the normal University's admission criteria with the opportunity to take university courses before registering in a specific degree program or to take university courses for continued learning with no immediate intention of registering in a degree program. Applicants may apply to the Fall, Winter or Spring entry points.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must be either Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents. Applicants will normally:

  1. not have previously registered at a University
  2. have completed Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent
  3. have been out of secondary school for 5 years

Applicants must submit a background information sheet which will provide their intended study objectives, including courses and program. The University, via the General Studies Admissions Committee, reserves the right to grant or deny admission to a candidate based on the appropriateness of the applicant's submission.

Application to General Studies in the first instance is for part-time study only. As such, students may take a maximum of 3 courses in the first semester. In special circumstances permission to (study) full-time may be granted by the General Studies Admissions Committee. Successful completion (60% cumulative average or better) of 3 courses is required before full-time study in the General Studies can be undertaken.

Recommendations and Notes:

Refer to the Schedule of Studies and the paragraph in this section on Applicants for Admission as Mature Students for further information on the General Studies program.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
IV--Admission Information

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Last revised: November 4, 1997.