Applicants for admission to the University of Guelph transferring from an accredited university or college are normally subject to the following admission policy.
Subject to the degree and specialization to which the applicant is admitted, and to grade and program requirements, any course offered for credit by another Ontario university shall be accepted for credit when there is an essential equivalency in course content.
Note: Where necessary, the grades from other universities or colleges whose marking schemes differ from those of this University shall be translated into the equivalent grades of the University of Guelph and admissibility assessed in those terms. Applicants for transfer, for whom English is a second language, must submit with their application, evidence acceptable to this University of Proficiency in English (see section on Proficiency in English).
The application of these transfer credits will vary depending on the degree and specialization. The applicant must satisfy degree graduation requirements and residency requirements as outlined in Section VIII--Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures.
Specific graduation requirements will be determined in consultation with the program counsellor and departmental advisor.
Applicants will be informed of the amount of advanced standing credit granted when they receive the offer of admission. Acceptance by the student of the offer of admission shall imply the student's agreement to the advanced standing credit granted.
The amount of credit granted will be dependent upon the institution and upon the educational system. The University of Guelph does not grant advanced standing for work experience or for involvement in programs such as the World Youth Organization.
The University of Guelph will also consider the granting of advanced standing for studies completed in certain post-secondary institutions. Included in this category are:
Graduates from appropriate programs may be considered for admission with advanced standing in accordance with the following policy:
Graduates of the 2-year Associate Diploma programs or other 2-year programs offered by the Colleges of Agricultural Technology may receive up to 3.00 transfer credits upon admission to a degree program. Graduates admitted to the Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) program may be eligible for additional transfer credit.
In recognition of the equivalence of many of the courses in the program of the Ontario College of Art and Design, the University wishes to encourage qualified students of OCAD to complement their education there by studying at the University of Guelph and completing the requirements for a B.A. degree. Options available in Fine Art are listed in the B.A. schedule of studies. The portfolio requirement for entry into the Studio Art Honours Major is waived.
If admitted to the University, students transferring from OCAD may be granted advanced standing for course work completed at OCAD according to the following schedule:
Students are warned that even if they are given advance standing in 10.00 credits, it is extremely unlikely that they will be able to complete the B.A. program requirements within two semesters. Please note that OCAD graduates may take a maximum of 4 semester courses in Fine Art (Studio) at Guelph.
If an offer of admission is granted, advanced standing will be determined based on assessment of the OCAD transcript by the School of Music and Fine Art. Credit will be granted only for studies completed while registered at OCAD. Please note that this transfer credit arrangement applies only to the B.A. program.
Any applicant who has completed academic studies at a post-secondary institution other than OCAD must supply a transcript to Admission Services. All previous post-secondary work will be considered in determining eligibility for admission and granting transfer credit. Students currently enrolled at OCAD who are interested in working towards a B.A. concurrently may apply for admission and pursue their studies in the Spring Semester.
Please contact Admission Services, Office of Registrarial Services, Level 3, University Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 for additional information
|1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar
Last revised: January 1999.