University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

IV--Admission Information

Application Procedures

Current Associate Diploma procedures are outlined in the current Diploma Program Calendar. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine procedures are outlined in the previous section "Admission Requirements". All procedures are applicable to both full and part-time applicants. Applicants for part-time study are considered on the same basis as full-time applicants, and therefore must meet the published admission requirements for the program desired.

Applicants from Ontario Currently Enrolled in Secondary School

See information on "Admission Requirements" for specific OAC and Grade 12U and 12M requirements for the various programs. The OUAC 101 application may be used by all applicants who are currently enrolled in an Ontario Secondary School as a day school student. Normally applicants will receive an offer of admission to only one program or specialization at the University of Guelph. Applicants who apply to more than one program at the University of Guelph will have their highest choice program considered first. Only in the event that a student is ineligible for admission to the highest choice program will consideration be given to the lower choices. Students who apply directly to a Co-op program and who are not admitted will be considered for the regular degree program. Applicants to the University are requested, where possible, to indicate on the application form their subject of primary interest. In many cases the program code to be inserted on the form will include the subject of primary interest. It should be noted that an offer of admission applies to both the degree program and to the major area of study specified in the offer. Because enrolment in certain courses is limited by the availability of resources, the University cannot guarantee that all students wishing to take a particular specialization will be accommodated. The Application Centre will acknowledge receipt of the application form to the applicant by means of the Verification/Amendment form (OUAC 103).

Amendments to the Application Form

A student who has applied via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) will receive a Verification/Amendment form (OUAC 103 form), as soon as the Application Centre has processed the application. This form may be used to make biographical and academic status changes to the original application. If any revisions to the application are made, the University of Guelph will be notified of the applicable changes approximately one week after the OUAC receives the amendment form. Although all amendments are important to the processing of each application, changes to academic program choice, entry points, residence status, surname, mailing and home addresses are of significant importance and should be reported via an OUAC 103 form as soon as the situation arises. Amendments must be received by the published application deadline dates.

Students who have applied on a University of Guelph application form as opposed to an OUAC application form must notify Admission Services, in writing, of any biographical or academic status changes.

Applicants from Ontario Not Currently Enrolled in Secondary School

Applicants who are not currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school as a day school student should use the OUAC 105 application form. This includes the following types of applicants: adult, night school, correspondence, those who previously obtained the Secondary School Honour Graduation Diploma or the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Applicants who apply to more than one program at the University of Guelph will have their highest choice program considered first. Only in the event that a student is ineligible for admission to the highest choice program will consideration be given to the lower choices. Students who apply directly to a Co-op program and who are not admitted will be considered for the regular degree program.

Many students may wish to present additional information for consideration by the Committee on Admissions. This may be information pertaining to their academic background, employment data, reasons for requesting admission or proposed program of study. This information should be submitted directly to Admission Services, Office of Registrarial Services, Level 3, University Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1. If there is no additional information submitted, the decision of the Admissions Committee will be based strictly on academic performance as indicated on all official transcripts submitted.

All Other External Students Applying From Within Canada

All other students applying from within Canada should complete an OUAC 105D application form. These applicants would include those applying from:

In addition, students within Canada applying under the Mature Student Regulation, to General Studies, to Post Degree or on a Letter of Permission should complete the 105D form. The 105D form is available from any Ontario university. Students may obtain a form directly from the Ontario Universities' Application Centre, 170 Research Lane, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 5E2 (phone 519-823-1940). The form is also available on-line at <http://compass.ouac.on.ca>.

Applying From Outside Canada

Students applying from outside Canada are strongly advised to begin the application procedure six to eight months prior to the proposed entry point. Those applying for admission to the Fall semester should have their application, along with all required documentation, in Admission Services no later than March 1 in order to ensure a timely decision. There are 3 application options:

Applicants who wish to check on the status of their application or to verify that all required documentation has been received may contact us by emailing <internat@registrar.uoguelph.ca>. Applicants should not direct questions about the possibility of admission to this address. Please refer to previous sections on Applicants from Outside Ontario and Applicants from Universities Outside of Canada for general information on admission requirements. The Admission Committees, upon receipt of a completed application form and all pertinent documentation, will make specific admission assessments for individual applicants.

Applying From Another Campus of the University of Guelph (Alfred, Kemptville, Ridgetown)

These applicants should contact Admission Services directly for a Special Internal Transfer Application form.

Applying For Internal Transfer or Readmission

University of Guelph students wishing to apply to another program within the University or for readmission should complete the Internal Transfer Application form which is available from the University of Guelph web site at <http://www.uoguelph.ca/liaison/forms.shtml>.


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