2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

IV. Admission Information

Open Learning

The Open Learning program is an open admission distance-only mode of study program which provides access to university courses for individuals who wish to study independently and who are not interested in pursuing a degree at the present time. This program is designed to extend the academic resources of the University to individuals who wish to take courses for personal enrichment, professional updating or eventual application to a degree program.

No limit applies to the total number of distance education courses taken through Open Learning although students may enrol in a maximum of three (3) courses per semester.

Students wishing to apply to transfer from Open Learning to a degree program, should contact Admission Services to obtain admission information specific to the degree program of their choice.

All students must have completed any specific subject requirements, or equivalents, and their academic record must meet the requirements for continuation of studies. The academic record from any previous post-secondary experience will also be considered in determining admissibility. Applicants must also satisfy the English Proficiency requirements as outlined in the following section.

For some programs, performance in specific required courses or portfolios or required background experience, where applicable, may be a consideration for admission. For all programs, where qualified applicants exceed the number of spaces available, admission decisions will be made on a competitive basis.

Individuals wishing to apply to Open Learning should contact the Office of Open Learning for application forms and further information.