Welcome to the University of Guelph!
The Registration Guide for New Students includes details about your courses for your first semester, and it will help you register for courses, find resources, explore financial aid options and pay your fees.
Central Login information (for accessing WebAdvisor, GryphMail, and more) will be emailed to students who have accepted their offer starting in mid-May. It will be sent to the email address you provided in your admission application.
Selecting your courses for the fall
New students can start enrolling in courses in July. The exact date will be posted here as soon as it's available.
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STARTonline.ca is your new student website. It is your starting place for information on academics, wellness, finances and more that you need to know before beginning at the University of Guelph. STARTonline.ca includes important dates, details about summer virtual events and instructions on how to join virtual groups where you can connect with other students. If you need help as a new student, email email@example.com.
Consider enrolling in a First-Year Seminar UNIV*1200 (if it fits in your schedule)
First-Year Seminars are engaging, stimulating courses open to first-year students ONLY, and limited to 18 students! They are electives and can be used as an Arts or Science credit. Led by University professors, staff and some community members, topics range from human sexuality to climate change, from science to communication, from human rights to animal rights. Each seminar is developed to be interdisciplinary and is meant to be unique and not something you would be taking as part of your regular program.
There are a limited number of these courses offered each semester, with just 18 spots available in each one, so enrol early! Please note that First-Year Seminars are not required courses and they may not fit in your schedule depending on your program’s required courses, which are outlined in this guide.
Learn more about the unique learning experience offered by these seminars.
Check out the Undergraduate Calendar
The University’s Undergraduate Calendar contains information you will need as a University of Guelph student.
The following chapters are helpful:
- I. Statement of Students' Academic Responsibilities
- III. Schedule of Dates
- VII. Academic Advising
- VIII. Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures
- IX. Scholarships and Other Awards
- X. Degree Programs
- XII. Course Descriptions
Interested in part-time studies?
Students have the option of taking a reduced course load, with the exception of Co-op students. If you enrol in fewer than 2.00 credits, you will automatically be considered a part-time student. (Note: most courses are 0.50 credits each.)
Before deciding to go part-time, we recommend you do the following:
- Speak with your Program Counsellor to learn how part-time studies could potentially impact your future course selections and future plans such as graduate or professional school.
- If you are receiving scholarships, bursaries, government aid (i.e., OSAP), or other funding, check with Student Financial Services about changes to eligibility.
- If you are an international student, visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website and contact an International Student Advisor.