General Admission Questions | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

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General Admission Questions

Answers

Can I change my application after I submit it?

Think of application submission as the sealing and sending of an envelope. Once you submit your OUAC application online, you will not be able to make changes to it. The OUAC and the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies cannot alter submitted applications. Please proofread your application carefully before submitting it. If a change is required, please send your request to gradapps@uoguelph.ca using your University of Guelph email address once you receive notification your application has reached our office.  This can take up to 5 business days and cannot be expedited.  

Can I send in any additional admission requirements by email?

Please review the website of the program to which you are applying to learn more about how the program would like to receive required admissions documents not listed in your WebAdvisor checklist. Department contacts, as well as a link to their website, can be found by visiting our Programs page.

Can my admission documents be assessed before I apply?

No. In order to properly evaluate your admissibility to the University of Guelph, we must receive your full application. This includes the online OUAC application, as well as all transcripts, reference letters, and test scores (if applicable). Students who are interested in learning about their credential equivalency should review the International Credential Guideline website.

How do I calculate my admissions average?

The University of Guelph evaluates a Bachelor’s degree on the last two years of full-time equivalent study for entry into a Master’s program (OR last 16-20 courses if not full time). For entry into a Doctoral program, the entire Master’s program is taken into consideration to determine an admissions average. Admission is determined based on the most recent degree completed. Please visit our Calculating Your Admission Average page for more information.

What are the admission requirements for graduate studies at the University of Guelph?

Admission requirements for graduate studies at the University of Guelph can be found on the Admission Requirements website. Admission requirements for some departments may vary. While a student may meet the University’s admission requirements, they may not meet the department’s requirements and may be refused admission to the program. Prior to applying, applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the department or program website, or contact the department directly for program specific admission requirements. Department contacts, as well as a link to their website, can be found by visiting our Programs page. 

What if I miss the application deadline?

It is up to the discretion of the department you are intending to apply to whether they will consider accepting a late application. All application deadlines are monitored internally by the respective department.  Contact the Graduate Program/Administrative Assistant for the program to which you are applying for more information. Department contacts, as well as a link to their website, can be found by visiting our Programs page.

What is the application deadline for graduate studies?

All application deadlines are monitored internally by the respective department.  Academic Units at the University of Guelph may have a specific application deadline, while other departments have rolling admissions which means there is no specific application deadline. Please review the website of the program to which you are applying for specific application deadlines. Department contacts, as well as a link to their website, can be found by visiting our Programs page.

Who is required to provide an English Language test score?

All applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit test scores from a standardized language test. To learn more about acceptable tests and their respective minimum requirements, please view the English Language Proficiency page.

If you feel that you may qualify to have this requirement waived, you would need to make this request of the department to which you intend to apply, as this would be up to their discretion. A letter can be uploaded to Webadvisor to complete the application. Department contacts, as well as a link to their website, can be found by visiting our Programs page.