Upgrading | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies


The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is working to ensure that existing and incoming graduate students, and applicants stay informed of the University’s response to the evolving global impact of COVID-19.  The University is continuing to update our COVID-19 page with recent information, answers to FAQs and other resources. 

Existing Students: see UPDATE FROM THE AVP GRADUATE STUDIES.  For international students with questions relating to your study permit, please connect with your international student advisor; if you have gone abroad or intend to go abroad, and you have new immigration or travel concerns, please consult with your international student advisor.

Incoming Graduate Students:   Students expecting to start summer'20 should have received an email outlining your options; if not,  please email us.  Students expecting to start fall'20 should count on doing so, at least until told otherwise.  If you have questions or concerns about meeting the conditions on your offer letters, please email us.


Applicants: We continue to process applicants and issue of offers of admission. 

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is committed to supporting our students.  We will work with you to ensure minimized disruption for all current and incoming students. 


In order to be admissible for a graduate program, applicants must meet University admissions requirements as well as any program specific requirements stated by the department (check department website for details).

The following provides information about upgrading at Guelph. Please review the information that best reflects your personal academic situation.

Applicants to a Master's program who,



Applicants to a Doctoral Program who,



International students who do not fall into any of these categories are asked to review our International Credential Guide for information about their academic equivalency at the University of Guelph. If further assistance is required please contact the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.


Please note: Upgrading courses does not guarantee admission into a graduate program.