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Guaranteed Admission Pathway

Earn a university degree, regardless of your academic background.

Register through our Open Learning program and take advantage of a unique opportunity to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Commerce degree program at the University of Guelph, through the Guaranteed Admission Pathway.

This option is ideal for:

  • learners without any previous post-secondary experience*
  • mature students
  • home-schooled individuals
  • those who have not completed high school or whose high school grades do not meet the University of Guelph admission requirements 

Admission to a degree program is based on your Open Learning program academic record, not your high school transcript.  

*Please note that in order to qualify for guaranteed admission, you must not have any previous post-secondary experience.  


How it Works

All Open Learning program degree-credit courses are delivered entirely online for maximum flexibility and convenience. Typically, students register for two online courses per semester for two consecutive semesters. Provided that you meet the requirements outlined below, you will be eligible to transfer to a University of Guelph degree program in the following semester.

Requirements for Admission to the Bachelor of Arts Program

As an Open Learning program student interested in pursuing the pathway to a University of Guelph Bachelor of Arts program, you are required to complete four courses (2.0 credits) with a 70% minimum cumulative average. It is recommended that you complete two courses (1.00 credit) from the College of Arts and two courses (1.00 credit) in the social sciences.

Requirements for Admission to the Bachelor of Commerce Program

As an Open Learning program student interested in pursuing the pathway to a University of Guelph Bachelor of Commerce program, you will be offered guaranteed admission under the following conditions:

1. Successful completion of four degree-level courses (2.00 credits) with a cumulative average of 70% or above in, at most, 6 course (3.00 credit) attempts. The four courses (2.00 credits) used in the calculation of the cumulative average will include any degree-level courses used to meet the English and mathematics requirements and must satisfy the following criteria:

  • At least 1.00 credits must be from the arts and social sciences
  • A maximum of 1.00 credits from mathematics and statistics combined 

2. Applicants must satisfy the following English and mathematics requirements:

English Requirement

A grade of 75% or higher in English 12U is required, or the successful completion of one course (0.50 credits) from:

  • ENGL*1200, ENGL*1030, EURO*1100, GEOG*1220, POLS*1400, SOC*1100, WMST*1000

Mathematics Requirement

A grade of 75% or higher in the 12U mathematics course(s) is required for your intended major, or the successful completion of MATH*1030.


Other Conditions and Requirements

Please note the following conditions and requirements for entry into the Open Learning program:

Please contact the Open Learning program Counsellor for more information on the requirements for each pathway and the process for transferring to a degree program.


Register

Register through the Open Learning program and take advantage of a unique opportunity to transfer to a degree program at the University of Guelph. Search for online courses and register today. 

 

 

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