Guaranteed Admission Pathway

About the Guaranteed Admission Pathway

The combination of the English Language Certificate Program (ELCP) and the Open Learning program provides a flexible option for guaranteed admission to bachelor of commerce and bachelor of arts degrees at the University of Guelph.† This pathway saves you time by allowing you to complete courses toward your degree while you are finishing your advanced English language courses.‡

Guaranteed Admission Pathway graphic showing progression of program.


Apply Now button.


How it Works

The following steps are required for the Guaranteed Admission Pathway:

  1. Complete the advanced level of the English Language Certificate Program
  2. Complete four online undergraduate courses with a 70% cumulative average†
  3. Enter your program with four degree-level courses (2.00 credits) already completed

Please note that this pathway program is designed for English language learners and is structured differently than our Guaranteed Admission Pathway for Open Learning program students.

†Only for students who have not studied at a post-secondary institution

‡Students must achieve an overall average of 80% or higher in levels 7 and 8, or in levels 8 and 9 to be eligible to begin Open Learning degree-credit courses while completing the advanced level of ELCP.


Dates
January 8, 2024
Winter A (7 weeks) 
  • November 28, 2023: Application Deadline 
  • January 4, 2024: Orientation 
  • January 8 – February 23, 2024: Class Dates 
March 4, 2024
Winter B (7 weeks) 
  • February 9, 2024: Application Deadline 
  • February 29, 2024: Orientation 
  • March 4 – April 18, 2024: Class Dates 
  • April 19, 2024: Closing Ceremony 
May 6, 2024
Summer A (7 weeks) 
  • April 5, 2024: Application Deadline 
  • May 2, 2024: Orientation 
  • May 6 – June 21, 2024: Class Dates 
July 2, 2024
Summer B (7 weeks)
  • June 7, 2024: Application Deadline 
  • June 27, 2024: Orientation 
  • July 2 – August 15, 2024: Class Dates 
  • August 16, 2024: Closing Ceremony 
September 5, 2024
Fall A (7 weeks) 
  • August 2, 2024: Application Deadline 
  • September 3, 2024: Orientation  
  • September 5 – October 18, 2024: Class Dates 
October 28, 2024
Fall B (7 weeks)
  • October 4, 2024: Application Deadline 
  • October 24, 2024: Orientation 
  • October 28 – December 12, 2024: Class Dates 
  • December 13, 2024: Closing Ceremony 
January 6, 2025
Winter A (7 weeks)  
  • November 29, 2024: Application Deadline 
  • January 3, 2025: New Student Check-In and Orientation 
  • January 6 – February 21, 2025: Class Dates 
March 3, 2025
Winter B (7 weeks)  
  • February 7, 2025: Application Deadline 
  • February 27, 2025: New Student Check-In and Orientation 
  • March 3 – April 17, 2025: Class Dates 
May 5, 2025
Summer A (7 weeks)  
  • April 4, 2025: Application Deadline 
  • May 1, 2025: New Student Check-In and Orientation 
  • May 5 – June 20, 2025: Class Dates 
June 30, 2025
Summer B (7 weeks)  
  • June 6, 2025: Application Deadline 
  • June 26, 2025: New Student Check-In and Orientation 
  • June 30 – August 15, 2025: Class Dates 
September 4, 2025
Fall A (7 weeks)  
  • August 1, 2025: Application Deadline 
  • September 2, 2025: New Student Check-In and Orientation  
  • September 4 – October 17, 2025: Class Dates 
October 27, 2025
Fall B (7 weeks) 
  • October 3, 2025: Application Deadline 
  • October 23, 2025: New Student Check-In and Orientation 
  • October 27 – December 12, 2025: Class Dates
Fees
Fees

Required Expenses

7 Weeks

14 Weeks

Comments

Application Fee

$150

$150

Application fees are non-refundable.

Tuition Fee

$3,027 (2024)
$3,057 (2025)

$5,797 (2024)
$5,855 (2025)

Tuition fee includes cost of placement testing as well as some study materials.

Student Services Fees

$600

$793

Fee includes use of library facilities, Athletic Centre, email account, Internet services, bus pass and social events.

Medical Insurance

$110

$220

 

Textbooks

$250

$250-500

Textbooks are sold at the University Bookstore.

*All costs are subject to change.

Refund Policy

The refund policy applies only to fees paid to the University of Guelph English Language Programs. Any additional fees paid to third parties are not subject to this policy.

Application Fee: The $150 application fee is non-refundable. All housing application fees $375/$525 are non-refundable.

English Language Certificate Program (ELCP) Refund Policy 

New Applicants - ELCP Refund Policy

Refund Request Deadline

With an Original Visa Refusal Document

Without an Original Visa Refusal Document

Up to 2 calendar months prior to the first day of class

100% tuition deposit + 100% any additional fees  50% tuition deposit + 100% any additional fees 
Less than 2 calendar months

prior to the first day of class

100% tuition deposit + 100% any additional fees  0% tuition deposit + 100% any additional fees
Current Students - ELCP Refund Policy

Refund Request Deadline

Refund Amount

Up to 10 business days before the first day of class

70% of current 7-week course fees* + 100% any additional fees** 

Up to the 5th day of class

50% of current 7-week course fees* + 100% any additional fees** 

After 5th day of class

0% of current 7-week course fees* + 100% any additional fees**

* Course fees = Tuition + Student Services

** Medical insurance fees are non-refundable


OpenEd Credit Course Refund Policy

This applies only to fees paid for OpenEd credit courses.

Please see the Open Learning Program Refund Policy.

Contact

If you require more information about the ELP Guaranteed Admission Pathway, please email the English Language Programs office.


Back to Programs and Pathways page