University Of Guelph Humber Admissions Essay

We encourage interested applicants to visit the University of Guelph-Humber website for the latest information and full details on programs, admission requirements, scholarships and other inquiries.

Last updated: September 19, 2017

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Our Advantage

Located in Toronto, the University of Guelph‑Humber has offered students an exciting option in postsecondary education since 2002.

  • Degree + Diploma
    Our integrated curriculum earns you both an honours degree from the University of Guelph and a diploma from Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (Humber), concurrently.
  • Focused Academic Programs
    Each of our programs provide a combination of knowledge and experience that prepares you for success in your career, professional school or graduate program.
  • Close‑Knit Community
    With a population of 4,900 students and an average class size of 49 students, you can connect with classmates, staff and professors. You will be welcomed, recognized on campus and supported.
  • Industry Connections
    Build confidence, knowledge, skills and expertise in your industry.
  • Location
    Study at our facility on Humber’s north campus in Toronto, Canada’s largest and most diverse city.

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Entrance Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer entrance scholarships to high school, postsecondary transfer and international students. Please visit our website for full details and conditions.

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Postsecondary Transfer Applicants

Whether you are looking for a change, working or want to upgrade your credentials, we value the contributions you bring to the classroom.

You are a transfer applicant if you have any postsecondary experience (i.e., college, university or both). Please visit our transfer applicant web pages for details about programs, transfer credit, admission requirements and scholarships for transfer students.

Note: When applying for transfers to Early Childhood Studies, Family and Community Social Services and Justice Studies: Please be sure to select the correct program code for the program study option applicable to you as there is more than 1 program code to choose from.

Application and Document Deadlines for Transfer Applicants

Regular Programs

Fall (September) 2018 Entry

  • Business (GDB)
  • Early Childhood Studies (GHE)
  • Early Childhood Studies (GHA), Part-time, fully online
  • Early Childhood Studies (GHH), Part-time hybrid
  • Family and Community Social Services (GHF)
  • Justice Studies (GMP)
  • Media Studies (GMT)
  • Psychology (GMA)

Application deadline: May 1, 2018
Document deadline: June 1, 2018

Spring (May) 2018 Entry

  • Kinesiology (GHK)
    This option is available to students transferring from a recognized Fitness and Health Promotion; Fitness and Lifestyle Management; or Health, Wellness and Fitness diploma program. The bridging semester from May to August allows you to enter into semester 5 of the Kinesiology program in September. Note: fall entry is no longer available for Kinesiology transfer applicants.
    Application deadline: March 1, 2018
    Document deadline: March 1, 2018

For bridging program details, please visit our website.

Degree Completion Programs for Professionals

Fall (September) 2018 Entry

  • Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Studies (Part-time online – GHA) or (Part-time hybrid – GHH)
    This program offers part-time study either fully online or in a hybrid format (study online and on campus) perfect for a working professional. Applicants must have an Early Childhood Diploma granted by a recognized college in Ontario. Find more information on part-time study options for our Early Childhood Studies program.
    Application deadline: May 1, 2018
    Document deadline: June 1, 2018

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High School Applicants

  • Ontario high school graduates, with 6 or more 4U/M courses, not currently enrolled full-time in an Ontario high school daytime program:
  • Canadian high school students from outside Ontario:

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Mature Applicants

If you have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) and cannot present 6 completed 4U/M courses (or equivalent) and have been out of high school for more than 2 years, then you are considered a Mature Applicant and your admission average will be calculated using a minimum of three 4U/M courses (or equivalent), including program-specific requirements found on our website.

Application deadline: Please submit your application by January 17, 2018, to be considered for early offers of admission.
Document deadline: Transcripts and other required documents are due by April 15, 2018.

Review details about mature student admission requirements.

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International Applicants

All international applicants (high school and transfer) must submit their application and all transcripts/required documents by March 1, 2018, to be considered for admission.

Review details about international student admission requirements.

Ranking Programs

If you apply to more than 1 program at the University of Guelph-Humber, you can expect to receive only 1 offer of admission from the University. The highest ranked choice will be considered first. Only in the event that you are not admissible to your highest choice will your next choice be considered. If you want to re-order your University of Guelph-Humber program rankings, please amend your application on the OUAC website.

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English-Language Proficiency Requirement

You are required to provide proof of English-language proficiency if English is not your primary language and you have completed less than 4 years of full-time study in an English‑language school system (minimum high school level).

>Find more information about English-language requirements.

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Assessment Fee

All applicants (with some exceptions) are required to submit a non‑refundable $80 assessment fee to the OUAC with your application fees.


  • If you are currently attending full‑time studies in the final year of a Canadian high school and have not previously attended a postsecondary institution.
  • If you are currently attending full‑time studies in the final year of a CEGEP program and have not previously attended a postsecondary institution.
  • Applicants coming from Six Nations Polytechnics.

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Live and learn among students from both the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber. Residence facilities are located just a 2-minute walk from the University. As a first-time resident your room will be single style. You can choose from themed floors, such as co-ed, health and wellness or quiet study. Community kitchens that can be used for group cooking, an exercise room, recreational space, a dining hall and laundry facilities are all available to you. Residence is operated by Humber. For more information, please visit Humber Residence.

Dining plans are required if you live in residence and you can use your plan at food service outlets across campus. You will select from 3 dining plan sizes to accommodate your appetite.

Residence is not guaranteed. Residence operates on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, you are encouraged to apply as soon as you receive your offer of admission.

More information will be included with an offer of admission.

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Accessible Learning Services facilitates equal access for eligible students by coordinating reasonable academic accommodation and support services.

If you require assistance, please contact Accessible Learning Services once you accept your offer of admission.

Campus Tours

Campus tours, led by current students, are available throughout the year. Book a tour today.

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Contact Information

University of Guelph‑Humber
Future Student Centre, GH119
207 Humber College Boulevard
Toronto ON  M9W 5L7

Telephone: 416‑798‑1331, ext. 6056
Fax: 416‑798‑3606

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Find a Transfer Policy / Advisor

Your previous learning has value and could count as credit toward a college or university program in Ontario. For example:

  • You may have started a college or university program and would like to know which credits would transfer to a different institution;
  • You may have completed a college or university program and would like to transfer as much credit as possible into a second credential;
  • You may be a registered apprentice and would like to know if your apprenticeship training will give you transfer credit to an Ontario college;
  • You may have credentials from another province or country and would like to know how those credits might transfer into an Ontario college or university.

Most colleges and universities in Ontario will grant an exemption, advanced standing or transfer credit for courses completed at other institutions if the learning is considered equivalent in content and level.

To learn more about how your credits could transfer to each institution, select where you’re interested in attending from the list below. You may also be interested in general credit transfer information to help you get started.


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