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Upgrading your Credentials for Graduate Study

Congratulations on choosing to pursue graduate study at the University of Guelph. 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).

To be eligible for a Master's program an applicant must present a 4 year Honours degree (or equivalent) from a recognized University and a minimum average of at least 70% in the last two years of study. Students who have not completed a 4 year Honours degree (or equivalent) or who do not meet the minimum admission average must complete additional courses (commonly referred to as upgrading) in order to be considered for admission to a graduate program at the University of Guelph.

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,

To be eligible for a Doctoral program applications are usually required to have completed a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from a recognize post-secondary institution and must have achieved a minimum overall B average in their Master's program. Applicants must also demonstrate strong potential for research.

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 Studies.


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

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