The selection process includes the following steps:

1. Review of Applications - Academics - October - June

The University of Guelph's registrar's office ensures that all complete applications meet the minimum academic requirements. If prerequisite courses are completed in the fall or winter semesters this process will only be done once an official transcript with the final course mark(s) has been received.

2. Review of Applications - October - July

The OVC admissions committee reviews the applications of U.S. and international applicants and ranks them based on the letters of reference provided, the student's background preparation, and their personal statements. Once the candidates for interview are chosen, the interview is the predominant deciding factor.

3. Interview - November - July

Candidates will be invited to a 45-minute interview where they will meet two faculty members of the OVC Admissions Committee.

4. Communication of decision

Admission status is posted on the applicant's WebAdvisor account and an email 'offer' is sent to accepted candidates within a week of the interview.

Offers of admission must be accepted in writing.