Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media & Communication Studies and Diploma in Media Communications
- University of Guelph-Humber
- Bachelor of Applied Arts, BAA
- OUAC Program Code
- Grade Range
- Range for admission: 75–80%; 70–74.9% may be considered with Student Profile.
- Experiential Learning
- Field placement
- Instruction Language
- After second year, choose from 5 specializations are: Digital Marketing & Social Media; Media Management & Analytics; Multimedia Journalism; Public Relations; and Visual Communication.
- ENG4U or EAE4U or FEF4U
- 5 additional 4U/M courses
If your first language is not English, or if you have completed less than 4 years of study in English at the secondary (or postsecondary) level, then you are required to submit proof of English proficiency.
If you are required to provide proof of English proficiency, 1 of the following tests with scores will be accepted.
You will receive an email with detailed instructions (after you apply) if you are required to demonstrate English proficiency as part of your application.
Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students
Basic Requirements for Admission
Admission average: You will be considered for admission with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) and an admission average calculated using your top six 4U/M courses (or equivalent), including subject requirements. This average is calculated using the most current grade data available to us through the admission process.
Estimated cut-off admission ranges: The estimated cut-off range for all 7 programs is 75–80%. The range for each program is based on the admission averages from previous years, and are provided only as a point of reference. Exact cut-offs for the current cycle will be determined by the quantity and quality of applications received and the number of places available in the respective program. Possession of an admission average within the estimated cut-off range does not guarantee an offer of admission.
Subject requirements: Can be found on the University of Guelph-Humber website.
Admission average calculation: Offers are sent on an ongoing basis from December until the end of May, and applicants are assessed throughout those months. We recognize that curriculum delivery varies among school boards and some grade 12 mid-term and/or final grades may not be available before our final round of offers. We will continue to use grade 11 courses to supplement your required courses as needed. Your final grades, once received, must fulfill the conditions of your offer. All domestic applicants will receive an admission decision by May 27, 2022.
Student Profile (optional supplemental Information): The Student Profile (SP) is your opportunity to tell us about factors that may have impacted your grades. If your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you applied, your SP may be considered if your average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off (up to 5%) in May. If you have an admission average of 70–74.9%, it is strongly recommended that you submit an SP to be considered for admission. Profiles must be completed on our website and are due May 1, 2022.
Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities (SIF-D): The University of Guelph-Humber strives to provide equal opportunity for academically qualified students with disabilities. If you believe that your admission average does not reflect your real academic ability as a result of a disability, you are encouraged to complete the Supplementary Information Form for Students with Disabilities. If your admission average does not meet the cut-off for the program to which you applied, your SIF-D may be considered if your average is within a discretionary range of the determined cut-off (up to 5%) in May. If you have an admission average of 70–74.9%, it is strongly recommended that you submit an SIF-D to be considered for admission.The deadline to submit the completed form is May 1, 2022.The SIF-D form is available online.
If you apply to more than 1 program at the University of Guelph-Humber and you have never attended postsecondary studies, you will be considered for all programs you apply for.
If you are a transfer applicant (i.e., have attended any postsecondary institution) and 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 if you are not admissible to your highest choice will your next choice be considered. If you want to reorder your UofGH program rankings, please amend your application on the OUAC website.
Failed and Repeated Courses
The University of Guelph-Humber will use the highest grade reported from a Ministry-approved institution for any repeated courses.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate
Advanced Placement exam results of 4 or more may qualify for university credit to a maximum of 2 credits (4 courses). Official transcripts are required.
If you are applying with an IB diploma, you should present a minimum academic score of 24. Reported bonus points will be taken into consideration. You should complete the diploma with 6 subjects: 3 Higher level and 3 Standard level. You should also include the specific subject requirements for the program you are applying to among your Higher and Standard levels. Please note that any Higher Level or Standard Level mathematics course is an acceptable prerequisite for programs that require math. You should ensure that your predicted scores are submitted using the 7-point scale. You are eligible to receive a maximum of 2.0 credits for grades of 5 or better on Higher Level courses.
Ontario high school students registered in an IB program will automatically have their IB courses converted into Ontario U- and M-level equivalents. IB scores will be converted into percentage grades by your high school. Admission and scholarships will be determined using the conversions as submitted. You are eligible to receive a maximum of 2.0 credits for grades of 5 or better on Higher-Level courses.
Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
Timing of offers (December to end of May) and the grades considered for each round of offers is described below.
December to Late February
We use your top six completed 4U/M (or equivalent) courses, including required subjects. Where not available, we use a combination of the top six completed or in-progress 4U/M and completed 3U/M courses, including required subjects. Should no 4U/M courses be completed or in-progress, the top five 3U/M completed courses (including required subjects) will be used.
Offers in this round are typically made to applicants whose admission average exceeds the estimated cut-off range.
Early March to Mid-May
We use your top six completed 4U/M (or equivalent) courses, including required subjects. Where not available, we use a combination of the top six completed or in-progress 4U/M and completed 3U/M courses, including required subjects.
Early March to late April offers are typically made to applicants whose admission average is near the top of the estimated cut-off range or above.
Mid-May offers are typically made to applicants whose admission average is within or above the estimated cut-off range.
The University of Guelph-Humber does not provide alternative offers of admission.