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Admission Requirements & Fees

Performance Horse Handler Certificate

Ontario Colleges Program Code
Length of Program
1 Year (2 Semesters)
Start/Intake Date
Admission Requirements Approximate Year 1 Costs
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Equivalent
  • A minimum cumulative average of 65% in 6 Grade 11 or Grade 12 U, C, M, or O level courses (excludes Co-op credits)
  • Includes a minimum of Grade 11C Math and Grade 12C English
  • OR Mature Student Status*

This is a physically demanding program and students with some forms of disabilities may not be successful due to the physical demands of the program.

Tuition (2 semesters) $7,452.00
Student Organization Fees $25.00
Student Dental Insurance $165.00
Student Health Insurance $165.00
Sub-total $7,594.00
Textbooks (approximate) $1,400.00
Estimated 1 year cost for this program
All estimates based on 2019/2020 fees. Actual costs may be higher.

* Definition of Mature Student: Do not hold a high school diploma or equivalent, but are 19 years of age or older and out of high school for a minimum of one year; may be required to complete pre-admission testing.

All academic programs are OSAP eligible.

Are You Ready?

To further discuss program admission requirements please contact Barb O’Neill, Assistant Registrar at 519-674-1500 x63610 or rcregistrar@uoguelph.ca

English as a Second Language Assessment Testing

Acceptable English Proficiency Tests (With results dated no more than 2 years proir to application)

IELTS International English Language Testing System ielts.org Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language toefl.org Internet based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score of less than 21. Computer based: minimum score of 250. Paper-based: minimum score of 600. Test of written English: with a score of 5
CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment cael.ca Minimum overall band score of 70
MELAB Michigan English Language Assessment Battery isa.umich.edu/eli/testing/melab Minimum overall score of 85 including composition score of 83 and oral score of 3
PTE Pearson Test of English pearsonpte.com Minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components
ELCP Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program eslguelph.ca esl@uoguelph.ca Successful completion of the University of Guelph’s Open Learning Advanced level ELCP (levels 9 and 10) is also considered an acceptable form of testing

For more information, please read the International Student Admissions section.

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