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Admission Requirements & Fees

Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology Alternative Delivery *

Ontario Colleges Program Code
Length of Program
3 Years (9 Semesters)
Start/Intake Date
Admission Requirements for Veterinary Technology - 4 Areas of Evaluation

1 - Academic Courses & Mark Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Equivalent;
  • Grade 12C or U Math and English
  • Grade 11C or U Biology
  • Grade 12C or Grade 11U Chemistry
  • For each course listed above, a minimum 75% final average at the College Level is required or 65% final average at the University Level is required.

2 - If an applicant has not completed Grade 12C or U Math and English at the time of the application deadline, the applicants’ grade 11 marks will be considered in the assessment process, but the grade 12 courses are still required to be completed at the minimum grade.

3 - Health Occupational Aptitude Exam (HOAE): Applicants who have met, or are in the process of meeting, the academic requirements, will be required to write this pre-admissions test at Ridgetown Campus or another designated testing location.

4 - Students with prior post-secondary education are to submit their secondary school and post-secondary transcripts for admission consideration.

Important Admission Notes

1 - Applications to both delivery methods are assessed based on the following weighting:

  • Academic Marks: 55%
  • HOAE Test Result: 40%
  • Prior Post-Secondary: up to 5%
  • 40 Hours of industry-related experience: 0% (but recommended)

2 - Both delivery methods are oversubscribed programs (more applications than seats). We accept 44 students into both the conventional delivery and 44 into the alternative delivery.

3 - Applying under Mature Student Status (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) is not available for the Veterinary Technology diploma (both deliveries).

4 - Students accepted into the program and starting in the fall will receive prophylactic rabies immunization beginning the first week of classes and arranged on campus by the program co-ordinator.

5 - 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.

Approximate Year 1 Costs
Tuition (3 Semesters, 1 Year) $2,202.00
Student Organization Fees $64.00
Additional Program Fees $1,329.00
Accreditation $40.00
Rabies Immunization $750.00
Building Fee $41.00
Manuals $350.00
Student Dental Insurance $165.00
Student Health Insurance $165.00
Sub-total $5,106.00
Textbooks (approximate) $1,488.00
Estimated 1 year cost for this program
All estimates based on 2019/2020 fees. Actual costs may be higher.

* Oversubscribed program

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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