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Admission Requirements & Fees

Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology Conventional Delivery *

Ontario Colleges Program Code
Length of Program
2 Years (4 Semesters)
Start/Intake Date
Admission Requirements for Veterinary Technology

Academic Courses & Mark Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Equivalent;
  • Grade 12C Mathematics (MTC4C or MAP4C) or any Grade 12U Math
  • Grade 11C or U Biology
  • Grade 12C Chemistry or Grade 11U Chemistry
  • Grade 12C or U English
  • For each ‘C’ level course listed above, a minimum 75% final grade average at the College Level or 65% final average at the University Level is required.
  • 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.

Previous Ontario Secondary School Curriculum

Advanced level credits in
  • Advanced level credits in
    • Chemistry (Grade 11)
    • Biology (Grade 11)
    • Mathematics (Grade 12)
    • English (Grade 12)
  • For each course listed above, a minimum final grade of 65% is required.
  • General level credits in Grade 11 Chemistry & Biology; Grade 12 English & Mathematics will only be considered with a final minimum average of 75% or higher.

All applicants must submit their high school transcripts even if they have completed post-secondary education. Post-secondary transcripts are also to be submitted for assessment consideration.

Upgrading Options:

  • Ontario high school courses are available through the Independent Learning Centre at www.ilc.org
  • Several Community Colleges offer “College Prep” or “Introductory” courses in the required admissions subjects in either the General Arts & Sciences (GAS) programs, or the Pre-Health Science programs.
  • Adult Learning Centres and high school night-school courses are also acceptable
  • NOTE: Proof of upgrading-in-progress must be submitted to the Registrar by February 28th and final grades for the course(s) must be submitted no later than August 1st.

Pre-Admission Testing Requirements

  • Applicants who have met, or are in the process of meeting, the academic requirements, will be required to write this pre-admission test at Ridgetown Campus or another designated testing location. Scores from HOAE testing are accepted until February 28
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%

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

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 (2 semesters) $3,673.00
Student Organization Fees $377.00
Additional Program Fees $1,994.00
Accreditation Fee $60.00
Rabies Immunization $750.00
Textbooks (approximate) $1,450.00
Building Fee $82.00
Student Accident Insurance $4.00
Student Dental Insurance $165.00
Student Health Insurance $165.00
Estimated 1 year cost for this program
All estimates based on 2018/2019 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

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.

Page reviewed 10/30/2018