Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management
Fall 2018
Background Information Form (BIF)
Formerly referred to as Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
The Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management (DTM) is an intensive, highly technical program
that requires applicants to have an interest in, but a minimum amount of experience and
understanding of turf management. Both academic performance and any work experience will be
considered when making admission decisions.
Official admission application information can be found at:
Completion of appropriate admission application and submission of this form are required for
admission consideration. You are encouraged to review the entire Background Information Form
before responding. The University expects you to formulate all answers without assistance from
others. Answer the questions using complete sentences. No more than a short paragraph per
question is required. Please limit the length of your responses to the space allocated on this form.
Proofread your answers carefully with attention to spelling and grammar.
Individuals applying for the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management (DTM) are also required to
provide two references.
Save your completed form as a PDF so that you can attach it to an email for submission. Please
keep a copy of your submission.
This form must be completed and emailed to Jill Johnson at:
For admission consideration, your Background Information Form should reach Jill Johnson
by February 16, 2018. Forms submitted later may be considered, space permitting.
If absolutely necessary, the form can be printed and mailed to:
Jill Johnson, Program Counsellor
Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management
(DTM) OAC Dean's Office
Johnston Hall, Room 133A
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Applicant Information
(if applicable)
U of G ID #
(if applicable)
Last name:
First name:
Postal Code:
Telephone: Email:
Reference #1
Address: City and
elephone: Email:
Reference #2
Address: City and
elephone: Email:
Note: References could include current or former employer(s), guidance counsellor, coach or teacher.
Background Information Form: Questions
Question 1: Why do you wish to pursue studies in the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass
Management (DTM)?
Question 2: What do you feel are critical skills that a turfgrass manager should possess?
Question 3: What particular skills, knowledge, and experiences do you have that you wish to
share with the DTM Admissions Committee?
Question 4: What will you do with a DTM from the University of Guelph? What are your career
and work plans?
Question 5: What experiences have you had (related or not related to turfgrass
management) that would make you a successful student?
Background Information Form - Application Reminder Check List:
Complete the appropriate admission application.
High school and external transfer applicants need to complete an OUAC Online Application.
Internal (U of G) applicants need to complete an Online Internal Transfer Application.
Alert references that you have submitted their contact information as part of this application
Proof read your entire Background Information Form
Submit your completed Background Information Form by emailing it as an attachment to
Jill Johnson at:
Question 6: Is there any other information you would like us to know?
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