Office of Graduate Studies
Letter of Permission
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Degree Program:Student ID:
First Name:Last Name:
1. A fee of $50 is required at the time of application for Letter of Permission approval.
2. Only one LOP course per program is permitted. Students may not complete more than half of their prescribed course requirements
outside of the University of Guelph, either through LOP, OVGS, or advanced credit transfer procedures.
3. LOP application must be approved in advance; approvals will not be granted retroactively.
4. The course requested must normally be a graduate level course required for the student’s program. The course must be taken for credit
(no audits are permitted).
5. Students are responsible for making the necessary arrangements for admission to the host university and for any fees payable.
6. Students must maintain their University of Guelph registration while taking a course on letter of permission.
7. An official transcript must be submitted from the host university directly to OGS following successful completion of the course; a
minimum grade of 70% (B) is required for credit to be granted. LOP courses will not appear on the student’s U of G transcript.
8. Following successful completion of the course and receipt of the official transcript (see #7), the University of Guelph agrees to reimburse
the student for tuition costs incurred at the host institution, up to a maximum of $500, upon presentation of original receipts
Academic Term ____________________________ ____________________________
Course Requested: (attach official course of calendar description)
Host Course Number Host Institution Credit Value
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Equates To: (If no equivalent exists, specify generic equivalency, e.g. HIST 600level)
U of G Equivalent Course Course Title Credit Value
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I hereby apply for permission to take the following course to be included as part of my program at the University of
Guelph. I understand that an approved Letter of Permission does not guarantee admission to the host university. The
required fee of $50.00 has been received by Enrollment Services. I acknowledge my responsibility for ordering a
transcript of record to be sent directly to the University of Guelph upon completion of the course.
Student Signature: ______________________________ ________________
The department re
commends that the course listed be accepted as per the equivalency stated above.
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The required $50 payment has been received.
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______Date:Dean of Graduate Studies:
Date:Initials:Receipt Number:
Date:Graduate Coordinator:
Date: Student’s Advisor:
Protection of Privacy: We are committed to protecting your privacy. Personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Guelph Act and
pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have questions about the use and disclosure of your personal
information, call the Office of Graduate Studies at (519) 824-4120 ext. 56833. You can also find more information about access to information and protection
of privacy at the University of Guelph from the University Secretariat.
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