Open Learning

The Open Learning program is an open admission distance-only part-time mode of study that provides access to diploma/degree-credit university courses for individuals who wish to study independently but are not interested in pursuing a degree at the University of Guelph at the present time. You may register in the Open Learning program, even if you are registered at another post-secondary educational institution. The Open Learning program extends the academic resources of the University to those interested in personal enrichment, professional updating, or eventual application to a degree program.

Open Learning program students must complete the same assignments and examinations as those in diploma/degree programs and are evaluated using the same standards. Upon successful completion of a course, learners receive the same credit weight for courses as would apply to courses taken within the degree program.

Further information is available from:

Open Learning & Educational Support
Room 160, Johnston Hall
e-mail:  or

for an updated listing on courses available by Open Learning and when they are scheduled to be offered.

Please check with the Office of Open Learning regarding the technology and resource requirements (e.g. computer, modem etc.) for the specific course(s).