The Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Plan (OVGS) allows a graduate student of an Ontario university (Home University) to take graduate courses at another Ontario University (Host University) while remaining enrolled at his/her own university. The plan allows the student to bypass the usual application for admission procedures and resultant transfer of credit difficulties. The student enrols and pays fees to his/her Home University and is classed as an "Ontario Visiting Graduate Student" at the Host University where he/she pays no fees.
OVGS courses - University of Waterloo students
The course(s) selected must be at the graduate level and there must be no comparable course(s) offered at the University of Waterloo. The course(s) selected must be required for the student's degree program. Such courses may not be "extra" or "audit" courses for the student.
The student completes an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student form which she/he must obtain from the graduate office of his/her Home University. On this form she/he must indicate the course(s) to be taken and the term during which the course is offered at the Host University. Admission is not complete until the form has been approved (signed) by the Department Chair and Graduate Dean of both the Home University and Host University.
The student is subject to any regulations of his/her Home University with respect to the maximum number of courses which may be taken at another Ontario university. At the University of Waterloo there is a two course maximum.