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 their 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 their Home University and is classed as an "Ontario Visiting Graduate Student" at the Host University where they pay 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.

OVGS admission

The student completes an Ontario Visiting Graduate Student form which they must obtain from the graduate office of their Home University. On this form the student 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 their 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.