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Upper Secondary School Certificate of Completion

Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited.  Possession of the minimum requirements as listed here should not be viewed as a guarantee of admission.

To be considered for admission to Western University on the basis of the Upper Secondary School Certificate of Completion you must submit the following:

    1. Academic transcript indicating all subjects taken and grades earned.  If your documents are issued in a language other than English, you must also provide notarized literal English translations.

      Applicants may be considered for conditional admission on the basis of mid-year/mid-term results.  Mid-year results and a secondary school transcript must be submitted directly to Western from the institutions attended.  If you are issued a conditional offer of admission, you will be required to have your final official academic transcript sent directly from the proper issuing authority along with word-for-word English translations, to World Education Services (WES) Canada for authentication and verification.**

    2. Photocopy of Upper Secondary School Certificate of Completion  If your documents are issued in a language other than English, you must also provide notarized literal English translations.

    3. Proof of English language proficiency.  Test results must be issued directly to Western from the Examining Board.  Western's institution code is 0984.  Please review Western’s English language proficiency requirements.

    4. Refer to the chart below for program specific required and recommended courses.  Course prerequisites should be presented at the senior level:

Engineering*Foods & NutritionKinesiology*Nursing*

Required Prerequisites

• Senior Level Calculus
• Senior Level Chemistry
• Senior Level Physics

Required Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology
• Senior Level Chemistry
• Senior Level Math

Required Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology

Required Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology
• Senior Level Chemistry
• Senior Level English
• Senior Level Math

*Secondary School course descriptions/syllabi may be requested from applicants to certain programs/faculties at Western for assessment of prerequisite course requirements. Applicants will be notified of this requirement at the point of application review and acknowledgement by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Health SciencesManagement and Organizational StudiesMedical SciencesScience

Recommended Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology
• Senior Level Math

Recommended Prerequisites

• Senior Level Math

Recommended Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology
• Senior Level Calculus
• Senior Level Chemistry 

Recommended Prerequisites

• Senior Level Calculus

Note: First-year Biology and Chemistry requires a Senior Level Biology and Senior Level Chemistry respectively.

** Western University reserves the right to cancel your application, withdraw a final offer of admission or revoke registration if there is a discrepancy between the documents originally submitted and the official final (updated) results submitted to WES for authentication and verification.