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International Baccalaureate

If you are currently completing the International Baccalaureate program, you must complete the full International Baccalaureate Diploma including each of the following to be considered for admission:

Please note the minimum grade total quoted is the minimum required for admission consideration. Competitive admission based on predicted results is usually in the low to mid 30's and can vary depending on the program.

Applications should be submitted in the Fall prior to the year in which you are seeking admission.

    1. IB Diploma documents sent directly to Western from the IBO examining board

      Applicants from an IB Diploma program may be considered for conditional admission on the basis of predicted grades for higher and standard level subjects including points awarded for Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and the Extended Essay in the final year of the program.

      Predicted IB Grades Form
      This online form must be completed by either a Counsellor or Principal from the applicant’s school.  Results submitted by an applicant will not be accepted.
      If you are unsure whether you are required to complete the Predicted IB Grades form, please refer to either the "To Do List" in your Student Center or the required documents section of your acknowledgement letter.
       
    2. Refer to the chart below for program specific required and recommended courses:

Engineering* Foods & Nutrition Kinesiology* Nursing*

Required Prerequisites
(HL or SL)

• IB Math (excluding Math Studies)
• IB Chemistry
• IB Physics

 

 

Required Prerequisites
(HL or SL)

• IB Biology
• IB Chemistry
• IB Math

Required Prerequisites
(HL or SL)

• IB Biology

Required Prerequisites
(HL or SL)

• IB Biology
• IB Chemistry
• IB English
• IB 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 Sciences Management and Organizational Studies Medical Sciences Science

Recommended Prerequisites
(HL or SL)

• IB Biology (Required)
• IB Math

 

Recommended Prerequisites
(HL or SL)

• IB Math

Recommended Prerequisites
(HL or SL)

• IB Biology
• IB Math
• IB Chemistry

Recommended Prerequisites
(HL or SL)

• IB Math

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


  1. Advanced Standing:  IB applicants who have successfully completed the IB Diploma and meet Western’s admission criteria, are eligible for transfer credit consideration for each Higher Level subject with a score of 5 or higher.
Eligible for Transfer Credit Transfer Credit Given
HL Biology Biology 1001A + 1002B
HL Business and Management Business 1020 TRN
HL Chemistry Chemistry 1301A + 1302B
HL Computer Science Computer Science 1026A + 1027B
HL Design Technology Science 1020 TRN
HL Economics Economics 1021A + Economics 1022B
HL English English 1020E
HL English B Not eligible for credit
HL Film Film 1022
HL French French 1900E
HL French B French 1020 TRN
HL Geography Geography 1400F/G + 1500F/G
HL Greek Greek 1020 TRN
HL History History 1020 TRN
HL Information Technology in a Global Society Interdisciplinary Studies 1020 TRN
HL Languages (Language) 1030
HL Latin Latin 1020 TRN
HL Mathematics Calculus 1000 A/B +
Mathematics 1229 A/B
SL Further Math Calculus 1501 A/B +
Mathematics 1020 TRN (0.5)
HL Music Music 1020 TRN
HL Philosophy Philosophy 1020 TRN
HL Physics Physics 1501A + 1502B
HL Psychology Psychology 1020 TRN
HL Social and Cultural Anthropology Anthropology 1020 TRN
HL Theatre Arts Theatre Arts 1020 TRN
HL Visual Arts Visual Arts Studio 1020


This is a sample list only.  If you are taking courses that are not on this list, please contact the Admissions Office for their transfer credit eligibility.  Transferred courses with a designation of TRN are not directly equivalent to Western courses but may be used toward your degree. Western courses numbered 1000 to 1999 are considered first-year courses.