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West African Senior School Certificate 

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

Applicants who wish to be considered for admission to Western University on the basis of the West African Senior School Certificate must submit the following:

    1. West African Senior School Certificate Examination results (WASSCE) offered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) issued via a Confirmation of Results indicating all subjects taken and grades earned issued directly to Western from the WAEC.  Certificates must be official. Photocopies are acceptable if certified by school principal, head, or counselor and submitted directly to Western. 

      Notarized copies are not acceptable unless accompanied by a Scratch Card or Scratch Card information so Western can verify your results online through WAECDIRECT.  Scratch Cards may be purchased at the National Office of WAEC and at WAEC branches.  To use WAECDIRECT to verify information, Western requires a copy of your WASSCE results, Card Serial Number found on the back of the Scratch Card, and the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on the Scratch Card.

      Applicants may be considered for conditional admission on the basis of mid-year/mid-term results.  Mid-year results and an academic record to date must be submitted directly to Western from the institution(s) attended.

    2. 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.

    3. 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

Note: Senior Level Biology will be a required prerequisite for admission to September 2018.

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.