Welcome to Western

Puerto Rico

U.S. System of Education

Applicants following an American stream of education in an International School with one of the following accreditations will be reviewed under the guidelines for U.S. applicants:

MSACS

NEASC

Advanced Ed.

NWCCU

SACS

SABIS

NCA

WASC

 

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 U.S. Graduation Diploma you must submit the following:

    1. Academic transcript including graduation status indicating all subjects taken and grades earned sent directly to Western from the institution attendedApplicants 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.  Admission will be considered based on a minimum of 4.0 full senior academic courses.

    2. SAT Reasoning Test results submitted directly to Western by the College Board.  Western's institution number is 0984. A minimum SAT combined Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math score of 1190 is required for admission consideration. Or, ACT Test results submitted directly to Western by ACT Institutional Services.  Western's institution number is 4837. A minimum ACT composite score of 24 is required for admissions consideration

    3. Advanced Placement external exam results are eligible for advanced standing.  Results must be submitted directly to Western by the College Board.  Western institution number is 0984. Further information on Advanced Placement credits is also available.

    4. Refer to the content below for program specific required and recommended courses.  Course prerequisites should be presented at the Advanced Placement (AP) or senior level:


Arts and Humanities

  • No course prerequisites

Engineering

Required Prerequisites

AP or Senior Level:

  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

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.

Fine Arts - Studio

  • No course prerequisites 

An online portfolio and personal statement are required for admission consideration to this program.

Foods and Nutrition

Required Prerequisites

AP or Senior Level:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • 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

Required Prerequisites

AP or Senior Level:

  • Biology
  • Math (Recommended)

Note: Students considering the Honors Specialization in Health Sciences with Biology will need Grade 12 Chemistry in order to fulfill the first year Chemistry requirements of the module.

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.

Kinesiology

Required Prerequisites

AP or Senior Level:

  • Biology

Notes:
▪ A Grade 12 Math and Grade 11 or 12 Physics are recommended to prepare for senior Kinesiology subjects in biomechanics, research methods, and statistics.
▪ It is strongly recommended that students interested in the BSc program take Grade 12 Science courses such as: Chemistry, Calculus, Pre-Calculus Math, or Physics.
▪ Grade 12 Chemistry is a prerequisite for first year Chemistry courses.

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.

Management and Organizational Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

AP or Senior Level:

  • Math

Note: For Management & Organizational Studies a Grade 12 Calculus and/or a university Calculus course is required prior to taking mandatory upper-year Economics courses in Finance, and pursuing a Major or Honors Specialization in Economics.

Management and Organizational Studies - Commercial Aviation Management

Recommended Prerequisites

AP or Senior Level:

  • Math
  • Physics

A mandatory Supplementary Application form is required by February 15.

For the Flight Option of this program, a valid Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate is required before flight training can begin; two hours of small aircraft flying time is strongly recommended.

Media, Information and Technoculture

  • No course prerequisites

Medical Sciences

Recommended Prerequisites

AP or Senior Level:

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry

Notes:
▪ First year Biology and Chemistry courses require Grade 12 Biology and Chemistry, respectively. First year Biology and Chemistry courses are required for ALL modules offered in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Neurosciences programs.
▪ Although Western offers first year Physics courses that do not require Grade 12 Physics as a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that you complete Grade 12 Physics. 

Music

  • No course prerequisites

Faculty recommendation required based on Audition, Interview, Piano Proficiency and Theory Placement results.

Note:  A senior level math course is recommended for applicants to Music Administrative Studies.

Nursing

Required Prerequisites

AP or Senior Level:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • 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.

Science

Recommended Prerequisites

AP or Senior Level:

  • Calculus

Notes:
▪  First year Biology and Chemistry courses require Grade 12 Biology and Chemistry, respectively. First year Biology and Chemistry courses are required for ALL modules offered by the Department of Biology and for some modules offered by the Department of Chemistry and other Science departments.
▪  It is strongly recommended that applicants complete a Grade 12 math course. 

Social Science

  • No course prerequisites

Notes:
▪ All Specializations and Majors in Psychology requires a first-year university Math course, therefore any Grade 12 level academic Math is highly recommended for this program.
▪ Math is helpful as preparation for Sociology and Geography programs.
▪ A Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Math and a Grade 12 Calculus (equivalent to Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions and Grade 12 Calculus) are required for all Economics modules.
▪ Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are highly recommended for the BSc in Psychology.