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

Engineering* Foods & Nutrition Kinesiology* Nursing*

Required Prerequisites
(AP or Senior Level)

• Calculus
• Chemistry
• Physics 

Required Prerequisites
(AP or Senior Level)

• Biology
• Chemistry
• Math

Required Prerequisites
(AP or Senior Level)

• Biology

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.

Health Sciences Management and Organizational Studies Medical Sciences Science

Recommended Prerequisites
(AP or Senior Level)

• Biology
• Math

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

Recommended Prerequisites
(AP or Senior Level)

• Math

Recommended Prerequisites
(AP or Senior Level)

• Biology
• Calculus
• Chemistry

 

Recommended Prerequisites
(AP or Senior Level)

• Calculus

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