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British Columbia and Yukon Assessment Criteria

If you are currently attending a British Columbia or Yukon secondary school, you must complete your secondary school diploma or certificate by June including each of the following to be considered for admission:

Applications should be submitted in the Fall prior to the year in which you are seeking admission. Self Reported Grade Forms should be submitted as soon as you receive mid-year grades.   If you are attending a secondary school outside Ontario, you are also eligible to fill out either the Special Consideration or the Extraordinary Extracurricular Activites & Contributions to Citizenship Profile.

Note: Some programs may require specific courses from out-of-province applicants to be eligible for enrollment. The Admission Recommendations and Requirements chart presents this information for each province in one document.

Additional Admissions Information

Acceptable Courses

20th Century World History 12
Anatomy and Physiology 12
Any Advanced Placement (AP) 12
Any International Baccalaureate (IB) 12 except TOK
Any Language 12
B.C. First Peoples 12
Calculus 12
Chemistry 12
Communication orale 12
Comparative Cultures 12
Composition 12
Computer Programming 12
Computer Science 12
Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12
Creative Writing 12
Economics 12
Economic Theory 12
English First Peoples 12
English Studies 12
Environmental Science 12
Foundations of Math 12
Français langue et culture 12
Geology 12
Geometry 12
Human Geography 12
Langue et culture de la francophonie 12
Literary Studies 12
Music Composition and Production 12
Physical Geography 12
Physics 12
Pre-Calculus 12
Statistics 12

Acceptable Options

Asian Studies 12
Comparative World Religions 12
Genocide Studies 12
Law Studies 12
New Media 12
Philosophy 12
Political Studies 12
Social Justice 12
Specialized Science 12
Spoken Language 12
Urban Studies 12

Any Grade 12 Fine Arts or Music course may be used as an Acceptable Option for applicants to Fine Arts (EAV) or Music (EM, EMA).

Note: This list is not exhaustive. If you have a question regarding the acceptability of a course for admission consideration, please contact the Admissions Office directly.

Those who are considering Western in the future and are entering grade 10, should enrol in the "Common Grade 10 Mathematics" to ensure the correct path toward Western's grade 12 math requirements.