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:
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.
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.
Refer to the content below for program specific required and recommended courses. Course prerequisites should be presented at the senior level:
An online portfolio and personal statement are required for admission consideration to this program.
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.
▪ 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.
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.
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.
▪ 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.
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.
▪ 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.
▪ 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.