Canadian College

  • If you are currently attending or have attended a certificate or diploma program at a college in Ontario, or at a College of Applied Arts and Technology or Institute of Technology outside of Ontario, please follow the requirements listed below.
  • If you are currently attending or have attended a Canadian Junior College or university transfer program at a college in Alberta or British Columbia, please follow the university transfer guidelines.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to Western from a College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) or an Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (ITAL) within Canada must present one the following to be considered for admission:

  • Minimum cumulative average of at least 78% in a two-or three-year Diploma program, or
  • Minimum cumulative average of at least 80% in the first year of an acceptable General Arts and Science program.
Note:
  • Averages quoted are minimum requirements only and do not guarantee admission.
  • There may be secondary school level prerequisite courses necessary to be eligible for registration in some Western courses or to be eligible for admission to some programs. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information before applying.

Refer to the content below for program specific required and recommended courses. 

Arts and Humanities

  • No course prerequisites

Engineering

Required Prerequisites

  • Grade 12 Calculus (MCV4U)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MCB4U/MHF4U)
  • Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U)

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

  • Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Grade 11 Math (MCF4U or MCR3U)

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

  • Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U)
  • Grade 12 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

  • Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U)

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

Required Prerequisites

Minimum 70% in one of:

  • Grade 11 Functions & Applications (MCF3M)
  • Grade 11 Relations & Functions (MCR3U)

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Grade 12 Math (MHF4U, MCV4U, or MDM4U)

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

Required Prerequisites

Minimum 70% in one of:

  • Grade 11 Functions & Applications (MCF3M)
  • Grade 11 Relations & Functions (MCR3U)

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Grade 12 Math (MHF4U, MCV4U, or MDM4U)
  • Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U)

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

  • Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U)
  • Grade 12 Calculus (MCV4U)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U)

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 Grade 12 level math course is recommended for applicants to Music Administrative Studies.

Nursing

For details about the prerequisite courses required and supplemental admission requirements, please visit: www.uwo.ca/fhs/nursing/undergrad/bscn/admission.

 

Science

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Grade 12 Calculus (MCV4U)

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.

Transfer Credit

If you are completing a two- or three-year diploma program and meet the admission criteria, you may be eligible for admission with transfer credit.  In addition, Western has partnered with a number of Ontario Colleges to create pathways through transfer credit agreements.  Please review the details of Transfer Credit Eligibility for more information on transferring credit from an Ontario College and a complete list of Western's articulation agreements. 


transfer credit eligibility


Collaborative Programs

Western offers two collaborative programs with Fanshawe College:

  • Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing – This program offers students the opportunity to study at Fanshawe for the first two years and then at Western in years three and four. Graduates are eligible to apply to the College of Nurses of Ontario for registration. There is also a Western-only nursing program available for those who are not interested in the collaborative program.
  • Music Recording Arts – This program is a combined three year degree from Western and two year diploma from Fanshawe. Students in this program will study at Western for the first, second and fourth years and study at both Western and Fanshawe for years three and five.

Note: These are all limited enrollment programs. Please see the specific program information for details on additional admission requirements and program prerequisites.