Assessment Criteria

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

  • Five acceptable academic courses numbered 40
    • English 40S
    • Prerequisites for your program as specified by Western

Applications should be submitted in the Fall prior to the year in which you are seeking admission. Your Self Reported Grade Form 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 Activities & 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

  • Courses with a credit weight of .5 will be counted as one half-course and will be combined with another distinct course with a credit weight of .5 to make up one course.
  • All Grade 12 prerequisites must be completed. 
  • If a course has been taken more than once, the highest reported successful grade in the course will be used in the calculation of your admission average.
  • Grades obtained through Challenge for Credit will not be used in the calculation of an admission average.
  • Western’s Main Campus does not extend automatic alternate offers of admission.  If you wish to be considered for more than one program, list each as a separate choice on the OUAC application form.
  • Applicants attending high school after completing college and/or university courses must disclose this information on the application form, and submit official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
  • Upgrading in certain subjects, particularly Calculus, may be required during first-year to satisfy admission or progression requirements for specific programs. 

Acceptable Courses

Advanced Mathematics 45S
Anatomy & Physiology 45
Anthropology 42A 
Any Advanced Placement 40 (AP)
Any International Baccalaureate (IB) except TOK
Any Language 40S
Any Language 41G
Applied Mathematics 40S
Biology 40S
Calculus 41G
Calculus 42U
Chemistry 40S
Computer Science 40S
DNA Science 45
Ecology 45
Economics 40S
Economic Geography 40
English 40S: Comprehensive Focus
English 40S: Language & Technical Communication
English 40S: Language & Literacy Forms
English 40S: Language & Transactional Focus
English 40S: Literary Focus
English 40S: Transactional Focus
English 42S
Environmental Science 42S
French Conversational 40
Genetics & Evolution 40
Government & Politics 45
History 45
Introduction to Calculus 45S
Law 40S
Mathematics 42S
Modern Civilization 40
Modern World Problems 40
Music 40
Philosophy 41G
Physics 40S
Pre-Calculus 40S
Psychology 40S
Social Studies: World Issues 40S
Statistics & Probability 45
Studio Art 42S AP
Topics in Math 45
Western Civilization History 40S
World Geography: A Human Perspective 40S

One additional Grade 12 Fine Arts or Music course may be used as 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.