New Brunswick

Assessment Criteria

If you are currently attending a New Brunswick 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 at the Grade 12 level
    • English 121 or 122
    • 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

  • 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 Math with Introduction to Calculus 120
Any Advanced Placement 120 (AP)
Any International Baccalaureate (IB) except TOK
Any Language 12
Biology 120 or 122
Calculus 120
Canadian Geography 120
Canadian History 121 or 122
Canadian Literature 120
Chemistry 121 or 122
Computer Science 122
Economics 120
English 121 or 122
Environmental Science 122
Geography 120
Geometry 121
Information Technology 121
Law 120
Mathematics 121 or 122
Music 120
Native Studies 120
Physics 121 or 122
Political Science 120
Science 122
Sociology 120
Trig & Space 121
World Issues 120

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