Newfoundland and Labrador

Assessment Criteria

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

  • Ten credits from the acceptable academic courses numbered 3000 or above
    • Two credits in English 3201
    • 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 1 will be counted as one half-course and will be combined with another distinct course with a credit weight of 1 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

Academic Mathematics 3203
Advanced Literature 3225
Any Advanced Placement 3100 or 3200 (AP)
Any International Baccalaureate (IB) except TOK
Any Language 3000 or above
Advanced Mathematics 3201
Applied Music 3206
Biology 3201, 3211, 3241 or 4221
Calculus Readiness 3105
Chemistry 3104, 3202 or 4222
Earth Systems 3209
English 3201
Environmental Science 3205
European History 4225
Folk Literature 3203
Global Economics 3123
Geology 3203
Literary Heritage 3202
Math 3200 (Pre-Calculus 12)
Math 3201 (Foundations 12)
Math 3204, 3205 or 3207
Physics 3204, 3207 or 4224
Statistics 3104
Thematic Literature 3201 or 3211
World Geography 3202
World History 3201
World Problems 3204


One additional 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.