If you are currently attending an Ontario secondary school, you must complete an Ontario Secondary School Diploma including each of the following to be considered for admission:
  • Six Grade 12 U and/or M level courses (excluding co-op)
  • English ENG4U
  • 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.   

Note: Some programs may require specific courses from Ontario secondary school applicants to be eligible for enrollment. The Ontario Admissions Requirements chart describes these requirements.

Additional Admissions Information

  • U or M must be the 5th digit in the six-digit course code reported by your school otherwise the course will not be considered as one of the six U or M level courses that are required. 
  • Courses with credit weights of 2 or greater will only be counted as one course.
  • Courses with a credit weights 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   
  • Grade 12 prerequisites will be included in the calculation of your admission mid-year and final averages. All Grade 12 prerequisites must be completed.
  • There is currently no limit on the number of grade 12 M courses used in the calculation. 
  • Co-Op course will not be included in the calculation of an admissions average. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 who are not currently registered in an Ontario secondary school on a full-time basis should complete the appropriate OUAC 105 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.  You should apply using a 105 application form in this situation.

Special Consideration Profile

This form will allow you to provide information about circumstances that may have adversely affected your academic performance in secondary school. Circumstances may include: financial issues, required employment, disability, illness, or other personal or family matters.

Extraordinary Extracurricular Activities and Contributions to Citizenship Profile

This supplementary profile is designed to recognize your commitment to extracurricular activities and active citizenship through your ongoing contributions to school and community life. If you believe your average will fall marginally below the University’s minimum admission requirements, and you have made significant contributions, you are eligible to submit a profile.