Application Checklist

blk_check_box_sm.png Apply Online

  • Apply online through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
  • Applications are available in October. Apply early! Space is limited. International applicants who apply before March 1, 2020 will be given early consideration.
  • Receive acknowledgement of your application from OUAC and a student number from Western.

blk_check_box_sm.png  Activate Your Account

  • Once you receive an email from Western Admissions with your Student Number and instructions, activate your Western Student Account, then go to and review your Western “To Do List.”

blk_check_box_sm.png Submit Required Documents

  • Submit documents exactly as they are requested on your Student Center To Do List. Documents submitted in any other way will not be accepted. We encourage you to send any documents as soon as they are available.

blk_check_box_sm.png  Track Your Application

  • Closely monitor the status of your application by signing in at
  • Current applicants with questions about their files may email Admissions directly at

blk_check_box_sm.png Connect With Western Staff

  • Participate in events (Fall Preview Day, March Break Open House, school visits, education fairs, spring meetings).
  • For information about programs, campus life, residences and career options please email

blk_check_box_sm.png Receive Admission Decision

  • Most admission offers are granted sometime between January and May. Exact timing varies. You will receive notification of your offer of admission via email.

blk_check_box_sm.png Plan Your Arrival

  • Apply for a study permit, arrange residence/accommodations, and participate in Summer Academic Orientation and course selection. Refer to your online offer portal for step-by-step details.

blk_check_box_sm.png Explore Services

blk_check_box_sm.png  Welcome to Western!

  • Arrive in August or September 2020. Classes begin September 9, 2020.
  • Visit our admissions website for important deadlines and forms.