Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

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Admission

ADMISSION AND IN-COURSE SCHOLARSHIPS

Undergraduate Admission Scholarships

Undergraduate Admission Scholarships Program
President's Entrance Scholarships (part of the National Scholarship Program)
5 at $65,000 ($20,000 for year one, $15,000 annually for years two to four), and Up to 15 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence)

Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award (part of the National Scholarship Program)
One at $64,000; payable $16,000 per academic year for a period of four years.

International President’s Entrance Scholarships (part of the National Scholarship Program)
3 at $50,000 ($10,000 annually, plus $10,000 towards first year residence costs).  These scholarships are available to International students only (not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents).

Faculty Entrance Scholarships (part of the National Scholarship Program)
Up to 15 at $30,000 ($6,000 annually, plus $6,000 towards first year residence)

National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards (part of the National Scholarship Program)
Up to 30 at $2,500 for up to 4 months (one term), $5,000 for over 4 months (more than one term). These awards are not available to recipients of the International President’s Entrance Scholarships.

National Merit Awards (part of the National Scholarship Program)
Up to 50 awards at $2,000 (One-Year Scholarships) Given to top applicants as selected by the National Scholarship Selection Committee. Recipients will be applicants who have been interviewed for a National Scholarship but not offered a scholarship and are accepting an offer of admission to main campus.    Recipients will also retain eligibility for a Western Admission Scholarship.

Admission Scholarship Program
A graduated program of award recognition as a means of crediting higher academic excellence with greater award monies. None of these awards will be faculty-driven. With the exception of the President’s Entrance Scholarships, Beryl Ivey Continuing Entrance Award, Faculty Entrance Scholarships and National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards offered through the National Scholarship Program, admission scholarships are available to International Students.

1. Western Continuing Admission Scholarships
An unlimited number of Continuing Admission Scholarships will be available for students with entering averages of 95% or higher. The value of the award will be $2,500 per year for four years. (In order to retain a Continuing Scholarship a student must, for each academic year (September - April), achieve an overall average of at least 80%, complete a prescribed academic program requiring 5.0 or more courses as required by the respective program and take the full complement of the prescribed courses of the academic program (both principal and elective courses) within the academic year (September to April).

2. Western Scholarship of Excellence
Applicants with 90.0% to 94.9% will receive an offer of $2,000 (One-Year Scholarships).

3. Western Scholarship of Distinction
Applicants with 88.0% to 89.9% will receive an offer of $1,000 (One-Year Scholarships).


Offer and Adjudication Process for Admission Scholarships
For all students offered admission scholarships, the following offer and adjudication process will apply:

1. Students must apply directly from secondary school to Western’s main campus for full-time first-year studies.
2. Eligibility will be based on successful completion of the secondary school diploma and on the student’s final admission average, including prerequisite courses, calculated for the program to which the student has confirmed acceptance.
3. Official admission scholarship notification will be emailed to eligible students in late August.

Notes:

• The Don Wright Faculty of Music will select the Continuing Admission Scholarship recipients for the Music Program.    University Admission Scholarships to the Faculty of Music are awarded to applicants on the basis of high academic achievement and on high musical potential demonstrated by an audition. Additional Faculty of Music awards and scholarships for which entering students may be eligible are listed in the Professional Awards - Music Section.
• Students whose admission into first-year programs has been deferred by the Registrar's Office for one year may not have their Admission Scholarship deferred.    Provided that the student has not attended a post-secondary institution they can be considered for Admission Scholarships based on the eligibility criteria applicable in the year that they register at the University.

Admission Scholarships - Eligibility of High School Students with Transfer Credit
Where the basis of admission is secondary school or CEGEP, applicants will automatically be eligible for admission scholarships if the following conditions are met:

a) The applicant applied directly from secondary school. (The applicant must not have attended a post-secondary institution, or attended a post-secondary institution and then returned to secondary school.)
b) The applicant has completed the secondary school diploma successfully.
c) The applicant meets the final admission average requirement.

Applicants Presenting the International Baccalaureate Diploma as the Basis of Admission
Applicants presenting the International Baccalaureate diploma as the basis of admission may be granted advanced standing in higher level subjects as determined by the policies of the Admissions Office. They may receive advanced standing for more than three IB subjects and still remain eligible for admission scholarships. Such applicants will be allowed to retain their scholarships, where applicable, for four years, or the completion of an Honors undergraduate degree (or equivalent), whichever comes first.

Admission Scholarships - Deferment for One Year
A student whose request to defer admission to the University has been granted for one year will not have his/her admission scholarship deferred. Provided that the student has not attended a post-secondary institution they can be considered for admission scholarships based on the eligibility criteria applicable in the year that they register at the University.

Renewal of the Western Continuing Admission Scholarship for Students who do not Meet the Average Renewal Requirement
Students who do not meet the average renewal requirement for the Western Continuing Admission  Scholarship will have the opportunity to regain the scholarship for the following academic year, provided that the average requirement is achieved at the end of that academic year and students meet the following conditions:

  1. Students must remain registered as full-time students at main campus in undergraduate studies.
  2. Students must register full time with a full course load (minimum 5.0 or more courses as required by the respective program).
  3. The scholarship is only applicable to the first 4 years of undergraduate studies.
  4. This policy is only applicable to the Western Continuing Admission Scholarship.

Students who did not retain the Western Continuing Admission Scholarship because of average requirement prior to October 1, 2015 can be considered for renewal provided that the students self-identify and the above conditions are met.


In-Course Scholarships for Part-time Students
Candidates must be registered as part-time undergraduate students in their first degree and have completed five (5.0) but not more than seven (7.0) courses with at least an 80% average at The University of Western Ontario. In cases where more than five courses have been completed, the academic record will be judged on the best five courses provided that the average for all courses completed is at least 80%.

Scholarships  will  be  awarded  in  August. Students who accept an in-course scholarship offer must complete at least two (2.0) full (or equivalent) courses during each calendar year (i.e., Winter and Summer) commencing in September of the year of the award.

The academic record of each recipient will be reviewed in May, in January and in August.  To retain the scholarship, the recipient must have completed at least two full (or equivalent) courses and must have maintained an average of at least 80% on all work under review.

Each  Scholarship awarded will be applied  against  the maximum credit of fifteen (15.0) full courses regardless of course withdrawal.

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Retention of Continuing Scholarships

Retention of Continuing Scholarships (Admission and In-Course)
(For Athletic Financial Awards please refer to the Athletic Financial Awards section of the Academic Handbook)
To retain a Continuing Scholarship a student must, during the fall/winter academic year (September to April) fulfill the following requirements:

  1. complete a prescribed academic program requiring 5.0 or more courses as required by the respective program;
  2. take the full complement of the prescribed courses of the academic program (both principal and elective courses) within the academic year; and,
  3. achieve an overall average of at least 80% (A).

Students holding a Continuing Scholarship in a Professional School or Faculty whose average falls below 80%, will be required to stand in the top 25% of the class and achieve an average of 75% or better to maintain that Continuing Scholarship.

Notes:

i) The BHSc or the BSc or BA in Kinesiology will not be considered professional programs for the purpose of retaining a Continuing Scholarship.
ii) After  Completion  of  Three  Year  Program:    Students  holding  a  University  of  Western  Ontario Continuing Scholarship may continue with the scholarship after taking a three-year degree provided that the student continues in a full-time undergraduate program in the fourth year. Academic work over the four years must be consecutive.   
iii) Formal exchanges: Continuing scholarships can be retained by students who participate in formal exchange programs.
iv) Letters of Permission: Students on letters of permission who have been granted awards for past academic achievements will not be allowed to retain their scholarship.


Retention of Scholarships by Students Transferring Between Faculties
Students who have been awarded President's Scholarships will retain their scholarship irrespective of the undergraduate Faculty in which they choose to register.

Students who have been awarded Faculty Entrance Scholarships or a UWO continuing scholarship may retain their scholarship irrespective of the undergraduate Faculty in which they choose to register after first year.

 

 Academic Handbook, Scholarships, Admission and In-Course

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - ADMISSION

Preliminary Education

Applicants to the Honors Business Administration Program must have successfully completed no fewer than ten full courses of university study (5.0 courses each year) beyond the university's requirements for admission from the OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma). All students seeking admission to third year of the Honors Business Administration Program must include the following courses in their program of study:

Business Administration 2257 or equivalent
• At least one Grade 12U level Mathematics course, or Grade 12 Mathematics course for university-bound students, or Mathematics 0110A/B, or Mathematics 1229A/B.

Although not required, many students take Business Administration 1220 to find out about the approach used in the study of management in the Business School.

In selecting optional courses, students are urged to keep in mind the objective of becoming a well-educated and well-rounded person. The School is not looking for individuals with a background in business related subjects, but rather for individuals with demonstrated competence in any academic program or module.
Courses Unless otherwise noted "course", "option", or "full-course equivalent" means one full course or two half-courses.

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Application

Application Deadline
The deadline for submission of applications is the last Friday in January in each year. There is an application fee payable to the Ivey Business School. Please refer to www.ivey.uwo.ca/hba for more information.

Application Requirements and Procedures
To apply to the Honors Business Administration Program, students must complete the on-line application form available at www.ivey.uwo.ca/hba. On-line applications are typically available by early November.


Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate their English proficiency through an established English test. Applicants must write one of the following tests and meet the minimum requirements: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). For additional information about these tests, please refer to ADMISSION section.


With the exception of academic transcripts, all application information must be complete by the January deadline.

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Admission

Admission Criteria
The students are carefully-selected, well-rounded achievers who have the intellectual ability, ambition and stamina to meet the high academic standards and the demanding work-load of the program. Each student has a record of distinctive personal achievement and potential for leadership, as well as strong academics. Admission to the HBA program is competitive and the possession of the minimum requirements does not assure acceptance. An 80%+ average is considered to be competitive.

Admission Requirements
The Ivey Honors Business Administration Program requires the successful completion of no fewer than 10.0 courses of university study with a minimum overall average of 70%. All students seeking admission to the Honors Business Administration Program must achieve a minimum 70% in Business Administration 2257 (or an equivalent) and have completed one Grade 12 Mathematics course for university-bound students, or Mathematics 0110A/B or Mathematics 1229A/B, in their prior program of study. In addition, given the participative nature of the HBA program and its case-based learning methodology, students are strongly encouraged to demonstrate a satisfactory level of class contribution in Business Administration 2257.
Students seeking admission into the Honor Business Administration program are expected to have adhered to all student code of conduct regulations at their respective institutions. Violations of such codes will be considered as part of the admissions process.

Candidates from Accredited Degree-Granting Institutions
Candidates with acceptable standing from accredited degree-granting institutions may be considered for admission provided that they have completed the equivalent of 10.0 transferable university credits. All students planning to apply to the Honors Business Administration Program must take the Business Administration 2257 course at Western, or its equivalent from another accredited institution.

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Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO)

The Ivey Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) extends conditional, pre-admission status to the HBA program to exceptional secondary-school students. Ivey AEO applicants are assessed on their academic record and demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities, community involvement, and work experience. Ivey AEO status is available only to students who choose to study at Western or one of the affiliated university colleges (in a faculty of their choice) for their first two years of university.

Students must first be admitted to Western or one of the affiliated university colleges before being offered Ivey AEO status. Applicants are notified separately from the Registrar’s Office concerning their admission to first year.

Approximately 2/3 of the Ivey HBA class are former Ivey AEOs; the remaining 1/3 are students from Western and other universities who develop an interest in business during their first two years of study.

Students interested in the Ivey AEO apply to Western or one of the affiliated university colleges on the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) form. They must also apply separately to the Richard Ivey School of Business. The Ivey AEO application is only available on-line at www.ivey.uwo.ca/hba. There is an application fee payable to the Ivey Business School. Please refer to www.ivey.uwo.ca/hba for more information.

Both applications are due by the OUAC application deadline in January.


A competitive Ivey AEO application includes:

• 90%+ average in the final year of secondary school;
• completion of the mathematics course for university-bound students;
• demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities, community involvement, and work experience.

Steps for Admission to HBA
To progress to the Ivey HBA Program in third year, Ivey AEO students need to:

• Enroll at Western or one of the Affiliated University Colleges for Years 1 and 2 with a full course load (5.0 credits) during each regular academic year (September – April);
• Achieve an overall two-year average of at least 80.0% in 10.0 university credits (5.0 in each year and excluding pass/fail courses) in any faculty in any program. The required two-year average for AEO students registered in the Faculty of Engineering is 78.0%;
• Pass all courses in the first two years;
• In year 2, enroll in a module (i.e., Major, Honors Specialization, etc.) and take a minimum of 2.0 of the required courses for that module plus Business Administration 2257; students may not be ‘undeclared’; consult with your faculty as some modules may require more than 2.0 courses in year 2 for progression within that faculty;
• Take all senior level courses (numbered 2000 and higher) in Year 2 including Business Administration 2257. Permission to register for a first-year course in Year 2 will be granted by the HBA Program Services Office only under special circumstances;
the participative nature of the HBA program and its case-based learning methodology, students are strongly encouraged to demonstrate a satisfactory level of class contribution in Business Administration 2257; Feedback from instructors may also be taken into account;
• The courses MOS 2310A/B and MOS 2320A/B will not count towards the 10.0 credits required for admission into the HBA program.
• Complete the equivalent of a Grade 12 U-level mathematics course (such as Mathematics 1229A/B), if not previously taken during secondary school;
• Continue involvement, achievement, and leadership in extracurricular activities in Years 1 and 2;
• Adhere to all student code of conduct regulations at their respective institutions. Violations of such codes will be considered as part of the admissions process;
• Complete an Ivey AEO Activity Report at the end of year 1 so that Ivey can provide feedback on progression to date; and,
• Complete the Ivey AEO2 Intent to Register application in Year 2 to confirm intention to join the Ivey HBA Program in Year 3.
• Participate in an online video interview as part of your Ivey AEO2 Intent to Register application, if requested.


Please refer to the AEO Handbook for further details:
www.ivey.uwo.ca/hba

 

Academic Handbook, Admission, Business

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CANADIAN PROVINCES OTHER THAN ONTARIO

Students from other provinces in Canada are eligible for admission to first year at this university on the basis of Senior Matriculation, if their academic records meet, in subject matter and standing obtained, the requirements for admission to this University and to a recognized university in their own province.

Provided that the subjects are acceptable for admission, the following certificates and/or academic standings are considered as Senior Matriculation:

  • Grade 12 in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.
  • For Quebec, Grade 12 or its equivalent, i.e., completion of first year CEGEP (General Program) or Collegial Program at Bishop's, McGill, or Concordia University, with appropriate standing. [Note: Applicants who present the Diplome d'etude Collegiale with at least second class standing may be eligible for advanced standing in certain first year subjects.]

Students intending to register in a first year program should note the requirements of that program. Upgrading in certain subject areas may be required in order to satisfy the admission or progression requirements of specific programs. This should be taken into consideration at the time of course selection during preregistration.

For more information, visit: http://www.welcome.uwo.ca/admissions/admission_requirements/canadian_secondary_school/index.html

Province of Quebec (CEGEP's)
The requirements for admission with advanced standing shall be based on completion of the two-year CEGEP general program subsequent to the Province of Quebec Grade 11 completion, and subject to standing satisfactory to the Senate Subcommittee on Admissions, and approval of the department(s) concerned, and subject to the following conditions:

  1. No consideration will be given to graduates of CEGEP's by the Faculties of Law, Medicine, and Dentistry, until such time as the work completed at the CEGEP together with that completed at Western (or at another university elsewhere) is considered equivalent to completion of second year of an appropriate Western University program.
  2. Applicants to Year Three of the Program in Business Administration must also present a level of achievement equivalent to that demanded in #1.
  3. Students graduating from the Three-year Program (Professional) leading to qualification as a technician or technologist at the CEGEP shall be considered for admission as we now consider graduates in these fields from Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) in Ontario.

Admission requirements for the Province of Quebec are: Grade 12 or its equivalent, i.e., completion of first year CEGEP (General Program), with appropriate standing.

Note: Applicants who present Diplome d'etude Collegiale with at least second class standing may be eligible for advanced standing in certain subjects as follows:

  1. CEGEP applicants who have completed a minimum of twelve semester credits in the pre-university program with an average of 70% or better are eligible for admission consideration to Year I.
  2. CEGEP applicants who are registered in or have completed Year II in the pre-university program may be eligible for transfer credit consideration up to a maximum of five full (or equivalent) courses or first year of a professional program in accordance with established procedures. An average of 75% or better is required for advanced standing consideration on approved course equivalencies.
  3. CEGEP applicants who have completed two years of a Career Program are eligible for transfer credit consideration for those courses that satisfy approved course equivalency guidelines.

 

Academic Handbook, Admission, Admission of Students from Other Provinces

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COLLEGES OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY (CAAT)

Applicants who have completed a two or three-year program at a College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) with a cumulative average of C+ (2.3 g.p.a.) or better, or have a "C+" average in the last two semesters of a two or three-year CAAT program, may be considered for admission to Year 1 of an appropriate program, except that applicants who have achieved a cumulative average of "B-" (2.5 g.p.a.) or better in the first year of a general Arts and Science program at the CAAT level may be considered for admission to Year 1.

Applicants who have completed a three-year CAAT program with a cumulative average of "B" (2.7 g.p.a.), or have a "B" average or better in the last two semesters of a three-year CAAT program will be considered for admission and for advanced standing to a maximum of 5.0 courses in Arts, Science and Social Science or the first year of a professional program.

Where academic content is equivalent to that of a three-year diploma or upon consultation with the appropriate faculty, applicants presenting a two-year diploma from a College of Applied Arts and Technology with a minimum average of "B" (2.7 g.p.a.) may be considered for advanced standing up to a maximum of 5.0 courses.

Notes:

  1. Where necessary, the grades for CAATs whose marking schemes differ from that of this University shall be translated into the equivalent grades of The University of Western Ontario and admissibility assessed in those terms.
  2. Applicants who have completed a three-year CAAT diploma program in either Environmental Technology or Science Laboratory Technology (Fanshawe College), with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, will be considered for admission into either three- or four-year degrees, taking specific modules in Environmental Science which may be combined with specific modules in Chemistry, and for transfer credit to a maximum of 9.0 courses. Contact the Dean's Office, Faculty of Science, for more information.
  3. On the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and in consultation with the relevant department(s), the Office of the Registrar may grant advanced standing in Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Computer Science, or complementary studies, to students admitted to the undergraduate Engineering program who have attained a cumulative average of “A” (3.5 g.p.a.) or higher from a completed three-year technology program. Courses in Engineering Science and Engineering Design taught at a CAAT will not be considered for transfer credit toward the BESc degree.
  4. Normally only those applicants who have completed a three-year technology program will be considered for admission to Engineering. Notwithstanding, students who applied to Engineering from other college programs are required to have the equivalent of Grade 12U prerequisites for the Engineering Program, otherwise upgrading will be required.
  5. For Admission following exemption from Year 1 of a CAAT program following Ontario Grade 12 or its equivalent:
    With a Two-Year Diploma:
    Applicants who have been exempted from Year 1 of a CAAT program following Ontario Grade 12 or its equivalent, and who present proof of completion of a two-year diploma, are eligible for admission if they obtain an overall average of "B" (2.7 g.p.a.) or better.
    Note: It is understood that applicants who do not satisfy this guideline will be denied admission UNLESS eligible under Mature Applicants guidelines.
    With a Three-Year Diploma Program:
    Applicants who have been exempted from Year 1 of a CAAT program following Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent, and who present proof of completion of a three-year diploma, are eligible for advanced standing under Senate regulations for CAAT students.
  6. Exceptional cases will be considered by the dean.

    * For the implementation and interpretation of point 3, it should be noted that the responsibility accorded to the Dean of Engineering to recommend advanced standing in the undergraduate program of his or her Faculty does not preempt the authority of any department (of another faculty) to determine specific course equivalencies or prerequisites for its own course offerings.

Early Provisional Admission for Applicants of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAATs)
The Office of the Registrar is permitted to grant offers of Early Provisional Admission to applicants from Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAATs). Such applicants will be adjudicated based on interim grades, in a manner consistent with current regulations governing CAAT applicants. Offers will be granted subject to the condition that final results satisfy all appropriate Senate regulations.

Applicants not meeting the admission requirements for early provisional admission will receive further admission consideration based on final marks.

Articulation Agreements with Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAATs)
Western wishes to facilitate the transfer of graduates from diploma programs completed at Ontario Colleges and has entered into a number of formal articulation agreements recognized by the Ontario Council for Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT).  A list of approved articulation agreements can be found on the ONCAT website at www.ONTransfer.ca.


Academic Handbook, Admission, CAATs

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DENTISTRY - ADMISSION

Admission Requirements

Please note that the admission policy is reviewed annually and the admission requirements from previous years may not apply. The University reserves the right to review and change the admission requirements at any time, without notice.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Dentistry is based on academic ability and non-academic ability, as evidenced by scholastic records, Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) results, autobiographical sketch and presentation at interview. Because facilities for preclinical and clinical instruction are limited, it is necessary to restrict enrolment to applicants who are best qualified to meet the mental and physical demands of the curriculum, and are most likely to successfully complete the full course of study. The presentation of the minimum requirements for admission will not assure guaranteed acceptance.

Internationally-trained dentists are not eligible to apply or enter into the 4-year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Program.

For more detailed information on all of the below Admission Requirements, visit the DDS Admission webpage.

Competitiveness
In order to be considered, candidates must have achieved at least 80% or higher in two undergraduate level years by the end of the academic year prior to application. Past class statistics have indicated that most successful applicants have a mid to high 80s average over their two most competitive years. Consideration will be given to the most competitive two academic years and the DAT scores and supplemental requirements. Overall academic performance (consistency, trend) and graduate education can also be used as selection criteria.

For applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree and who are in the final year of (or who have recently completed) a subsequent undergraduate degree, grades earned during the previous degree(s) will not be considered. The most recent degree must be equivalent to a four-year degree. Courses taken during the application cycle are not considered towards GPA.

Applicants are ranked on a compiled score. For more information about the elements in ranking please refer to the Admissions webpage The quality of the applicant pool in which one is considered for entry could raise the minimum academic competitive level and will determine the minimum thresholds.
A limited number of positions are available for international students who maintain their international status at graduation. Please see the International Applicants webpage for further details.

Special consideration will be given to applicants self-identify as Indigenous. One position is set aside each year for competitive applicants with official documentation of indigenous status or ancestral Indigenous origin. For more information, please visit the Indigenous Applicants webpage.


Effective the application cycle beginning on October 1, 2017, applicants must meet the following criteria with respect to Competitiveness:

In order to be considered, candidates must have achieved at least 80% or higher in each of the two best undergraduate years with a full course load of 5.0 full or equivalent courses (30 credit hours) taken between September and April. Each of the two best years used for GPA consideration must also have at least 3.0 full course equivalents whose published level is at or above the year level of study. Past class statistics have indicated that most successful applicants have a mid to high 80s average over their two most competitive years. Consideration will be given to the most competitive two academic years, DAT scores and supplemental requirements. Overall academic performance (consistency, trend) and graduate education can also be used as selection criteria.

For applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree and who are in the final year of (or who have recently completed) a subsequent undergraduate degree, grades earned during the previous degree(s) will not be considered. The most recent degree must be equivalent to a four-year degree. Courses taken during the application cycle are not considered towards GPA.

Applicants are ranked on a compiled score. For more information about the elements in ranking please refer to the Admissions webpage. The quality of the applicant pool in which one is considered for entry could raise the minimum academic competitive level, and will determine the minimum thresholds.
A limited number of positions are available for international students who maintain their international status at graduation. Please see the International Applicants webpage for further details.

Special consideration will be given to applicants self-identify as Indigenous. Two positions are set aside each year for competitive applicants with official documentation of indigenous status or ancestral Indigenous origin. For more information, please visit the Indigenous Applicants webpage.

Scholastic Records
To be eligible for admission to Dentistry, applicants must

be in the final year of, or have successfully completed, an undergraduate degree program leading to a four-year undergraduate degree at a recognized university. Applicants in this category are advised that the following courses are mandatory: at least 0.5 laboratory course in organic chemistry and at least 0.5 course in biochemistry, and 1.0 course in human or mammalian physiology. It is to their advantage to have successfully completed 1.0 laboratory course in biology, chemistry and physics.

OR

be in the final year of, or have successfully completed, a graduate degree program at a recognized university. Graduate degree candidates must complete all requirements for their graduate degree (including a successful thesis defense, if applicable) by June 30th of the year of entry. It will be the students' responsibility to assure confirmation by their Faculty of Graduate Studies no later than June 30th that all requirements for the degree have been met. No deferred admission will be granted. Applicants in this category are advised that the following courses are mandatory: at least 0.5 laboratory course in organic chemistry, at least 0.5 course in biochemistry, and 1.0 course in human or mammalian physiology. It is to their advantage to have successfully completed 1.0 laboratory course in biology, chemistry, and physics.


Effective the application cycle beginning on October 1, 2017, applicants must meet the following criteria with respect to Scholastic Records:
To be eligible for admission to Dentistry, applicants must

be in the final year of, or have successfully completed, an undergraduate degree program leading to a four-year undergraduate degree at a recognized university. Applicants in this category are advised that the following courses are mandatory: at least 0.5 laboratory course in organic chemistry and at least 0.5 course in biochemistry, and 1.0 course in human or mammalian physiology. Successful completion of prerequisite courses for Dentistry Admissions requires a minimum grade of B or 74.5% based on the Ontario Medical Schools Application Services (OMSAS) scale for applicants studying at a Canadian university. If both a numeric grade and an alpha grade appear on the transcript, the number grade will be used.  Western will convert grades and averages for applicants who are not studying in a Canadian university based on grading practices and grading scale interpretation of institutions attended. It is also to their advantage to have successfully completed 1.0 laboratory course in biology, chemistry and physics

OR

be in the final year of, or have successfully completed, a graduate degree program at a recognized university. Graduate degree candidates must complete all requirements for their graduate degree (including a successful thesis defense, if applicable) by June 30th of the year of entry. It will be the students' responsibility to assure confirmation by their Faculty of Graduate Studies no later than June 30th that all requirements for the degree have been met. No deferred admission will be granted. Applicants in this category are advised that the following courses are mandatory: at least 0.5 laboratory course in organic chemistry, at least 0.5 course in biochemistry, and 1.0 course in human or mammalian physiology. Successful completion of prerequisite courses for Dentistry Admissions requires a minimum grade of B or 74.5% based on the Ontario Medical Schools Application Services (OMSAS) scale for applicants studying at a Canadian university. If both a numeric grade and an alpha grade appear on the transcript, the number grade will be used.  Western will convert grades and averages for applicants who are not studying in a Canadian university based on grading practices and grading scale interpretation of institutions attended. It is also to their advantage to have successfully completed 1.0 laboratory course in biology, chemistry, and physics.


Dental Aptitude Test Results
The Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), administered by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), taken within two years prior to the December 1 application deadline is a requirement for admission. The DAT is conducted on two occasions each academic year: February and November. Scores must come directly from the CDA to Schulich Dentistry to be considered valid. Schulich Dentistry utilizes the results of the last test written in the eligible time period.

Please note: only Dental Aptitude Tests incorporating the reading comprehension section fulfill Schulich Dentistry admissions requirements. It is this sectional score that is used in the decision concerning invitations for interview. For the past several years, a score of 18/30 or higher has been required in combination with competitive academic grades in applicants’ two most competitive years. This minimum score on the DAT is subject to change depending on the quality of the applicant pool in the given cycle.

Schulich Dentistry uses the Academic Average in its final selection process. This score is based on the scores achieved in the Reading Comprehension, Biology and Chemistry sections of the test.

Specific information and registration materials concerning the Canadian DAT are available on-line on the Canadian Dental Association website.

For Canadian and international students residing outside Canada, the results of the American Dental Association (ADA) Test (DAT) will be treated as equivalent to the results of the CDA DAT if the applicant has not been in Canada to write the CDA DAT in the two years prior to the application deadline. For information and application forms visit the American Dental Association’s website. DAT transcripts are kept on file for the duration of their eligibility.

Effective the application cycle beginning on October 1, 2017, applicants must meet the following criteria with respect to Dental Aptitude Test Results:
The Canadian Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), administered by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), taken within two years prior to the December 1 application deadline is a requirement for admission. The DAT is conducted on two occasions each academic year: February and November. Scores must come directly from the CDA to Schulich Dentistry to be considered valid. Schulich Dentistry utilizes the results of the last test written in the eligible time period.

Please note: only Dental Aptitude Tests incorporating the reading comprehension section fulfill Schulich Dentistry admissions requirements. All components of the DAT may be considered in the selection process, with the exception of the Manual Dexterity Test. For further information on the DAT and its use in the admission process at Schulich Dentistry, please see the Admissions Website.

Specific information and registration materials concerning the Canadian DAT are available on-line on the Canadian Dental Association website

For Canadian and international students residing outside Canada, the results of the American Dental Association (ADA) Test (DAT) will be treated as equivalent to the results of the CDA DAT if the applicant has not been in Canada to write the CDA DAT in the two years prior to the application deadline. For information and application forms visit the American Dental Association’s website. DAT transcripts are kept on file for the duration of their eligibility.

Other Elements of Application

Autobiographical Sketch & Personal Statement
Students are required to submit an Autobiographical Sketch & Personal Statement to identify and expand on academic and non-academic strengths, achievements, significant successes and disadvantages.

Interview
Selected applicants will be invited to attend a personal interview in order to be considered for admission. Interview invitations are based on undergraduate academic performance, DAT score, and non-scholastic achievements. Applicants will be interviewed by a panel of three, consisting of a dentist, a senior dental student and a community member.

English Language Proficiency
All students must satisfy Western's requirements for proficiency in English. Students whose mother tongue (first language) is not English may be required to write the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the Test of Written English (TWE), or equivalent. Additional information on this can be found on the International Applicants webpage.

Statement of Potential Health Risks and Immunization Requirements
Students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be required to care for persons with infectious diseases (including Hepatitis B and HIV) should they be assigned to them. Students accepted into the dentistry program will be sent complete documentation regarding health policies and immunization requirements. Documentation of immunization and tuberculin status will be required.

Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
All dental students will interact with vulnerable populations through the course of their academic programs. In recognition of the requirements of clinical agencies to ensure that dental students do not place vulnerable populations at risk, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry requires that all students provide, as a condition of their admission into the DDS and ITD programs, a current Police Records Check including a Vulnerable Sector (Position) Screening.

Dental Clinician Scientist Program
Deferred Admission to the undergraduate dental program may be offered to candidates who are accepted to a dentally-oriented graduate program leading to a PhD degree, at the commencement of that graduate program, following a determination of acceptability by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Schulich Dentistry. For more information, please visit the DCS webpage or contact the Admissions Coordinator at 519-661-3744.

Policy on Admission to Second Year
These regulations apply to students currently enrolled in approved undergraduate dental programs.

1. Admission beyond the second dental year is not permitted and admission to second dental year will be considered only if a vacancy exists for that year.
2. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
3. All students applying for admission to Dentistry whose mother tongue (first language) is not the English language will be required to prove their understanding of the English language. See "Proof of English Proficiency" in the Admission Requirements section.
4. Applicants to second dental year are not required to take the Dental Aptitude Test administered by the Canadian Dental Association.
5. Applicants who have been required to withdraw by a dental school for academic or other reasons will usually be ineligible for admission to second year.
6. Applicants to second year must satisfy the general admission requirements of Western and/or the transfer regulations adopted by Senate.
7. Applicants may be required to be present for an interview and/or submit letters of reference.
8. Graduates of non-accredited dental programs should consider taking the Internationally Trained Dentists Program.

 

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Application for Admission

Application to First Year Dentistry
Application for admission to first year must be made by completing the official on-line application form available in early October on the admissions page of the school website. The application deadline is December 1 for entry the following September.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Coordinator by Phone: 519-661-3744, by Fax: 519-850-2360, or by Email: admissions.dentistry@schulich.uwo.ca

Original supporting documents must be received no later than December 1. Academic documents not ordered through the on-line application form should be mailed to: Office of the Registrar, Professional Admissions - Dentistry, Room 3140, Western Student Services Building, Western University, London, Ontario N6A 5B8.

All applicants must:

• Submit to OUAC a completed on-line application form. The link to the application form is posted in early October on the Schulich Dentistry admissions page. The competition is open until the end of the deadline day – December 1. An Autobiographical Sketch & Personal Statement and a supplemental information form will be required as part of the application process.
• Arrange for the DAT official scores to be sent to Schulich Dentistry directly. (The Canadian Dental Association sends transcripts of applicants who have indicated they wish Schulich Dentistry to receive their scores at the time of the writing of the last eligible DAT for the current application cycle.)
• Arrange for any required documents (e.g. transcripts not available electronically, TOEFL, etc.) to be sent to the Registrar’s Office – Professional Admissions.

Academic Documentation
Official transcripts from EACH university, college or other post-secondary institution applicants have attended are required by the December 1 deadline. For those applicants currently enrolled in undergraduate studies, an official final transcript indicating degree conferred must be sent directly to Professional Admissions – Dentistry by June 30 of the year of entry.

Western students are not required to submit transcripts of their academic record at Western. However, we require official transcripts of all other post-secondary institutions attended. If applying from an Ontario University, students must request all transcripts through the Transcript Request section provided in the online application process. For those applicants who are not applying from an Ontario University, please request that all transcripts, in support of your application, be sent directly to Professional Admissions – Dentistry.

Graduate degree candidates must complete all requirements for their graduate degree (including a successful thesis defense, if applicable) by June 30th No extension of this deadline or deferral of admission will be granted.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that transcripts are forwarded by the applicable Registrar(s) in time to meet the deadline date, and to notify Western’s Professional Admissions office of any subsequent mark revisions on the transcript (this includes Western students).

If reapplying, please note that documents are not retained from year to year. Consequently, all required admissions documents will need to be resubmitted with each application.

Additional Documentation (if applicable)

• Applicants submitting academic documentation from outside Canada must provide official transcripts AND official detailed course outlines for any prerequisites.
• Proof of permanent resident status, in the form of a photocopy of the front and back of Permanent Resident card, is required. Canadian citizens do not need to submit proof of citizenship.
• If name change documents are required, a formal request will be sent.
• Proof of proficiency in English for applicants whose first language is not English.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the necessary transcripts or reports have been received by the Registrar's Office no later than the December 1 application deadline.

Application to Second Year
Application for admission to second year (advanced standing) must be made by completing the official application form accessible from the Second Year Transfer page of the admissions page of the Schulich Dentistry Admissions website: www.schulich.uwo.ca/dentistry/ddsadmissions

The application deadline for transfer into the program at the second year level is July 1 for entry in September of the same year.

Admission via transfer into the second year at Schulich Dentistry can be considered only if a vacancy exists for that year (spaces sometimes become available due to attrition). Admission beyond the second year of the DDS program is not permitted.

All transfer applicants must submit the following to the Dentistry Admissions office:

• A completed application form and accompanying application fee
• Official transcripts from each university, college or other post-secondary institution currently/previously attended (including Dental program currently enrolled in)
• Copies of course synopses of previous dental courses taken
• All applicable additional documentation

For further information, please contact the Admissions Coordinator by phone: 519-661-3744, by fax: 519-850-2360, or by email: admissions.dentistry@schulich.uwo.ca.

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Admissions Appeal Procedure

A first year applicant may request a review of the decision of the Admissions Committee, provided that such a request is based upon significant new information relating to the academic record and not previously available to the Admissions Committee. This request must be filed with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Admissions Office, no later than two weeks after the issuance of the original decision. A committee comprising of the Associate Dean, Admissions, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Director, Dentistry, and the Chair of Dentistry Admissions Committee will adjudicate the appeal and the decision of this committee will be final. No appeal mechanism exists for applicants to second year.

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The DDS Program for Internationally Trained Dentists (ITD)

Admission Requirements

Please note that the admission policy is reviewed annually and the admission requirements from previous years may not apply. The University reserves the right to review and change the admission requirements at any time, without notice.

Application to the DDS ITD Program is considered to be an application to the Schulich Dentistry Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Application must be made by completing and submitting the online Application Form available on the DDS ITD Program website. The non-refundable application fee and supporting documents must be mailed to the Schulich Dentistry Director’s Office.

All requests for information concerning the DDS ITD Program should be directed to the Program Co-Coordinator at the School of Dentistry. For more information, please see the ITD Program website.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for admission to the DDS ITD Program, candidates:

(a) Must have graduated from a minimum four-year University dental program which is not recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).
(b) Candidates must have Permanent Resident Status or Canadian Citizenship.
(c) Must have completed the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge (see http://www.ndeb.ca/) before the application deadline.
(d) Must have taken the TOEFL/IELTS English proficiency test within the last two years. See the English Language Proficiency section below.
(e) Must submit a completed online application form, and send in all supporting documents as indicated on the ITD Program website, including the application fee, postmarked no later than the posted deadline date.
(f) Must have proof of name change if submitting documents in a name other than is shown on the application form.

English Language Proficiency
Proof of English proficiency can be achieved in one of the following ways:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). See the ITD Program website for minimum required scores.

OR

The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). See the ITD Program website for minimum required scores.

OR

Successful completion of four (4) years of full-time Canadian high school education in English. (Notarized transcripts must be submitted.)

It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit proof of English proficiency, as stated above, to the ITD Program Office.

Admission
Applicants who have been required to withdraw by a dental school for academic or other reasons will normally be ineligible for admission to the DDS ITD Program.

Upon acceptance to the DDS ITD Program, the applicant MUST obtain a credential evaluation of degrees and diplomas (Document-by-Document Report) through World Education Services (WES). WES can be contacted at 1-866-343-0700, or see www.wes.org/ca for more information. If candidates are unable to have credentials validated to the satisfaction of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the offer of admission will be withdrawn.

Candidates accepted into the DDS ITD Program and intending to register are required to submit a non-refundable deposit.

Each student is required to maintain a valid certificate in Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR_HCP) & First Aid throughout the two years of the program.

Students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be required to care for persons with infectious diseases (including Hepatitis B and HIV) should they be assigned to them. Students accepted into the ITD program will be sent complete documentation regarding health status policies and immunization requirements. Documentation of immunization and tuberculin status will be required.

All dental students will interact with vulnerable populations through the course of their academic programs. In recognition of the requirements of clinical agencies to ensure that dental students do not place vulnerable populations at risk, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry requires that all students provide, as a condition of their admission into the DDS and DDS ITD programs, a current Police Records Check including Vulnerable Sector (Position) Screening.

Tuition fees for the ITD Program vary from year to year. Current fees can be found on the Office of the Registrar website at http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/.

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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

The admission process also involves the completion of a two-day Schulich Dentistry Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). The top 100 applicants, as determined by the ITD Program Committee, will be invited to this assessment. The applicants are selected based on the results of the English language test scores and the NDEB Assessment of Fundamental Knowledge results. Applicants meeting the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed an invitation to the PLA. Interviews will be held following the PLA for the highest-ranked applicants. The purpose of the PLA is to ensure that applicants are at the same knowledge level and skill as the DDS students entering their third year of the DDS Program. The decision of the School of Dentistry concerning admission to the DDS ITD Program is final. No appeal mechanism exists.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Dentistry

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EDUCATION - ADMISSION

Admission Requirements

Admission to all Faculty of Education programs is competitive; fulfillment of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission is based primarily on relevant course work (undergraduate and graduate) and on academic standing (undergraduate only). Experiential qualifications are considered in the final phase of the selection process.

Applicants with 4-year degrees (or the equivalent in course work) receive preference in the admissions process. A 4-year degree provides for increased flexibility in program and future career choices.

Upon successful completion of the B.Ed. program, graduates are recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for certification.

Aboriginal Access Program
Aboriginal candidates who meet the minimum admission requirements will be given special consideration in the application process. In accordance with the Constitution Act, 1982, an Aboriginal candidate is an Indian, Inuit or Métis person of Canada. Applicants who wish to be considered through the Aboriginal Access program must provide proof of native status (such as a copy of status card or letter from the band). Aboriginal Access applicants are invited to contact the Teacher Education Office at the Faculty of Education for further information.

English Language Proficiency
For admission to the Faculty of Education, all applicants must:

a) speak English as a first language;

OR

b) provide documentation confirming at least three years of full-time study (or the equivalent in part-time study) in an accredited university or college where the language of instruction and of examination was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English;

OR

c) provide an official statement of results on one of the tests of English language proficiency listed below; the statement is required before an offer of admission can be made, and must indicate at least the following levels of proficiency:

i) Test of Oral Proficiency (TOP) with a minimum score of 46 and Test of Written Proficiency (TWE) with a minimum score of 46; OR
ii) TOEFL with a score of 250 computer-based including a minimum score of 55 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE); 103 internet-based including a speaking score of 28 and a writing score of 28; OR
iii) MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) with a minimum score of 90 and at least 4 on the oral interview; OR
iv) IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7 including at least 6.5 in reading and speaking and at least 7 in writing and speaking.

Candidates who, after admission, show an inadequate command of spoken or written English will be required to improve their proficiency to the Faculty's satisfaction. Candidates may be asked to withdraw from the program if their inadequate command of English interferes with their ability to communicate effectively in the classroom or during the practicum.

Police Record Check
Neither Western University nor the Faculty of Education requires a Police Record Check as a condition of admission. However, a Police Record Check which includes Vulnerable Position Screening and is acceptable to the school boards with which we place Teacher Candidates is required before you can be placed in a school for a practicum. If information appears on your police record check that is unacceptable to school boards, you will not be able to be placed for a practicum and will be required to withdraw from the program.

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Minimum Requirements for Application to the B.Ed. Program

All the following conditions must be met when an application is submitted to the Faculty of Education:

• You must be on track to complete your program of study from an acceptable undergraduate degree program at an accredited university by August 31st in the year in which you wish to register in the Faculty of Education. The degree must be conferred no later than the Fall of that year.
• You must have successfully completed the equivalent of 10 full university credits at the time of application. Transfer credits from community colleges or CEGEP courses cannot be considered. Preference is given to applicants who have attained four-year degrees with the equivalent of 20 full credits.
• You must have a minimum average of 70% in your best 10 full undergraduate credits, or the equivalent. As well, if you are applying to a Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior program, you must have a minimum average of 70% in those credits which support your teaching subjects. Courses taken after August in the year of registration can be counted in support of program requirements, but cannot be included in the calculation of the overall and teaching subject averages. List these and other credits which will be completed to meet final degree requirements in the TEAS application form.

By mid-September each year a common application form is available for all faculties of education in Ontario from The Teacher Education Application Service, Ontario Universities' Application Centre. (See Application Procedures).

Candidates with acceptable standing at accredited degree-granting institutions may be considered for admission provided that the content of studies completed is equivalent in content to the courses offered by Western, and to the requirements of the program to which the student has applied. The university will review other candidates on an individual basis. Admission in all cases is competitive.

Minimum qualifications for admission to the following B.Ed. programs are summarized below.

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Primary/Junior Program (JK-Grade 6) and Junior/Intermediate Program (Grades 4-10)

Applicants who have completed at least one- half undergraduate or graduate credit in four or more of the following areas receive preference in the admissions process: English*, Fine Arts**, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science/Humanities (Canadian History/Geography preferred). Applicants must have an acceptable baccalaureate degree with an overall "B" average (70%).

*English: Courses in English culture; linguistics, writing for business and scientists, and academic and university essay writing courses are not acceptable as background courses.

**Fine Arts includes dance, drama, music, and visual arts.

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Teaching Subjects for the Junior/Intermediate Program (Grades 4-10)

Applicants to the Junior/Intermediate program must select one teaching subject area: Music (Vocal or Instrumental), or Religious Studies for Catholic Schools, or French.

French: See next section

Music (Vocal): Credits should include at least one choral or vocal techniques course, one choral conducting course, and one music theory course

Music (Instrumental): Credits used to support this teaching subject should include at least one instrumental conducting course, several minor instrument courses in woodwinds, brass and percussion, and one music theory course.

Religious Education: Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Religious Education: Old and New Testament studies, Catholic Church teachings in morality and social justice, sacraments, sexuality and marriage in the Catholic tradition, and Vatican II theology. Religious Education is offered as a teaching subject only for Roman Catholic schools; practicum in this subject area will occur only in Roman Catholic elementary schools.

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Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate French

For admission to French as either a first or second teaching subject, applicants must possess oral and written fluency in French and a thorough knowledge of grammar. Normally, five full French courses (or the equivalent), at least two of which should be language courses, are required. One or more full course equivalents in French literature is desirable for those hoping to teach in French-immersion settings. Fluent French speakers who do not have university-level French courses may apply for special consideration. The Faculty of Education reserves the right to test candidates to ensure they meet the required standard.

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Intermediate/Senior Program (Grades 7 to 12)

Applicants to the Intermediate/Senior program must select two teaching subjects from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Family Studies, French, Geography, Health & Physical Education, History, Law, Mathematics, Music (Instrumental), Music (Vocal), Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Religious Education for Catholic Schools, Science (General), Social Studies (General). Not all teaching subject combinations are available every year. Consult the Faculty of Education website for further information.

Applicants who have completed the minimum requirements toward both teaching options at the time of application receive preference during the admissions process. Minimum admission requirements are:

a) an acceptable baccalaureate degree with an overall "B" average (70%);
b) five full undergraduate or graduate level courses with a minimum average of "B" (70%), or the equivalent, to support the first teaching option
c) three full undergraduate or graduate level courses with a minimum average of "B" (70%), or the equivalent, to support the second teaching option

Requirements and Exceptions:

English: Courses in English culture; linguistics, and writing for business and scientists; academic and university essay writing are not acceptable in support of English as a teaching subject.

Family Studies: Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Family Studies as a first or second teaching subject: Child and Family Development, Housing and Interior Design, Clothing and Textiles, Foods and Nutrition, Family Resource Management (Consumer Economics).

French: For admission to French as either a first or second teaching subject, applicants must possess oral and written fluency in French and a thorough knowledge of grammar. Normally, five full French courses (or the equivalent), at least two of which should be language courses, are required. One or more full course equivalents in French literature is desirable for those hoping to teach in French-immersion settings. Fluent French speakers who do not have university-level French courses may apply for special consideration. The Faculty of Education reserves the right to test candidates to ensure they meet the required standard.

Geography: Applicants with course credits in Canadian Geography receive preference for admission to Geography as a first or second teaching subject.

Health & Physical Education: Applicants with three or more activity course credits receive preference for admission to HPE as a first or second teaching subject.

History: Applicants with course credits in Canadian History receive preference for admission to History as a first or second teaching subject.
Mathematics: Applicants with at least one full course credit in senior Mathematics receive preference for admission to Math as a first or second teaching subject.

Music: Candidates may select either Instrumental Music or Vocal Music as a teaching option, but not both.

Music (Instrumental): Credits used to support this teaching subject should include at least one instrumental conducting course, several minor instrument courses in woodwinds, brass and percussion, and one music theory course.

Music (Vocal): Credits used to support this teaching subject should include at least one choral or vocal techniques course, one choral conducting course, and one music theory course.

Religious Education: Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Religious Education as a first or second teaching subject: Old and New Testament studies, Catholic Church teachings in morality and social justice, sacraments, sexuality and marriage in the Catholic tradition, and Vatican II theology. Religious Education is offered as a teaching subject only for Roman Catholic Schools; student teaching in this subject area will occur only in Roman Catholic Secondary Schools.

Science-General: Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Science General as a first or second teaching subject: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science, Physics.

Social Studies-General: A full credit in each of the following areas is preferred: Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology. This is an optional subject in the secondary school curriculum, and entry to this teaching subject is limited. Applicants are advised to select this as a second teaching subject only.

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Graduates with a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Education

For admission to the Faculty of Education, students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Music Education AND must meet all other requirements for the specific program to which they are applying. Those requirements are outlined above.

Guaranteed Admission to the Faculty of Education
Guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education is offered for students in Vocal Music and Instrumental Music at the Junior/Intermediate (JI) level and for students in Vocal or Instrumental Music at the Intermediate/Senior (IS) level. (Students seeking admission to the Faculty of Education for the Primary/Junior level should follow the standard application process.) Guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education requires a minimum cumulative weighted average of 75% in Music courses, a 70% average in courses applicable to the second teachable subject for those applying to the I/S program, and no mark below 60% in any course. Meeting these graduation requirements guarantees acceptance by the Faculty of Education at Western, with Music as a teachable subject in either the JI or IS program. Students who fall short of these requirements may still meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Education and may apply to the Faculty of Education on that basis, although admission is not guaranteed.

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Guaranteed Admission of Graduates from Bresica University College

Guaranteed Admission of Graduates from Brescia University College, Honors Specialization, Specialization and Major in French Studies Programs
Guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education is offered to Brescia University College students interested in teaching at the Junior/Intermediate level with French as a teaching subject or at the Intermediate/Senior with a first teaching subject in French.

Students interested in teaching at the Primary/Junior level should apply to the Faculty of Education through the regular process.

Application Requirements/Process:
Guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education requires a minimum cumulative average of 75% or above in French courses. Applicants to the Intermediate/Senior program must also have a 70% average in courses applicable to the second teaching subject. Applicants to the Junior/Intermediate program must also have completed at least a half credit in at least four of the following areas: English, Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science/Humanities.

Meeting these requirements guarantees acceptance to the Faculty of Education at Western, with French as a teaching subject in either the J/I or I/S program. Students who fall short of these requirements but still meet basic requirements for admission may still apply to the Faculty of Education, although admission is not guaranteed.

Complete the Brescia Faculty of Education – Application form during Year 2 or Year 3. Please review the application form for specific requirements.

Students must also apply using the TEAS application on the Ontario Universities Application Centre by the stated deadline.

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Guaranteed Admission of Graduates from King's University College

Guaranteed Admission of Graduates from King’s University College, Catholic Studies for Teachers Program
Guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education is offered to Kings University College students interested in teaching at the Junior/Intermediate level with Religious Education as a teaching subject or at the Intermediate/Senior level with a first teaching subject in Religious Education.

Students interested in teaching at the Primary/Junior level should apply to the Faculty of Education through the regular process.

Application Requirements/Process:
Guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education requires an average of 75% in the courses required for the BA (Honors) in Catholic Studies for Teachers, and the courses applicable to the second teaching subject for those applying to the I/S program, with no mark below 60% in any course. Applicants to the J/I program must also have successfully completed a half university credit or more in four, five or six of the following areas: English, Fine Arts, Health & Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science/Humanities.

Meeting the graduation requirements for Kings’ BA (Honors) in Catholic Studies for Teachers program, along with other Faculty of Education requirements as noted above, will guarantee acceptance into the Faculty of Education at Western, with Religious Education as a teaching subject in either the J/I or I/S program. Students who fall short of these requirements but still meet basic requirements for admission may still apply to the Faculty of Education, although admission is not guaranteed.

Complete the Catholic Studies for Teachers Application form during Year 2 or Year 3. Please review the application form for specific requirements.

Students must also apply using the TEAS application on the Ontario Universities Application Centre by the stated deadline.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Education

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ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE ADMISSION PROGRAM

All students satisfying the following conditions will be guaranteed acceptance to their program of choice in second year within the Faculty of Engineering.

Students admitted directly to Western’s Faculty of Engineering on the basis of an Ontario, Out-of-Province, or International High School Diploma:

Students must have achieved both a minimum 85% mid-year and final admission average, including prerequisites for the Faculty of Engineering as calculated by Western’s Admission Office.

AND

Students must successfully complete all requirements for the first-year Engineering program with at least a 80% year weighted average on a full course load.

 

Academic Handbook, Admissions, Engineering Excellence Admission Program

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY (ADMISSION)

English Language Proficiency (Admission Requirement)
All students applying for undergraduate admission whose first language is not English will be required to write one of the following English proficiency tests or successfully complete English language programs to the level indicated in lieu of tests as indicated below:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE) or the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT). The minimum score required on the TOEFL is 580 on the paper-based with a 5 on the TWE, and 88 on the internet-based tests with a score of 22 in speaking, reading and writing and 20 in listening.
www.etscanada.ca
Western’s Institution code number is 0984

The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). A minimum overall score of 85 is required with no score less than 80.
www.cambridgemichigan.org

The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). A minimum overall band score of 7.0 is required with no part less than 6.5.
www.ielts.org

The CanTEST. A minimum overall score of 4.5 is required with no part less than 4.0.
www.olbi.uottawa.ca/CanTEST
Email: cantest@uOttawa.ca

The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). A minimum overall score of 70 is required with no part less than 60.
www.cael.ca
Email: cael@carleton.ca

The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). A minimum overall score of 58 is required with no score less than 56.
http://pearsonpte.com/

The University may use discretion when considering applicants whose scores do not meet the above minimum scores and where there is further evidence of English proficiency.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit proof of English proficiency, as stated above, to the Admissions Office before an offer of admission can be made. Proficiency in English is required of all students.
Also see ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY (for assignment of grades).

English Language Programs Aaccepted in Lieu of English Proficiency Tests

High-Advanced Level at The English Language Centre at Western University
Successful completion of the High-Advanced level at The English Language Centre through the Faculty of Education at Western University may be used as proof of English language proficiency. For more information visit www.englishlanguage.uwo.ca.

Level Ten – Fanshawe College EAP Program
Successful completion of Level 10 of the Fanshawe College English for Academic Purposes Program (ESL4) with no final grade lower than an “A” (80%) may be used as proof of English language proficiency. For more information visit: www.fanshawec.ca/programs-courses/international/english-second-language-esl.

Level "D" Cultureworks ESL Program
Successful completion of the level "D" of the English as a Second Language Program at CultureWorks may be used as proof of English language proficiency. For more information visit: http://cultureworkstheschool.com/.

English Language Proficiency Requirements For Candidates For the Bachelor of Education (BEd) Degree
See www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/admission/after3years_education.pdf.

English Language Proficiency Requirements For Admission to Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Students applying for admission to undergraduate Nursing programs must satisfy criteria for English Proficiency, as outlined below:

English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students applying for admission to undergraduate Nursing programs must satisfy one of the following criteria:

English as a first language,
OR
At least four recent years of full-time study in an educational institution where the language of instruction was entirely in English and was located in a country where the first language is English,
OR
The required level of proficiency on an acceptable test of English language and an acceptable test of spoken English.

Acceptable Tests and Scores:

    • TOEFL: Paper-based 580; Computer-based 237 and TSE (Test of Spoken English) 50 or greater; Internet-based - total score of 92-93, with 22-24 in writing, 26 in speaking, 20 in reading, and 20 in listening.
    • MELAB: 90, with at least 4 on the oral interview.
    • IELTS: 7, with at least 6.5 in reading and listening, and at least 7 in writing and speaking.

Students who, after admission, show an inadequate command of spoken or written English must improve their proficiency to the School’s satisfaction. Students may be asked to withdraw from the program if their inadequate command of English interferes with their ability to provide professional services.

Fanshawe College/Huron College Bridging Program For Admission
Effective September 1, 1995, Huron College will accept as a basis of admission, successful completion of the Fanshawe College/Huron College Bridging Program as an alternative to the English Language Proficiency Requirement for international students.

Academic Handbook, Admission, English Proficiency

 

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GENERAL POLICIES ON APPLICATION AND ADMISSION DEADLINES

Admission Application Deadline
The application deadline for full-time general undergraduate admission is:
    • March 1 for CEGEP applicants to full-time undergraduate studies
    • March 1 - Early consideration for full-time first year studies for the Fall/Winter term
    • May 15 for Applicants residing outside Canada
    • June 1 for all other applicants to full-time undergraduate programs (with the exception of professional schools and programs)

Admission Deadlines For Diploma and Certificate Programs
For admission deadlines of diploma and certificate programs offered by Western Continuing Studies, please consult wcs.uwo.ca

Part-Time Admission Deadlines
The deadlines for part-time admission are:

Spring/Summer:
    Distance Studies: March 1
    Evening - Intersession: March 1
    Summer Day: May 1

Fall/Winter:
    Day - Evening - On-Campus - Distance Studies: July 1

 

Academic Handbook, Admission, Deadlines

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INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Requirements

Qualifications other than those listed may be considered on an individual basis by the Office of the Registrar provided they are equivalent to the standing required for admission to the first year level at this University.

  1. Applicants seeking admission on the basis of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) must submit three distinct A-Level (or four distinct AS-Level) traditional academic subjects with grades of A and/or B for admission consideration. General Paper is not acceptable. Applied Advanced Level subjects are not an ideal preparation for our programs.
  2. Students who receive a 'B' grade on final GCE Advanced level exams will receive advanced standing credit for those courses approved by the appropriate faculty.
  3. Specific prerequisite courses are required for admission to some faculties/programs. Pre-requisites must be presented at the Advanced or Advanced Subsidiary Level; however, some programs may consider IGCSE/GCSE/Ordinary Level results with a grade of ‘B’ or above to satisfy prerequisites.

Submission of five IGCSE/GCSE/Ordinary Level academic subjects or equivalent is required as reference for past academic success.

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International Baccalaureate

The minimal requirements for admission of candidates offering an International Baccalaureate are as follows:

  1. successful completion of the International Baccalaureate
  2. pass in a minimum of six subjects of which at least three must be at the higher level
  3. a grade total of 24. Additional points, to a maximum of 3, will be awarded for the successful completion of the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge portion of the diploma requirement.
  4. no mark can be less than four


Offers of Early Provisional Admission are granted to Canadian citizens or permanent residents registered in an International Baccalaureate school located in Canada or abroad on the basis of interim grades (a grade total of 24) in the final year of an International Baccalaureate program in a manner consistent with the International Student policy.

Applicants who have successfully completed the International Baccalaureate with grade total of at least 24 and a score of 5 or better in the Higher level examinations are eligible for consideration of advanced standing, both specific and non-specific, in senior level subjects.

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International Students

Admissions Guide for International Students

The current listing of minimum admission requirements to undergraduate programs from foreign countries is maintained by the Office of the Registrar. For admission requirements of international applicants, please refer to the list here: http://www.welcome.uwo.ca/admissions/admission_requirements/international_secondary_school/index.html .

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United States

Students graduating with high standing from Grade 12 of an accredited High School in the United States are eligible to apply for admission to first year. Grade 12 subjects (at least four of which must be academic subjects) should be selected in accordance with first - year program requ irements. A minimum SAT score of 1 , 19 0 overall in Evidence Based Reading and Writing , and Math, or a minimum composite ACT score of 24, and a minimum Grade 12 average of 80% or equivalent GPA as calculated by Western is required for admission cons ideration.

Upgrading in certain subjects prior to or in first year may be required for progression into a specific module in second year. Students in good standing in a university year beyond the Grade 12 level are eligible to apply for admission and may receive transfer credits. Students who achieve a minimum grade of 4 out of 5 on the final Advanced Placement examinations will receive transfer credit to a maximum of two credits, as evaluated by the appropriate faculty. Note that some Advanced Placement courses are not transferable to Western.

Academic Handbook, Admission, International Applicants

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LAW - ADMISSION

Admission into First Year

A. First Year
There are two categories for admission into first year, General and Discretionary. The Admission Committee - comprising the Assistant Deans, faculty members and third year law students will decide how many offers to make in each category. In no case will the number of students admitted in the Discretionary category exceed 25% of the class.

Deadlines for First-Year Applicants
Application and Transcripts - November 1 for studies commencing the following September.

Last LSAT score accepted - February test for studies commencing the following September.

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General and Discretionary Categories

General Category
Normally, at least a three-year undergraduate degree is required, although the majority of admitted students will have a four-year degree. A competitive candidate will have an overall average of A- (80% - 84%) (GPA 3.7), and an LSAT score above the 80th percentile. The Admissions Committee considers the highest LSAT score and cumulative GPA but gives greater weight to the last two full years of undergraduate university study.

The Admissions Committee considers factors other than grades and LSAT scores, including employment, personal achievements, and success in community and public service, business, athletics, or the arts. A full course load throughout the candidate’s academic career, enrolment in honors programs, research and writing experience and graduate work are also very positive factors.

Discretionary Categories
All applicants who apply in one of three discretionary categories (Aboriginal, Access, or Mature) must provide evidence confirming the basis of their application. Three years of full-time (or equivalent) undergraduate university study is required for candidates applying in the Aboriginal or Access categories and a minimum of two years of full-time (or equivalent) undergraduate university study is required for Mature candidates. The Admissions Committee may interview applicants in the discretionary categories.

Aboriginal
The Faculty of Law recognizes that members of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities are not represented adequately within the legal profession and, therefore, strongly encourages applications from these groups. Aboriginal candidates may be admitted unconditionally, or subject to the successful completion of the Summer Native Law Program at the University of Saskatchewan. Upon successful completion of the program, credit will be given for Property Law. A competitive candidate will have an overall average of B+ (78% /- GPA 3.3) and an LSAT score above the 60th percentile.

Access
Access applicants are those whose academic performance was affected by a proven disadvantage that may include, but is not limited to, cultural, financial, medical or physical or a learning disability. Candidates must describe how the disadvantage has affected their academic record, and provide supporting references and documentation. Applicants with disabilities should provide full documentation from qualified professionals on their disability and its effect on their academic record or LSAT score. A competitive candidate will have an overall average of B+ (78% - GPA 3.3) and an LSAT score above the 65th percentile.

Mature
Mature candidates must have at least five years of non-university experience since leaving high school, and must have attended university for two years or possess a university degree. A competitive candidate will have an overall average of B+ (78% / GPA 3.3) and an LSAT score above the 65th percentile.

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Extended-Time JD Program

The Extended-Time JD Program is available to students who have been admitted to the JD Program. The program is designed for students who cannot manage a full-time program. Application to the Extended-Time JD Program should be made at the same time as the application for admission to first year law.

Applicants are required to meet the existing admissions criteria. In addition, all applicants must establish that it would be very difficult to attend law school full-time because of family responsibilities, health issues, disabilities, financial necessity, or other special circumstances. A statement outlining why a student may not be able to carry a full course load should be included in the Personal Statement.

Incoming first-year students in the Extended-Time JD Program are required to take Orientation to Law and the Legal System, Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, and two core courses.

Students in the Extended-Time JD Program are required to complete the program within six years. Students will be allowed to transfer to full-time attendance and full-time students who meet the eligibility criteria will be allowed to transfer into the extended time program.

Extended time students are eligible for any entry scholarships or bursaries that are not restricted to full-time students, as well as any prizes or awards in individual courses.

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Candidates from Accredited Degree-Granting Institutions

Candidates with acceptable standing at accredited degree-granting institutions may be considered for admission provided that the content of studies completed is equivalent in content to the courses offered by Western, and to the requirements of the program to which the student has applied. The university will review other candidates on an individual basis. Admission in all cases is competitive.

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Admission to Second and Third Year

B. Admission to Second and Third Year
There are three categories of applicants for admission to second or third year: Transfer, Advanced Standing and Letter of Permission. All upper-year applicants apply to the Faculty of Law through the Ontario Law School Application Service. An LSAT is required for all upper-year applicants.

The Faculty of Law does not admit National Committee of Accreditation candidates.

A major consideration in the admissions decision is the availability of places in the Faculty.

Applicants seeking admission to the second or third year of the program must submit: complete official transcripts of all university work undertaken; the results of the LSAT; and two letters of reference from the applicant's law professors. Official transcripts must be sent directly from each university attended by the applicant to the Ontario Law School Application Service.

Deadline for Second Year Applicants:
Application and transcripts - May 1 for studies commencing the following September.

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Transfer Applicants

Students currently enrolled in the first year at another Canadian law school may be admitted to the second year of the program as transfer students. If admitted, applicants who successfully complete the last two years of the program will be eligible to receive the Juris Doctor (JD) from Western University. Given the limited number of spaces that are available, consideration will be given to the best qualified applicants and those applicants who, for compassionate reasons, seek a transfer to Western University.

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Advanced Standing

Students who have successfully completed part or all of their legal education outside Canada may be considered for admission with advanced standing. Except in extraordinary circumstances, a student will not receive more than one year's advanced standing. If admitted, students will be required to satisfy the program requirements of the Faculty. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible for the degree of Juris Doctor (JD) from Western University.

The granting of advanced standing and the extent of credit to be given are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

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Letter of Permission

Students currently enrolled at a Canadian law school can apply to study for one academic year at Western on a letter of permission. Typically, these requests are made by second-year students, seeking to study at Western in their third year.

Transcripts should be sent directly from the undergraduate institution and law school to Student Services (Admissions), Faculty of Law, Western University, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7

Students who have been granted permission to register on a letter of permission do not receive the Juris Doctor degree from Western University.

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Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

C. Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
The Law School Admission Test is required for all applicants, although the LSAT need not have been written before applying.

For first-year applicants, the February LSAT is the latest acceptable test session for admission the following September; and

For upper-year applicants, the June LSAT is the latest acceptable test session for admission the following September.

Details about the LSAT, including registering for the test, may be found at www.lsac.org.

Test centres are located in major cities in Canada and the United States, as well as in many other countries. The test is usually given four times a year in most Canadian Centres - in June, October, December and February.

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English Requirements

D. English Requirements
Each student granted admission to Western must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language are required to achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following tests:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE). This test is offered on several dates in a number of places in Canada, the United States and elsewhere. The TOEFL/TWE Bulletin of Information and registration material may be obtained from:

Test of English as a Foreign Language
Box 899-R
Princeton, New Jersey
08541, USA
http://www.ets.org/toefl

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). This test is offered in Canada, the United States and elsewhere. Arrangements can be made by contacting:

The English Language Institute
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
48104, USA
http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/melab

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). This test is offered in British Council Offices outside Canada and the United States. Arrangements can be made by contacting the British Council Office or:

The IELTS Liaison Officer
British Council
10 Spring Gardens
London, England
SW1A 2BN
http://www.ielts.org

It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit proof of English proficiency, as stated above, to the Admissions Office before an offer of admission can be made.

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Admission Procedure

A. Application Procedure
All Ontario law school applications are processed through the Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS). For full details about the application process and the Faculty of Law’s specific requirements please consult the OLSAS Instruction Booklet, available at: www.ouac.on.ca/olsas

Ontario Law School Application Service
Ontario Universities' Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 5E2
Telephone: 519-823-1063
Fax: 519-823-5232
E-mail: olsas@ouac.on.ca
Web: www.ouac.on.ca/olsas


The completed common application form must be received by OLSAS on or before November 1 11:59 pm EST for first year and on or before May 1 11:59 pm EST for second or third year for studies commencing the following September.

For further information, please contact the admission office.

Faculty of Law
Room 222 - Josephine Spencer Niblett Building
Western University
London, ON N6A 3K7 519-661-3347
lawapp@uwo.ca
http://www.law.uwo.ca

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JD/HBA Combined Degree Program

Admission to the Combined Program
Students must apply to the Faculty of Law for admission to the combined program. They may apply after they have been admitted to the HBA program until May 1 following completion of HBA1. Early applicants may be granted conditional admission. All applicants must meet Faculty of Law admission requirements. To be eligible for the combined program, students must have a cumulative, weighted average of 80.0% in HBA1. In addition, candidates must meet the minimum LSAT requirement established by the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee.

Entrance into the combined degree program is competitive and limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a position in the combined program.

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JD/MBA Combined Degree Program

Description
The combined JD/MBA program is administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Faculty of Law by the two Program Directors, one of whom is appointed by the Business School and the other by the Faculty of Law. This combined program is designed for students who envision a career in those areas where business and law interact, and has a maximum enrolment of 10% of the MBA class entering in the spring cohort. The program allows students to complete both the JD and MBA degrees in three academic years instead of the normal four years required if the JD and MBA degrees are taken separately.

Admission
Applicants to the combined program must apply separately for admission to the JD and the MBA programs by the deadlines established for the Faculty of Law (November 1) and the Richard Ivey School of Business. A joint committee appointed by the Faculty of Law and the Richard Ivey School of Business decides whether applicants who are admitted to both programs and who have indicated that they wish to be considered for the combined program will be admitted to it. An applicant may seek admission to the combined program either when applying for admission to the two individual programs or during the first year of the JD program. However, as enrolment is limited, students who apply to enter the program after completion of the first year of the JD program have no assurance that they will be admitted to the combined program

Application Information
A completed application for admission to the JD/MBA program consists of three parts:

1. An application to the Faculty of Law for admission to the JD program.

DEADLINE* FEBRUARY 1.

2. An application to the Richard Ivey School of Business for admission to the MBA program.
Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree.

DEADLINE* JULY 1 (for applicants in Canada and the United States)

MAY 15 (for applicants outside Canada and the United States)

3. An application to the JD/MBA program.

DEADLINE* APRIL 1.

Application forms for the joint program are available from the Admissions Officer of the Richard Ivey School of Business and should be submitted to that School.

The only entry date for the JD, MBA or JD/MBA programs is in September of each year.

There are two possible routes leading to a completed application for the JD/MBA program. An applicant may submit all three applications prior to first year, meeting all deadlines above. Alternatively, an applicant may submit an application for admission to first year studies in either the JD or MBA program and, if admitted, submit the remaining applications during that year. However, as enrolment is limited, students who apply to enter the program after the completion of one year in either the JD or MBA program have no assurance that they will be admitted to the joint program.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Law

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MATURE STUDENT APPLICANTS

Admission to first year programs is limited and competitive. Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic admission requirements may be eligible for consideration as mature students when they:

  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application,
  • will be at least 21 years of age in the calendar year in which admission is sought,
  • do not have an academic basis of admission (applicants having previously attended a university will be reviewed under University Transfer Regulations),
  • have not normally been in full-time attendance at an educational institution within the previous four years,
  • have achieved at least a "C" (60%) standing in any academic work attempted within the previous four years.


Mature applicants are normally considered for part-time admission (maximum of 3.0 courses between September and April). Full-time enrolment may be necessary, when preparing for admission consideration to professional programs such as Dentistry and Medicine.

Applicants for full-time admission must submit a letter indicating why they feel they may be successful in university studies and what they wish to gain from the experience and why full-time admission is necessary. Letters should include information relevant to candidates' academic goals, career ambitions or plans, and past work experience. Part-Time applicants may also be required to submit similar documentation in support of their applications.

Notes

  • Notwithstanding the above requirements, applicants who believe that they have a strong case for admission to a first year program at Western are encouraged to submit an application for admission together with supporting documentation and letters of reference.
  • Applicants admitted as Mature Students must obtain academic counselling from the academic counsellor of their faculty, program, or the Mature Student Advisor prior to their initial registration.
  • If the application for admission and the supporting documentation provided by the applicant do not indicate a reasonable probability for success in university studies, the applicant will be denied admission. Further consideration will be through the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the Dean of the applicant's faculty whose decision will be final.
  • All mature students continue to have mandatory academic counselling by their Faculty, Program or the Mature Student Advisor (in consultation with the Faculty).
  • Counselling by the Student Development Centre in areas such as learning skills and effective writing is strongly recommended.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Mature Applicants

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MD PROGRAM - ADMISSION

Admission Requirements

Application for Admission
Registration Deadline: To apply to the MD Program at Schulich, all applicants must register for an account with OMSAS by the second week of September. Online applications are obtained from the OMSAS website, and must be submitted by the stated deadlines. Please refer to the OMSAS website for more information, including “Important Dates”.

Admission Requirements
Please note that the admission policy is reviewed annually and the admission requirements from previous years may not apply. The University reserves the right to review and change the admission requirements at any time, without notice.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding education within a research-intensive environment, where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially-responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.

The Doctor of Medicine Program runs simultaneously from two campuses: London, Ontario and Windsor, Ontario (at the University of Windsor). Each year a portion of the admitted class will complete all of their academic studies at the Schulich Medicine - Windsor Campus and graduate from Western University. The Windsor Campus is a partnership between Western University, The University of Windsor, and the London and Windsor hospitals. The Windsor campus builds on the strength of clerkship training provided in Windsor through the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program.

Applicants invited for an interview will have an opportunity to indicate their location of preference. When a location reaches its enrollment limit, successful applicants will be offered admission to the available location. All applicants will be processed by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and will be subject to the same entry criteria.

Financial Support
Each year over $5 million in scholarships, awards and bursary funding is distributed to assist medical students in greatest financial need. Within Schulich Medicine, there are Schulich Scholarships awarded annually ($25,000/year for four years) as well as several endowment funds available for disbursement as scholarships/bursaries and awards. In addition, there are other university-based awards issued by Western University, as well as loans through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Through these and other measures, Schulich aspires to have financial considerations never act as a barrier to any student wishing to study Medicine at this school.

Admission Requirements
Enrollment is limited. Admission to the Doctor of Medicine Program is highly competitive and possessing the minimum requirements does not ensure an interview or acceptance. Individuals satisfying the following requirements are eligible to apply for admission to the first year of the program. Note that failure to be aware of the admission requirements does not constitute a ground for appeal. Individuals must satisfy the following requirements to be considered for admission to the first year of the four-year MD program in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry:

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Degree Requirements

Applicants must have a four-year degree from a recognized university. They may be in the final year of a four-year degree at the time of application. There is no preference given for the undergraduate program of study and there are no course prerequisites.

Applicants who have earned a degree from a recognized university, may elect to continue in full-time undergraduate studies. Only the first such "special year" taken by the applicant will be considered for determination of GPA. A special year will be considered only if it contains 5.0 courses or equivalent (30 credit hours) taken between September and April. First-year courses, repeat/antirequisite courses, and second-year courses that do not require a first-year prerequisite, are not acceptable in the “special year.”

Applicants who embark on a second undergraduate degree program are eligible to apply during the final year of their new program. In order to be considered for GPA purposes, the second degree must be equivalent to a four-year degree. In this situation, GPA consideration will be based only on the two best years of the second degree program. Course load and course level requirements for the second degree are analogous to the requirements of the first degree. Applicants who are given a conditional offer must complete all program requirements for the second degree by June 30th.

Graduate students who are completing thesis-based master’s must have completed all requirements for their graduate degree. Final transcripts showing that all requirements for their graduate degree have been completed (or a letter attesting to the same) must be received by OMSAS no later than June 30th.

Applicants who are enrolled in a course-based master’s at the time of application must have completed all requirements by August 15th. A letter of good standing indicating there are no concerns with meeting all requirements of the course-based master’s degree must be received at OMSAS no later than June 30th. Western does not take graduate courses into consideration for the GPA; only undergraduate years are used.

Schulich Medicine will no longer consider applications to the first year of the medical program from individuals who were registered in a Doctor of Medicine Program or equivalent elsewhere.

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GPA

The GPA minimums are reset each year. Applicants must meet or exceed this threshold in each of two undergraduate years of full-time study (one of which may be the current year).

Full-time study is defined as 5.0 courses or equivalent with 30 or more credit hours. Academic transcripts must show clearly that applicants have met this course load requirement.

To be considered, each year must contain at least 3.0 courses or equivalent whose published academic level is at or above the year of study (for example, in third year, at least 3.0 courses or equivalent must be at the third- or fourth-year level). Please note, only ONE Pass/Fail credit will be permissible in each of the two years being considered for GPA.

For applicants who have attended other universities on exchange, GPA calculation will be based on the marks achieved at the exchange institution. Official transcripts from the exchange institution must be provided to OMSAS at the time of application. Applicants who have completed their undergraduate studies outside of Canada or the United States should consult the section titled “Foreign courses/Grades.”

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MCAT

MCAT minimums are reset each year. Applicants must meet or exceed these thresholds in their most recent writing of the MCAT (which must be no more than five years prior to the application deadline).

Effective July 1 2017, for the 2017-18 application cycle, all applicants must have written the MCAT test introduced in April 2015. Test scores from the previous version of the MCAT test will no longer be valid.

Applicants from designated counties in Southwestern Ontario (Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Oxford, Middlesex, Lambton, Chatham-Kent, Elgin and Essex Counties) must meet the same overall score but are afforded some flexibility for individual component scores in order to meet this aggregate score.

All applicants must arrange for verified results of the revised MCAT to be submitted directly to the Ontario Medical School Application Service (OMSAS).

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Additional Non-Academic Requirements

1. Citizenship
Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

2. Confidential Assessment Form
Any three persons who, in the opinion of the applicant, will give an informed critical assessment will be acceptable as referees.

3. Autobiographical Summary
Applicants will be asked to highlight their top activities that showcase certain skillsets important for being a physician. Verifiers for thes e activit ies must be provided. It is the applicant’s responsibility to describe appropriate activities, provide accurate verifiers who can attest to their abilities, and ensure that verifiers are aware that they may or may not be contacted by the Admissions Office to provide support and verification of the skills and/or activities any time up to August 31 st of the year following submission.

4. Interview
Select applicants will be invited for an interview. Individuals who satisfy the academic requirements as determined by the Admissions Committee each year will have their applications reviewed carefully and will receive consideration for an interview. Interviews are structured, standardized 45-minute interviews with a panel of three: one faculty member/physician, one senior medical student, and one community representative.

Many factors contribute to the final determination of which applicants will be invited for an interview. Achieving the minimum GPA and MCAT scores does not guarantee an invitation to be interviewed.

5. Proficiency in English
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant whose facility in written and spoken English is judged to be inadequate.

6. Basic Life Support Training
Applicants are required to complete training in standard first aid and a CPR Basic Rescuer course (CPR-C), and provide valid certification before enrolment in the medical program. It is the responsibility of the student to keep this up to date.

7. Statement on Potential Health Risks and Immunization Requirements
Students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be required to care for persons with infectious diseases (including Hepatitis B and HIV) should they be assigned to them. Students accepted into the medical program will be sent complete documentation regarding health status policies and immunization requirements. Documentation of immunization and tuberculin status will be required.

8. Police Records Check Including Vulnerable Sector Screening
All medical students will interact with vulnerable populations through the course of their academic programs. In recognition of the requirements of clinical agencies to ensure that medical students do not place vulnerable populations at risk, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry requires that all students provide, as a condition of their admission into the MD program, a current Police Records check including a Vulnerable Sector (Position) Screening.

For more detailed information, please see the Admissions website, or review the Police Check policy for the Undergraduate Medicine program.

Admission and Application Policies
The maximum number of places available in first year is 171 with 133 students enrolled at the London campus and 38 students enrolled at the Windsor campus.

Following the final date for application, an applicant may file any supplementary information relevant to the application with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, on or before the last day of May in the year following submission of the application.

Applicants may request a review of the decision of the Medicine Admissions Committee, provided that such a request is based upon new and significant information pertinent to the application. This request must be filed with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, no later than two weeks after the issue of the original decision. The request should contain information not available to the applicant prior to the last Wednesday in May in the year following submission of the application. This request will be passed on to the Appeals Committee whose decision is final.

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Health Care Improvement in Southwestern Ontario and Indigenous Communities

As a component of its mandate, Schulich Medicine will give special consideration to applicants who have indicated on their OMSAS application that they are from designated communities in Southwestern Ontario (Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Oxford, Middlesex, Lambton, Chatham-Kent, Elgin, and Essex, Counties) and/or from the Indigenous communities.

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education program is a partnership of over 50 communities throughout Southwestern Ontario which provides rural/regional medical education and training experience to undergraduate and postgraduate trainees from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

The clinical clerkship or third year of the medical program is constituted so that all clerks will be expected to spend time outside of London or Windsor in the Distributed Education teaching sites. For those students with a particular interest in community medicine a rural/regional clerkship stream is available. Each year a section of students will complete the majority of the clerkship year in some of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Distributed Education communities. It is important that applicants to the Schulich Medicine MD undergraduate program understand that all students will be mandated to spend at least part of third year away from London or Windsor. There are no exceptions to this policy. By accepting an offer of admission to this program, students are consenting to participate fully in this approach to learning.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is committed to increasing the number of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit physicians. It has established the Indigenous Admissions Committee to increase the enrollment of Indigenous students in Medicine and to provide Indigenous applicants and students with support and counseling to facilitate their success in medical school. Schulich Medicine has designated seats in each entering class for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. Applicants self-identified as Indigenous and one of Canada's First Peoples who wish to be considered for a designated seat must provide official documents of Indigenous status or proof of ancestral Indigenous origin to OMSAS. Such applicants must also provide at the time of application a personal statement describing experiences within Indigenous communities, and additional letters of support from Indigenous communities or organizations.

Applicants will be assessed on a balanced portfolio which includes academic achievements, MCAT scores, letters of support, and a personal statement that provides evidence of long-term involvement in the Indigenous community and the impact of these experiences.

Only in exceptional circumstances will Indigenous applicants with a GPA of less than 3.30 or MCAT score below BS 8, PS 8, VR 8, WS O, be considered for the designated seats. Applicants invited to an interview will be welcomed by an interview panel consisting of an Indigenous physician, Indigenous community member, and senior medical student.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit applicants and students considering a future career in Medicine are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at admissions.medicine@schulich.uwo.ca or call 519-661-3744 for further information and counseling.

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Combined Programs

1. MD/PhD Program
A maximum of three (3) seats will be set aside each year for applicants to the MD/PhD program. For further information, please visit the MD/PhD Program website at:
http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/undergraduate/research/mdphd_program.html

2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/MD/MSc Program
A maximum of one seat will be set aside each year for applicants to the OMFS/MD/MSc program. For details about this program, please visit: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/dentistry/future_students/oral_maxillofacial_surgery.html.

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Additional Information for Applicants

1. Co-op Programs and Clinical Placements
All undergraduate degree programs that have a co-op or clinical placement component are dealt with on an individual basis. Questions about how this is considered, should be emailed to admissions.medicine@schulich.uwo.ca.

If applicants are enrolled in an Honors-level co-op degree program, their academic course work will be considered as follows:

The two years considered for GPA purposes will be the best two academic years with a full course load (5.0 courses or equivalent). Please note that an “academic year” in this case will consist of the two semesters which combine to complete one of the mandatory “years” of the program (e.g., a student’s third year may consist of courses taken between September-December and May-September, while the student is registered by their university as being a third-year student. Two semesters belonging to different academic years of study will not be considered.

Applicants registered in co-operative programs should submit a separate letter from their Dean or program director that specifies the schedule of their academic and work terms if this information is not clear from their transcript. This letter should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

2. Graduate Students

Candidates enrolled in a Master’s program at the time of application must complete the requirements of the program. Withdrawal from a Master’s program during that year in order to enrol within Schulich Medicine will not be acceptable.

Graduate students completing thesis-based master’s degrees must have completed all requirements for their graduate degree. Final transcripts showing that all requirements for their graduate degree have been completed (or a letter attesting to the same) must be received by OMSAS no later than June 30th.

Applicants who are enrolled in a course-based master’s at the time of application must have completed all requirements by August 15th. A letter of good standing indicating there are no concerns with meeting all requirements of the course-based master’s degree must be received at OMSAS no later than June 30th.

Western does not take graduate courses into consideration for the GPA; only undergraduate years are used. Applicants who currently are enrolled in a master’s program are encouraged to make inquiries about the MD/PhD program: http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/undergraduate/research/mdphd_program.html

3. Repeat Courses
Schulich Medicine does not accept repeat courses. If a course is repeated, the course is not counted in the course load for that year, nor is it factored into the GPA calculation for that year. Therefore, if 5.0 courses or equivalent are taken, but one of them is a repeat course, that year will be considered to have less than a full course load and not suitable for GPA calculations.

4. Summer Courses
Summer courses will not be counted in the overall GPA for interview and admission consideration. Summer courses will not be counted as part of the September to April course load.

5. Disability and Admission to Medicine
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, in accord with the Ontario Human Rights Code and University Policy, is committed to provision of equal access opportunities to all qualified applicants. To fulfill the requirements of the MD degree and to avoid serious risk to the health and safety of patients/clients, students are required to acquire competency in a wide range of knowledge, skills and abilities. Individuals with special needs are advised to contact the Admissions Office, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and to carefully review the “Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine (COFM) Policy Document: Essential Skills and Abilities Required for the Study of Medicine” at: http://www.ouac.on.ca/omsas/omsas-essential.html.

6. Transfer Students
Transfer consideration is restricted to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada currently enrolled in a Canadian medical school. Applicants considering transfer must contact the Admissions Office. For detailed information on transfer into the undergraduate Medical program please refer to the Statement on Transfer of Student for Program Studies in UME.

7. Foreign Courses/Grades
Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who have completed their undergraduate-level university education outside of Canada may apply to the Schulich MD program.

Applicants who have completed their undergraduate education outside of Canada and the United States must have their foreign transcripts assessed by World Education Services (WES). By doing so, WES will convert foreign academic credentials into their Canadian educational equivalents. A course-by-course evaluation along with an overall GPA is required. WES evaluations must be sent directly to OMSAS by WES and must be received by the application deadline.

WES will forward the transcript to OMSAS along with their report. A second copy does not need to be sent to OMSAS or Western. To contact WES visit their website at: www.wes.org/ca.

8. Candidates from Accredited Degree-Granting Institutions
Candidates with acceptable standing at accredited degree-granting institutions may be considered for admission provided that the content of studies completed is equivalent in content to the courses offered by Western, and to the requirements of the program to which the student has applied. The University will review other candidates on an individual basis. Admission in all cases is competitive.

Applicants who submit false information will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with Western policy.

Academic Handbook, Admission, MD Program

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NURSING - ADMISSION

Nursing Applicants

Full statements of some policies are not included below but are in the Academic Calendar:

1) Ontario high school applicants should refer to Ontario Applicants: General Admission Requirements to Programs at http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/admission/ontario.pdf  for specific admission requirements to Western and the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.
2) See also English Language Proficiency Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Nursing Programs at http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/admission/englishadm.pdf
3) The policy Statement on Potential Health Risks/immunization Requirements applies to Nursing students. Please refer to: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/academic_policies/admission/healthrisks.pdf
4) Students admitted are advised to refer to the program registration requirements in the Academic Calendar at: NURSING - PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

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Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Nursing Program

Admission Requirements - For Admission, September 2018 and beyond
Enrolment in first year is limited and admission is competitive. The minimum admission average is determined each year and is dependent on the number and quality of applicants, and number of available places in the program. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.

Note: All students applying to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program do so through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (www.ouac.on.ca), choosing program code 'ENW' for Western and 'ENF' for Fanshawe College. Students are encouraged to apply to both Western and Fanshawe where applicable.

Note: Priority consideration shall be given, all other things being equal, first to Canadian citizens and permanent residents from Ontario, and second to Canadian citizens and permanent residents from other Canadian provinces. Special consideration may be given to a student supported by the Canadian International Development Agency or a similar agency.

Applicants Presenting an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Applicants must complete an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and have a minimum of six Gr. 12 U and/or M-level courses (excluding co-op courses), including the following with a minimum of 65% in each:

Required

• English ENG4U
• Biology SBI4U
• Chemistry SCH4U
• One of:

Functions MCR3U
Functions and Applications MCF3M

Note: If an applicant does not meet the minimum Math requirement in one of the Grade 11 courses, Western will check for a minimum of 65% in one of Advanced Functions MHF4U, Calculus and Vectors MCV4U, or Math of Data Management MDM4U.

Applicants with High School Standing from other Canadian Provinces
Applicants from other provinces in Canada are eligible to apply for admission on the basis of senior matriculation if their academic records meet, in subject matter and standing obtained, both the requirements of admission to this School and to a recognized university in their own province. This must include the successful completion of (Grade 12 university preparation) courses in English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, with a minimum grade of 65% in each.

Please refer to Admission of Students From Canadian Provinces Other Than Ontario at ADMISSION - PROVINCES OTHER THAN ONTARIO

Applicants Currently Enrolled in a University, or who have Previously Attended University or other Post-Secondary Institutions
Applicants applying to enter the nursing program from Post-Secondary studies are considered on the basis of their high school prerequisite coursework and university, college or other post-secondary standing. Specifically,

• students applying with one year of full-time university study must have achieved a minimum 70% overall average;
• students having completed two or more full-time years of university study must have achieved a minimum 70% average in the final two years.
• students applying from a College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) must have achieved a cumulative average of "B" (GPA of 3.0) in a completed program.

All applicants must also have completed the equivalent of the following Ontario secondary school courses with a minimum grade of 65% in each:

• English ENG 4U
• Biology SBI4U
• Chemistry SCH4U
• One of:

Functions MCR3U
Functions and Applications MCF3M

Applicants may be required to submit official detailed course syllabus information to determine if courses meet the prerequisite requirements.

Mature Applicants
Applicants will be considered for admission who:

• meet Western's definition of mature applicant, and
• are able to demonstrate academic success within the last four (4) years by achieving a credit equivalent to the following Ontario secondary school courses, according to the general criteria at Western, with a minimum mark of 65% in each:
• English ENG4U
• Biology SBI4U
• Chemistry SCH4U
• One of:

Functions MCR3U
Functions and Applications MCF3M

Indigenous Applicants
The School of Nursing recognizes that Indigenous Peoples are not represented adequately in the nursing profession and therefore welcomes their applications.

Eligible Indigenous applicants may be admitted to the nursing program from one of two paths:

1. Indigenous applicants who have successfully completed the program's admission requirements, and whose admission average has met the annual program admission average as determined by the School of Nursing and the University's Admissions Office, will be considered for admission along with all other program applicants.
2. Indigenous applicants who have successfully completed the program's admission requirements, but whose overall average has NOT met the annual program admission average as determined by the School of Nursing and the University's Admissions Office, will be considered on a discretionary basis to fill four seats (two seats at the UWO site and two seats at the Fanshawe College site) set aside for applicants in this latter category.

Applicants from Degree Nursing Programs
Applicants in this category must have completed the requirements as outlined below to receive admission consideration:

1. Meet admission requirements as stated in the current Academic Calendar;
2. Submit, in writing, the reason for leaving the previous or current program and for applying to a nursing program at The University of Western Ontario.

The applicant must provide written permission to the School of Nursing to contact the Dean, Director, Coordinator, or Head of the Nursing program in which the student was previously or is currently registered for release of information about the student's status in the previous or current nursing program (including matters pending) with regard to failures, probation, suspensions, determination of professional unsuitability, disciplinary action, or other related matters.

Applicants are not admitted into upper year studies. All core Nursing courses must be completed at Western University and/or Fanshawe College.

Submission of Applications for Admission
Applications for admission to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program must be submitted by February 15. It is recommended that the application be made early to ensure all required documentation arrive in a timely manner. The enrolment in this program is limited.

Admissions Appeals Procedure
Following the final date for application, applicants may file any supplementary information relevant to their application with the Registrar’s Office no later than May 1.

Decisions of the Admissions Committee are final.

Applicants may request a review of the decision by the Admissions Committee, provided that such a request is based upon significant new information, pertinent to the application and not available to the applicant prior to May 1. This request must be filed with the Registrar's Office no later than 2 weeks after the issuance of the original decision.

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Compressed Time Frame BScN Program

Admission Requirements
To be eligible to apply to the Compressed Time Frame Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program, applicants must have completed at least ten (10.0) university-level full-course equivalents with a minimum 75% (3.0 GPA) average in the last two years or in the last ten courses of their university education, with a minimum grade of 60% in each of physiology, anatomy and statistics (see below):

1. 1.0 course in human physiology, or equivalent.
2. 0.5 course in anatomy.
3. 0.5 course in introductory statistics.
4. No more than 5.0 courses at the introductory level (equivalent to courses numbered 1000 to 1999 at Western University).

Applicants may be required to submit official detailed course syllabus information to determine if courses meet the prerequisite requirements.
If courses are repeated within the last 10.0 credits completed, both attempts are utilized in the admission average.

Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the minimum requirements should not be viewed as a guarantee of admission. Students with university preparation outside of Canada must submit documentation from the World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org.

Submission of Application for Admission
All applicants must apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre. The application deadline is February 15. It is recommended that the application be made early. The enrolment in this program is limited.

Admission Appeals Procedure
Applicants wishing to appeal an admission decision must do so following the procedure outlined in Admission Appeals Procedure specified for Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program.

Academic Policies: Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Pprogram

Advanced Standing and Transfer of Credit
Decisions regarding advanced standing and transfer of credit are governed by the policy of this University.

1. In exceptional circumstances, a student registered in a BScN program in another university may be able to transfer into a program offered by this University. Permission must be granted by the Admissions Committee, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.
2. An applicant may request transfer of credit toward a degree at this University for courses taken prior to admission to the BScN program at this University. The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing reserves the right to determine what transfer of credit will be granted.
3. After admission to the School of Nursing, students intending to take courses at another university are required to obtain a Letter of Permission from Program Office for credit in their BScN program.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Nursing

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OFFERS OF ADMISSION AND REQUESTS FOR DEFERRED REGISTRATION

Early Admission

Offers of Early Admission
Offers of early admission to suitably qualified applicants from Ontario Secondary Schools are to be accompanied by the following statement: "Western University reserves the right to withdraw the offer if the applicant fails to complete his/her year satisfactorily."

The Office of the Registrar is authorized to grant admission to clearly admissible students whose documentation is complete by the last day for adding courses in January.

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Special Admission to First Year Studies

Special Admission to First Year Studies
The Office of the Registrar, in consultation with the dean of the student's proposed faculty of enrolment, when appropriate, is authorized to grant special admission into first year studies to applicants who do not fully qualify for admission under normal Senate regulations.

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Deferred Registration

Deferred Registration
Students offered admission to Western University into first year programs may request permission to defer their registration for up to one year. Requests for deferral of registration should be received by the Registrar prior to commencement of the session for which our offer of admission was given.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Offers of Admission and Deferred Registration

 

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ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Ontario Secondary School

Enrolment in first year is limited and admission is competitive. The minimum admission average is determined each year and is dependent on the number and quality of applicants, and number of available places in each faculty and/or program.

Students presenting the Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School curriculum must complete an Ontario Secondary School Diploma including:

    - Six Grade 12 U and/or M level courses (excluding co-op courses)
    - Grade 12 U level English - ENG4U
    - Faculty/Program prerequisites as specified by Western
    - An admission average that includes all prerequisite courses as specified by Western

Applicants are able to provide information about circumstances that may have adversely affected their academic performance in secondary school which are beyond their control including disability, illness, or other personal and family circumstances. This information will be taken into consideration in the admissions process.

Specific subjects in the Ontario secondary school curriculum are required and/or are recommended for entry into each faculty and program as indicated below.



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Arts and Humanities

ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Required:

    • English ENG4U

Note: An online portfolio and personal statement are required for admission to the Fine Arts – Studio program.

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Commercial Aviation Management


COMMERCIAL AVIATION MANAGEMENT
Required:

    • English ENG4U

And two of:

    • Advanced Functions MHF4U
    • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
    • Math of Data Management MDM4U

A mandatory Supplementary Application form must be submitted by February 15.
A valid Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate is required for flight.

Recommendations:
• Physics SPH4U
• Two hours of small aircraft flying time is strongly recommended.

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Engineering

ENGINEERING
Required:

    • English ENG4U
    • Advanced Functions MHF4U
    • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
    • Chemistry SCH4U
    • Physics SPH4U
    • One additional 4U or 4M course from any discipline

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Health Studies


HEALTH STUDIES
Required:

    • English ENG4U
    • Biology SBI4U

And one of:

    • Advanced Functions MHF4U
    • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
    • Math of Data Management MDM4U

Recommendation: Students considering the Honors Specialization in Health Sciences with Biology will need Chemistry SCH4U in order to fulfill the first year Chemistry requirements of the module.

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Human Ecology, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics

HUMAN ECOLOGY
FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
NUTRITION & DIETETICS
Required:

    • English ENG4U
    • Biology SBI4U
    • Chemistry SCH4U

And one of:

    • Functions and Applications MCF3M
    • Functions MCR3U

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Kinesiology

KINESIOLOGY
Required:

    • English ENG4U
    • Biology SBI4U

Recommendations:
• A Grade 12 U-level Math and Grade 11 or 12 U-level Physics are recommended to prepare for senior Kinesiology subjects in biomechanics, research methods and statistics.
• It is strongly recommended that students interested in the BSc program take an additional Science course from: Chemistry SCH4U, Calculus and Vectors MCV4U, Advanced Functions MHF4U, Physics SPH4U, or Computer and Information Science ICS4U.
• Chemistry SCH4U is a prerequisite for first year Chemistry courses.

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Social Science

SOCIAL SCIENCE
Required:

    • English ENG4U

Recommendations:
• All Specializations and Majors in Psychology require a first year University Math course, therefore any Grade 12 U-level math is highly recommended for this program.
• Math is helpful as preparation for Sociology and Geography programs.
• Advanced Functions MHF4U and Calculus and Vectors MCV4U are required for all Economics modules.
• Biology SBI4U, Chemistry SCH4U, and Physics SPH4U are highly recommended for the BSc in Psychology – see Western’s Calendar.

MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES
Required:

    • English ENG4U

And two of:

    • Advanced Functions MHF4U
    • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
    • Math of Data Management MDM4U.

Recommendation: Calculus and Vectors MCV4U and/or a university Calculus course is required prior to taking mandatory upper-year Economics courses in Finance for MOS, and for pursuing a Major or Honors Specialization in Economics.

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Media, Information and Technoculture

MEDIA, INFORMATION AND TECHNOCULTURE
Required:

    • English ENG4U

MEDIA, THEORY and PRODUCTION (Western/Fanshawe joint Degree/Diploma program)
Required:

    • English ENG4U

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Medical Sciences

MEDICAL SCIENCES
Required:

    • English ENG4U
    • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
    • Biology SBI4U
    • Chemistry SCH4U

Recommendation: Although Western offers first-year Physics courses that do not require secondary school Physics as a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that students complete Physics SPH4U.

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Music

MUSIC
Bachelor of Music (BMus)
Required:

    • English ENG4U
    • The Faculty's recommendation based on an informal interview and a satisfactory audition on a principal instrument at a minimum Conservatory Grade VIII level.
    • Keyboard proficiency at a minimum level of Conservatory Grade VI (for applicants whose principal instrument is not piano) must be fulfilled prior to second year.

BA in Music Administrative Studies (MAS)
Required:

    • English ENG4U

And one of:

    • Advanced Functions MHF4U
    • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
    • Math of Data Management MDM4U

And:

    • The Faculty's recommendation based on an interview and evidence of a strong musical background and experience. This should be equivalent to at least Grade VIII Conservatory Level.

BA (Music) and BA (Honors Music)
Required:

    • English ENG4U
    • The recommendation of the Faculty on the basis of an interview.
    • The BA - Major in Popular Music Studies requires an audition as well as an interview

Music Performance Diploma
Required:

    • English ENG4U
    • Demonstrable performance level of at least Conservatory Grade X standard and evidence of exceptional performance before a jury.

Note: This is a program primarily for students who wish to concentrate on the study of Music Performance concurrent with a course of study leading to a non-Music academic degree at Western.

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Nursing

NURSING
Western/Fanshawe Collaborative BScN
Required:

    • A minimum of 65% in each of:
    • English ENG4U
    • Biology SBI4U
    • Chemistry SCH4U

And a minimum of 65% in one of:

    • Functions and Applications MCF3M
    • Functions MCR3U

Note: If an applicant does not meet the minimum Math requirement in one of the Grade 11 courses, Western will check for a minimum of 65% in one of Advanced Functions MHF4U, Calculus and Vectors MCV4U, or Math of Data Management MDM4U.

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Science

SCIENCE
Required:

    • English ENG4U
    • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U

And two of:

    • Advanced Functions MHF4U
    • Biology SBI4U
    • Chemistry SCH4U
    • Computer and Information Science ICS4U
    • Earth and Space Sciences SES4U
    • Math of Data Management MDM4U
    • Physics SPH4U

Recommendations:
• First-year Biology and Chemistry courses require Biology SBI4U and Chemistry SCH4U respectively.
• First-year Biology and Chemistry courses are required for all modules offered by the Department of Biology and for some modules offered by the Department of Chemistry and other Science departments.

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Acceptable Secondary School Course Credits

The policy in connection with admission from Ontario high school AC applicants is qualified by a statement that credits shall not be recognized, as a basis for admission, which have been obtained from a School or Academy which has not been authorized by the Ontario Ministry of Education to issue Secondary School Honors Graduation Diplomas.

Admission - Graduates of Schools of Medical Technology

Completion of programs leading to certification such as Advanced Registered Technologies (ART), Associate of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology (AIMLT), Fellow of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology (FIMLT), Licentiate of the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists (LCSLT), and The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), shall entitle an applicant to consideration for admission and for admission with advanced standing in up to five full courses.

Advanced standing shall be considered through consultation between the Office of the Registrar and the appropriate dean.

French Placement Testing

Students who have not previously taken a French Language course in the University who wish to enrol in one of French 1002, French 1010, French 1900E, French 1910, French 1102A/B, or French 1103A/B must take a French Language Placement Test administered by the department to determine competency in basic skills and be counselled on the basis of test results and placed accordingly. Students may take the test online at www.uwo.ca/french. Students presenting Grade 12U French will normally be placed in French 1900E or French 1910 and perhaps French 1102A/B and/or French 1102A/B. Some students may be placed at a higher level than French 1900E, French 1910, French 1102A/B, French 1103A/B.

Note: French 2300 and French 3300 may not be taken concurrently. The second-year translation course French 2300 may not be taken concurrently with either third-year translation course (French 3202 or 3300).

Use of Music Certificates for Admission to the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Science and Social Science

Credit for admission from Ontario Secondary Schools shall be accorded the combination of two Conservatory of Music Certificates (Grade IX Practical and Grade III Harmony) from the Western Ontario Conservatory London, or the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, in addition to any Music credits taken in the school at the Grade 13 level (in accordance with the Ministry of Education's Circular H.S.1, 1974-75, p.8, note 8).

Academic Handbook, Scholarships, Ontario Applicants

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PART-TIME ADMISSION FOR OSSD STUDENTS: WISE AND SWAU

Western's Initiative for Scholarly Excellence (WISE)

Western's Initiative for Scholarly Excellence (WISE)
Secondary school students who are studying in Ontario at the time of their application may be eligible to enroll tuition-free in 1.0 university course on campus or by distance studies at either the Constituent University or the Affiliated University Colleges, concurrently with their secondary school studies.

Credit for this course will be granted upon successful completion of the course. Registration in a course shall require that the necessary prerequisites at the secondary school level have been attained. Students may not register in a first-year course at the University when an equivalent course in the subject is available to them in the secondary school system.

Admission Requirements
Completion of a minimum of 22 credits. For applicants who have completed at least one Grade 12 U or M credit, achievement of an overall 80% average in subjects taken at the Grade 10, 11 and 12 levels. For those applicants who have not completed any Grade 12 U or M credits, an overall 85% average will be required on subjects undertaken in Grades 10 and 11. Registration in a sufficient number of secondary school subjects to fulfill Western's admission requirements and nomination by the secondary school principal, guidance counsellor or teacher are required also. Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission as admission is competitive and limited. Applicants are required to be proficient in both spoken and written English.

Application forms for the WISE program may be obtainled from The Student Success Centre at www.success.uwo.ca/scholars/westerns_initiative_for_scholarly_excellence/index.html 

Applications and all documentation should be submitted to The Student Success Centre no later than June 15 for the fall/winter session.

WISE students who wish to study in an undergraduate degree program at Western after completing the WISE program must submit a formal application for admission through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre.

Tuition Fees Waived for Concurrent or OSSD Students
Tuition fees shall be waived for OSSD students enrolled in one university course.

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Western's School within a University (SWAU)

Western's School Within a University (SWAU)
Western’s SWAU program is open to secondary school students who are studying at one of the secondary schools of the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB). The aim of the program is to create a pathway to university for capable high-school students who, for a variety of reasons, may not envision studying at a university as a possibility.

Students complete their high school credits in the mornings at Western. The TVDSB will provide a high school teacher who specializes in alternative education to supervise and evaluate the high school component of this program.

Students complete the equivalent of 1.0 pre-selected degree-credit course at the Constituent University and/or its Affiliated University Colleges in either the afternoon or evening. To register in the degree-credit course, the necessary prerequisites at the secondary school level must have been completed successfully. Tuition fees are waived for 1.0 (or equivalent) course. Credit will be granted upon successful completion of the course.

A mentor group consisting of faculty, staff and peers from Western provides support to students to help ensure success.
SWAU students who wish to be considered for admission to an undergraduate degree program at Western subsequent to the SWAU program must submit a formal application through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.

SWAU Admission Requirements
High school students from the TVDSB who have been identified by the TVDSB as academically capable of moving on to university are eligible for this program. Identification of students is the responsibility of a team of experts established by the TVDSB. Admission is based on a combination of the following criteria: an assessment that the student is disengaged and at risk; academic achievement; and intensive interviews to assess potential of success in the program. Nominations must be submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Western by the TVDSB no later than June 1 for courses commencing in September. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 secondary school credits and meet Western’s requirements for English language proficiency. A maximum of 50 students will be selected to participate in the initiative each year.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Part-Time OSSD Students

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POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS/IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS (FOR STUDENTS IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES, DENTISTRY AND MEDICINE)

Health Sciences

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Statement on Potential Health Risks/Immunization Requirements
The following statement applies to all students enrolled in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Students in the Faculty of Health Sciences will be required to care for persons with infectious diseases (including Hepatitis B and HIV) should they be assigned to them. Students accepted to the Faculty will be sent complete documentation regarding health status policies and immunization requirements where applicable. Documentation of immunization and tuberculin status will be required.

As a result of changes in hospital and clinic protocols introduced in response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), all students enrolled in programs offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences for whom attendance and/or participation in practicums in hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities is mandatory, will be required to be fit-tested for masks and trained in the proper use of such respiratory equipment. Use of such respiratory equipment is mandatory under guidelines approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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Nursing

Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Western and Fanshawe BScN undergraduate students will be required to care for persons with infectious diseases which could include Hepatitis B and HIV.  Students will be notified regarding Nursing’s professional practice placement requirements which will include Standard First Aid, CPR – Health Care Provider (HCP), criminal record check through the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC), mask fit testing, Workplace Hazard Materials Information System (WHMIS), Tuberculosis (TB) skin test, annual influenza vaccination, immunization history and/or serology. Students will not be permitted access to any professional practice placements without having completed and submitted the necessary requirements, by the specified deadline, at their own expense. Students must submit their School’s requirements to either Student Health Services (Western) or to ParaMed™ London (Fanshawe) and must be cleared before starting their professional practice placement. In addition to School pre-placement requirements, students may also be required to submit site-specific requirements, as requested, to some of the practice partners.

More information regarding School requirements is available on the Western School of Nursing website (http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/nursing/practice/requirements.html) and the Fanshawe College website (http://www.fanshawec.ca/preplacement). In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, students will follow the School’s direction regarding attendance to the professional practice setting.

SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY

Statement on Potential Health Risks/Immunization Requirements
See the Admission Policies for the MD Program and Dentistry for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Statement on Potential Health Risks and Immunization Requirements.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Health Risks

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PRELIMINARY YEAR AT BRESCIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Brescia University College offers a co-educational Preliminary Year program for students who do not have a basis of admission from their secondary school qualifications, and who have not completed studies at the post-secondary level.

Students enrolled in the Preliminary Year program must have a minimum of 24 credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and have completed the Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC), or equivalent from an educational system outside Ontario. This would be equivalent to Grade 11 completion within the Ontario system. The majority of courses taken at the secondary school level should be at the academic, advanced, university (‘U’ level) or university/college level (‘M’ level). A minimum average of 70% in an academic program orientated toward university studies is required for admission consideration. Prerequisites for Preliminary Year courses are normally the same as for Grade 12 U or M courses. Students outside Ontario are eligible depending on evaluation of their academic records.  Students enroll in 5.0 credit courses in addition to a 1.0 non-credit course.

Students who have partial admission credentials required for admission by Western and/or an Affiliate or who have completed previous post-secondary work that does not constitute a basis of admission to first year university may be considered for Brescia’s Preliminary Year Plus program.  Preliminary Year Plus consists of a minimum of 2.0 credit courses numbered 0001-0099 depending on the assessment of prior studies and the first year faculty/program in which the student expresses an interest. Successful completion of Preliminary Year or Preliminary Year Plus programs requires a pass standing in all credit and non-credit courses required as specified at time of admission.  Applicants who successfully complete the Preliminary Year or Preliminary Year Plus program may be considered for admission to a variety of general first year university programs.  Admission to first year programs is competitive and is based on academic performance, and the completion of and performance in required prerequisites.  Admissions decisions are determined by the Admissions or Registrar’s Office at the institutions to which students apply.  Students intending on continuing their studies at Western Main Campus must formally apply for admission through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) for consideration. Students wishing to enroll in undergraduate programs at Western’s Affiliated University Colleges (Brescia, King’s or Huron) may submit an Intent to Register (ITR) during the ITR period in the winter session or directly to the Registrar’s Office on each of these campuses.

All students enrolled in either the Preliminary Year or Preliminary Year Plus program are required to complete a non-credit course focused on academic and personal preparation for enrollment in university level studies.  Courses taken in the Preliminary Year programs will be part of the student's overall academic record.  Courses numbered 0001-0099 constitute part of the basis of admission to university study and do not carry university credit.  Students are governed by the academic policies related to undergraduate course delivery and may appeal course marks following the usual procedures (see relevant Academic Rights and Responsibilities Section of the Academic Calendar).

All applications and inquiries should be sent to: Admissions Office, Brescia University College, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H2, brescia@uwo.ca.

 

Academic Handbook, Admissions, Brescia Preliminary Year

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PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT: TRANSFER OF CREDITS

In 1994, an Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Admission and Academic Policy and Procedures reviewed the question of course equivalencies for the transfer of credits and for courses taken on letters of permission.  To that end SCAAPP approved the following recommendations of that Subcommittee:

  1. That the current form designating course equivalence for the transfer of credits or for letters of permission be modified to contain a box which would declare whether the designation is to be used as a precedent. If it is, then the admissions office will add it to their data base and will declare the courses to be equivalent until told by the department that it is no longer accurate.

  2. That the course equivalency database initiated by the Office of the Registrar (Admissions) be expanded so that Deans' Offices may have access to updated information and so that individual faculty members and students have viewing capabilities.
     
  3. That individual departments forward to the Dean's Office, as they are assessed, equivalencies for courses taken at other institutions.

  4. That the Dean's office update the information for inclusion in the database as information is submitted from individual departments.

  5. That the information on the database may be used to determine equivalencies for letters of permission and for defining advanced standing.

  6. That students still receive Letters of Permission from the appropriate Dean's office.

  7. That a note be included with the data that questions concerning possible course equivalencies which are not found on the data base should be taken to the department.

Academic Handbook, Registration, Prior Learning Assessment

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PROFESSIONAL UPGRADING AND NON-DEGREE CREDIT ADMISSION

Professional Upgrading

Professional Upgrading Course of Study
Effective January 1, 1978, individuals may apply for admission to the Professional Upgrading Course of Study. To be eligible for admission, the applicant must:

1. be at least 21 years of age;

2. have significant learning and/or experience in a field related to the credit course or courses to which admission is sought;

3. have the written recommendation of the dean of the faculty offering the course;

4. not be currently registered in a degree program at Western University or elsewhere nor hold a degree. (See Special Student regulations)

Note: Admission to credit courses will be under Senate regulations governing standing without degree credit. Registration may, under those regulations, be granted either as Pass/Fail or as Audit.

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Non-Degree Credit Students

Admission - Non-Degree Credit Students
Applicants who hold at least a three-year degree from an accredited university, the course content of which is not considered equivalent to that of Western University's fifteen-course degree and who wish to take additional courses for credit will be considered as Non-Degree Credit students.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Upgrading and Non-Credit

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READMISSION FOLLOWING UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE

Students seeking readmission to Western and its Affiliated University Colleges, following withdrawal for failure to achieve satisfactory academic standing, must submit an application for readmission through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre by the applicable deadline. In addition, a "Reconsideration of Admission Statement", supplied by the Registrar's Office, must be submitted with supporting documentation to the Admissions Office.

The session to which readmission is sought may not begin until one full year (twelve months) from the time of withdrawal, which has been established as the last day of the relevant academic session. Readmission is neither automatic nor guaranteed. Appeals against decisions to deny readmission will be considered only on presentation of additional evidence.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Readmission

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SENIOR CITIZEN APPLICANTS

Canadian citizens or permanent residents, resident in Ontario, who are 60 years of age or older or who will reach the age of 60 during the month that their classes commence, and who are offered admission to and register in Senate-approved courses or programs in an undergraduate faculty or in the Faculty of Graduate Studies as a full-time or part-time student for credit or audit, may be eligible for a bursary equivalent to their tuition fees, subject to the following conditions:

  1. applicants must present proof of age;
  2. applicants wishing to seek admission to a first year program in one of the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Science or Social Science will be required to complete only a formal admission application;
  3. applicants seeking admission to other undergraduate faculties must complete an application for admission and may be required to provide additional documentation;
  4. applicants seeking admission to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies must complete an application for admission and complete all documentation required by that School;
  5. applicants seeking credit for previous university work must provide such documentation as required by the Admissions Office.
  6. declared financial need.

Notes:
Admission to limited enrolment courses and programs is competitive. No assurance can be given to senior citizens that they will be granted a place in such courses or programs.

Senior citizens admitted to an undergraduate degree program will be subject to the Senate regulations governing the program. With the permission of the Dean of their faculty, however, regulations governing progression requirements and course prerequisites may be waived.

Senior citizens admitted into a graduate degree program by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will be subject to all Senate regulations governing the program.

Activity fees for these students have been waived by the organizations concerned. Consult the Bursary Section of the Calendar.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Senior Citizens

 

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UNIVERSITY TRANSFER

Transfer Credit

Consideration For Admission of Candidates From Accredited Degree-Granting Institutions
Candidates with acceptable standing at accredited degree-granting institutions may be considered for admission provided that the content of studies completed is equivalent in content to the courses offered by Western, and to the requirements of the program to which the student has applied. The University will review other candidates on an individual basis. Admission in all cases is competitive.

Transfer of Course Credits Among Ontario Universities
Acceptance of transfer credits among Ontario universities shall be based on the recognition that, while learning experiences may differ in a variety of ways, their substance may be essentially equivalent in terms of their content and rigor. Insofar as possible, acceptance of transfer should allow for the maximum recognition of previous learning experience in university-level courses.

Subject to degree, grade and program requirements, any course offered for credit by one university shall be accepted for credit by another Ontario university when there is an essential equivalency in course content.

Consult the Admissions Office for information about transfer from another university.

Transfer Credit for Education Courses
Education courses taken at the Faculty of Education or at another post-secondary institution towards an undergraduate non-education degree will not be accepted for transfer credit.

Transfer Students - Admission Based on Standing at Another University
The regulations for admission for students transferring from another University with advanced standing are as follows:

  1. Applicants must have completed the requirements for admission to Western University prior to the commencement of the academic session for which application is made. Applicants with a minimum "B" (70%) average in all previous work at the university level will be eligible to apply for admission to the University.

  2. Students registered in a preliminary year or freshman year at a recognized university to which students are admitted after Ontario Grade 12 may apply for admission to first year at this University provided that their first or preliminary year program includes subjects equivalent to those required for admission to their desired program of study at this University.

  3. Students applying to transfer from universities in Ontario to which they were admitted without having satisfied the admission requirements of Western University must present university credit in five university courses with a minimum average of 70.0% in order to be eligible for admission to this University. Upon gaining admission such students will be considered for advanced standing.

  4. Admission of students transferring from another university is not automatic: all such applicants will be assessed in competition with other new applicants in the light of academic requirements and enrollment limitations which are pertinent at the time of application.

  5. Admission to a specific program of study is subject to the minimum requirements for admission in that program.

  6. Applicants for transfer whose first language is not English are required to write one of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) test or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Note: The grades of other universities whose marking schemes differ from that of this University shall be translated into the equivalent grades of Western University and admissibility assessed in these terms.

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Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing
Advanced standing may be granted for all courses completed at another university with a minimum mark of 60% (C standing), provided that these courses, even though not offered at this University, are recognized as reaching acceptable university standards and may be appropriately included in the program of studies at Western University. The granting of such credit shall be subject to the following additional provisions:

  1. Credit will not be allowed for any courses completed at another university in fulfilment of the basic requirements for university admission, i.e. preliminary year; credit may be allowed for any additional courses completed concurrently.

  2. Advanced standing for students applying from the first year of a four-year general university program subsequent to completion of Grade 12 (Senior Matriculation) will be determined by the Office of the Registrar. Advanced standing may be denied for a course(s) which is normally taken in Secondary School as part of the Grade 12 program in Ontario.

  3. A student with a first-year program of study at another university may be granted credit up to the number of courses constituting the first year of the program at Western University to which the student would be admitted. Where more courses than the normal load prescribed at the other university were completed concurrently, additional credit may be allowed.

  4. Advanced standing may be granted for a half course(s) successfully completed at another university. If a full course in the same subject with overlapping course content at the same level is taken at Western University, credit for only one full course will be allowed towards the fulfillment of the requirements for graduation in a degree program.

  5. The Office of the Registrar and the dean of the faculty in which the student will take the course shall have sole jurisdiction over granting of admission with advanced standing. The decision at the time of admission will be final and binding.

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Bachelor of Social Work Program

Bachelor of Social Work Program
Advanced standing in the Bachelor of Social Work Program shall be granted to applicants holding an acceptable Bachelor's degree, and credit may be granted for all or some of the twelve course options required for the Bachelor of Social Work degree following an evaluation of the applicant's degree by the Office of the Registrar at King's College.

 

Academic Handbook, Admission, Transfer

 

RELATED:

PROGRESSION FOLLOWING ADMISSION WITH TRANSFER CREDIT (ADVANCED STANDING)

 

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WESTERN FACULTY MEMBERS - ADMISSION

Individuals registered for credit courses at Western provide the basis for claims by Western for funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). All claims are subject to audit procedures defined by MTCU and by Western's external and internal auditors. Part of the audit process requires that all credit students be formally adjudicated for admission in accordance with current Senate approved policies. Therefore, a Western Faculty member who wishes to register in a credit course must complete an application for admission and provide the necessary documentation, as stipulated by Senate policy and required by the auditors, in order for the University to retain eligibility for claim purposes.

Academic Handbook, Admission, Western Faculty Members

 

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