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Admission Based on Standing at Another University 

The following 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 The University of Western Ontario 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 The University of Western Ontario 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 enrolment 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 The University of Western Ontario and admissibility assessed in these terms.

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 The University of Western Ontario. 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 OAC 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 The University of Western Ontario 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 The University of Western Ontario, credit for only one full course will be allowed towards the fulfilment 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.