Tips for completing the Admission Application
The applications for admission to Western are online and can be found on the Welcome to Western website.
If you are being considered as a mature applicant and you are requesting full-time studies, you will also be asked to submit a supplementary form.
Some tips for applying:
- Apply well before the stated deadlines. It takes about 6-12 weeks for an application for admission to be reviewed, and you must be admitted before you can register in specific courses. (Click here for admission deadlines.) Space can fill before admission deadlines have been reached, and applications are available well before prescribed deadlines.
- You are NOT choosing courses (e.g. Psychology 1000, Math 0110A/B, English 1024E, etc.) when you apply for admission. You are choosing a broader area of study; that is, a “Faculty” or “Program”. You may apply for up to three choices, so if you are unsure, make more than one choice. General first-year Faculties that allow you to test your interests prior to choosing a specific program include: Arts and Humanities, Social Science and Science. See the First-Year Calendar for an overview of Western degree programs. Still unsure? Many part-time and mature students choose “Arts and Humanities” or “Social Science” as program areas to begin with, and these choices leave lots of scope for future decisions.
- Be as complete as possible about your activities when you were not a full-time student. The Admissions Office needs to know your activities since high school to present. Do your best to account briefly for all applicable years or it will delay your application.
- Do not send any documentation with your application. Our Admissions Office will notify you of all documentation they require and will provide instructions on how to submit the information. Western’s "Routing Slip" will be helpful when submitting the required documentation. The only thing that goes with the application is your application fee.
- If you are applying to any of our high demand programs (e.g. Engineering, Management and Organizational Studies, Kinesiology, Nursing, Media, Information & Technoculture), choose a second choice program. It is also important that you check the 'Required Background for Programs' information when making your selections.
Should you have questions about completing this application, you can call the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 519 661-2100 (Press the number 2; then press 2 again to reach Admissions).
Please let us know if you have any questions!
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