If you're thinking about becoming a mature student and find yourself wondering, "what background do I need to study Western programs?", then you've come to the right place.
Ensure that you have the background that is required for the programs that interest you. Most official publications include prerequisites for entry into programs that apply to Ontario secondary school students. If you are a mature applicant, the following applies to you. More questions? Contact the Mature Student Advisor or Academic Counsellor in the Student Success Centre.
No course prerequisites required beyond meeting admission requirements
A minimum of 65% in each of the following courses, completed within the last four years; to be competitive, an average of high 80s, low 90s will be required on these prerequisites:
No course prerequisites required beyond meeting admission requirements; all Bachelor of Science programs have high school math prerequisites and may require other high school science prerequisites; carefully check all prerequisites for the required courses in your desired program
For detailed academic program information, see the Western calendar: www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca
Western Math prerequisites: The minimum high school math to meet prerequisites for math at Western are one of Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U) or Functions and Applications (MCF3M).
If you do not have this background or if it has been more than 5 years since you last studied math, you likely need to do upgrading. How do you know if you need upgrading? Consult with Western’s Math Department (519-661-3641 or email email@example.com) or a Western academic counsellor. Should you decide to take secondary school math, talk to a counsellor at the secondary school to guide you in choosing a course to take given your background.
Some common sources for math upgrading include: