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:
While it is possible to be admitted to Science without any high school prerequisites, please note that math is required by all Bachelor of Science programs.There may also be other high school prerequisites depending on the Science discipline you are considering. We recommend that you 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 have the prerequisite for the Western math course you wish to take but is has been several years since you took that prerequisite, it would be wise to consider your confidence in math. Take a look at the text for the last high school course you took and/or the text for the Western course you wish to take. Does the course material look manageable?
If you do not have the prerequisite for the Western math course you wish to take, you may need to do upgrading. Speak with an academic counsellor from Science, the Math Department, or a mature student advisor at The Student Success Centre.
If you have math background from a high school or college system outside of Ontario, check with our Math Department to see how your background compares with what Western requires. Western’s Math Department can be reached at 519-661-3641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some common sources for math upgrading include: