In this section you will find information about Western’s admission requirements, policies and supports that are available to you.

To find out about Western’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, please
visit the Western website or contact our Indigenous Liaison Admission Coordinator.

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General Admissions

Western’s admission requirements are divided into different categories of learners that include secondary school, transfer and mature students. Each category has different requirements and admission policies. Select the category that best describes you and then find the admission requirements for your specific category.

If you have any questions about admission to Western, please contact the Indigenous Liaison Admission Coordinator.

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Aboriginal Learner Policy

Western is committed to increasing access to postsecondary education for Aboriginal learners. The purpose of the Aboriginal Admission Access Category is to encourage Aboriginal individuals to apply to Western for their undergraduate degrees and to provide them with extended academic, personal and cultural supports for their transition and success.

Aboriginal Admissions pathways are also available for the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Master of Physical Therapy, School of Social Work and Faculty of Law.

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Alternative Admissions and Transition Programs

The Academic Transition Opportunities (ATO) program offers intensive academic, cultural and personal supports to Indigenous undergraduate students. The supports you can access include orientation workshops, tutoring, academic advising, cultural programming, mentorship opportunities and more.

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Mature Learners

If you haven’t attended a secondary school or college full time for at least 2 years, you might be considered a mature learner. Check out Western’s mature applicant admissions regulations to find out how you can transition to university as a mature learner.

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Transfer Policies

If you are interested in transferring to Western from another university or college, Western’s website gives you helpful information on its college transfer and university transfer policies and supports. You can also check out your eligibility for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information on credit transfers in Ontario.

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