Requirements

We welcome your application for admission!

Western welcomes all types of international students, whether you are a first year university student or transferring from another college or university. 

Admission to Western is selective. Cumulative academic achievement is the most important factor in the application review process. Level and difficulty of courses, grade trends, school and community involvement, special talents, strength of character, and personal circumstances are also considered. All applicants should complete foundation coursework in English, humanities, mathematics, natural/physical sciences and social sciences.

Our Admissions Committee believes that potential is measured by more than grades and test scores. When filling out the application for admission, applicants are encouraged to help the Admissions Committee get to know them better by responding to the relevant essay questions and including an activities list or resume, if requested.

We recommend you review all application instructions prior to submitting your application for admission.

Freshman

Prospective students are considered incoming freshmen if they have not enrolled in any college course work after completing their high school or secondary schooling.

As a freshman applicant, you must have completed secondary school and earned an appropriate secondary certification or passed an appropriate external exam. Grades should be above average and course selection must include preparatory study in humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.

Transfer

Prospective students are considered transfer students if they have enrolled in college courses after completing their high school or secondary schooling graduation.

University or college transfer students from outside the United States must have earned the equivalent of a “B” average in study at a Ministry of Education recognized or accredited post-secondary institution to be considered for admission. All transfer applicants applying with fewer than 45 transferable quarter (30 semester) college credits must also submit their official secondary school credentials with certified English translations when necessary. For transfer applicants, academic coursework and experiences related to one's academic area of interest may further strengthen the application.

Post-baccalaureate

Prospective students are considered post-baccalaureate applicants if they have successfully completed a bachelor's degree and are looking to attend Western to enhance their previous academic background or to secure a second undergraduate degree.

Graduate

Students who have successfully obtained a bachelor's degree and are looking to further their education by securing a master's degree are considered graduate students. Prospective graduate students should visit the Graduate School to learn more about graduate admission standards.