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APPLICATION PROCEDURE

In order to apply to graduate studies at Western, it is important that you understand the essential elements of the Western graduate school application. No application will be considered until it is complete. The responsibility rests with the applicant to ensure that all documents (e.g., transcripts, letters of recommendation, test results such as TOEFL scores, GRE scores) are submitted by the programís respective deadline.

Online Application

To apply for admission, a completed application must be submitted, providing Western with the following:

  • Personal Information
    • We ask for basic information concerning your identity and contact information.
  • Academic History
    • We ask that you supply Western with a listing of all post-secondary schools you have attended.
  • References
    • We will email your referees within 24 hours of entering or updating your reference information. Each reference will be collected by Western and distributed alongside your application once it arrives. No paper reference letters are required.
  • Supplementary Questions
    • Our graduate programs may ask you unique questions that reflect elements of the program you are applying to. The responses you provide are made available to the program during the assessment process.
  • Application Fee Payment
    • Western accepts two methods of payment in order to process your application.
      • Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard)
      • Cheque/Money Order
  • Supplemental Documents
    • Western makes it possible for you to submit your supporting documents in a digital format. This includes an academic record/transcript from each school you note in your Academic History and any additional documents required by the program you are applying to.
  • Proficiency in English Scores, if applicable (You must have the testing service send your score electronically to Western.)

Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Program

The Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs Application Service (ORPAS) is the centralized application service for applying to:

  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physical Therapy/Physiotherapy (PT)
  • Audiology (AUD)
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

To learn more about this unique application please visit: www.ouac.on.ca/orpas.

Transcripts

Western accepts digital academic records within your application however if you are offered admission you are required to provide one official academic transcript* from each post-secondary institution you have attended. These documents should be mailed directly to The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

  • Past or current students of The University of Western do not need to provide transcripts for their academic history at Western. This information will be obtained internally.
  • *Western considers a transcript official only if it is received in a university envelope that is sealed and signed on the flap by the official person in the office issuing the transcript. If the transcript and degree certificate are not in English, a certified translation must also be included. (Non-English transcripts from institutions within Canada do not require a translation.)

    All documents and transcripts submitted to The University of Western Ontario become the property of the University and will not be returned.

    Additional Documentation

    Many programs require additional documentation to support your application to their program (i.e. samples of written work, list of publications, resume). Please be sure to review the program(s) website to which you are applying to in order to learn if any such requirements exist. All supporting documentation is collected digitally within the application unless otherwise noted by the program.

    Application Deadlines

    Each individual graduate program has specific deadlines for both domestic and international students. Students must review their program(s) website to ensure they know their appropriate deadline for submission. The application and all admissions requirements must be submitted by the stated application deadline, including all transcripts and other program admission requirements.

    Readmission/Reactivation

    Students who have voluntarily withdrawn or who have been withdrawn and wish to complete their program must formally re-apply for admission via our application. Credit for previous work completed must be approved by the program and SGPS.

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