Students who have an undergraduate degree from another accredited university and who intend to either (a) upgrade from a non-honors to an honors degree or (b) complete the requirements for a second honors degree in another discipline, must apply for general admission to Western University as a Special Student. Interested students are advised to consult the appropriate department(s) for information as not all department(s) offer this program. Applicants will be considered for a specific Honors Degree program provided that all requirements for entry into an Honors program have been met. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to an Honors Degree program: approval is at the discretion of the appropriate Department and Dean's Office. Department(s) will take into account courses from the first degree and prescribe the courses to be completed to fulfill all of the honors requirements. No fewer than 10.0 prescribed courses (of which at least 5.0 must be at the honors level) must be taken at Western University. Graduation requirements will differ according to the program. Students should check with the appropriate Dean's Office to ensure specific graduation requirements are being met.
The Registrar's Office is responsible for the processing and the administration of Special Student admission and progression, except in those cases where progression is at the discretion of the appropriate Dean.
Students who intend to enter a graduate program should seek counselling from the graduate Chair of the Department(s) concerned. Admission as an undergraduate Special Student, however, does not imply acceptance at the graduate level.
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