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
To apply for admission, a completed application must be submitted, providing Western with the following:
- We ask for basic information concerning your identity and contact information.
- We ask that you supply Western with a listing of all post-secondary schools you have attended.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.