Consideration For Admission of Candidates From Accredited Degree-Granting Institutions
Candidates with acceptable standing at accredited degree-granting
institutions may be considered for admission provided that the content
of studies completed is equivalent in content to the courses offered by
Western, and to the requirements of the program to which the student has
applied. The University will review other candidates on an individual
basis. Admission in all cases is competitive.
Transfer of Course Credits Among Ontario Universities
of transfer credits among Ontario universities shall be based on the
recognition that, while learning experiences may differ in a variety of
ways, their substance may be essentially equivalent in terms of their
content and rigor. Insofar as possible, acceptance of transfer should
allow for the maximum recognition of previous learning experience in
Subject to degree, grade and program
requirements, any course offered for credit by one university shall be
accepted for credit by another Ontario university when there is an
essential equivalency in course content.
Consult the Admissions Office for information about transfer from another university.
Transfer Credit for Education Courses
taken at the Faculty of Education or at another post-secondary
institution towards an undergraduate non-education degree will not be
accepted for transfer credit.
Transfer Students - Admission Based on Standing at Another University
The regulations for admission for students transferring from another University with advanced standing are as follows:
The grades of other universities whose marking schemes differ from that
of this University shall be translated into the equivalent grades of
Western University and admissibility assessed in these terms.
- Applicants must have completed the requirements for admission to
Western University prior to the commencement of the academic session for
which application is made. Applicants with a minimum "B" (70%) average
in all previous work at the university level will be eligible to apply
for admission to the University.
- Students registered in a
preliminary year or freshman year at a recognized university to which
students are admitted after Ontario Grade 12 may apply for admission to
first year at this University provided that their first or preliminary
year program includes subjects equivalent to those required for
admission to their desired program of study at this University.
- Students applying to transfer from universities in Ontario to which they
were admitted without having satisfied the admission requirements of
Western University must present university credit in five university
courses with a minimum average of 70.0% in order to be eligible for
admission to this University. Upon gaining admission such students will
be considered for advanced standing.
- Admission of students
transferring from another university is not automatic: all such
applicants will be assessed in competition with other new applicants in
the light of academic requirements and enrollment limitations which are
pertinent at the time of application.
- Admission to a specific program of study is subject to the minimum requirements for admission in that program.
- Applicants for transfer whose first language is not English are
required to write one of the Test of English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL) or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) test
or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Advanced standing may be granted for
all courses completed at another university with a minimum mark of 60%
(C standing), provided that these courses, even though not offered at
this University, are recognized as reaching acceptable university
standards and may be appropriately included in the program of studies at
Western University. The granting of such credit shall be subject to the
following additional provisions:
Bachelor of Social Work Program
- Credit will not
be allowed for any courses completed at another university in fulfilment
of the basic requirements for university admission, i.e. preliminary
year; credit may be allowed for any additional courses completed
- Advanced standing for students applying from the
first year of a four-year general university program subsequent to
completion of Grade 12 (Senior Matriculation) will be determined by the
Office of the Registrar. Advanced standing may be denied for a course(s)
which is normally taken in Secondary School as part of the Grade
12 program in Ontario.
- A student with a first-year program of
study at another university may be granted credit up to the number of
courses constituting the first year of the program at Western University
to which the student would be admitted. Where more courses than the
normal load prescribed at the other university were completed
concurrently, additional credit may be allowed.
- Advanced standing
may be granted for a half course(s) successfully completed at another
university. If a full course in the same subject with overlapping course
content at the same level is taken at Western University, credit for
only one full course will be allowed towards the fulfillment of the
requirements for graduation in a degree program.
- The Office of the
Registrar and the dean of the faculty in which the student will take
the course shall have sole jurisdiction over granting of admission with
advanced standing. The decision at the time of admission will be final
Advanced standing in the Bachelor of Social Work Program shall be granted to applicants holding an acceptable Bachelor's degree, and credit may be granted for all or some of the twelve course options required for the Bachelor of Social Work degree following an evaluation of the applicant's degree by the Office of the Registrar at King's College.
Academic Handbook, Admission, Transfer