Secondary school students who are studying in Ontario at the time of their application may be eligible to enrol tuition-free in 1.0 university course on campus or by distance studies at either the Constituent University or the Affiliated University Colleges, concurrently with their secondary school studies.
Credit for this course will be granted upon successful completion of the course. Registration in a course shall require that the necessary prerequisites at the secondary school level have been attained. Students may not register in a first-year course at the University when an equivalent course in the subject is available to them in the secondary school system.
Completion of a minimum of 22 credits. For applicants who have completed at least one Grade 12 U or M credit, achievement of an overall 80% average in subjects taken at the Grade 10, 11 and 12 levels. For those applicants who have not completed any Grade 12 U or M credits, an overall 85% average will be required on subjects undertaken in Grades 10 and 11. Registration in a sufficient number of secondary school subjects to fulfill Western's admission requirements and nomination by the secondary school principal, guidance counsellor or teacher are required also. Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission as admission is competitive and limited. Applicants are required to be proficient in both spoken and written English.
Application forms for the WISE program may be obtained from the Centre for New Students. Applications and all documentation should be submitted to the Centre for New Students no later than June 1 for the fall/winter session.
WISE students who wish to study in an undergraduate degree program at Western subsequent to the WISE program must submit a formal application for admission through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre.
Tuition Fees Waived for Concurrent or OSSD Students
Tuition fees shall be waived for OSSD students enrolled in one university course.
WISE - Part-Time Admission for OSSD Students SR.05-141
Tuition Fees SR.1573