Admission Requirements - For Admission, September 2011 and beyond
Possession of published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Current OSSD applicants should request application forms from their Secondary School. All other applicants contact the Registrar's Office.
Note: All students applying to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program do so through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (http://www.ouac.on.ca/), choosing program code 'ENW' for Western and 'ENF' for Fanshawe College. Students are encouraged to apply to both Western and Fanshawe where applicable.
Note: Priority consideration shall be given, all other things being equal, first to Canadian citizens and permanent residents from Ontario, and second to Canadian citizens and permanent residents from other Canadian provinces. Special consideration may be given to a student supported by the Canadian International Development Agency or a similar agency.
Applicants Presenting an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Applicants must complete an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and have a minimum of six Gr. 12 U or M-level credits, including the following with a minimum of 65% in each:
- Grade 12 U English
- Grade 12 U Biology
- Grade 12 U Chemistry
- One of:
- Grade 11 U Functions
- Grade 11 M Functions and Applications
In order to be considered for admission students should strive to achieve an average in the high 70s to low 80s.
Applicants with High School Standing from other Canadian Provinces Applicants from other provinces in Canada are eligible to apply for admission on the basis of senior matriculation if their academic records meet, in subject matter and standing obtained, both the admission requirements of this School and the admission requirements of a recognized university in their own province. This must include the successful completion of (university preparation) courses in English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (comparable to Ontario Grade 11 Functions & Relations), with a minimum grade of 65% in each.
Applicants Currently Enrolled in a University, or who have Previously Attended University or other Post-Secondary Institutions
Entry to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN program is on a competitive basis. Applicants applying to transfer into or enter the nursing program are considered on the basis of their OSSD average and university or other post-secondary standing. Specifically,
- students applying with one year of full-time university study must have achieved a minimum 70% overall average;
- students having completed two or more full-time years of university may be admitted on the basis of a minimum overall average of 70% in the final two years of study.
- students applying from part-time university study will be admitted on the basis of a minimum 70% average in the last 10 courses completed.
- students applying from a community college must have achieved an overall GPA of 2.5 in a completed program.
All applicants must also have completed the equivalent of the following Ontario secondary school courses with a minimum grade of 65% in each:
- Gr. 12 U English
- Gr. 12 U Biology
- Gr. 12 U Chemistry
- One of:
- Gr. 11 U Functions
- Gr. 11 M Functions and Applications
Applicants will be considered for admission who:
- meet Western's definition of mature applicant, and
- are able to demonstrate academic success within the last four (4) years by achieving a credit equivalent to the following Ontario secondary school courses, according to the general criteria at Western, with a minimum mark of 65% in each:
- Gr. 12 U English (ENG 4U)
- Gr. 12 U Biology (BIO 4U)
- Gr. 12 U Chemistry (CHEM 4U)
- One of:
- Gr. 11 U Functions (MCR 3U)
- Gr. 11 M Functions and Applications (MCF 3M)
The School of Nursing recognizes that Aboriginal Peoples are not represented adequately in the nursing profession and therefore welcomes their applications.
Eligible Aboriginal candidates may be admitted to the nursing program from one of the two paths:
- Aboriginal candidates who have successfully completed the program's admission requirements, and whose admission average has met the annual program admission average as determined by the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and the University's Admission Office, will be considered for admission along with all other program applicants.
- Aboriginal candidates who have successfully completed the program's admission requirements, but whose overall average has NOT met the annual program admission average as determined by the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and the University's Admission Office, will be considered on a discretionary basis to fill four seats (two seats at the Western site and two seats at the Fanshawe College site) set aside for applicants in this latter category.
Applicants from Diploma and Degree Nursing Programs
Applicants in this category must have completed the requirements as outlined below to receive admission consideration:
1. Meet admission requirements as stated in the current Academic Calendar;
2. Submit, in writing, the reason for leaving the previous or current program and for applying to a nursing program at Western.
The applicant must provide written permission to the School of Nursing to contact the Dean, Director, Coordinator, or Head of the Nursing program in which the student was previously or is currently registered for release of information about the student’s status in the previous or current nursing program (including matters pending) with regard to failures, probation, suspensions, determination of professional unsuitability, disciplinary action, or other related matters.
Submission of Applications for Admission Applications for admission to the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program must be submitted by February 15. Because of the large number of applicants, it is recommended that application be made early. The enrollment in this program is limited.
Current OSSD applicants should request application forms from their secondary school. All other applicants should contact the Office of the Registrar.
Admissions Appeals Procedure
Following the final date for application, applicants may file any supplementary information relevant to their application with the Registrar's Office.
Decisions of the Admissions Committee are final. Applicants may request a review of the decision of the Admissions Committee, provided that such a request is based upon significant new information, pertinent to the application and not available to the applicant prior to May 1. This request must be filed with the Dean's Office not later than 2 weeks after the issuance of the original decision.
Secondary School Admissions SR.09-147c