University of Western Ontario Transfer

University of Western Ontario Transfer


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
Acceptance 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 university-level courses.

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
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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Admission to a specific program of study is subject to the minimum requirements for admission in that program.
  6. 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).

Note: 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.

Advanced Standing 
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:

  1. 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 concurrently.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 and binding.

Bachelor of Social Work Program
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.