Frequently Asked Questions

Is a final transcript of my current year required?

Wait for your final high school transcript and enter all your grade 11 or 12 U/M high school credits with your final grades on the online application.

When will I hear if I've been admitted to the WISE program?

Admission decisions will be communicated by email after the admission deadline. Due to the demand for this program, we encourage you to apply before the deadline.

How many students will be admitted to the program?

A total of 100 students may register in the program each year.

When will I know what courses are offered?

Enclosed with an admission letter will be course descriptions and timetable information. You may choose courses from those offered during the day (classes meet 2-3 times per week), evening (classes usually meet one night per week from 7:00-10:00 p.m.), or distance studies (online). Your course may be offered at the main campus or at one of the affiliated colleges (Brescia University, Huron University and King's). WISE students are eligible to take courses numbered 1000-1999. Course descriptions can be found at Western Timetables.

English is not my first language. Can I still be in the WISE program?

In order to be in the WISE program, you must meet Western’s requirements for English Language Proficiency. View these requirements. 

Do I receive Western student identification?

Yes, after you have been assigned a student number, you may then obtain a Photo ID card, which will also be your library card. You can visit Student Central for more information

I want to choose something that will help in my first-year university. Is there help available in choosing this course?

Yes, academic counselling is available through the program coordinator or from the Registrar's Office at Brescia, Huron and King's.

When will I know if I've been accepted into the course I want?

Once your registration is processed, an email confirmation will be sent to you.

Can credit for the WISE course be applied toward my degree?

A WISE course can be applied toward a Western degree should you receive a passing grade in that course and if you satisfy Western's admission requirements. Other universities have accepted WISE credits as well; check the policies of the universities that interest you.

The cost of tuition is waived, but are there any other costs involved?

The WISE program covers tuition, however any supplies or textbooks are the responsibility of the WISE student.