Next Steps

Plan to attend the Science Transfer Student Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) Day

Our Science Transfer Student Academic Orientation will take place on Friday, June 9 th. It is strongly recommended that you attend this event as you will get the chance to learn all about the services that are available at Western, what your degree will look like, and how transfer credits work. You must register to attend the orientation. Please register here.

Start thinking about which degree/module(s) you are interested in

Review the Academic Calendar for options. If you have already completed the first-year requirements for the module(s) you want, you may register for the module(s) by completing the  Change of Status Request form and submitting it to our Advising Help Portal. If you change your mind later about which module(s) you want, don’t worry! You are not stuck with your choice. However, your course selection may depend on what you choose.

Have your transfer credits evaluated

Transfer Students: If you received transfer credits that end in TRN, these are not exactly equivalent to Western courses. It is possible to have these credits assessed and changed if an exact equivalent exists at Western. You will want to do this if you are hoping to use your transfer credits as prerequisites for other courses at Western or as admission requirements for the module(s) you want.

Credit Assessment: To have your courses assessed, please submit a ticket to our Advising Help Portal confirming which module(s) you wish to pursue. Based on the information you provide, we will direct you to the appropriate departments to have your courses assessed for transfer credit. 

Note: If you did not receive credit for a course and you think you should have, please contact the  Admissions Office. You may need to have your course assessed before you will be awarded credit. If that is the case, please follow the instructions above.  The earlier you start the assessment process, the more likely it is that you will be able to get into the courses you want/need. See below for course selection information.

Special Students: You already have an undergraduate degree so you will not receive transfer credits. However, you may still need to have your courses assessed for prerequisite standing to take upper-year courses or to meet the admission requirements for the module(s) you want. Please submit a ticket to our   Advising Help Portal  to discuss having your courses evaluated for prerequisite standing.

Enroll in courses

Your course enrolment appointment may occur prior to your one-on-one appointment with an Academic Advisor. If it does, feel free to enroll yourself in courses but be prepared to change them after speaking with an Academic Advisor. If you need assistance with this, review this step-by-step guide . There may be some courses that the system will not permit you to enroll in. This is because it will not recognize your transfer credits. If you encounter this error (or require assistance with any other courses), please contact a Student Central representative on Western Chat.

Attend the Science Transfer Student SAO Day

You  must register in advance - register here .

What if I can’t attend the Science Transfer SAO? If you can’t attend, don’t worry! The orientation will be recorded and emailed to all of our incoming transfer students. After you watch the recording, you can attend one of our drop-in sessions on Thursday, June 22   to discuss any questions or concerns you have. See Zoom details below:

Thursday, June 22 morning session: 10:00 am - 11:50 am EDT
Meeting Link:  

Meeting ID: 919 8386 0518
Passcode: 765211

Thursday, June 22 afternoon session: 1:30 pm-2:50 pm EDT
Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 936 8251 8653
Passcode: 071629

Attend classes! Classes begin on September 7, 2023.