Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Academic Counselling: Science & Basic Medical Sciences

Contact Us:

Western Science Centre, Room 140
Telephone: 519-661-3040    
Fax: 519-661-3325    
E-mail: scibmsac@uwo.ca
*Please be sure to include your Western student number in all correspondence with our office

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday:  9:30am-4:00pm
Please check here or follow us on Twitter for any disruptions/cancellations to normal office hours

Fall/Winter (September through April) Counselling Hours:

*Please note: Effective September 2015, students will not be permitted to bring large bags or backpacks beyond the waiting area. The counselling assistants will provide a secure location to store your belongings while you are in your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Monday - Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm;
Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Booked Appointments:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm

Group Counselling:
Friday: 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm (Western Science Centre, Room 150)

The 2015/2016 Academic Timetable is now available online here!

Important Dates:

November 1 Last day to receive official transcripts for courses taken on Letters of Permission during the academic year 2014-15 and the Spring/Summer Terms of 2015
November 5 Last day to drop a first-term half course or first-term full course without academic penalty
November 30 Last day to drop a full course and full-year half course (On-Campus Day & Evening, and Distance Studies) without academic penalty
December 9 Fall/Winter Term classes end.
December  10
Study Day

11 - 22

Mid Year Exam Period. (Good Luck Everyone!)
*Click here for a complete listing of Western's Sessional Dates

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Popular Links:


- letter of permission
- academic accomodations
- change of status
- student medical certificate *NEW*

Print and complete the forms then
submit to our office for approval

MedSci and BMSc

- admissions
- courses
- eligibility
- competitive pool etc

Everything you need to know about
MedSci 1, 2 and BMSc
including getting into year 3 BMSc

Module Progression

- what courses to take when
- points to consider
- includes grad check list

*NEW* available for all modules in Science
Handy new tool - get yours now

Quick Grad Check

- find out what you need to

*NEW* this form must be completed
before any grad check appoinment

Other Useful Links

- Academic Calendar
- Student Center
- Student Health & Wellness, and more

Lots of information - please read!

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Reasons for seeing us:

  • Struggling with University adjustment
  • Advising about the impact of course selection and academic performance on eligibility for modules and degrees
  • Accommodation for missed course work
  • Processing of requests for increased or irregular course load
  • Advising transfer students
  • Requests for Letter of Permission (taking courses at another university)
  • Advising students on probation or grade point waiver
  • Change of status, including withdrawal from the University, transfer from another Faculty
  • General inquiries and support