Next Steps

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

Save the date in your calendars – July 11, 2018. It is strongly recommended that you attend this event as you will get the chance to meet other transfer students who are new to Western just like you. You will also learn all about the services that are available at Western, what your degree will look like, and you will receive academic advising on degree and course selection. You can even get help registering for your courses on this day!

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

The options are listed above. You will need to select one when you meet with an Academic Counsellor on the SAO Day. If you change your mind later about which one you want to complete, that’s okay. You are not stuck with your choice. However, your course selection may depend on which option you choose. Note, if you would like to complete an Honors degree at Western, you will need to complete one full year at Western before you can register for the Honors degree program.

Enroll in courses

Your course enrolment appointment may occur prior to July 11, 2018. If it does, feel free to enrol yourself in courses but be prepared to change them after speaking with an Academic Counsellor. 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 enrol in. This is because it will not recognize your transfer credits. If you encounter this error (or require assistance with any other courses), please call the registration helpline at 519-661-2100. If you wish to wait and enrol in your courses on the SAO Day, you may do so – you will receive in-person assistance with this.

Attend the Science Transfer Student SAO Day

You must register in advance through Western’s Career Central. Registration will open in late May or early June – check your Western email. You should expect to be on campus for 8:30 am on July 11, 2018, and plan to be here for a few hours. If you cannot attend this day, please request an appointment. Phone appointments may be requested if you cannot come to campus. Note, you will not receive an appointment prior to July 11, 2018.

Attend classes!

Classes begin on September 6, 2018.