Post-Degree DiplomasContinuing Studies

How to Apply



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I am currently attending or have previously attended Western University

Apply to Program

Program applications consist of:

  • a 500-750 word personal statement;
  • two (2) reference questionnaires - preferably one (1) professional and one (1) academic;
  • Western Student ID - used to access transcripts via Student Centre for evaluation;  
  • $100 non-refundable application fee 

I have never attended Western University

Step One: Apply to Western University

Apply to Western* and pay the application fee of $59.50. A single non-refundable evaluation fee of $90.00 is required of all applicants with a postsecondary background who apply to Western.

*Please note: although our applicants use the same OUAC application as part-time undergraduate applicants, this will not affect your student status. All Post-Degree Diploma programs are considered to be full-time, one-year programs and you will be registered as a full-time student. 

Step Two: Apply to Program

Program applications consist of:

  • a 500-750 word personal statement;
  • two (2) reference questionnaires - preferably one (1) professional and one (1) academic;  
  • $100 non-refundable application fee

Step Three: Submit Required Documentation

After completing the application process in step one, you will receive an application acknowledgement email from Western University.  Please complete required steps, and forward transcripts and/or English Language Test results (if applicable) to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Western University 
Western Student Services Building, Room 3140 
London, ON N6A 3K7 

For questions regarding admission to Western University, please contact the undergraduate admissions office:

T: 519-661-2100

Application Process

Applicants are encouraged to apply early with a competitive application in order to secure an offer to the program for the upcoming cohort. 

A competitive application consists of:

  1. A well-written personal statement of 500-750 words which highlights why you feel you would be a good fit for the program.  Include extracurricular involvement, career aspirations, motivation in pursuing the diploma program, etc. This is also a place to identify anything that may be of importance to the admissions committee when assessing your application for admission - eg. any low marks on your transcript that may be of concern, a gap in your education, etc.

  2. A recommended cumulative average of 70%+ in your undergraduate degree. Emphasis will be placed on your last two (2) years of study, and the cutoff average will be determined by the entering applicant pool.

  3. Two (2) reference questionnaires of support. Applicants are encouraged to provide one (1) academic and one (1) professional reference where possible. Reference names and contact information will be provided as part of the application.  Once the application is submitted in full, the system will automatically forward questionnaires to your chosen references with questions regarding your admission to your chosen program. 

Please note: an application is not considered to be complete until both reference questionnaires, and any required documentation (transcripts, english language proficiency test results etc.) have been submitted.

Decision Timeline:

Once you have completed an application, your status will change to 'Under Review'.  Once your referees have submitted completed questionnaires, your status will change to 'Submitted', after which you can expect a decision according to the following timelines: 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, ahead of the program deadline. Please contact with any questions you may have about the application process.