WISE program applications ready

Are you in Grades 11 or 12 and want to get a taste of university life?

Applications for Western’s Initiative for Scholarly Excellence (WISE) program are open. Now in its 32nd year, this program allows senior high school students to take one tuition-free course at The University of Western Ontario concurrently with their secondary school studies.

High-achieving students are invited to apply before the July 18 deadline. Enrolment is limited to 100 students.

In order to qualify for the program, students must have:

  • full-time student status with a high school diploma in progress;
  • completed a minimum of 22 credits;
  • completed one or more Grade 12 U- or M-level credits and have a minimum overall 80 per cent in Grades 10, 11 and 12 or not completed any Grade 12 U- or M-level credits, but have a minimum overall 85 per cent average in Grades 10 and 11;
  • registered in sufficient courses to fulfill admission requirements of the university;
  • met Western’s requirements for English proficiency; and
  • been nominated by the principal, guidance counselor or teacher of the secondary school.

Students must be able to take a course on Western’s main or affiliated colleges’ campuses, either day or evening, or by distance studies. Exams will be written at one of six centres.

Credit may be applied towards a degree at Western if a passing grade is obtained and the student satisfies Western’s admission requirements.

The application is available online at the Student Success Centre website.

For more information, contact Lauren Starr at wise@uwo.ca or the Student Success Centre at 519-661-3559.