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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruptions it has posed to education across the globe, accommodations have been made to the University of Windsor's undergraduate admissions requirements for domestic and international students. Please review the current admissions requirements below. 

Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Education has closed all public schools for students. Measures to continue education online to ensure that Grade 12 to post-secondary education bound student can complete their requirements have been implemented. The Ministry has mobilized the Ontario Schoolboards in cooperation with the Ontario University Applications Center (OUAC) to ensure that some form of interim or midterm grades are submitted for processing, using whatever grades are available.  Although times are uncertain, the Ministry has vowed to ensure that courses are completed in some form.

Midterm, Interim and final results issued by your schoolboard under these adjusted measures to compensate for the COVID-19 disruption will be accepted and evaluated by the University of Windsor. Completion of your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) is required with six Grade 12 U or M courses, including ENG4U, along with the appropriate minimum averages and pre-requisite requirements for the program applied to.     

For specific admission requirements by program, please visit learn.uwindsor.ca/program-listing.

Canada – Outside of Ontario (Out-of-Province)

Across Canada, high school has been disrupted including the cancellation of grade 12 exams and adjustment to delivery and assessments are being implemented. Due to this, final results issued by the respective provincial or territory ministry of education as adjusted to compensate for the COVID-19 disruption will be accepted and evaluated by the University of Windsor. Completion of your High School Diploma is required, along with the appropriate minimum averages and pre-requisite requirements for the program applied to. For Quebec (CÉGEP) applicants, completion of the first year of a general program with a minimum of 12 semester subjects is required. 

Pass/fail grades will also be accepted for general admission and pre-requisite requirements if no other form of final grades are not available from your school.

For specific admission requirements by province, please visit learn.uwindsor.ca/course-equivalence.

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the progress of secondary and post-secondary education all across the world. Any delays or cancelations of final examinations, issuing of final grades and credentials, this will not preclude you from satisfying your offer conditions. Final results issued by your school or board based on the adjusted assessment methods implemented will be accepted by the University of Windsor. 

For high school students, the completion of your high school diploma is required, along with the appropriate minimum averages and pre-requisite requirements for the program applied to. 

If final grades are unavailable due to cancellations, current grades will be accepted as final grades.  Pass/fail grades will also be accepted for general admission and pre-requisite requirements if no other form of final grades are available from your school.

For post-secondary applicants who present courses adjusted grading schemes or grades completed through adjusted assessment methods, evaluation of transfer credit for these courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

China

The Chinese National University Entrance Exam (Gaokao, 高考) has been postponed to July 7 and July 8, with dates in Hubei province and Beijing pending due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.  If the Gaokao exams are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will not preclude you from satisfying your offer conditions. 

Completion of the Senior High School Graduation or Upper Middle School Diploma is required, along with the appropriate minimum averages and pre-requisite requirements for the program applied to.  The Chinese University Entrance Examination (Gaokao, 高考) is only necessary if the diploma and senior grades were not completed.  Final results issued by your school or board based on adjusted assessment methods will be accepted by the University of Windsor. 

If final grades are unavailable due to cancellations, current grades will be accepted as final grades.  Pass/fail grades will also be accepted for general admission and pre-requisite requirements if no other form of final grades are available from your school.

India

On June 25, it was announced that the remaining Indian curriculum (CBSE, ICSE, Central, State Boards, etc.) high school exams have been primarily cancelled. In place of final examinations, a scheme has been formulated to assess the performance of Class XII students on the basis of their performance in previous examinations. Students may have some option to opt for a later examination in place of this adjusted assessment method.

Cancellation of the Class XII final examinations will not preclude you from satisfying your offer conditions. Final results issued by your school or board based on the adjusted assessment methods will be accepted by the University of Windsor.

If you would prefer to hold your application so you can complete the final examination(s) when the option is available, we will defer your application to the next available starting term. Please submit a request through ask.uwindsor.ca, including your UWindsor student number and specifying you would like to defer your application due to the delay in your secondary school exams.

Completion of the All Indian Senior School Certificate, Indian School Certificate, or Higher Secondary Certificate is required, along with the appropriate minimum averages and pre-requisite requirements for the program applied to.

If final grades are unavailable due to cancellations, current grades will be accepted as final grades.  Pass/fail grades will also be accepted for general admission and pre-requisite requirements if no other form of final grades are available from your school.

United States

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting across the United States and adjustments in delivery and assessments are occurring in various formats across the country. Due to this, final results issued by your school or board based on the adjusted assessment methods implemented will be accepted and evaluated by the University of Windsor.  Completion of your High School Diploma is required, including 6 senior level courses, along with the appropriate minimum averages and pre-requisite requirements for the program applied to.  

If final grades are unavailable due to cancellations, current grades will be accepted as final grades.  Pass/fail grades will also be accepted for general admission and pre-requisite requirements if no other form of final grades are not available from your school. Applicants are not required to submit SAT scores for admissions purposes.

The CollegeBoard has optional, free, online AP classes and review available.  These can be used alongside work given by schools but is not dependent on it.  Secure online exams will be available.

TOEFL

The University will accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test as a temporary alternative to the TOEFL iBT test to assess the English listening, reading, writing and speaking skills of applicants in countries where TOEFL testing has been suspended due to COVID-19. There is no change to our required minimum individual or overall band scores for either version of the tests.

Duolingo

The University will also accept the Duolingo English Test as a measure of English language proficiency. The test has been designed for maximum accessibility; it is delivered via the internet, without a testing center, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a computer-adaptive test (CAT), and it uses item types that provide maximal information about English language proficiency. The test has seven different item types, which collectively tap into test takers’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities. These items work together to measure test takers’ English language proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. To qualify, applicants must achieve a minimum score of 120 on the DET.

Individuals who obtain a lower score than required for any English Proficiency Test listed may be granted a conditional admission, including options for completing English Language Training on our campus or additional time to demonstrate their language proficiency.

For admissions:

The cancellation of the May 2020 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) examinations will not preclude an applicant from satisfying their offer conditions. Final results issued by the IBO based on adjusted assessment methods will be accepted by the University of Windsor, including utilizing predicted assessment for conditional offers.

An applicant must satisfy the revised IBDP requirements, including successful minimum passing of 6 subjects, with a minimum of 3 subjects at the Higher Level and a minimum overall score of 24. Any course-specific minimum grade requirements must also be met.

Applicants who are also completing a provincial or national high school program have the option of being considered for admission on the basis of their high school program results.

For transfer credit:

Applicants presenting IB courses under the revised IBDP requirements have the option at the point of admission of receiving transfer credit for approved courses, where they have achieved IB grades/scores of ‘6’ or more to a maximum of 10 courses (30 credit hours).

For admissions:

Applicants who participate in the AP Curriculum are required to complete a high school program in their respective country or region to be considered for admission on the basis of the high school program. Your admission average will be calculated using final grades in six senior level academic courses, along with assessment of any specific program pre-requisite requirements. If final grades are unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, current grades will be accepted as final grades.

For transfer credit:

Applicants presenting AP credentials with adjusted assessment methods will have the option at the point of admission of receiving transfer credit for approved courses where they have completed the course and achieved an AP grade of ‘5’, to a maximum of 10 courses (30.0 credit hours). If final grades are unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no transfer credit will be granted.

For admissions: 

The cancellation of the May and June Advanced Level examinations will not preclude you from satisfying your offer conditions. Final results issued by your exam board(s) based on the adjusted assessment methods will be accepted by the University of Windsor.

An applicant must present five passes on the GCE, including two at the Advanced (A) Level, or four passes on the GCE, including three at the A Level. Two Advanced Supplementary (AS) Level courses may be substituted for an A Level course.

For transfer credit:

Applicants who receive a “B” grade based on the adjusted assessment methods will be considered for transfer credit for those courses that have been assessed as equivalent to specified or unspecified University of Windsor courses and are relevant to the student’s academic program. No transfer credit will be granted for Advanced Subsidiary level examinations.

Post-Secondary Education across the world has been disrupted and many institutions have implemented various adjusted measures for assessment, grading and completion of school terms. Due to this, the final results issued by your respective post-secondary institutions will be accepted and evaluated by the University of Windsor for admission.  This includes admission into all pathway and articulation programs. 

For students enrolled in a degree completion program (i.e., transfer pathway or articulation agreement) between the University of Windsor and any College of Applied Arts and Technology or University, any aegrotat, pass/fail, and/or credit granted grades on a final transcript will be accepted in satisfying admission conditions into an approved pathway program, including the granting of all transfer credits outlined within the pathway. 

For the evaluation of individual Transfer Credits not contained within a pathway program, the University of Windsor will not accept aegrotat, pass/fail, and/or credit granted grades for assessment from any CAAT. Individually evaluated transfer credits from a university may be accepted if the aegrotat, pass/fail, and/or credit granted grades from the incoming institution and program required at least a 60% mark for the credit to be granted.