Social Science Academic CounsellingWestern Social Science

ITR FAQ

ITR Specific Questions

What if I change my mind after I submitted?

You will be able to submit or revise your ITR online until March 31.

What if I don't submit my ITR?

You will not be able to use the online registration system to reserve space in your courses during the summer.

How will I know if I am eligible for the program I select at Intent to Register?

After your marks are reviewed by the department in May, your report comment will indicate whether you were eligible for the program you requested.  To see these comments, log on to Student Center, under My Academic, choose View My Grades. Select the tab marked Grade Report and change the select term.  Read the Remarks at the bottom of the grade report box.

Do I select my courses now?

No. You must select your program now and select your courses in the summer.

Why would someone have to use the paper form for ITR?

If you are in one of these categories, you would have to complete a paper form ITR:

  • Second degree students
  • First year students continuing in first year
  • New cross disciplinary students
  • Reregistrants
  • New concurrent students
  • New Scholar's Electives and Western Scholar's

I am a returning student who left in good standing and have not attended another academic institution since leaving Western. How do I complete the Intent to Register so I can take courses in September?

Check your eligibility for the degree and module that you want in the Academic Calendar online at www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca.

Request for Degree/Module Change Form

Note: You must have the appropriate course and mark requirements for the program that you are requesting.

I want to complete my second Western degree. How do I submit my Intent to Register so I can take courses in September?

Check your eligibility for the degree and module you want in the Academic Calendar online. Complete and fax the Request for Degree/Module Change form to the Academic Counselling Office. All requests for second degrees must be approved by the Social Science Academic Counselling Office.

I had completed my Intent to Register, however, I want to change my status (part-time to full-time or full-time to part-time), how can I do this?

Request for Degree/Module Change Form

Note: You must be academically eligible to continue as a full-time student (view Student Services site for Report Comments at the end of May or beginning of June).

How do I confirm that I have been placed in the module(s) requested on my Intent to Register?

At the end of May or beginning of June check the Student Center by selecting “Academic Records” and “View Academic Report”.

General Program and Degree Questions

What are the essential modules for 3 year or 4 year degrees?

What are the rules for combining modules?

Generally, module combinations other than those outlined in the “Approved Module Combinations for degrees” have not been approved and, consequently, may not be taken.

What is an antirequisite?

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.

Do you have at least one course from each Category?

For more information, see the Current Western Academic Calendar.

Have you completed the requirements for first year?

5.0 courses including one from either category B or C

See our Checklists to help you plan.

Can you take senior courses if you fail a first year course?

You can take senior courses only if you are replacing the first year course at the same time.

Can you repeat a course?

Yes, both marks are on your record but only the second mark counts.

Form more information, see the Current Western Academic Calendar.

What is the maximum number of first year courses allowed?

The maximum number of first year courses is 7.0

For more information, see the Current Western Academic Calendar.

What are the minimum requirements for admission to honors?

Complete first year (5.0 courses); B average in required courses; no mark less than 60%.

For more information, please see the Current Western Academic Calendar.

What modules are offered in Social Science?

Click here for our complete list of modules.

What are designated essay courses? Do they have to be taken at Western?

E or F/G are designated essay courses that have to be taken at Western.

For more information, please see the Current Western Academic Calendar.

How many courses can you take in the same subject?

No more than 2.0 in your first year. For a 3 year degree, no more than 9; for a 4 year degree, no more than 14 (with the exception of Psychology).

For more information, see the Current Western Academic Calendar.

How many courses can you take in each term?

5.0 courses per term.

For more information, see the Current Western Academic Calendar.

How many courses do you have to take to be eligible for a scholarship or the Dean's Honor List?

Full-time students who have completed 4.0 courses with an 80% average are on the Dean's Honor List. Full-time students with an 80% average on 5.0 courses may be considered for scholarships.

How many courses can you take at the Affiliated Colleges?

Only 1.0 per year and only if the course is not offered on main campus.

What is the grading system?

For more information, see the Current Western Academic Calendar.

What do I need to pass?

All grades below 50% are considered failed grades.  To remain in goodstanding at Western you need a 55% average in first year and 60% in second year. You need higher marks for some programs.

How do I figure out the course numbering system?

  • 0001 - 0999   Pre-University level introductory courses
  • 1000 - 1999     Year 1 undergraduate courses
  • 2000 - 4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year.

Where can I pick up a Summer Calendar?

The Summer Calendar will be available in room 2105, SSC and online in February.