Your Resource Kit
Reaching your goals for success is not only about academic achievement. Learning how to navigate the higher education system is a part of the process. We are here to support you along the way, from planning your degree to avoiding academic penalty when extenuating circumstances arise. For us to help you in a timely manner, we ask that you fill out the appropriate forms and collect documentation before submitting your request. If at any time you need clarification, do not hesitate to connect with us on Live Chat.
Personal health issues: A Student Medical Certificate is the preferred form of documentation, however a letter or form from a physician or licensed health care provider may be accepted as long as it includes relevant dates, limitations caused by the illness or injury, and the estimated duration of the absence.
Serious illness of a family member: A medical certificate or letter from the family member’s physician that includes relevant dates, some detail to explain how the situation impacts your ability to participate academically, and the estimated duration of the absence.
Death of a loved one: Funeral or visitation notices, a death certificate or obituary.
Other extenuating circumstances: Something that confirms the date and how the circumstance impacts your ability to participate academically. If you are not sure what to provide, please contact us for guidance.
NOTE: Submitting a forged document constitutes student misconduct. It is a scholastic offence that will be subject to academic sanctions.
The following links are essential tools for planning and managing your academic goals. You will also find resources to help you succeed in your courses and guidance for life after graduation.
- Draft My Schedule: Build your individual class schedule.
- Academic Calendar: Academic policies, and descriptions for degrees, modules and courses.
- Academic Timetable: A listing of the classes scheduled each term.
- International & Exchange Student Centre: Services to support international students at Western, and Western students travelling abroad for an exchange program.
- Academic Support: Engagement with leadership and learning opportunities, and support for academic acheivement.
- Careers & Experience: Support for students in designing their future through industry exploration and experiential learning.
- Western’s policy on academic consideration for student absences
- Requirements for the Dean's Honor List and Graduating with "Distinction"
Are you struggling in one or more of your courses? Book an appointment with a Learning Development Counsellor.
Wondering what to do after graduation? Book a Career Appointment to explore your options.