Thursday, January 04, 2007

University Application Help For Western!

Waheguroo Jee Ka Khalsa!
Waheguroo Jee Ke Fateh!

All across Ontario, Grade 12 students are currently filling out their university applications. This time of the year can be very stressful and at times confusing. Therefore, The Western Sikh Students' Association from The University of Western Ontario would like to extend a helping hand to any students interested in applying to UWO or any of its affiliated colleges. Many students may not like the idea of applying to an affiliated college, however they are unfamiliar with the structure of UWO colleges.

There are 3 affiliated colleges at the University of Western Ontario as well as main campus uwo.

1. Kings University College
2. Brescia University College (all girls)
3. Huron University College
4. Main Campus (uwo)

All 3 affiliated Colleges are basically branches of UWO and are located on campus so that you are not isolated or more than a 5 minute walk away from anything located on main campus. Brescia, Kings and Huron are all considered faculties of UWO. A great way to explain it, is by drawing a comparison between the two different faculties of Social Science and Health Sciences, the affiliated University/Colleges would essentially the samething. Also, affilated colleges, are not colleges but are a part of the university (UWO) and you will recieve a UWO degree and not a diploma. You will also be given the option of taking classes on main campus or any of the affiliated colleges. It is also easy to transfer to main campus at any time during your 4 years (this is beneficial for those who want to attend main campus but do not have the marks, as affiliated colleges entrance grades are often a few percent lower).

On a side note, UWO has consistently been named as one of the the top academic school in the nation and is known to have one of the nicest campus layouts in Canada.

Therefore, if anyone is interested in applying to UWO, Brescia, Kings or Huron and has any questions, The Western Sikh Students' Association will be glad to lend a helping hand. We can be reached via email at or our website

Your Sevadaars,

Waheguroo Jee Ka Khalsa!
Waheguroo Jee Ke Fateh!

1 comment:

whereisbisondele? said...

Just a quick clarification -- entrance grades (because of competition for much-smaller classes) at the affiliated colleges actually tends to be higher than main campus. Entrance grades at Huron, for example, have been among the highest in Canada. Great post -- the affiliated colleges likely offer the best of both worlds.