101 – King’s University College at Western University

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Last updated: October 3, 2016

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About King’s

King’s University College at Western University offers “the best of both worlds”- big opportunities with a small community feel.

King’s University College at Western University is an intimate community of 3,500 students that offers “the best of both worlds.” King’s students have the luxury of small classes, personal interactions with professors, and quality programs combined with complete access to the “best student experience” at Western University. Founded in 1954, King’s affiliation with Western provides students with access to all university services, classes and programs, and most importantly, King’s graduates receive a Western degree.

King’s is located in the city of London, Ontario, and the campus is one block from Western University. Students can take courses at both campuses and can easily move between the two on a free shuttle bus or enjoy the short walk. King’s backs onto the beautiful Thames River, is adjacent to green space and is a short distance from the vibrant clubs, restaurant, arts and sports scene of downtown London. Cultural diversity thrives at King’s with students from every religious tradition, ethnicity, and point of view. More than 14% of students are international and come from over 35 different nations. Being part of a community with cultures from all around the world allows students to connect globally right on campus. King’s is also home of the Catholic chaplaincy team for Western, offering Catholic mass on campus and an active Campus Ministry team.

The quality of education at King’s stands second to none. Degree programs are primarily liberal arts in areas such as Business, Accounting, Social Sciences, Arts, Childhood and Social Institutions, Social Justice and Peace Studies, and Social Work, as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work. Renowned as a centre of teaching excellence, King’s has received top grades from national student surveys on the quality of teaching and student/faculty interactions. With a student to faculty ratio of 21.3 to 1, students are able to request more one-on-one time with professors.

Residence is available for approximately 350 students and student support services for academic or financial counselling are readily available. King’s offers a generous scholarship and bursary program, and guarantees an Entrance Scholarship to high school students with final admission averages of 80% or greater.

In January 2014, the three-story Daryl J. King Student Life Centre was opened, creating a new social and academic hub for the King’s community. As a community that values personal connections while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence, King’s absolutely offers “the best of both worlds.”

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Programs

King’s offers a range of degree programs:

  • Management and Organizational Studies (including Accounting, Finance, Global Commerce and Human Resources)
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Childhood and Social Institutions
  • Social Justice and Peace Studies
  • Social Work (Both BSW and MSW)

Find more information about first year programs available.

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Semester Entry Points

September: Full‑time fall/winter entry only.

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Important Deadlines for Full-Time Fall/Winter (101)

March 15: Admission Scholarship applications are due

May 1: Extenuating Circumstances/Extracurricular applicant profile due

May 1: CST supplemental application due

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Additional Admissions Information

If you feel that your average will fall marginally below the minimum admission requirements for King’s, let us know why, and the Admissions Committee will take your situation into account in the admissions process. Download the King’s University College Applicant Profile [PDF] which takes into account extenuating circumstances or extracurricular activities that support your application. The deadline to submit the profile is May 1, 2017.

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Submission of Documents

An acknowledgement will be sent to you detailing the documents required to complete your application for admission to King’s. All requested supporting documents must be received before an admissions decision can be made. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documentation has been submitted to the Enrolment Services. Please submit all documents as soon as they are available and prior to the document deadline.

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English Proficiency

King’s is an English‑speaking university. If English is not your first language, you must provide the results of 1 of the following tests of English proficiency:

  • The iBT (internet‑based TOEFL)
  • TOEFL and TWE
  • MELAB
  • IELTS
  • CanTEST
  • PTE or
  • CAEL

You may also complete the Highest Advanced Level at the English Language Centre at Western University, Level 10 of Fanshawe College’s English for Academic Purposes, or Level 7 at CultureWorks as an alternative to one of the above tests.

Find more information about English-language proficiency.

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Scholarships and Funding

King’s offers generous unlimited and guaranteed Entrance Scholarships for all new domestic and international high school students. The scholarship will be based on your final, overall high school average as calculated for admission.

High School (Non-Arts)

Grade Range Scholarship Amount
80-84.9% $1,500
85-89.9% $2,500
90-94.5% $3,000
95%+ $3,500

High School (Arts and Humanities)

Grade Range Scholarship Amount
80-84.9% $3,000
85-87.9% $3,500
88-89.9% $4,000
90%+ $4,500

There are a range of additional entrance scholarships that take into account additional criteria including volunteerism, social justice and financial need. These scholarships require an application, which is due by March 15, 2017. Find more information about scholarships.

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Residence

Living in residence offers another dimension to your King’s experience. King’s provides on-campus housing for approximately 360 students. Living in residence puts you next door to all the facilities at King’s, including food services, the library, your classes, and bus service to Western and the city of London. Living close to all the resources at King’s and living with classmates is a supportive learning environment and an excellent way to thrive academically.   We know that your first-year experience is an important time of transition and we are here to help you achieve your goals. In addition to the full-time staff in the Residence Office, residence assistants, residence sophs, and King’s academic peer mentors are all here to offer peer support.

Double rooms are the standard accommodation for first-year students. Students with special considerations may submit a Single Room Request Form for consideration. This form can be downloaded from the Online Residence Application site.

King’s is very pleased to have students from around the world living in residence. Typically, 30% of our residents are international students. We are proud of our multicultural residence community and we encourage residents to embrace the opportunities for cross-cultural learning.

Find more information about Residence.

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Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free learning environment, with services geared toward a wide range of needs. Students using the services provided by SSD have disabilities which may include, but are not limited to: vision, hearing, and mobility impairments; learning disabilities; psychiatric disabilities; chronic illnesses; chronic pain; and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders.

Once you have accepted your offer of admission, you must register with our services to schedule an individual meeting with one of our SSD counsellors, and submit the required documentation. Please contact Student Support Services at 519-433-3491 ext. 4321.

It is imperative that your supporting documentation is received at Student Support Services prior to your appointment with an SSD Counsellor.  All information disclosed by students in SSD will be kept confidential.

Find more information about Services for Students with Disabilities.

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Contact Information

Office of Enrolment Services
266 Epworth Ave.
London, ON  N6A 2M3

Telephone: 519-433-3491
Toll-free: 1-800-265-4406
email: kings@uwo.ca

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