105 – University of Windsor

Last updated: January 21, 2021

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About Windsor

The University of Windsor’s Exciting History and Continued Transformation

The story of our university began with its founding in September 1857, when the first students arrived to study at our predecessor, Assumption College.

In the more than 160 years that have since passed, we have grown from the small liberal arts college into today’s non-denominational, comprehensive teaching and research university. Nearly 16,000 students attend the University of Windsor today; our alumni family is more than 137,000 strong and can be found around the world.

Special Characteristics

We are everything you would expect from one of the country’s top universities – student-focused with a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, along with highly regarded professional schools for Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Social Work and Human Kinetics.

We have strong student-faculty relationships, award-winning faculty and innovative staff.

With comparatively small class sizes and a comprehensive array of student services, clubs and associations, we provide students with a friendly and supportive learning environment. We are creating a world-class hub for innovation, research and the latest in classroom teaching technology.

And we have even more to offer. The main campus is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing on the Detroit River and looks out over one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts. Nearby, you will find big-league sports, big-name entertainment and scores of restaurants and outdoor cafes. Windsor is also Canada’s southernmost city, has some of the country’s best weather and is the second most diverse city in Ontario.

We have a safe, urban campus covering 51 hectares (125 acres) in Windsor, Ontario. The main campus takes up just a few city blocks, making it ideal for walking or biking. The downtown campus includes the School of Social Work and the School of Creative Arts.

We offer 190 undergraduate programs, 65 graduate programs and 6 professional programs.

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Our campus comprises 55 academic, administrative and residential buildings.

More than 500 faculty members teach in 8 undergraduate faculties, as well as the Faculty of Graduate Studies. We maintain 2 libraries that contain more than 2.1 million volumes.

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Residence Accommodations

There are more than 900 residence rooms on campus in a variety of residence buildings.

We guarantee accommodations for first-year students who apply and submit a $475 deposit by June 1, 2022. After that date, assignments are based on availability. Complete an application for residence.

Note: An offer of residence does not constitute an offer of acceptance to an academic program.

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Semester Entry Points

If you apply to programs that require interviews and/or auditions, we will advise you as to the date of your interview/audition.

We will accept applications from October through August 1, 2022, for fall admission. Winter (January) and intersession/summer (May or June) admission are available for most programs. Check with us for details.

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English-language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must successfully complete 1 of the following tests:

  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)
  • Duolingo English Test
  • International English Language Test Service (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • University of Windsor English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)

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Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

We admit all academically qualified students, regardless of accessibility need, and attempt to ensure equal access to all programs. Most buildings on campus are wheelchair accessible.

Through SAS, the University provides a variety of services and accommodations to eliminate, as much as possible, the effect of a disability. These services include note-takers, alternative exam formats, scribes for exams and alternative format textbooks. SAS Advisors support students in the acquisition of diagnostic assessments and interpreters, as needed, and support the use of a variety of assistive technologies.

If you have a documented disability and require information or assistance, contact Student Accessibility Services before registration.

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Transfer Students

If you are transferring from either a college or university, you must arrange to have your postsecondary institution send an official transcript directly to the University of Windsor. Specifically, if you are transferring from an Ontario university, you must complete an OUAC online transcript request through your 105 application to arrange for a transcript to be sent immediately.

We will evaluate all applicants who have completed a course or courses at a recognized university or college for possible transfer credits. An additional evaluation of documents fee of $75 is required and must be paid as part of the 105 application.

To review the course equivalency database for already approved transfer credits and for further guidance on documentation required for evaluation of courses for transfer credit, refer to the University of Windsor Transfer Student Website.

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Postsecondary Supplementary Evaluation Fee

We require a supplementary fee of $75 of all applicants who have attended a postsecondary institution (college or university). Pay this non‑refundable fee directly to the OUAC along with the application fee.

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Supplementary Application Fees

  • Drama in Education and Community Interview: $50
  • BFA Acting Audition: $60
  • Music: $50
  • Accompanist Fee (if required): $85

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Application Deadlines

The following professional programs have only a fall intake (September start) with the following application deadlines:

  • February 1, 2022: Deadline for year 3 Social Work
  • March 1, 2022: Deadline for Nursing

For undergraduate programs with winter, spring and fall admission points, the following are suggested deadlines for full-time applicants:

  • November 1, 2021, for winter admission (January start)
  • March 1, 2022, for spring admission (May start)
  • May 1, 2022, for transfer and visa students (recommended) and July 1, 2022, overall for fall admission (September start)

We recommend that visa and transfer students apply earlier than the application deadlines to ensure sufficient time for student visa and transfer credit processing. We do, however, admit qualified students after the deadlines listed if the program has available space.

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Additional Admission Information

You must fulfill audition or interview requirements for the following limited enrollment programs:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Acting
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music – Music Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Education
  • Honours Drama in Education & Community

Applicants for year 3 Social Work must complete a supplementary online form.

Applicants for Nursing must complete and submit an applicant profile.

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Contact Information

Office of the Registrar
University of Windsor
Windsor ON  N9B 3P4

Telephone: 519‑971‑3650
Fax: 519‑971‑3653
Website: www.uwindsor.ca
Questions: ask.uwindsor.ca

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