105 – University of Windsor

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Last updated: September 19, 2019

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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 of 1857, when the first students arrived to study at its predecessor, Assumption College.

In the more than 160 years that have since passed, the small liberal arts college has grown into today’s non-denominational, comprehensive teaching and research university. Nearly 16,000 students attend the University of Windsor today; its alumni family is more than 100,000 strong and can be found around the world.

Special Characteristics

The University of Windsor is 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.

The University has 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, UWindsor provides students with a friendly and supportive learning environment. UWindsor is creating a world-class hub for innovation, research and the latest in classroom teaching technology.

But 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’ll 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.

The University of Windsor is 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.

The University of Windsor offers 190 undergraduate programs, 65 graduate programs and 6 professional programs.

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Our campus comprises more than 50 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.

Accommodations are guaranteed for first-year students who apply and submit a $475 deposit by June 1, 2020. 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 are applying to programs that require interviews and/or auditions, you will be advised as to the date of your interview/audition.

Windsor will accept applications during the summer for fall admission. Winter (January) and summer (June) admission are available for most programs. Check with the University for details.

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English-Language Requirements

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

  • CAEL
  • Pearson
  • University of Windsor English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)

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Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

The University admits all academically qualified students, regardless of disability, and attempts to ensure equal access to all programs. The majority of 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, as well as 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

In addition to a high school transcript, if you are transferring from either a college or university, you must arrange to have an official transcript sent directly from your postsecondary institution.

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.

Refer to the University Calendar for specific transfer policies.

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Postsecondary Supplementary Evaluation Fee

A supplementary fee of $50 is required 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 & Community Interview: $50
  • BFA Acting Audition: $60
  • Music: $50
  • Accompanist fee (if required): $85

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Application Deadlines

Winter, summer and fall admission points are available for full‑time applicants.

  • December 1: Deadline for Winter Admission
  • March 1: Deadline for Nursing
  • April 1: Deadline for Summer Admission
  • August 1: Deadline for Fall Admission
  • February 1: Deadline if you are applying to year 3 Social Work

Late applications will be considered if space is available.

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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 are required to 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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