The Honors Specialization in Neuroscience is a limited enrolment module, accepting 30 students into Year 2. These 30 students will be assured progression within the program, provided they satisfy the Progression Requirements as stated in the Academic Calendar. During the adjudication period in May of each year, students completing the first-year Admission Requirements (biology, chemistry, math and psychology courses) at Western who request registration in Year 2 of the Honors Specialization in Neuroscience during the Intent to Register period will be adjudicated for admission. If all 30 spaces available in the module are filled by these students, there will not (unfortunately) be any remaining spaces in Year 2 of the Honors Specialization in Neuroscience for transfer students (including second degree students).
Assuming 30 students are admitted to Year 2 of the Honors Specialization in Neuroscience in any given year, there will only be space in Year 3 for other students if (i) the minimum progression requirements are not satisfied by some of the these 30 students (or if any of the 30 students in Year 2 Neuroscience decide to switch programs), and (ii) the appropriate courses have been completed with competitive marks. A transfer student cannot be assured that he/she would be admitted to the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience.
Students admitted to Western with transfer credits that are considered equivalent to some or all of the first-year required courses (biology, chemistry, math, physics and psychology), can take (repeat) some of the first-year courses at Western. They might then be able to apply for admission to Year 2 of the Honors Specialization in Neuroscience on a more equal footing with Western students. Students in this situation should consult with the Academic Counselling Office prior to applying to determine their eligibility, course selection, etc.