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New Students

This step-by-step guide supports Brescia’s incoming class to activate their Western accounts, enrol in courses and pay their tuition fees.

Activate your Western Identity

To gain access to the Student Centre and your personal Western email address, you need to activate your Western identity.

Before you start, you will need your OUAC number, Western access code and Western student number. Visit the Western Identity Manager, to activate your account.

Register for Summer Orientation Days

Attend one of our Summer Orientation Days or arrange an individual appointment. To arrange an appointment contact: The Hive at Brescia 519.858.5151 or

Register online today

Select Your Courses

All full-time students may enroll in 5.0 credits.
All part-time students may enroll in a maximum of 3.0 credits.

Most courses have a credit weight of 1.0 except:
F/G = 0.5 Essay course (F= Fall and G= Winter)
A/B = 0.5 course (A= Fall and B= Winter)
E = 1.0 Essay course

As a first year student, you will select courses from the 0100–1999 range. The only exception is if you have special permission to enroll in a upper year course or you are enrolling in Spanish 2200.  All Brescia students are required to enroll in Interdisciplinary Studies 1200A (Fall) or 1200B (Winter).

Preliminary Year Students must select five courses (or equivalent) from the list of Preliminary Year courses.

Plan your Timetable

Using the “Draft My Schedule” timetabling tool found in your Student Centre, plan a conflict-free timetable with no more than five courses in each semester.

You must take 3.0 Brescia credits per year. If your selected courses are offered at Brescia, you are expected to take the course at Brescia. If you are unable to enrol in a Brescia section of a course, you may obtain permission to take the course at King’s, Huron or Western. Courses that are not offered at Brescia, may be taken on one of Western’s campuses.

  • To fulfill 5.0 courses each year, you are able to take the additional 2.0 credits at Western or any of the Affiliate colleges.

Foods & Nutrition Students:

You must enrol in first-year requirements including: Chemistry 1301A and 1302B, Biology 1290B, Foods and Nutrition 1070A and 1241B and Physiology 1021 (tutorial sections 006, 007 and 010 for Physiology have been reserved for Foods and Nutrition students).

Preliminary Year Students

Preliminary Year courses are all at Brescia. You must select 5.0 courses (or equivalent) from the list of Preliminary Year Courses. In addition to your Preliminary Year courses, you may be permitted to enrol in a first-year university course based on previous high school work completed. Please consult with Lissette Ochoa ( Preliminary Year Advisor, to determine course enrolment.

Register for Courses

All new incoming students are strongly encouraged to attend our virtual Summer Orientation Day (SOD). Register online.

On the Web:

Web registration can be accessed through the Western Student Centre. You will need to have created a conflict-free timetable from Draft My Schedule as a guide. Please visit our Draft My Schedule Walkthrough for support in creating this conflict-free timetable.

Registration Help:

If you require assistance when registering, you may contact the Hive by email at or by phone at 519-858-5151.

Confirm your Registration

On the Web:

Check your timetable on the Web Registration panels. Once you add or drop courses on the web, your record WILL BE UPDATED IMMEDIATELY. After submitting or revising your course selections, check the STATUS area to ensure that each course was successfully added/dropped.

Registration Support:

If you requested assistance through The Hive at Brescia, confirmation of your courses will be emailed to you as soon as your support has been processed. Any changes to your timetable will be available to view on the web only. You may make changes to your courses once they are loaded on your record.

Making Changes to Your Enrollment:

If you are simply switching one course for another, use the SWAP feature in the drop down menu. REMEMBER: Some courses are a requirement for progression in your desired module. You may contact the Hive by email at or by phone at 519-858-5151 during regular office hours to determine any potential impact on your academic progression.

Pay your Tuition

Fees are due on August 12, 2022. Students will be able to view their personal invoice online at the beginning of August. If paying by installments, the second term fees are due December 1, 2022. Refer to the Brescia Fee Schedule for more information on installment payments and payment options.

Brescia students who have been awarded a Brescia scholarship should deduct the value of their scholarship from their fee payment.

For more information regarding wire transfers from outside of Canada, contact Deb Van Belois, Accounts Receivable Officer.

Apply for OSAP

Students who have applied for OSAP by June 30, 2022 and have been notified of their entitlement, will receive an automatic deferral of fees until the loan documents have been received at Brescia. No deferment will be made for students appealing OSAP after a “nil” assessment has been received.

Feel Supported

Orientation Week

We are currently working hard to organize an amazing experience for all New-to-Brescia students. Please check back on our Orientation & Transition website throughout the summer for more information, as we will be updating this page on an ongoing basis.

Connect with the Student Life Centre (SLC)

The SLC is a resource for all students to receive wellness support, professional development and leadership opportunities! To learn more about how you can get involved visit, the SLC website. 

Accessibility and Accommodations

If you are a first-year student who had an IEP or IPRC document in high school or at another institution, you are required to provide a statement from the previous school regarding the accommodations previously used. It is recommended incoming students attend a STEPS session at Student Accessibility Services alongside their Summer Orientation Day.

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