Distance Studies

Distance Studies occurs when learners are separated from the instructor and classmates, whether across the hall or across the province. Unlike the courses of the past that depended entirely on written communication through the mail, today’s distance courses may include multimedia materials and often take advantage of the Web-based communication technologies. Western’s Distance Studies on-line courses will let you pursue university studies if you cannot attend regular classes. This form of instruction allows you both time and place flexibility to meet your educational objectives.

Taking Distance Studies at Western

Distance Studies courses are available both to students at Western and to students enrolled at other Canadian universities, who may take a Distance Studies course through Western when they obtain a letter of permission from their home university. 

If you require information or aid in applying to Western for either full-time or part-time studies, please visit the Admissions website.   For more details for part-time students, click here for information on available degrees (pdf).

If you are interested in taking courses at Western on a Letter of Permission from another university, click here to learn about Visiting Students.

To order your textbooks, visit the Bookstore’s website.

For information on computer requirements and accessing your OWL, check out the Accessing Your Courses page.

For information on new courses available this year, view our Course Offerings.

Contacting Distance Studies

If you require more information on Distance Studies in general, course materials, and assignment distribution, you can either contact Student Central, or contact Distance Studies directly at 519-661-2100 or contact@uwo.ca

If you have questions about your Email/Personal Computer account or about OWL, please contact the ITS Helpdesk

To contact your instructor, you can use various tools provided through the OWL system, or find other contact information in our Course Offerings.

Course/Instructor Evaluation
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Course Offerings

applying/distance_studies/Fall-Winter-2017-2018-Distance-Studies-Course-and-Instructor-List3.pdfHave questions or need help with some part of your Distance Studies learning experience?

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Course Registration

Information on how to register for distance studies courses, as well as related information on textbooks & special fees.

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Accessing Your Courses

Courses, assignments, and discussion are all available online through the OWL.  This documentation will walk you through the steps you need to prepare for and access your online courses.

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  Information on available examination centres, and upcoming examination schedules.

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OWL Login

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