Distance Studies

Distance Studies occurs when learners are separated from the instructor and classmates, whether across the hall or across the province. Rather than depending 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 online 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 for both Western students and students enrolled at other Canadian universities through letter of permission from their home university. 

For information or help with applying to Western for either full-time or part-time studies, please visit Welcome to Western.  

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 courses available in the current or upcoming Session, visit the Western Timetable .

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 WTS 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

2018 Fall/Winter Distance Studies Course Instructor Directory

Have 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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