How to Register
Ready to register? Simply follow the steps below:
Step 1: From the AQ Courses tab select All Courses, then select your subject area
Step 2: Select your course from the chart
Step 3: Click "register" (if registration is open). Note: After adding the course to your cart you may be required to create an account for the ASPirE AQ Student Portal. This system is not associated with the main Western Student Center or OWL and mayrequire a new account. If you have not taken an AQ course with Western since the Spring of 2019, you will likely need to create a new registration account. Doing so will not change your official Western Identity.
Course candidates are advised to:
- Check the Admission Requirements for your course prior to registration.
- Ensure to send all required documentation to the ASPIRE office prior to the start date of the course.
Certificate of Qualification and Registration
Our office will verify your CQR via the online OCT Public Register. You do not need to send a copy.
Certificate of Teaching Experience
Where admission requires specific university undergraduate courses, an official transcript from your university is required. The official, sealed transcript must be mailed by the institution(s) you attended to:
Faculty of Education
1137 Western Road
London, ON N6G 1G7
We request that you also fax or email a copy of your transcript(s), if available, to our office after your registration. Doing so will help us to confirm your eligibility prior to our receipt of the official transcript, and allow time for other options to be considered if you are not eligible for the course.
*Your faxed or emailed copy is not considered official and your admission will not be finalized until an official transcript is received from the institution.
Transcripts from Institutions Outside of Canada
If it is difficult or involves significant time delay to obtain an official transcript from another country, you may alternatively request the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) to mail a copy of your transcript directly to ASPIRE. Note that it can take up to 30 days for our office to receive a copy from the OCT files and therefore it should be ordered as soon as possible.
Documentation not originally issued in English must be accompanied by an official, English translation. Translations must be sealed, stamped and issued by:
- World Education Services (WES) - an organization offering international credential evaluation services, OR
- a translation service, accredited in Canada, OR
- a Canadian embassy, Consulate or High Commission