King's University College recognizes that mature students (typically over age 25) return to school for a variety of reasons.  Some return to school to change careers, upgrade their skills, or to finish a degree they started years earlier.  Some mature students have young families, some have adult children.  Transfer students may be coming to King's from another University, or they may be transferring from a College program.  These life experiences make the return to post-secondary education different from those students who are entering university from high school.

No matter where you are in life, or what your concerns are as you enter King's University College, we are here to ease your fears and anxieties, and to help you navigate the supports and resources that are available to all Mature and Transfer students.

Mature Student Mentorship Program

Become a mature student peer mentor

We are looking for upper-year mature students to become peer mentors for the 2019/2020 academic year.  If you are interested in helping your peers adjust to university life, please fill out the application.

request a mentor

Why try to figure it all out on your own?  Why not save yourself time, energy, and frustration?  We are offering you the opportunity to connect with a current mature, experienced, caring, upper-year student.  Mature Student Mentors are available to all mature students to offer guidance and advice throughout the year.  If you are interested in being paired with a mentor, please complete the application.

For more information, please email, or call 519-433-3491 ext. 4320.

Mature Student Orientation

Join us on September 4, 2019 for a unique orientation session geared specifically to our Mature and Transfer students.  Registration runs from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  The day will include:

  • Breakfast
  • Faculty Information Sessions
  • Free lunch
  • Learning Skills Presentation
  • Introduction to the STARS Learning Lab
  • IT Support with OWL, UWO email, and other technology

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Financial Assistance for Mature/Transfer Students

Several mature and transfer student bursary opportunities are available to provide support to students with financial need.  Additional information and application forms can be found at Finance 

Resources for King's Students

There are many resources available to help you with your transition to post-secondary education at King's, Western, and the broader community.  We have compiled a list for you here.