2015-2016 Undergraduate Calendar

Admissions  
For inquiries: Telephone 905 688 5550, x4068 Fax: 905-988-5488 Email: admissns@brocku.ca brocku.ca/registrar All prospective students are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of evidence of probable success in their chosen program. Enrolment has been limited in order that our students may continue to benefit from the University's traditions of personal contact and individual attention. Applicants must be formally admitted to the University before they can register in degree credit courses.  
I. Policy Statement Go to top of document
Brock has had and will continue to have, a racially non-discriminatory policy and therefore does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, colour or national or ethnic origin. Such a non-discriminatory policy applies to staff and extends to non-discrimination on grounds of creed or sex. It is the policy of Brock University that all students must therefore sign a declaration on their application for admission and on their confirmation of registration attesting to their citizenship. Each student should be aware that documentation of citizenship may be required and that a penalty for a false statement is deregistration. In addition, any changes in status, e.g., from visa student to permanent resident or Canadian citizen, requires proof of the new status with appropriate document(s).  
II. Accessibility Admissions Policy Go to top of document
In order to give special consideration to applicants from specified groups, a number of spaces are provided for persons in the categories that follow. Eligible persons must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and may apply to the first year of an undergraduate program from a secondary school or community college or to the one-year teacher education program. A first year undergraduate applicant who has achieved the minimum acceptable average for admission to the University, but who does not have the required average for his/her chosen program, may apply for consideration as a special student under the categories shown below. A teacher education applicant, who has met the minimum admissions requirements, including the completion of a bachelor's degree acceptable to Brock University, but who does not meet the higher admission standard established for the year of application, may apply for consideration under one or more of the following categories shown below. This policy applies if:
- the applicant is of Aboriginal ancestry
- the applicant is a member of a visible minority
- the applicant is challenged by a disability
Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and interviews may be required. The Senate Student Affairs Committee may restrict the number of courses for which an applicant may register and may require that a certain average be required. Once this admission requirement has been satisfied, the student may register as a full-time student. Students admitted under this policy and who have met initial admission requirements will then be required to meet the same standards for progression and graduation as other students. Students with specific questions about this policy are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
 
III. Application Deadline Go to top of document
Fall Entry Go to top of document
Prospective applicants should refer to brocku.ca/registrar/admissions for important application deadline dates, since some programs have early deadlines. Application for admission should be made as early as possible. Application forms must be received by June 1 for most full-time programs and August 1 for part-time studies to ensure consideration for September registration. International applicants intending to study on a Study Permit should apply no later than April 1. Students applying after this date, who are subsequently admitted, may be required to register late and pay the late registration fee.  
Winter/Spring Entry Go to top of document
A student may begin first-year studies on a part-time basis in the Winter Term beginning in January. However, the number and types of courses available are limited. Applications for part-time study can be accessed at brocku.ca/registrar/forms/  
IV. Application Procedures: Degree - Undergraduate Studies Go to top of document
For additional details on how to apply, refer to brocku.ca/registrar/admissions A. Ontario Secondary School Applicants OUAC 101 application forms are available on-line at ouac.on.ca. The completed form and interim grades are to be submitted to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre. Applicants who wish to be considered on final marks should forward a copy of their final grades directly to Brock University. For further details refer to brocku.ca/registrar/admissions/ B. All Other Full-time Applicants OUAC 105 application forms are available on-line at ouac.on.ca for previous secondary school matriculants, adult day-school, homeschooled, university or college transfer, out-of-province and international students. For further details refer to brocku.ca/registrar/admissions/ C. Second or Subsequent Undergraduate Degree Applicants Non-Brock applicants use the OUAC 105 form at ouac.on.ca for full-time admission. The part-time studies application can be accessed at brocku.ca/registrar/admissions/applications. Brock graduates requesting admission to a subsequent undergraduate degree program must complete an internal application form available at brocku.ca/registrar/forms/ D. Part-time Degree, Mature and Certificate Applicants Part-time degree applicants, mature applicants, as well as those seeking admission to part-time certificate programs should refer to http://brocku.ca/registrar/admissions/applications for application information. E. Readmission of Former Brock Student Applicants Former Brock students seeking readmission after having attended another postsecondary institution in the interim must complete the Brock Application for Readmission form available at brocku.ca/registrar/forms/, and forward official transcripts of all postsecondary institutions attended for readmission consideration and possible transfer of credit. F. Senior Citizen Applicants Senior citizens (60 years of age or more) are encouraged to apply for admission to full-time or part-time studies as either credit or auditing students. See http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/admissions for information pertaining to applications.  
V. Application Procedures: Non-Degree- Undergraduate Studies Go to top of document
A. Post-Degree Applicants Post-degree students are defined as those applicants with degrees who are taking courses to qualify for further study or for personal interest. Students will normally be limited to part-time studies except where departmental/centre approval has been received to do qualifying work for admission to a Masters or Honours program at Brock. Applicants should apply using a part-time application available at http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/admissions B. Letter of Permission Applicants Those authorized by their home universities to take courses at Brock. Applicants should apply using an Letter of Permission application available at http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/admissions C. Special Admission Applicants A special student is one whose course load has been restricted because of the student's academic standing. Such students would normally be permitted to register in a maximum of two credits per academic session.  
VI. Application Procedures: Other Programs Go to top of document
A. Faculty of Education Applicants apply using the OUAC TEAS205 application (ouac.on.ca). For information on admission requirements and application procedures for the various programs, refer to http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/admissions/. B. Graduate Studies For information on the admission requirements for graduate degree programs, see the Graduate Studies Calendar available at http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/calendars/ An undergraduate degree acceptable to Brock, normally an honours degree in the appropriate field, is the minimum requirement.  
VII. Admission to Undergraduate Degree Studies Go to top of document
A. Ontario Grade 12 U/M Ontario secondary school students must present the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). An overall average of 70 percent on six Grade 12 U or M courses is the minimum required for consideration, but a higher average will be required for most programs since the number of qualified applicants normally exceed the spaces available. Secondary school students are encouraged to achieve as much breadth of preparation as possible in the course of their studies leading to the OSSD, while also meeting the stated admission requirements of the University program to which they intend to apply. Applicants admitted to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree program will be offered entry into an Honours program, where applicable. B. Canadian Provinces Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut High-school diploma with five academic courses including program-specific prerequisite courses numbered 30 or 31. British Columbia, Yukon High-school diploma with four approved examinable Grade 12 courses. Prerequisites must be included among the approved examinable courses. Manitoba High-school diploma with five academic courses that cover three different subject areas, including program-specific prerequisites at the Senior 4 Level. New Brunswick High-school diploma with six academic courses, including program-specific prerequisites at the Grade 12 (120, 121 or 122) level. Newfoundland/Labrador High-school diploma with eleven credits at the 3000 level including program-specific prerequisites. Nova Scotia High-school diploma with five academic university preparatory courses, including program-specific prerequisites at the Grade 12 level. Prince Edward Island High-school diploma with five academic courses, including program-specific prerequisites at the Grade 12 (621 or 611) level. Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation with six academic (university-preparation level) courses, including program-specific prerequisites with high standing; OR One year of CEGEP with a minimum of 12 academic courses. Those applicants with completion of two or three years of CEGEP with high standing may be considered for transfer credit to a maximum of five year-one credits. Saskatchewan High-school diploma with five academic courses, including program-specific prerequisites at the Grade 12 (30) level. C. Caribbean Territories Applicants will be considered for admission with completion of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) as well as Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) results. Applicants with passes in five subjects at the CSEC-Level (minimum grade 3), of which at least two subjects are completed to the CAPE Advanced Unit 2-Level (minimum grade 4) will be considered. Alternatively, one CSEC-Level subject (minimum grade 3) and four Unit 1-Level subjects (minimum grade 4) will be considered as long as the Unit 1-Level subjects do not duplicate the subject matter at the CSEC-Level. Prerequisite subjects required for entry to a specific degree program must be completed to Unit 1-Level with grades of no less than 4. In consultation with the appropriate academic department, the Office of the Registrar will consider transfer credit for those Unit 2-Level courses passed with a grade of '3' or better to a maximum of 3.0 credits. D. East and West Africa and Hong Kong The General Certificate of Education with passes in five subjects, of which at least two must be from distinct areas at the Advanced Level, or passes in four subjects, of which at least three must be from distinct areas at the Advanced Level. In consultation with the appropriate academic department, the Office of the Registrar will consider transfer credit for those Advanced Level courses passed with a grade of 'C' or better to a maximum of 3 credits. For those applicants completing the British curriculum, refer to 'United Kingdom' requirements. E. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh Applicants are considered for admission on the basis of grade 12 secondary school examination results with Division 1 or "A" standing. F. United Kingdom Applicants will be considered for admission with the completion of 5 GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects with at least 2 at A-Level (GCSE grades at C or above). One GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level subject (grade C or above) and 4 AS-Level subjects will be considered provided the AS-levels do not duplicate subject matter at the GCSE/IGCSE or O-Level. In consultation with the appropriate academic department, the Office of the Registrar will consider transfer credit for those A-Level courses passed with a grade of 'C' or better to a maximum of 3 credits. Transfer credit will not be considered for courses completed to AS-Level. Brock University will also consider applicants with VCE A-Level, VCE A-Level Double Award and BTEC Certificate/Diploma qualifications. Applicants may also be considered for admission based on (1) the Cambridge Pre-U Diploma, or (2) a combination of Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, Cambridge Pre-U Short Courses, A-Level Subjects and AS-Level Subjects. Pre-U Principal Subjects or Pre-U Short Courses with a minimum grade of Pass (P1) are required for admission to the University (admission is not guaranteed to specific programs by attainment of the minimum requirements as many programs require higher averages). Pre-U Principal Subjects and/or Pre-U Short Courses should be completed in the appropriate prerequisite subjects. In consultation with the appropriate academic department Pre-U Principal Subjects with a grade of Merit (M3) will be considered for advanced standing. G. United States Grade 12 diploma with high grades in academic subjects (usually a minimum B average, although higher grades are required for some limited enrolment programs). Where the grading scale of the applicants' secondary school differs from the Ontario secondary school grading scale (pass = 50%) grades will be translated into equivalencies for admissibility and scholarship eligibility. In order to aid with the transition from secondary school to university, applicants are strongly encouraged to attempt to select courses with significant academic rigor in their final year of secondary school. Brock University welcomes applications from students completing an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program or Advanced Placement courses. The following are helpful in determining eligibility:
- For borderline cases, SAT scores.
- School profiles (if available).
- Letters of recommendation from counselors or teachers.
H. Other Countries Applicants from areas other than those noted above will be evaluated on an individual basis.
 
VIII. Other Categories for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Studies Go to top of document
A. Advanced Placement (AP) Advanced Placement courses may be used to determine admissibility and also granting of transfer credit or exemption. Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses with a minimum examination grade of "4" may be eligible to receive university credit to a maximum of 2.0 Brock credits. An official AP transcript is required as part of the evaluation process. B. Homeschooling Category A Preference is given to home schooled applicants who, after the eleventh year of homeschooling, complete the final year of secondary studies in an Ontario Ministry of Education inspected school, and present six 4U or 4M Ontario Grade 12 advanced level credits, as well as evidence of 40 hours of community service. Canadian out-of-province applicants with equivalent preparation in the home province will be given equal consideration. Apply at http://www.ouac.on.ca Category B Home schooled applicants who do not fall into the above category will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Normally, admission is limited to General Humanities, Social Sciences or Bachelor of Science-Sciences. Upon successful completion of first-year studies at Brock University, applicants may apply to declare a specific major. Apply at http://www.ouac.on.ca C. International Baccalaureate Applicants who have successfully completed the IB Diploma with the appropriate prerequisite subjects will be considered for admission and may be awarded a maximum of 3.0 transfer credits for HL examinations completed at a minimum grade of 5. Applicants, who successfully complete an IB Certificate program with a minimum of six subjects including prerequisites, may also be considered for admission and transfer credit. D. Mature Those who are not eligible for admission in any other admissions category, who have been out of school for at least two years and who are at least 21 years old, may be considered for admission as mature applicants. Mature applicants selected for admission are normally limited to part-time study initially. They must achieve a minimum 60 percent overall average on their first 2.0 (full or equivalent) credits. Otherwise they will be placed on academic probation and be required to pass all and to achieve a 60 percent average on the courses taken, while proceeding on a part-time basis. In support of the application, students will be asked to submit official copies of all pertinent academic records. In addition, students may be asked to submit a letter outlining:
1.  career ambitions;
2.  work experiences;
3.  why they may be successful at university;
4.  An interview may also be required.
5.  Mature student admission is only applicable to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
E. Second or Subsequent Undergraduate Degrees Non-Brock applicants use the OUAC 105 form. Brock graduates requesting admission to a subsequent undergraduate degree program must complete an internal application form available at the Office of the Registrar at brocku.ca/registrar/forms/. A university graduate must have completed the requirements for a first degree and normally offer the equivalent of a minimum 65 percent overall average with a higher average being required where enrolments are limited. Students admitted to a 15 credit degree program will be granted advanced standing to a maximum of seven credits from the first degree. Students admitted to a 20 credit degree program will be granted advanced standing to a maximum of 10 credits from the first degree. Applicants should be familiar with second undergraduate degree requirements. For further information, see the "Academic Regulations" section of the calendar. F. Brock Students Who Were Required to Withdraw A request for readmission shall be addressed to the Director, Admissions for referral to the Senate Student Appeals Board. G. Concurrent Secondary School University Enrolment Students enrolled in less than a full-time load of Ontario Grade 12 U or M courses, may be permitted to register concurrently for one credit, subject to the following provisions. The student must be registered in a sufficient number of Grade 12 U or M courses to complete requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which meets normal university requirements. They must have at least a 75 percent standing in the previous high school year in an advanced level program, be recommended by their school and be approved by the Brock department concerned. Credit will be granted upon successful completion of the course and fulfillment of Brock's admission requirements. Students registering for a course under the auspices of this admission category will have tuition fees for the course waived. Consideration under this regulation may also be given to students formally approved through the Brock Mentorship Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Science.
 
IX. Transfer to Undergraduate Degree Studies Go to top of document
A. Canadian Universities Applicants wishing to transfer to Brock from degree programs at other Canadian universities must be in good academic standing and normally offer the equivalent of a minimum 60 percent overall average. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements as some programs require higher averages. Applicants must also be eligible to re-register at their previous institution. Normally, transfer credit will be granted only for courses passed which are appropriate to the chosen program. Transfer averages at the previous university will be recorded on the transfer students' records to place those students on an equal basis with those who take their entire undergraduate program at Brock. The grades from other universities whose grading schemes differ from that of Brock University will be translated into equivalent Brock grades and admissibility and transfer credit assessed in these terms. Evaluation of all possible transfer credits available at the time of admission must be completed within one year of the date of admission to the University. B. Colleges Graduates of a three-year diploma program with a cumulative average of 70 percent, or an average of 70 percent in the last two semesters of a three-year diploma program, will be considered for admission, and may be awarded up to five credits. In some cases, where programs at the college and Brock are quite compatible, up to seven and a half credits may be awarded with the approval of the department. Applicants who have completed two years of a three-year diploma program or graduates of a two-year program with a cumulative average of 70 percent will be considered for admission and may be awarded up to three credits. In cases where the programs at the college and Brock are quite compatible, up to 5 credits may be awarded with the approval of the department. College applied degrees will be assessed on a case by case basis for admission and transferability. The awarding of transfer credit is based primarily upon:
1.  the compatibility of the previous program with the Brock program;
2.  course content;
3.  grades achieved in courses.
4.  Applicants, who have completed one year of a college program, may be considered for admission to first year with no transfer credits provided that an average of 75 percent has been achieved and the program is of an academic nature.
5.  Grades from colleges will be translated into equivalent Brock University grades and admissibility and transfer credit assessed in these terms. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements as some programs require higher averages.
C. Bible Colleges Applicants who have completed a degree program at a bible college accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) will be considered for admission and may receive up to five transfer credits. D. CA, CGA, CMA Individuals with CA, CGA, CMA designations may be granted up to five transfer credits, provided a minimum grade of 70 percent is achieved.
 
X. Proof of Proficiency in English Go to top of document
A. Undergraduate Degree Undergraduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English as demonstrated through one of the following:
- TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language), TOEFL CBT (Computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery), IELTS (International Language Testing System), PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English), or ITELP (International Test of English Language Proficiency) scores. Normally, only those with TOEFL IBT scores of 88 or greater, with a minimum of 21 on Speaking and 21 on Writing; TOEFL CBT scores of 237 or greater, with a minimum of 4.5 on the Essay Rating score; MELAB scores of 85 or greater, with no other part under 80; IELTS scores of 6.5 or greater, with no band below 6.0; PTE Academic scores of 58; or ITELP scores of 565 or greater with a minimum composition score of 240 will be considered for admission.
- Achievement of an Overall Band Score of 70, with 60 in writing, with no other band score under 60 on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL), or completion of the York English Language Test (YELT) with an overall category of 1 or 2;
- Completion of the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction;
- A minimum of three years of full-time study, in an English language school system (where the primary language of instruction and evaluation was English) with acceptable grades in English and other humanities/social science courses from their secondary school year;
- Successful completion of Level 5 of the Brock Intensive English Language Program.
B. Teacher Education All applicants to the consecutive Bachelor of Education Teacher Education program whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English. Schooling in an English language environment does not exempt applicants from this requirement. Proficiency may be as demonstrated through one of the following:
- TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 100, including a minimum of 27 on Writing and 27 on Speaking;
- TOEFL CBT (Computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 250, including a minimum of 5.5 on the Essay Rating score;
- ITELP (International Test of English Language Proficiency) with a minimum score of 580, and a minimum composition score of 260;
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.0;
- MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) with a minimum score of 90, and a minimum composition score of 83.
C. TESL Certificate All applicants to the post-graduate Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate (TESL) program whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English as demonstrated through one of the following:
- TOEFL IBT (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 100, including a minimum of 27 on Writing and 27 on Speaking;
- TOEFL CBT (Computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 250, including a minimum of 5.5 on the Essay Rating score, as well as a 60 on the TSE (Test of Spoken English);
- ITELP (International Test of English Language Proficiency) with a minimum score of 580, with a minimum composition score of 260.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with no less than 7 on any other band;
- MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) with a minimum overall score of 90, and a minimum score of 83 on composition.
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 68.
Brock University reserves the right to request more information regarding English proficiency test score results. Students may be required to sit for the Brock International Test of English Language (ITELP) at the University's discretion.
 
XI. International Student Immigration Requirements Go to top of document
Students entering Canada from other countries are required to comply with Canadian immigration requirements. Student Study Permits are issued abroad by Canadian diplomatic, consular or immigration officers. Where there is no Canadian representative, prospective students may apply to representatives of the British government. An original letter of acceptance from Brock University must be presented at that time. Registration in co-operative programs is available only to students eligible for employment in Canada in their chosen field. A pamphlet outlining immigration requirements is available from Canadian immigration officers, Canadian embassies, consulates, high commissioners' offices, and British consular offices or directly from the Immigration Division, Citizenship and Immigration department, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. International Student Deposit International students granted an Offer of Admission are normally required to confirm acceptance with a monetary deposit. Notification of this requirement is included in the Offer of Admission.  
XII. Applicant Responsibilities Go to top of document
Unless otherwise indicated, it is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that all pertinent academic documentation is forwarded directly to the Office of the Registrar from institutions previously attended, such as secondary schools, colleges and universities. Proof of name change (marriage certificate, notarized statement or other legal document) must be provided if academic documents show a name other than that under which application is made. Evidence of proficiency in English must be provided if English is the applicant's second language. Applicants withholding, misrepresenting or failing to provide information regarding previous university or college records are liable to have their admission revoked and registration cancelled.  
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