COVID-19 Information

Brock University is monitoring developments in Canada and around the world regarding the impact of COVID-19 on academic studies and the delivery of formal examinations.

Below, we have provided some answers to frequently asked questions. We will keep this page updated with new information as it becomes available.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Vaccination and Masking Requirements

Brock’s vaccination and masking mandate remain in effect for Spring 2022 term. All students enrolled for the Spring term are required to submit proof of full vaccination via the online vaccination declaration form.

For more information on Brock’s vaccination policy and masking mandate, please visit the University Vaccination FAQs page.

At this time, the application process and application cycle is on schedule for 2022/23. Brock University, as well as the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) and all Ontario universities are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Any significant changes or updates specific to Brock will be updated here, and for all Ontario high school applicants, visit the OUAC website for ongoing updates.

We understand that throughout the pandemic, some students have experienced difficulty obtaining documents and submitting test scores. Students should continue to work with their schools and local test centres in regard to securing the documents needed for their admission. Brock will continue to work with students individually and make accommodations based on their circumstances. If students have questions, please contact us at futurestudent@brocku.ca.

Please upload a copy of your transcript via your student portal, or send an electronic copy, scan or photo of your transcript to admissions@brocku.ca to ensure we can still review your application. Learn more about submitting your documents.

The Canadian Federal government will determine your ability to travel to Canada and all rules regarding attaining a study permit. You may wish to contact Brock University International for the latest news on travel and study permits. Students who are scheduled to begin their undergraduate or ESL studies can either begin their studies online from their home country or defer their offer to a later intake, if they have not yet begun studies.

If you would like to defer your start date to a later intake, please email futurestudent@brocku.ca to make your request for review and a decision. Please email from the email address you provided on your application and include your student ID and full name as it appears on your offer letter in the Subject Line.

Brock continues to monitor education systems and formal examination boards and we want to reassure our students around the world that we will continue to offer as much flexibility as possible in recognizing the results and credentials available to us. We will accept any adapted grading practices formally implemented by these systems and boards to recognize your studies. Brock will honour any grades submitted by your school board or province which they officially deem as final. Please continue to check with your school and examination body’s website regularly for updates. Here are some helpful links:

Yes, we are here to help! We can assist you in the following ways:

Brock accepts a number of payment methods including online options which do not require visiting your bank/financial institution. If you have any questions, please email central@brocku.ca.

We understand that due to interruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions will be offering non-numerical grades to students for current courses such as “pass/fail” or “credit/no credit.”

The academic portion of your admission criteria is based upon meeting a minimum 70% average among your top 10.0 (or equivalent) undergraduate credits. As your entire degree is not being used in this calculation, our admissions team will only use numerical grade values toward this overall average. Any non-numerical grades such as “pass” or credit” will not be included in the calculation.  Applicants must have at least 10.0 full credits (or equivalent, approx. ½ of a 4-year degree) on their transcript that contain a numerical grade in order to be eligible for calculation of their admission average.

Teachable Subjects

If you are interested in the Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, you are required to satisfy our teachable subject criteria.  While courses with a with a numerical grade will be selected first, for the purpose of calculation, Pass/Fail marks will also be accepted to satisfy teachable subjects requirements.