COVID-19 Information

Brock University is monitoring developments in Canada and globally with respect to school closures and test and exam postponements/cancellations. We have created this page to provide answers to questions you may have. The situation is changing often so we will continue to evaluate and adjust how we assess applications for admission while maintaining the integrity of the process.

We realize that applicants may face challenges in obtaining documents to support their Brock application. We encourage students to continue working with their schools, national agencies and test providers to submit the required documents. We will provide as much flexibility and accommodation as possible regarding document submissions and deadlines, as required by individual circumstances.

Please contact us at futurestudent@brocku.ca if you have any questions or concerns about your application.

Brock University, as well as the Ontario Universities Application Centre and all Ontario universities, are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on your application(s). We continue to review key dates and deadlines to offer flexibility throughout the admission cycle in an effort to minimize the impact on your application.

Check the OUAC website for ongoing updates at ouac.on.ca/news

We are aware that some students are experiencing difficulty in submitting documents and test scores due to restrictions related to COVID-19. 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 futurestudent@brocku.ca to ensure we can still review your application, as our admissions team is currently working remotely.

As of March 18, the Canadian border is closed to everyone except for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Students who are scheduled to begin their undergraduate or ESL studies in May, can either begin their studies online from their home country, or defer to a later intake. If you would like to defer your start to a later intake, please email futurestudent@brocku.ca to liaise with a representative from Admissions.

Some formal examining bodies have announced their plans for student grading and we will make admissions decisions by recognizing their approach during the COVID-19 period. Some examining bodies have not yet made final decisions for 2020 but we are monitoring them closely. We will continue to make every effort to be as flexible as possible with students. We encourage you to check with both your school and your examination body’s website regularly for updates.  Here are some helpful links:

If you have specific questions about your situation, please contact us via email at futurestudent@brocku.ca to liaise with an Admissions representative.

At this time, we are exploring virtual on-the-spot assessments. Until this option is in place, students are encouraged to apply online via the 105 OUAC application or the Brock online application. For additional support, please click here to schedule an appointment with one of our Brock representatives.

Yes, we are here to help! While all in-person meetings are currently suspended, we can assist you in the following ways:

Brock accepts  the following EPT tests. In addition, we will also accept the TOEFL-at-Home Edition Test which can be taken online. For spring and fall 2020 applicants and winter 2021 applicants only, Brock will also accept Duolingo, which requires a passing test score of 110, with the exception of the Accounting Co-op program which requires a passing test score of 120.

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.

Applicants with extenuating circumstances, who have accepted their offer of admission by the deadline date, may request a deferral of admission to that program for a period of one year. Please click here to learn more about our Undergraduate Deferral Policy.