English proficiency requirements

English is the primary language of instruction at Brock University. If your first language is not English, you must prove proficiency with one of the following:

Undergraduate studies

IELTS overall 6.5, no band below 6.0
TOEFLoverall 88, no band below 21
Duolingominimum score of 110 (see exceptions below)
CAELoverall 70, no band below 60
PTE58
IELP Level 5 Successful completion of Level 5 of the Brock Intensive English Language program
CAE (A1 Advanced)176 minimum score
CPE (C2 Proficiency)176 minimum score
IBCompletion of the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction
English Language InstructionA minimum of three years of full-time study (non-ESL) where the primary language of instruction and evaluation was English, with acceptable grades in English and other humanities/social science secondary school courses.

Undergraduate studies – Co-op Accounting (BAcc)

TOEFLoverall 100, minimum 27 on writing, 27 on speaking
IELTSoverall 7.0 with no band below 6.5
Duolingominimum score of 120
CAE (A1 Advanced)185 minimum score
CPE (C2 Proficiency)185 minimum score

Teacher education

TOEFL overall 100, minimum 27 on writing, 27 on speaking
IELTSoverall 7.0
CAE (A1 Advanced)185 minimum score
CPE (C2 Proficiency)185 minimum score

CTESL Certificate

TOEFLoverall 100, minimum 27 on writing, 27 on speaking
IELTS overall 7.0, no band below 7.0
CAE (A1 Advanced)185 minimum score
CPE (C2 Proficiency)185 minimum score

Submitting test results

  • When registering for your English proficiency test (EPT), please ensure that you select Brock University as a “Destination” or “Receiving Institution” of your score results so we can review and verify them online when we receive them. This option is available for most tests including IELTS, TOEFL, and Duolingo.
  • When you submit your application to Brock University, if English is not your first language, you will be prompted to provide proof of English language proficiency using one of tests accepted by Brock. Once you receive your EPT test results, please upload a copy or scan of the test report form to your my.brocku.ca portal. In many cases, we will be able to verify your results as “official” using a reference number on the test report form you upload. If we cannot verify it, we will contact you.
  • You may email your unofficial EPT results (a copy or scan) to admissions@brocku.ca. Please include “EPT RESULTS” in the Subject Line and include your 7-digit Student Number or your Campus ID in the email so we know who the results belong to.
  • If you prefer, you can ask that the EPT test provider send a hard copy of your test results to:

Brock University
Undergraduate Admissions
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON
Canada L2S 3A1

Brock University reserves the right to ask for further evidence of English proficiency regardless whether you have met published requirements.

Requests for exemptions will be considered for entry to undergraduate studies using the following guidelines:

  1. At the time of application, you must have completed a minimum three years of full-time study (non-ESL) where the primary language of instruction and evaluation was English with acceptable grades in English and a good selection of humanities/social science secondary school courses.
  2. Complete and submit the ELP Exemption Form.
  3. The ELP Committee will review your exemption request and provide a final decision.

Intensive English Language Program (IELP) to Undergraduate studies

If you meet all of Brock’s undergraduate admission requirements except the English language score, we’ll automatically extend an offer to our IELP. Upon completion of this specialized program, you will automatically enter into our undergraduate degree program. For details see IELP/Undergraduate Conditional Program.