English proficiency requirements

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

Undergraduate studies

IELTS overall 6.5, no band below 6.0
TOEFL (destination code: 0895)overall 88, with minimum 21 on speaking and 21 on writing
MELABoverall 85, no other part under 80
CAELoverall 70, no other band score under 60
PTE58
YELToverall 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 where the primary language of instruction and evaluation was English, with acceptable grades in English and other humanities/social science secondary school courses.
IELP Level 5 Successful completion of Level 5 of the Brock Intensive English Language program

Undergraduate studies – Co-op Accounting (BAcc)

TOEFLoverall 100, minimum 27 on writing, 27 on speaking
IELTSoverall 7.0 with no band below 6.5
MELABoverall 90, minimum composition score of 83

Teacher education

TOEFL overall 100, minimum 27 on writing, 27 on speaking
IELTSoverall 7.0
MELABOverall 90, minimum composition score of 83

CTESL Certificate

TOEFLoverall 100, minimum 27 on writing, 27 on speaking
IELTS overall 7.0, no band below 7.0
MELAB overall 90, minimum composition score of 83

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 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. The three years cannot include any ESL study.
  2. Complete and submit the ELP Exemption Form.
  3. The ELP Committee will review your exemption request and provide final decision.

Submitting test results

TOEFL*, IELTS, PTE, CAEL, MELAB, YELT:

Have TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/CAEL/MELAB/YELT send an official hardcopy of your results directly to:

Brock University
Office of the Registrar – Admissions
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON
Canada L2S 3A1

OR

Email an unofficial copy**

Once you apply and activate your my.brocku.ca portal, you will be able to upload your English Test results (in addition to other required documents). Remember to upload your documents as soon as they are available to you, as they are required by our admissions team to make a decision on your application.

*TOEFL scores- if submitting an unofficial copy be sure to select Brock as a destination so that we can verify your score online.
**If uploading unofficial documents they may be verified online. You will be notified if we cannot verify a test score.

IELP/Undergraduate conditional admission (ESL bridging)

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