International College transfer students

Brock has been a leader in helping college students further their education in a university setting. We grant transfer credits at the point of admission so you know exactly what you’ll get before being asked to accept your offer of admission. Whether you are currently studying in a college here in Canada, or in another country, admission requirements are similar.

General admission requirements

  1. Admission consideration is primarily based on your most recent studies. However, we will review your overall academic record. Studies must have been completed in a college equivalent to an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology, as determined by Brock University.
  2. Those with a one-year academic certificate and an overall average of B (3.00 GPA on a scale of 4.0) will be considered for admission. If you have completed a two–year academic diploma with a B- (2.7 GPA), or two years of a three-year academic diploma with B- (2.7GPA), you will also be considered for transfer credit.
  3. Course prerequisites must be met at the senior secondary school level or completed as equivalent courses from degree, diploma or certificate programs. Brock University will make any final determination of the equivalency of courses.
  4. You must meet English language proficiency requirements. Transfer credits from private career colleges registered under the Ontario Private Career Colleges Act 2005, and equivalents outside Ontario, will not be considered due to the applied nature of studies.

Prerequisite subject requirements/average guidelines.

English language proficiency requirements

Studying the Ontario curriculum does not exempt you from submitting proof of English proficiency. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of proficiency before an admission decision can be made. If you’re required to submit a test, we will notify you by email and your portal at will show the document is required for assessment. Learn more about the English proficiency policy.

General Transfer Credit Policy (all diploma programs)

Courses used toward the awarding of transfer credit must have a minimum grade of B- (2.7 GPA). You can expect to receive the following transfer credit consideration:

  • Up to 7.5 credits with completion of a three-year diploma program.
  • Up to 5.0 credits with completion of a two –year diploma program or two years of a three-year diploma.
  • College degree studies are considered on a course-by-course basis in the same manner as university degree studies.

Co-op Transfer Credit Policy

In order to meet degree and co-op requirements, transfer credit is limited to 5.0 credits or the equivalent of one academic year. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada to complete the Co-op Political Science Public Administration concentration.

Concurrent Education Transfer Credit Policy

In order to meet degree requirements, transfer is limited to 4.0 credits (one academic year equals 5.0 credits).

Transfer credit agreements and pathways

If you are currently attending an Ontario college, read on! Brock University has a significant number of formal transfer credit agreements, commonly referred to as articulation agreements, and informal pathways between it and specified Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. These agreements and pathways award between 5.0 and 7.5 transfer credits, depending on the agreement. Learn more about transfer credit agreements and pathways.

Goodman School of Business Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credit will only be granted for those courses completed within five years of beginning studies at Brock.