International IELP/Undergraduate conditional students / Academic Transitions (ACT) students

Brock has been a leader in teaching English as a subsequent language for more than 50 years. Since 2003, we have offered specialized entry granting offers of admission to both ESL and undergraduate studies.

Who should apply?

Those who meet undergraduate admission requirements but don’t meet our English language proficiency requirements.

Why should you apply?

  • You and your parents have the peace of mind knowing that we’re holding a place for you in the undergraduate degree program before you arrive in Canada.
  • A single offer of admission to both IELP and undergraduate studies advances the process of accessing a study permit.
  • You will become familiar and comfortable with Brock University before you begin full-time degree studies.

How to apply

  1. Use the IELP/undergraduate conditional application form
  2. Within 5 business days you will receive an email with your Brock portal login and instructions for uploading documents.  It is important to monitor your document status.
  3. If an email is not received from us please contact futurestudent@brocku.ca.

How the program works

As an IELP/undergraduate conditional student you first apply to Brock. You may submit an official English proficiency test score, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc., with your application. Once at Brock, you will write the Brock CamLA placement test. Both tests will be reviewed and typically you will be placed in the IELP level that reflects the higher of the two test scores. Levels range from preparatory to advanced Level 5. Each level or term is 14 weeks long with 25 hours of instruction per week.

It’s common for students to take 1-3 terms to complete Level 5 IELP. Entry into undergraduate degree courses will be in the academic term (January, May or September) immediately following completion of the Level 5 IELP.

ESL Services English proficiency exam benchmark chart – intake into the IELP

ProgramsBEPTTOEFL IELTSCAEL CamLACanadian language benchmarksCommon European framework
Academic Transitions (ACT) Band 50075-876.06076-1008/9C1+
IELP Level 5Band 50075-876.06076-1008/9C1+
IELP Level 4Band 40058-745.04063-756/7B2
IELP Level 3Band 30041-574.04051-625B1
IELP Level 2Band 20030-403.03033-504A2
IELP Level 1Band 100< 30< 3.0200-323A1

ACT students test at an advanced English level. They begin 14 week studies in Level 5 and complete one undergraduate credit. Upon successful completion they would enter full-time undergraduate study.

ESL Services English proficiency exam benchmark chart – intake into the IELP

ProgramsBEPTTOEFL IELTSCAEL CamLACanadian language benchmarksCommon European framework
Academic Transitions (ACT) Band 50075-876.06076-1008/9C1+
IELP Level 5Band 50075-876.06076-1008/9C1+
IELP Level 4Band 40058-745.04063-756/7B2
IELP Level 3Band 30041-574.04051-625B1
IELP Level 2Band 20030-403.03033-504A2
IELP Level 1Band 100< 30< 3.0200-323A1

General Admission Requirements

  1. You will not meet Brock’s minimum English language requirements
  2. You meet minimum academic requirements for entry to undergraduate studies

Prerequisite subject requirements/average guidelines.

Applying

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.

Those with a one-year academic certificate and an overall average of 75% (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 70% (2.7 GPA), or two years of a three-year academic diploma with 70% (2.7GPA) you will also be considered for transfer credit. Course prerequisites must be met at the senior secondary school level or completed as equivalent courses from degree, diploma or certificate programs.

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. Courses used toward transfer credits must have a minimum grade of 70% (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.

Admission consideration is primarily based on your most recent studies. However, we will review your overall academic record. Applicants who have completed a minimum of one full-time semester of university with an overall average of 60% (1.70 GPA on a scale of 4.0) are eligible for consideration. You must also be eligible to re-register at your previous institution.

Some programs require higher admission averages. Therefore, admission is not guaranteed just because you have the minimum requirements. Course prerequisites must be met at the senior secondary school level or completed as equivalent courses from degree, diploma or certificate programs. Degree-level courses completed at an accredited university with a minimum grade of 60% will be recognized for transfer credit to a maximum of 15.0 credits toward a 20-credit degree, or 10.0 credits toward a 15-credit degree.

Policies

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. IELP/Undergraduate Conditional applicants and Academic Transition (ACT) students are ineligible for entry to the Co-op option of Accounting due to the higher English language requirement. Academically admissible applicants will automatically be offered the Accounting (non Co-op) program.

In order to meet degree requirements transfer is limited to 4.0 credits. One academic year equals 5.0 credits.

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

Applying for a deferral ($100-fee)

A deferral may be requested once. Complete the deferral request form and submit it with the fee.

  • To pay by credit card, fax information to 905-988-5488; Attention: Office of the Registrar – International Admissions.
  • If you fail to show up for the session to which you deferred, all fees will be forfeited and the offer will be void.

Academic Document Return Policy

All academic documents submitted to Brock University become the property of Brock. The University will not return documents, nor will it provide photocopies of them for personal use.