International out-of-province secondary school students

Brock University has a long-standing tradition of welcoming applicants from provinces throughout Canada. As an international student studying in another province in Canada, you are subject to the same admission requirements as Canadian students.

General admission requirements

  • Secondary school diploma;
  • Grade 12 courses at the number and level specified for your province (below);
  • A minimum average of 70% (many programs require a higher average);
  • You must meet English language proficiency requirements.

English language proficiency requirements

Studying in Canada does not automatically 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 my.brocku.ca portal will show the document is required for assessment.

How we calculate an admission average

  • Prerequisites are calculated as part of the admission average.
  • In provinces where provincial exams are written and passed, the better of the two grades (in-class grade versus final blended in-class and examination mark) will be used to determine an admission average. If an examination is failed, the final blended in-class and examination mark will be used.
  • There is one exception to the above rule: To meet the English prerequisite requirement, the final blended mark will always be used.

What we need to make an admissions decision

Brock will make an admissions decision upon receipt of an academic secondary school transcript that shows a minimum 3.0 final Grade 12 results, and registration in second semester Grade 12 courses. We will accept a transcript or grade report from your secondary school guidance office for the purpose of assessment, but we will require a final official transcript as a condition of any offer.

Prerequisite subject requirements/average guidelines.

Canadian provinces: course equivalencies and general admission requirements

• A minimum of five academic Grade 12 courses, including program-specific prerequisite courses numbered 30 or 31, must be completed through a school that is inspected and approved by the appropriate Ministry of Education.

• Physical Education 30 and Career and Technology Studies courses are not acceptable academic courses.

Ontario Grade 12 coursesAlberta, NWT, and Nunavut equivalent
ENG4U - English English Language Arts 30-1
MHF4U - Advanced Functions Mathematics 30
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Mathematics 31 or Calculus AP
MDM4U- Data Management Mathematic 30-2
SBI4U - Biology Biology 30
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 30
SPH4U - Physics Physics 30
FEF4U, FIF4U or FSF4U - French French 30
  • A minimum of four academic Grade 12 courses must be completed through a school that is inspected and approved by the appropriate Ministry of Education.
Ontario Grade 12 coursesBritish Columbia and Yukon equivalent
ENG4U - English English 12 or English 12: First Peoples
MHF4U - Advanced Functions Pre-Calculus 12
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Calculus 12 or AP Calculus
SBI4U - Biology Biology 12
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 12
SPH4U - Physics Physics 12
FEF4U, FIF4U or FSF4U - French French 12
  • A minimum of five 40S-level credits that cover a minimum of three different subject areas must be completed through a school that is inspected by the appropriate Ministry of Education.
  • Grade 12 Physical Education/Health Education cannot be counted toward the five 40S-level credits.
Ontario Grade 12 coursesManitoba equivalent
ENG4U - English English 40S (comprehensive or literary or transactional focus)
MHF4U - Advanced Functions Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Calculus 45A or Calculus 45S or AP Calculus
No equivalent Applied mathematics 40S (can be used to meet math requirement for any program that does not require one of the mathematics above)
SBI4U - Biology Biology 40S
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 40S
SPH4U - Physics Physics 40S
FEF4U, FIF4U or FSF4U - French French 40s
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 academic courses at the 120, 121, or 122 levels must be completed through a school that is inspected by the appropriate Ministry of Education.
Ontario Grade 12 coursesNew Brunswick equivalent
ENG4U - English English 121 or 122
MHF4U - Advanced Functions Pre-Calculus 120A and 120B
MCV4U - Calculus and VectorsCalculus 120
MDM4U - Data Management Foundations of Mathematics 120
SBI4U - Biology Biology 121 or 122
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 121 or 122
SPH4U - Physics Physics 121 or 122
FEF4U, FIF4U or FSF4U - FrenchFrench 30 or Francais 30
  • A minimum of six academic courses (two-credit value) at the 3000 level, including program-specific prerequisites. Courses must be completed through a school that is inspected by the appropriate Ministry of Education.
  • Physical Education may not be used as one of the six academic courses.
  • If you complete Mathematics 3208 with an average of 80% you may be eligible for university transfer credit.
Ontario Grade 12 coursesNewfoundland and Labrador equivalent
ENG4U - English English 3101 or 3201
MHF4U - Advanced Functions Advanced Mathematics 3204 or 3205
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Mathematics 3207 or AP Calculus
SBI4U - Biology Biology 3201
No equivalent Advanced Mathematics 3200 or Mathematics 3201 (can be used to meet math requirement for any program that does not require one of the mathematics above)
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 3202
SPH4U - PhysicsPhysics 3204
FEF4U, FIF4U or FSF4U - FrenchFrench 3200, 3201 or 3203, Français 3202 or 3230
  • A minimum of five Grade 12 academic or advanced courses must be completed through a school that is inspected by the appropriate Ministry of Education.
Ontario Grade 12 coursesNova Scotia equivalent
ENG4U - English English 12
MHF4U - Advanced Functions Advanced Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Calculus 12
MDM4U – Data ManagementAcademic Math 12 (can be used to meet math requirement for any program that does not require one of the mathematics above)
SBI4U - Biology Biology 12
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 12
SPH4U - Physics Physics 12
FEF4U, FIF4U or FSF4U - FrenchFrench 12
  • A minimum of five academic courses at the Grade 12 (621 or 611) level including program-specific prerequisites. Courses must be completed through a school that is inspected by the appropriate Ministry of Education.
Ontario Grade 12 coursesPrince Edward Island equivalent
ENG4U - English English 612A
MHF4U - Advanced Functions Mathematics 621B
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Mathematics 611B
No equivalent Mathematics 621A (can be used to meet math requirement for any program that does not require one of the Mathematics above)
SBI4U - Biology Biology 621A
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 611A or 621A
SPH4U - Physics Physics 621A
FEF4U, FIF4U or FSF4U - FrenchCore French 621A, or French Immersion 621F
  • A minimum of five Grade 12 (30) level academic courses must be completed through a school that is inspected by the appropriate Ministry of Education.
Ontario Grade 12 coursesSaskatchewan equivalent
ENG4U - English English 30A and 30B
MHF4U - Advanced FunctionsPre-Calculus 30
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Calculus 30
SBI4U - Biology Biology 30
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry 30
SPH4U - Physics Physics 30
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 academic courses must be completed through a school that is inspected by the appropriate Ministry of Education. If you are applying from a Quebec secondary school that follows the Ontario curriculum, please refer to Ontario admission information.
Ontario Grade 12 coursesQuebec Grade 12 equivalent
ENG4U - English Grade 12 English
MHF4U - Advanced Functions Grade 12 Algebra and Geometry
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Grade 12 Calculus
SBI4U - Biology Grade 12 Biology
SCH4U - Chemistry Grade 12 Chemistry
SPH4U - Physics Grade 12 Physics
  • If you are applying after one year of CEGEP, you must present a minimum 12 academic courses, including prerequisite subjects.
  • Courses in Preparatory English or English as a Second Language are not acceptable for admission to Brock University.
Ontario Grade 12 coursesCEGEP equivalent
ENG4U - English Two from English 603 series or 604 series
MHF4U - Advanced Functions Mathematics NYC
MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors Mathematics NYA (NYB recommended)
SBI4U - Biology Biology NYA and BZE
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry NYA and NYB
SPH4U - Physics Physics NYA and one of NYB or NYC

Applicants who have successfully completed the IB diploma with the appropriate prerequisite subjects will be considered for admission and may be awarded a maximum of 3.0 transfer credits for HL examinations completed at a minimum grade of 5. Applicants, who successfully complete an IB certificate program with a minimum of six subjects, including prerequisites, may also be considered for admission and transfer credit. For information regarding transfer credit and course equivalencies, applicants should email futurestudent@brocku.ca.

ENG4U - English English A: Language & Literature HL/SL
MDM4U, MHF4U Mathematics Studies SL
MDM4U, MHF4U, MCV4UMathematics SL
MDM4U, MHF4U, MCV4UMathematics HL
SBI4U - Biology Biology HL/SL
SCH4U - Chemistry Chemistry HL/SL
SPH4U - Physics Physics HL/SL
FEF4U, FIF4U or FSF4U - FrenchFrench B HL/SL

Advanced placement courses may be used to determine admissibility and also granting of transfer credit or exemption. Applicants who have completed advanced placement courses as part of an appropriate secondary school credential, and who submit an examination grade of 4 on individual results may be eligible to receive a maximum of 2.0 Brock credits. An official AP transcript is required for the evaluation process. For information about course equivalencies applicants, email futurestudent@brocku.ca