Ontario Secondary School Students

Brock University has always been a popular choice among Ontario secondary school students. Our reputation for rigorous academics, high-level athletics, and world-class extra-curricular activities set us apart. Though every student contributes to fostering the learning environment and strong sense of community at Brock, Ontario secondary school students are our largest group of applicants.

General admission requirements – Ontario curriculum:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • Six Grade 12 4U or 4M-level credits, including program specific prerequisites;
  • A minimum admission average of 70% (many programs require a higher average);
  • You must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Prerequisite subject requirements/average guidelines.

Offer timelines

A select number of offers are issued in December and are based on a combination of Grade 11 and Grade 12 results. To be eligible for an early offer you must have 1.0 final Grade 12 result at the 4U or 4M-level, and five Grade 11 U or M-level credits. Averages are in the high 80s or 90s. The first major round of admission offers to Ontario applicants is in February. Admission averages are calculated using a minimum 3.0 first-semester Grade 12 4U or 4M finals, with registration in 3.0 additional 4U or 4M credits, including prerequisites. If you are in a non-semester school, we will use 6.0 mid-term grades at the Grade 12 4U or 4M level, including prerequisites. The final round of admission offers happens in May. If you do not receive an offer in February, or if you are still in studies and received an alternate program offer, we will automatically reassess you for eligibility for your preferred program in May. We will continue to make offers based on final grades, as well as summer school grades provided space in programs is available.

If you choose to attend summer school in order to meet the conditions of your offer, you must email Admissions before June 30 and include proof of summer school registration.  You must also ensure that your school provides the registration and final grades to OUAC, as all grades must be received by Brock by August 16.

International Baccalaureate (IB) and OSSD studies

If you are completing the IB program and will graduate with the OSSD, your courses and IB grades will be translated to equivalent Ontario curriculum courses and grades. Your grades and courses will automatically be forwarded to us from your school via OUAC. You may be awarded up to 3.0 transfer credits for HL examinations completed at a minimum grade of 5 (one full year at Brock equals 5.0 credits). Graduates of the full IB diploma will receive a $1,000 scholarship. 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, email futurestudent@brocku.ca.

Advanced placement (AP) and OSSD studies

If you are completing advanced placement courses as part of your OSSD, you may qualify for transfer credit with examination grades of 4, to a maximum of 2.0 Brock credits (one full year at Brock equals 5. 0 credits). An official AP transcript is required for the evaluation process. For information regarding course equivalencies, email futurestudent@brocku.ca.