Applying to Undergraduate Programs

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Learning comes alive through experiential educationa key component in every undergraduate program at Brock University. More than 20 different types of experiential opportunities are built into our courses – from labs and simulations to practicums and internships. Get started on your journey to Brock by identifying your admissions process below.  

I am a Canadian (Domestic) Student

I am an International Student

Attending a language school in Canada? You must meet academic requirements based on the last institution attended, whether secondary school, college or university. Depending on the specific language school, we may recognize your language school credential for meeting English language proficiency requirements. Contact international@brocku.ca with questions. 

Other Applicants  

Advanced placement courses may be used to determine admissibility and granting of transfer credit or exemption. If you have completed advanced placement courses as part of an appropriate secondary school credential, and submit an examination grade of 4 on individual results, you may be eligible to receive a maximum of 2.0 Brock credits. An official AP transcript is required for the evaluation process. 

Email futurestudent@brocku.ca for information regarding course equivalencies. 

Are you looking to get ahead in your studies or pick up credits missed along the way? We welcome visiting students and encourage you to consider becoming a Letter of Permission (LOP). Contact your Registrar’s Office or refer to your university calendar for important policies and guidelines related to studying at another university. Entry to a specific course(s) may be subject to meeting prerequisite requirements, as well as space availability. LOP applicants are encouraged to consider, and be prepared to register, in an alternate course(s) because entry to a specific course cannot be guaranteed. The application fee is non-refundable. APPLYING FOR A LETTER OF PERMISSION 

Submit the application and have your home institution: 

  • fax the LOP to Office of the Registrar, Admissions at 905-988-5488; or 
  • send the LOP by regular mail to
    Office of the Registrar, Admissions
    1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
    St. Catharines, ON
    L2S 3A1; or 
  • send the LOP electronically in PDF format to admissions@brocku.ca but only if your institution has an electronic LOP policy. 

Once we are receive the LOP, you will be issued a Brock student ID number, which is required to register. 

Apply as an upgrading student if you have completed a degree and wish to upgrade to enter graduate programs or professional schools.

Fall term entry: You must provide a final official transcript (directly from the awarding institution) showing your degree awarded no later than August 1.

Winter term entry: If you are completing studies during the summer and will not graduate until the Fall term, you will be admitted for Winter entry only.

While studies are normally completed on a part-time basis, applicants may complete their upgrading on a full-time basis if space is available. International students must study full-time.

You may wish to audit a course. No credit is granted or assessment of performance takes place. Permission of the instructor is required and is not normally granted until after the first day of lectures.

The charge for auditing a course is 50% of the normal course. Upon admission you will be provided with next steps.

There are no formal admission requirements for entry as an auditing student.

Brock University welcomes applications from home schooled students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. We understand the nature of homeschooling, and the fact that no two applicants will present the same academic preparation. For this reason creating a single admission policy and admissions criteria guidelines can be challenging. However, the link below provides guidelines that you should find helpful:

Prerequisite subject requirements/average guidelines

Preference will be given to those applicants who complete their grade 12 studies over a period of one academic year (rather than part-time over a period of several terms or years). Applicants are strongly encouraged to include Canadian content in their studies. Chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology courses should be completed during the final year of study leading up to entry to university (not during the eleventh year of study).

In order for us to determine eligibility you must first decide whether you are a Category A or Category B home schooled applicant. If you have trouble deciding, or you need clarification regarding any of the information below, contact 905 688 5550 x4293 or futurestudent@brocku.ca. We encourage you to contact us well before the Grade 12 year for guidance.

Homeschooled Category A

This category is reserved for those that complete the equivalent of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), complete the final year of secondary studies through an Ontario Ministry of Education inspected school, and present six 4U or 4M Ontario Grade 12 credits, including prerequisites. The 4U/4M credits may be completed in any combination of correspondence, on-line learning, night school, or day school. Admissions decisions can be made once a minimum of three final grades and evidence of registration in three additional Grade 12 4U/4M credits are submitted to the Admissions Office.

Canadian out-of-province applicants with equivalent preparation in the home province will be given equal consideration.

YOU MUST PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF:

  • Four years of secondary schooling equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
  • Six Ontario Grade 12 4U or 4M- level credits completed through an Ontario Ministry of Education inspected school authorized to grant credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • Meeting the minimum admission average;
  • Meeting prerequisite subject requirements;
  • 40 hours community service (or in the process of completing).

Homeschooled Category B

This category is reserved for those that complete the equivalent of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and the equivalent of six 4U or 4M Ontario Grade 12 credits. These equivalent credits may be completed in any combination of correspondence, on-line learning, night school, or day school.

Admissions decisions can be made once a minimum of three final grades and evidence of registration in three additional grade 12 4U/4M equivalent credits are submitted to the Admissions Office.

Canadian out-of-province applicants with equivalent preparation in the home province will be given equal consideration.

YOU MUST PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF:

  • Four years of secondary schooling equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
  • The equivalent of six Ontario Grade 12 4U or 4M- level credits;
  • Meeting the minimum admission average;
  • Meeting prerequisite subject requirements;
  • 40 hours community service (or in the process of completing).

OPTIONAL:

  • Satisfactory Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT 1) or ACT test result.

This special category is used to admit applicants who are not eligible for admission in any other admissions category.

We’ll admit you as a mature student if:

  • you have been out of school for at least two years;
  • are at least 21 years old;
  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Initially you will be limited to part-time study in a General Studies program. A minimum 60% overall average on the first 2.0 (full or equivalent) credits must be achieved before applying for full-time study and entry to a specific major. Otherwise students will be placed on academic probation and be required to pass all courses and to achieve a 60 percent average while proceeding on a part-time basis.

Returning Brock Students

Can’t get enough of us? If you wish to complete a second degree or certificate, fill out the application. Normally you must meet prerequisite requirements for entry to the degree or certificate, and have successfully completed your first degree with a minimum 65% average. 

Learn more about second degree or certificate regulations 

If you are a past or current Brock student and wish to apply for Nursing, you must apply via the 105D OUAC application. It opens in mid-September and closes in February. 

You must meet the same admission requirements as new applicants. These include: English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry (minimum 75% in each). These can be Ontario Grade 12 4U-level, or degree-level credits. The minimum requirement for consideration is a 75% overall average on one year of degree-level study. 

The Nursing program has extremely limited enrolment and admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. 

If you’ve attended another post-secondary institution and wish to pick up where you left off with your Brock degree, register for courses via your portal at my.brocku.ca. If you can’t remember your Brock ID number, email admissions@brocku.ca 

If you have interrupted your studies for more than one calendar year by not enrolling in at least 1.0 credit, you become subject to the calendar regulations in effect at the time or your re-registration. 

To be considered for transfer credit from another institution: 

  1. Have your previous institution send an official transcript to:
    Office of the Registrar, Admissions
    1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way,
    St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1
  2. Submit an email to admissions@brocku.ca indicating a transcript is being sent from XX institution. Include your full name and birthdate in the email.
  3. Upon request, submit an assessment payment of $25 (admissions will notify you if required). 

Follow up with Transfer credit is not guaranteed and will only be considered if your overall average at your previous institution was at least 60%. 

if you are returning from academic suspension, arrange to meet with an academic advisor in the Office of the Registrar. Book your appointment using your portal at my.brocku.ca If you can’t remember your Brock ID number, which is necessary to access your portal, contact records@brocku.ca