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.  

Admission Criteria

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 with questions. 

Returning Brock Students

Can’t get enough of us? If you are a Brock student wishing to complete a second or subsequent degree or certificate, click the Student Forms and Service Request section on your student portal. You will be required to complete and upload the Second Degree form to your request.

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. Some competitive programs may require a higher minimum average. If your student portal is not active, call Brock Central at 905-688-5550 ext 3052 to reactivate your account.

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 If you can’t remember your Brock ID number, email

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 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 If you can’t remember your Brock ID number, which is necessary to access your portal, contact 

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 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 
  • upload the LOP electronically in PDF format in your portal.

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 20.

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. We encourage you to contact us well before the Grade 12 year for guidance.

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

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.


  • 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

All other home schooled applicants who do not fall into the above category will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Normally, admission is limited to Humanities General Studies, Social Sciences General Studies or Sciences General Studies. Upon successful completion of first-year studies at Brock University, applicants may apply to declare a specific major.

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


  • 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).


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

Application Checklist for Homeschooled Applicants

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This special category is used to consider applicants who do not have an academic credential for us to assess. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, and have been out of school for more than two years. Admitted students will be limited to part-time study in a General Studies program.

A minimum 60 percent 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, required to pass all courses and to achieve a 60 percent average, while proceeding on a part-time basis.

You may wish to take a course as an Open Studies student. This is a non-degree pathway. Permission of the instructor may be required.

The charge for a course is regular UG tuition. As an Open Studies student, you will be able to enroll in part-time studies, and may take up to a maximum of 4.0 credits total.

There are no formal admission requirements for entry as an Open Studies student. The application fee is $55, and the deadline to submit your application is two weeks before the start of term.

To apply, please click here.