College transfer students

For more than 50 years Brock has been a leader in helping college students transition to a university education. We grant transfer credit at the point of admission, so you know exactly what you get before being asked to accept the offer.

General admission requirements

  1. 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 of Applied Arts and Technology (Ontario), or equivalent accredited institution as determined by Brock University.
  2. 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% (2.7 GPA), you will also be considered for transfer credit.
  3. Course prerequisites must be met at the Ontario senior secondary school level or completed as equivalent courses from degree, college degree, diploma or certificate programs. Brock University will determine the equivalency of courses.
  4. You must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Transfer credits will not be given for courses completed at private career colleges registered under the Ontario Private Career Colleges Act 2005 or equivalents outside Ontario due to the applied nature of studies.

Prerequisite subject requirements/average guidelines

General Transfer Credit Policy (all diploma and college degree programs)

Courses used toward transfer credits must have a minimum grade of 70%. 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.
  • College degree studies are considered on a course-by-course basis in the same manner as university degree studies.

Co-op Transfer Credit Policy

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.

Concurrent Education Transfer Credit Policy

In order to meet degree requirements, transfer is limited to 4.0 credits (one academic year equals 5.0 credits).

Goodman School of Business Transfer Credit Policy

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

Transfer credit agreements and pathways

Brock University has a significant number of formal transfer credit agreements, commonly referred to as articulation agreements, and informal pathways between it and specified Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. These agreements and pathways award between 5.0 and 7.5 transfer credits depending on the agreement.

Learn more about transfer credit agreements and pathways.