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’ll receive before you accept your offer.

General admission requirements

  • 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.
  • Applicants with a one-year academic certificate and an overall average of 75% will be considered for admission. Transfer credit is not granted for one-year certificate programs. If you have completed a two or three-year diploma or two years of a three-year diploma with 70%, your application will be assessed for transfer credit. Some programs require higher admission averages. Therefore, admission is not guaranteed by the attainment of the minimum requirements.
  • 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.
  • You must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Private career colleges registered under the Ontario Private Career Colleges Act 2005 or equivalents outside of Ontario will not be considered for admission or transfer credits due to the applied nature of studies.

Prerequisite subject requirements/average guidelines

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

Courses completed within a diploma program 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 many formal transfer credit agreements (also known as articulation agreements) and pathways with Ontario colleges.  Learn more about our transfer credit agreements and pathways here.