Hey guys! So I’ve talked to quite a few of you now during our periodic Chat Nights, our latest being last Tuesday! And although we DO have another Chat Night coming up on April 19th from 5-7 pm. where you can chat live with current Brock students and Liaison Officers to ask questions about your program, the school, student life, etc… I thought I would talk about some of the FAQ’s I’ve experienced as a chatter.  In other words, some of the questions that I seem to get over and over from prospective students via Chat. Of course I never mind answering these questions, but I’m thinking if so many people have the same questions, maybe you do too! So here are some answers…

What average do I need to get into my program? Step 1: Click HERE to access the 2012-2013 Brock Viewbook. Step 2: Flip through pages 62-67 to find your faculty. Step 3: Find your specific program within that faculty to see what the minimum average is to get into that program.

NOTE: Just because you have obtained the minimum average of your program does not guarantee that you will be accepted, and just because you have not obtained the minimum average does not mean that it is impossible for you to be accepted. Our programs are competitive with a limited number of spots, so depending on the averages of the students who have applied in any given year, the average grades of accepted students may fluctuate. The minimum average listed is definitely something you should strive for, and beyond though!

If I’ve already been accepted, am I in for sure? Acceptances are always conditional on your final grades. So if your marks go up or down between now and your final marks, your offer of admission and your scholarships may change, for better or worse. So read your acceptance letter carefully and make sure that you fulfill all the conditions listed in order to maintain your offer of admission, or your scholarship. On the other hand, if you’ve been given an alternative offer to a program that was not your first choice, you still have the chance to boost your grades and possibly receive admission into your first-choice program between now and the end of the school year!

What will my courses be like? Obviously this depends on your program. Luckily Brock’s Undergraduate Calendar for the 2012-2013 school year has been released! Click HERE to view it. Scroll down to your program and click. From there you will be able to see the projected outline for all your years at Brock, and all the courses you can take. Courses with a P are half-courses which typically run just one semester, and courses with an F are full-courses which typically run from September-April (think P for “part” and F for “full”). This calendar is just for the 2012-2013 school year, so the courses offered may change from year to year, however the requirements you need to fulfill in order to graduate will always be based on the calendar from your incoming year.

These are typically the top 3 questions I’ve gotten during the past few Chat Nights with you guys, so I hope this helps everybody! If you have any other questions, please join us on April 19th from 5-7 pm. for our next Chat Night. Talk to you then!


About Emma

Hey everyone! My name is Emma and I’m in my sixth year here at Brock University. I've graduated from the Concurrent Education program, majoring in English and minoring in Dramatic Arts, and am now going into my Master's in English. I’m also an alumni of the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society, which allowed me to participate in many awesome events around campus during my undergraduate degree, such as the Flora Broley Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament for Alzheimer’s. Please browse my blogs and feel free to post any questions or comments you may have!

One Response to Chat Night FAQs!

  1. avatar CC says:

    Thanks for your Blog, my daughter will be attending Brock in September and there is sooo much to figure out. The course selection aspect is somewhat confusing.

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