Transfer to Brock University

Are you considering changing universities? Do you have previous post-secondary experience? Are you currently enrolled in classes in your home country? Have you completed a diploma or associate’s degree?

Your previous post-secondary education can be assessed for transfer credit toward your new degree at Brock. Learn more about how it works below.

Understanding Transfer Credits

Transfer credits can save you valuable time off your degree and give you a head start on your career.

  • Applicants with previous post-secondary education will be assessed for transfer credit upon receipt of an official transcript from the previous institution. Brock University does not charge a fee for this service.  
  • Credits are considered on a course-by-course basis and will be granted where deemed equivalent in content and learning objectives to corresponding Brock University courses.  
  • Detailed course outlines (or syllabuses) must be provided in English and include:  
    • Learning outcomes of the course 
    • Length of the course (in hours) 
    • Type of assessment used to demonstrate learning 
  • In order to be granted credit, the learning outcomes of the course(s) must correspond to those of the Brock University course(s) as evaluated by Brock University. 

Official educational documents are required in order to be considered for admission. Official translations of transcripts and/or proof of graduation must bear the seal or stamp of the notary/official translator. 

As an incoming transfer student, you are probably eligible for transfer credit. This chart should give you a rough idea of how many credits you can expect to receive.

Entry credential Minimum admission average* Notes
1-year certificate B For information on applicable transfer credits, visit
2-year diploma B- For information on applicable transfer credits, visit
3-year diploma B- For information on applicable transfer credits, visit
Degree C- Determined case by case; evaluated on a credit-for-credit basis. Normally this credential will warrant more transfer credits than any other credential

*Admission is not guaranteed by the attainment of the minimum requirements. Some programs may require higher averages.

**College programs associated with a Brock articulation agreement may receive more credit. For details, see

General admission requirements

  • Admission consideration is primarily based on your most recent studies. However, we will review your overall academic record.
  • Applicants who have completed a minimum of one full-time semester of university study with an overall average of 60% are eligible for admission consideration. Applicants must be in good academic standing at the previous institution.
  • 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 make any final determination as to the equivalency of courses.
  • You must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Applying to Brock University

If you’re transferring from a college or university, here is all the information you’ll need to start your transition to Brock University. For more information about your application process, expand the sections below.

Consult our Admissions website to learn more about applying to Brock as an International student.

English is the primary language of instruction at Brock University. If your first language is not English you must prove prove your English proficiency.

Now that you have applied to Brock University, you can check for the most up-to-date information on your application status. But first, you will need to activate your account.


Once you apply and activate your portal, you will be able to upload your documents required for assessment, including unofficial transcripts — if applicable. Remember to upload your documents as soon as they are available to you, as they are required by our admissions team to make a decision on your application.


If you have received an offer of admission based on unofficial documents, you are required to have official final academic documents/transcripts sent directly from each secondary school, college, university or proper issuing authority to:

Brock University, Office of the Registrar,
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON
L2S 3A1

Brock University reserves the right to withdraw the final offer of admission or revoke registration if there is a discrepancy between documents originally submitted and the official, final documents/transcripts submitted to Brock either directly or via WES Canada.


You’ve received your offer, you’ve done your happy dance, and you’re already drawing badgers all over your notes. Before you start packing your bags and making your way to Niagara, you’ll need to formally accept your offer to Brock University.

The current address we have on file may be viewed in your applicant portal at

Financing your degree

The University does not mail statements to prompt payment. Students are financially responsible for all tuition and related fees associated with registered courses. To determine your account balance you must access your Financial Account Information on-line through the portal.

While online registration is open for the fall/winter session, you may view your fee assessment online through your Student Financial History.  To access your Student Financial History:

  • Log on to the student self-serve portal at
  • Select “Student Self-Serve”
  • Select “Student Financial History”

September 2020

  • Fall (D1 & D2) fees due

January 2021

  • Winter (D3) fees due

For information on making a payment to Brock University, please visit the Student Accounts and Financial Aid website.

Fees are adjusted and charged each term based on flat fee price and credit count in each term. The assessment system will calculate per term fees based on the flat fee rate as well as per term credit weight. Outstanding balances will accrue interest and student account access may be restricted.

Student Awards and Financial Aid

Brock offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to support your academic goals and enhance your education.


The Brock Transfer Scholars Award recognizes academic excellence from Ontario college graduates who wish to further their studies. You will automatically be considered for this award. To be eligible, your final transcript must show completion of a two- or three-year diploma, with no more than 4.5 transfer credits awarded towards your degree.

Admission Average (Final Grades) Amount of Award
94+% $1,500
90 – 93.9% $1,000
85 – 89.9% $500


  • $2,500 CAD 
  • Awarded to a maximum of 12 students transferring from a qualifying Brock University institutional partner. Students must accept offer of admissions and pay deposit to qualify.


Brock awards more than 150 program-specific awards with combined value in excess of $1,000,000. New is the Ontario College of Applied Arts & Technology Bursary for college transfer applicants with financial need. Complete the OneApp, one application for multiple scholarships, awards and bursaries, via your portal.

We understand how busy the school year can be, so we have developed one application for all awards and bursaries offered at Brock. We call it OneApp.

  • You are only required to submit OneApp once each year (twice for new entering students).
  • You can update your information throughout the year (e.g., you may want to update your OneApp before we review applications for awards).

Living in Niagara

You have multiple accommodation options to choose from to suit your budget and preferences.

Residence is more than just a place to live; it is your home away from home. We accommodate almost 2,500 students in seven residence complexes. We offer three styles of residence living: traditional, townhouse and suite-style.

Niagara offers safe and affordable housing options including individual apartments, and shared student housing that are just minutes from Brock’s main campus. Shared accommodation options are available for as low as $400 per month, which is less than half the cost of an average rental in Toronto.

Student Support

Brock provides a number of programs and services for current students at Brock University. Expand the sections below for more information.

Student Accessibility Services works to develop an equitable and accessible environment so that students with disabilities are fully included in the university experience. We are here to support students through the educational process, to encourage independence, and to help students succeed.

  1. Applicants with physical, learning, or medical health disabilities, should contact Student Accessibility Services to determine if appropriate services are available to accommodate specific needs.
  2. Brock University Accessibility Admissions Policy: (if applicable) deadline to submit documents for consideration is April 19.

We care deeply about your well-being and academic success. To ensure your experience studying at Brock reaches its full potential, our dedicated team in Brock International Services has developed support specifically tailored to the needs of our growing international community. Discover why Brock University is ready for a world of online learning. 

A-Z Learning Services offers assistance in a variety of ways to enhance students’ academic experience at Brock. The Transfer Success Program provides opportunities to design an academic success plan which can include free one-to-one tutoring*, workshops and study groups led by peer mentors, along with a connection to services that fit your needs as a student who has transferred to Brock.

If you’re worried about making the transition to Brock, we’re here to help. We’ve developed an online orientation program specifically for incoming transfer students.

If you’re interested in taking part, contact Dana Monterosso at