Last updated: February 25, 2020 @ 01:28PM
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All prospective students are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of evidence of probable success in their chosen program. Enrolment has been limited in order that our students may continue to benefit from the University's traditions of personal contact and individual attention. Applicants must be formally admitted to the University before they can register in degree credit courses.
I. Policy Statement
Brock has had and will continue to have, a racially non-discriminatory policy and therefore does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, colour or national or ethnic origin. Such a non-discriminatory policy applies to staff and extends to non-discrimination on grounds of creed or sex.
It is the policy of Brock University that all students must therefore sign a declaration on their application for admission and on their confirmation of registration attesting to their citizenship. Each student should be aware that documentation of citizenship may be required and that a penalty for a false statement is deregistration. In addition, any changes in status, e.g., from visa student to permanent resident or Canadian citizen, requires proof of the new status with appropriate document(s).
II. Accessibility Admissions Policy
In order to give special consideration to applicants from specified groups, a number of spaces are provided for persons in the categories that follow. Eligible persons must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and may apply to the first year of an undergraduate program from a secondary school or community college or to the two-year teacher education program.
A first-year undergraduate applicant who has achieved the minimum acceptable average for admission to the University, but who does not have the required average for his/her chosen program, may apply for consideration as a special student under the categories shown below.
A teacher education applicant, who has met the minimum admissions requirements, including the completion of a bachelor's degree acceptable to Brock University, but who does not meet the higher admission standard established for the year of application, may apply for consideration under one or more of the following categories shown below.
This policy applies if:
Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and interviews may be required. The Senate Student Affairs Committee may restrict the number of courses for which an applicant may register and may require that a certain average be required. Once this admission requirement has been satisfied, the student may register as a full-time student.
Students admitted under this policy and who have met initial admission requirements will then be required to meet the same standards for progression and graduation as other students.
Students with specific questions about this policy are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
III. Application Deadline
Prospective applicants should refer to brocku.ca/admissions/apply/ for important application deadline dates, since some programs have early deadlines.
Application for admission should be made as early as possible. Application forms must be received by June 1 for most full-time programs and August 1 for part-time studies to ensure consideration for September registration. International applicants intending to study on a Study Permit should apply no later than April 1. Students applying after this date, who are subsequently admitted, may be required to register late and pay the late registration fee.
A student may begin first-year studies in the Winter Term beginning in January or the Spring/Summer term beginning in May (usually on a part-time basis). Admission requirements are the same as those required for full-time study. Degree options are limited, as are the number and types of courses available. Applications for part-time study can be accessed at brocku.ca/admissions/apply/.
IV. Application Procedures: Degree - Undergraduate Studies
For additional details on how to apply, refer to brocku.ca/admissions/future-students/
A. Ontario Secondary School Applicants
OUAC 101 application forms are available on-line at ouac.on.ca. The completed form and interim grades are to be submitted to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre. Applicants who wish to be considered on final marks should forward a copy of their final grades directly to Brock University. For further details refer to brocku.ca/admissions/future-students/
B. All Other Full-time Applicants
OUAC 105 application forms are available on-line at ouac.on.ca for previous secondary school matriculants, adult day-school, homeschooled, university or college transfer, out-of-province and international students, as well as current Brock students wishing to apply to Brock's Nursing program as a Change of Major. For further details refer to brocku.ca/admissions/future-students/
C. Second or Subsequent Undergraduate Degree Applicants
Non-Brock applicants use the OUAC 105 form at ouac.on.ca for full-time admission. The part-time studies application can be accessed at brocku.ca/admissions/apply/. Brock graduates requesting admission to a subsequent undergraduate degree program must complete an internal application form available at brocku.ca/registrar/toolkit/forms/
D. Part-time Degree, Mature and Certificate Applicants
Part-time degree applicants, mature applicants, as well as those seeking admission to certificate programs should refer to brocku.ca/admissions/apply/ for application information.
E. Readmission of Former Brock Student Applicants
Former Brock students seeking readmission after having attended another postsecondary institution see brocku.ca/admissions/undergraduate/other/ for information. Applicants should forward official transcripts of all postsecondary institutions attended for readmission consideration and possible transfer of credit.
F. Senior Citizen Applicants
Senior citizens (60 years of age or more) are encouraged to apply for admission to full-time or part-time studies as either credit or auditing students. See brocku.ca/admissions/apply/ for information pertaining to applications.
V. Application Procedures: Non-Degree- Undergraduate Studies
A. Post-Degree Applicants
Post-degree students are defined as those applicants with degrees who are taking courses to qualify for further study or for personal interest. Students will normally be limited to part-time studies except where departmental/centre approval has been received to do qualifying work for admission to a master’ or Honours program at Brock. Applicants should apply using the upgrading application available at brocku.ca/admissions/apply/
B. Letter of Permission Applicants
Those authorized by their home universities to take courses at Brock. Applicants should apply using a Letter of Permission application available at brocku.ca/admissions/apply/
C. Special Admission Applicants
A special student is one whose course load has been restricted because of the student's academic standing. Such students would normally be permitted to register in a maximum of two credits per academic session.
VI. Application Procedures: Other Programs
A. Faculty of Education
Applicants apply using the OUAC TEAS205 application (ouac.on.ca). For information on admission requirements and application procedures for the various teaching-related programs, refer to
B. Graduate Studies
For information on the admission requirements for graduate degree programs, see the Graduate Studies Calendar available at
An undergraduate degree acceptable to Brock, normally an honours degree in the appropriate field, is the minimum requirement.
VII. Admission to Undergraduate Degree Studies
To review admission requirements for Brock's undergraduate programs, please visit the following link for the most current information: brocku.ca/admissions/undergraduate/
VIII. Other Categories for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Studies
A. Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement courses may be used to determine admissibility and also granting of transfer credit or exemption.
Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses with a minimum examination grade of "4" may be eligible to receive university credit to a maximum of 2.0 Brock credits. An official AP transcript is required as part of the evaluation process.
Preference is given to home schooled applicants who, after the eleventh year of homeschooling, complete the final year of secondary studies in an Ontario Ministry of Education inspected school, and present six 4U or 4M Ontario Grade 12 advanced level credits, as well as evidence of 40 hours of community service. Canadian out-of-province applicants with equivalent preparation in the home province will be given equal consideration. Apply at brocku.ca/admissions/apply/ via the OUAC 105 application.
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 General Humanities, Social Sciences or Bachelor of Science-Sciences, although academically strong applicants may be eligible for specific degree programs. Apply at brocku.ca/admissions/apply/ via the OUAC 105 application.
C. International Baccalaureate
Applicants who have successfully completed the IB Diploma with the appropriate prerequisite subjects will be considered for admission and may be awarded a maximum of 3.0 transfer credits for HL examinations completed at a minimum grade of 5.
Applicants, who successfully complete an IB Certificate program with a minimum of six subjects including prerequisites, may also be considered for admission and transfer credit.
D. Non-Matriculated (Mature) Admissions
Those who are not eligible for admission in any other category and who are at least 21 years old, may be considered for admission as a Non-matriculated (mature) student.
There is no guarantee that candidates meeting the minimum criteria will be admitted. Applicants are considered based on their academic merit and interview results where applicable. Non-matriculated applicants must normally present specific program pre-requisite subjects. In instances where no pre-requisites have been completed, admission may only be considered for the Bachelor of Arts (3 Year) General Humanities or Bachelor of Arts (3 Year) Social Sciences degree programs.
Non-matriculated (mature) applicants selected for admission are normally limited to part-time study initially. They must achieve an overall average of at least 60 percent on their first two credits; otherwise, they will be placed on academic probation and remain limited to part-time status. In support of the application, students will be asked to submit official copies of all pertinent academic records.
Students may be asked to submit a letter outlining:
i) motivations and goals for attending University
ii) why they may be successful at university
An interview may also be required.
E. Second or Subsequent Undergraduate Degrees
Non-Brock applicants use the OUAC 105 form. Brock graduates requesting admission to a subsequent undergraduate degree program must complete an internal application form available at the Office of the Registrar at brocku.ca/registrar/toolkit/forms/.
A university graduate must have completed the requirements for a first degree and normally offer the equivalent of a minimum 65 percent overall average with a higher average being required where enrolments are limited.
Students admitted to a 15-credit degree program will be granted advanced standing to a maximum of seven credits from the first degree. Students admitted to a 20-credit degree program will be granted advanced standing to a maximum of 10 credits from the first degree.
Applicants should be familiar with second undergraduate degree requirements. For further information, see the "Academic Regulations" section of the calendar.
F. Brock Students Who Were Required to Withdraw
A request for readmission shall be made via an academic adviser in the Student Success Centre. For details and to book an appointment: brocku.collegiatelink.net/organization/academicadvising
G. Concurrent Secondary School University Enrolment
Students enrolled in less than a full-time load of Ontario Grade 12 U or M courses, may be permitted to register concurrently for one credit, subject to the following provisions.
The student must be registered in a sufficient number of Grade 12 U or M courses to complete requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which meets normal university requirements.
They must have at least a 75 percent standing in the previous high school year in an advanced level program, be recommended by their school and be approved by the Brock department concerned.
Credit will be granted upon successful completion of the course and fulfillment of Brock's admission requirements.
Students registering for a course under the auspices of this admission category will have tuition fees for the course waived.
Consideration under this regulation may also be given to students formally approved through the Brock Mentorship Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Science.
IX. Transfer to Undergraduate Degree Studies
A. Canadian Universities
Applicants wishing to transfer to Brock from degree programs at other Canadian universities must be in good academic standing and normally offer the equivalent of a minimum 60 percent overall average. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements as some programs require higher averages. Applicants must also be eligible to re-register at their previous institution.
Normally, transfer credit will be granted only for courses passed which are appropriate to the chosen program. Transfer averages at the previous university will be recorded on the transfer students' records to place those students on an equal basis with those who take their entire undergraduate program at Brock. The grades from other universities whose grading schemes differ from that of Brock University will be translated into equivalent Brock grades and admissibility and transfer credit assessed in these terms. Evaluation of all possible transfer credits available at the time of admission must be completed within one year of the date of admission to the University.
B. Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (or equivalent outside Ontario)
Three-Year Academic College Diploma
Graduates of a three-year academic diploma program with a cumulative average of 70 percent, or an average of 70 percent in the last two semesters of a three-year academic diploma program, will be considered for admission, and may be awarded up to seven and a half credits. Based on the compatibility of courses, additional credits may be awarded.
Two-Year Academic College Diploma
Applicants who have completed two years of a three-year academic diploma program or graduates of a two-year academic program with a cumulative average of 70 percent will be considered for admission and may be awarded up to five credits. Based on the compatibility of courses, additional credits may be awarded.
One-Year Academic Certificate
Applicants who have completed one year of an academic college program, or graduates of a one-year academic certificate with a cumulative average of 75 percent will be considered for admission. In cases where course learning outcomes align with university-level studies, transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Attainment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
The awarding of transfer credit is based primarily upon:
i) the compatibility of the previous program/course to the Brock program;
ii) course learning outcomes; and
iii) grades achieved in courses.
Grades from colleges will be translated into equivalent Brock University grades and admissibility and transfer credit assessed in these terms.
College degree studies are considered on a case by case basis for admission and transfer credit
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.
Brock University has many formal transfer credit agreements (also known as articulation
agreements) and pathways with Ontario colleges. Pathways and Agreements
C. Bible Colleges
Applicants who have completed a degree program at a bible college accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) will be considered for admission and may receive up to five transfer credits.
X. Proof of Proficiency in English
Undergraduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English. Please review the following link to learn more: https://brocku.ca/admissions/english-proficiency/
XI. International Student Immigration Requirements
Students entering Canada from other countries are required to comply with Canadian immigration requirements. Student Study Permits are issued abroad by Canadian diplomatic, consular or immigration officers. Where there is no Canadian representative, prospective students may apply to representatives of the British government. An original letter of acceptance from Brock University must be presented at that time.
Registration in co-operative programs is available only to students eligible for employment in Canada in their chosen field.
A pamphlet outlining immigration requirements is available from Canadian immigration officers, Canadian embassies, consulates, high commissioners' offices, and British consular offices or directly from the Immigration Division, Citizenship and Immigration department, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
International Student Deposit
International students granted an Offer of Admission are normally required to confirm acceptance with a monetary deposit. Notification of this requirement is included in the Offer of Admission.
XII. Applicant Responsibilities
Unless otherwise indicated, it is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that all pertinent academic documentation is forwarded directly to the Office of the Registrar from institutions previously attended, such as secondary schools, colleges and universities. Proof of name change (marriage certificate, notarized statement or other legal document) must be provided if academic documents show a name other than that under which application is made. Evidence of proficiency in English must be provided if English is the applicant's second language.
Applicants withholding, misrepresenting or failing to provide information regarding previous university or college records are liable to have their admission revoked and registration cancelled.