101 – Brock University

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Last updated: January 29, 2020

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Thank you for considering Brock University! We welcome your application and ask that you carefully review this information prior to applying.

About Brock University

Experience Brock. Established in 1964, Brock University is one of Canada’s top postsecondary institutions. Located in the historic Niagara Region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings.

With more than 19,000 students in 7 diverse faculties, Brock University offers an academic experience that’s second to none. Our degree programs are designed with your future in mind. We focus on your career with co-op and service-learning options that provide maximum exposure to your chosen field of study. At Brock University, you’ll have an experience that will set you apart and set you up for success.

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Program Choice and Order

You can expect to receive an offer of admission to only 1 program. When more than 1 Brock program is indicated on your application, the highest choice listed for Brock will be considered first.

  • If you are not eligible for your first choice, consideration will be given to subsequent choices in the order of preference you indicated on your application.
  • If you apply to only 1 Brock program and do not qualify, consideration will be given for a related alternative program.

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Alternative Offers of Admission

Brock has a long-standing alternative offer policy. If you are not initially eligible for the program(s) you applied to, we will consider you for an alternative program. If you are completing classes in second semester, we will automatically review your application in May to determine eligibility for your preferred program choice.

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Timing of Offers of Admission

December and early January: A select number of offers of admission will be extended to high-achieving applicants based on completed 3U/M courses and available 4U/M results.

Mid-February: The majority of offers of admission will be made at this time. Offers will be based on completed 4U/M courses and registration in additional 4U/M courses, including prerequisites. (For those in a non-semester school, offers are based on six 4U/M interim grades.)

Late April/early May: Offers of admission will be based on a combination of 6 interim or final 4U/M courses, including prerequisites. Calculation of the admission average will be based on the best six 4U/M courses, including prerequisite subjects.

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Brock University will consider deferral requests. The decision as to whether a deferral is warranted is at Brock University’s discretion and is not automatic.

Deferrals will be considered only after acceptance of a Brock University offer and receipt of final grades.

Email Brock for further information and the appropriate deferral request form.

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Entry Points

Program and course selection is for September. Email Brock for information about other entry points.

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Supplementary Admission Requirements

Details about supplementary requirements will be provided either through the acknowledgement email you will receive thanking you for applying, and/or through emailed notifications.

Submissions received after this date may continue to be considered, but will be subject to space availability.

OUAC Code BAI: BEd/BA Honours – Visual Arts Major (Intermediate-Senior Division) and OUAC Code BR: BA Honours – Visual Arts (Studio Art)

  • Portfolio
  • Deadline: February 3, 2020

Read more about Visual Arts Portfolio requirements.

OUAC Code BGD:  BA Honours – Game Design

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 3, 2020

Read more about the Game Design Statement of Interest.

OUAC Code BGP: BSc Honours – Game Programming

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 3, 2020

Read more about the Game Programming Statement of Interest.

OUAC Code BJ: BSc Honours – Mathematics & Statistics: Accelerated Mathematics Studies

  • Written Personal Statement
  • Mathematics Activities Portfolio
  • Deadline: February 3, 2020
    • Entrance examination and/or interview may be required after the deadline

Read more about admission requirements for Accelerated Mathematics Studies.

OUAC Code BAI: BEd/BA Honours – Dramatic Arts Major (Intermediate-Senior Division) and OUAC Code BT: BA Honours Dramatic Arts

  • DART Invitational
  • Audition dates: To be confirmed

Read more about the DART Invitational.

OUAC Code BM: Bachelor of Music Honours

Read more about Music auditions.

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Nursing (BScN)

Brock University offers 2 distinct options for completing the BScN degree:

  1. Brock University (BScN) Nursing Program
    This 4-year BScN Honours program is offered entirely at the Brock University campus in St. Catharines. After completing the degree, you are eligible to write the certification exam to become a Registered Nurse. Choose this option if you wish to study at Brock University.
  2. Loyalist CAAT/Brock University/Collaborative Program
    This 4-year BScN Honours program is offered in collaboration with Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. You complete the first 2 years at Loyalist College and the final 2 years at Brock University. After completing the degree, you will be eligible to write the certification exam to become a Registered Nurse. Apply to the program through OCAS and choose this option if you wish to begin studies at Loyalist College.

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English-Language Proficiency

If English is not your first language, you must submit evidence of English-language proficiency. We will automatically notify you if you are required to submit a test result, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

Note: Studying in an Ontario high school, or under the Ontario curriculum in another country, does not automatically exempt you from this requirement. Refer to the Brock University undergraduate calendar for information about English-language proficiency requirements. Exemptions may be granted if you:

  • have studied successfully in an English-language instructional education system on a full-time basis for a minimum of 3 years (with no ESL classes).
  • present acceptable grades in a range of humanities/social science courses from your senior high school year.
  • submit the waiver request form, outlining why you believe you should receive an exemption.
  • submit 3 years of educational transcripts (copies) proving study in an English-language instructional education system.

Email Brock early in the application process if you have any questions about the need to submit an English-language proficiency test score. Normally, in order to be considered for early admission, a successful test result is required by late February or, for May offers, the last week in April.

Read more about English-language proficiency requirements.

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Accessibility Policy

If you apply under the Accessibility Policy, you must meet minimum university admission requirements and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Requests for special admission consideration, including any supporting documentation, must be submitted by April 15, 2020. All files will be reviewed at the end of April.

If you are admitted under this policy and do not meet the admission requirements for a specific program, you may be extended an offer to an alternative program in cases where the preferred program is limited in enrollment or is full.

You may be considered under one or more of the following categories:

  1. Extenuating Circumstances
    • Request an individual review by writing a letter directly to the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
    • Articulate how the special circumstances have impacted your academic performance in your letter or any supporting documentation.
  2. Physical Disabilities or Severe Illness
    • Request an individual review by writing a letter directly to the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
    • Articulate how the special circumstances have impacted your academic performance in your letter.
    • Supporting documentation must be provided.
  3. Minority Status (Members of Indigenous Communities or Members of a Visible Minority)
    • Request an individual review by writing a letter directly to the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
    • Articulate how the special circumstances have impacted your academic performance in your letter and/or supporting documentation.
  4. Learning Disabilities
    • Request an individual review by writing a letter directly to the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
    • Include the following required supporting documentation:
      • a psychoeducational assessment report or documentation from a physician and/or specialist confirming the learning disability and indicating a need for specific accommodations (read details about the appropriate documentation for learning disabilities);
      • an IEP, when available; and
      • a cover letter, written by you, that clearly articulates how the learning disability has impacted your academic performance.
    • The Admissions Office will forward all documentation to the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office.
    • Upon review, additional information may be required.
    • The Accessibility – Admissions Committee will make all admission decisions.
    • Admission is not guaranteed.

Note: If you require special accommodation and have not already identified yourself during the application process, it is important to contact SAS immediately upon receiving admission to arrange for required accommodations. Email SAS or call us at 905-688-5550, ext. 3240.

Brock assists students with physical, medical, mental health and learning disabilities through exam accommodations, note-taking, technical assistance and campus advocacy and liaison. The campus is wheelchair accessible and includes accessible housing units.

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In residence at Brock, you’ll live in outstanding, modern facilities, meet new friends and become a vital part of our community.

All of our residences are located on, or within close walking distance to, the campus, and offer you the opportunity to choose between traditional dormitory, semi-suite, townhouse or independent suite-style accommodations.

Read more about our residences.

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Awards and Financial Aid

Read more about Brock’s innovative scholarship awards and financial aid.

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Co-op Programs

Co-op students at Brock receive extensive coaching and support to enable successful transitions to the workplace. Work placements with companies located across Canada and abroad contribute to, and build upon, academic programs.

Note: Co-op spaces are limited and admission is not guaranteed by meeting the minimum requirements.

Co-op Restrictions

International students on study permits are welcome to apply to, and be considered for, admission to co-op programs at Brock University. However, admission to some programs may be limited or restricted due to industry requirements or Canadian immigration laws, which make it difficult to secure placements for study-permit students and present challenges for successful completion of required work terms.

Co-op Accounting: International applicants are eligible to apply; however, applicants should note the required English proficiency test score needed for this program.

Co-op Political Science (Public Administration): Canadian citizens only.

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Med Plus

Interested in pursuing a career in health care? Get on the path to success and apply for Brock University’s unique experiential program, Med Plus. Med Plus is a 4-year, non-credit initiative designed to run concurrently with your academic study.

Med Plus activities include the following:

  • volunteer opportunities
  • job shadowing
  • a speaker series
  • skill-development workshops
  • peer mentorship
  • program advising

Read more about the Med Plus program and the application process.

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Law Plus

Interested in pursuing a career in law and gaining pre-law experience? Law Plus is a 4-year, non-credit program that runs concurrently with your academic studies.

Learn about and build experiences in the law field by participating in job shadows, networking opportunities with law professionals, skill-development workshops and volunteering.

In partnership with industry professionals, Law Plus will provide you with practical experience and up-to-date information about careers in law. This program will help you develop a competitive edge when you are applying to professional law programs and/or employment opportunities.

Read more about the Law Plus program and the application process.

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Contact Information

Brock University
Office of the Registrar – Admissions
Niagara Region
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines ON  L2S 3A1

Telephone: 905-688-5550, ext. 4293
Fax: 905-988-5488
Email: futurestudent@brocku.ca

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