101 – Brock University

Last updated: February 12, 2021

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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, we offer 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, we offer an academic experience that is 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 will 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, we will consider the highest choice listed for Brock first.

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

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Alternative Offers of Admission

We have 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 as midterm and final grades become available to determine eligibility for your preferred program choice. If space is available, and you meet admission requirements, we will make a revised offer to your preferred program. Otherwise, your offer to the alternative program stands.

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Timing of Offers of Admission

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

Mid-February: We will make the majority of offers of admission 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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Entry Points

Program and course selection are for September. If you are interested in starting your studies in January or May, email us for additional information.

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We will consider deferral requests. The decision as to whether a deferral is warranted is at our discretion and is not automatic.

We will consider deferrals only after you accept your Brock University offer, we receive final grades and you clear any other conditions of your offer.

Visit our deferral website for additional information.

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Supplementary Admission Requirements

We will provide details about supplementary requirements through the acknowledgement email you will receive thanking you for applying and/or through emailed notifications.

We may consider submissions received after this date, but this 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 5, 2021

Read more about Visual Arts Portfolio requirements.

OUAC Code BGD:  BA Honours – Game Design

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 5, 2021

Read more about the Game Design Statement of Interest.

OUAC Code BGP: BSc Honours – Game Programming

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 5, 2021

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 5, 2021
    • 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
  • Invitational dates: To be confirmed

Read more about the DART Invitational.

OUAC Code BM: Bachelor of Music Honours

  • Department of Music Entrance Evaluation
    • Interview
    • Theory Placement Evaluation
    • Audition
    • Evaluations take place February through May each year.

Read more about Bachelor of Music Honours Entrance Evaluations.

OUAC Code BMM: BA Honours: Music

  • Department of Music Entrance Evaluation
    • Interview
    • Theory Placement Evaluation
    • Evaluations take place February through May each year.
    • Note: A playing audition is required for optional elective lesson courses.

Read more about BA Honours: Music Entrance Evaluations.

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Nursing (BScN)

We offer 2 distinct options for completing the BScN degree:

  1. Brock University (BScN) Nursing Program
    We offer this 4-year BScN Honours program 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 College of Applied Arts and Technology/Brock University/Collaborative Program
    We offer this 4-year BScN Honours program 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 the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Test Service (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.

We may grant exemptions 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 us early in the application process if you have any questions about the need to submit an English-language proficiency test score. Normally, 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

You must submit your request for special admission consideration, including any supporting documentation, by April 15, 2021. We will review all files at the end of April.

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

Read more about our Accessibility Policy.

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

We assist 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 will 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 of, 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

We are committed to encouraging academic excellence. We set aside funds to recognize our best and brightest students every year and offer competitive scholarships to entering and returning students.

Read more about our 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 we do not guarantee admission based on 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 our 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:

  • 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 provides 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 – Undergraduate 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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