101 – Brock University

Last updated: September 14, 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, Order and Alternative Offers

You can expect to receive an offer of admission to only 1 program. When you indicate more than 1 Brock program on your application, we will consider the top choice you listed at 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.

If you are completing classes at the time of application and receive an alternative program offer, we will automatically review your application again with the submission of your final results to determine eligibility for your preferred program. 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

When you apply through the OUAC, program selections are for September entry. If you are interested in starting your studies in January or May, email us for additional information.

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

We will consider full-year deferrals only after you accept your Brock University offer, we receive your final grades and you satisfy all conditions of your offer.

Visit our deferral web page for additional information.

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Supplementary Admission Requirements

Some Brock programs require an extra evaluation piece as part of your application. We will provide details about these supplementary requirements through an acknowledgement email you will receive when you submit your application and/or through emailed notifications.

We may consider submissions received after this date, 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 1, 2022

Read more about Visual Arts Portfolio requirements.

OUAC Code BGD: BA Honours – Game Design

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 1, 2022

Read more about the Game Design Statement of Interest.

OUAC Code BGP: BSc Honours – Game Programming

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 1, 2022

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 1, 2022
    • Entrance examination and/or interview may be required after the deadline

Read more about the 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

Read more about the DART Invitational and how to register.

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. Email us early in the application process if you have any questions about the need to submit an English-language proficiency test score.

We may consider you for an early offer prior to submission of an English-language proficiency score, with the condition that a successful score be submitted no later than June 1, 2022. If you submit an unsuccessful English-language proficiency result, we may consider you to study English through the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) conditional pathway prior to entering an undergraduate program.

We accept a wide range of in-person and online English proficiency tests. To learn more about these tests, score requirements and possible exemption from submitting a test, visit our English proficiency requirements page.

We reserve the right to request an English-language proficiency test score from any applicant, regardless of status or length of study in Canada.

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Admissions Accessibility Policy

This policy provides you with the opportunity to submit a statement for special admission consideration if you fall marginally below the admission average for your desired program. This personal statement provides us with insight as to how your grades may have been impacted by a unique circumstance, disability or equity-related issue.

You must submit your request for special admission consideration, including any supporting documentation, by April 15, 2022. We will review all files at the end of April.

Read more about the Admissions Accessibility policy.

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Student Accessibility Services

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 an offer of admission to arrange for required accommodations.

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.

Read more about Student Accessibility Services and register for accommodations.

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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 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: If you are in Canada on a study permit, there may be restrictions regarding applying to this co-op program. International applicants applying to Co-op Accounting 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
  • skills-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 shadowing, networking opportunities with law professionals, skills-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 apply 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
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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