101 – Brock University

Last updated: September 22, 2022

University program information changes regularly. Refer to the application and the university’s website for the most up-to-date details.

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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 in your application, we will consider you for 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 in 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 your eligibility for your preferred program. If space is available and you meet admission requirements, we will provide you with a revised offer to your preferred program. Otherwise, your offer to the alternative program stands.

If you receive a revised offer to your preferred (top choice) program, your earlier offer and acceptance of that offer will be cancelled. You must accept your new offer in your OUAC application to secure your space.

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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. Review your OUAC application regularly to ensure your high school has provided a minimum of six 4U/M courses you have completed or are enrolled in. Speak with your high school immediately if any courses are missing.

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Entry Points

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

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If you have an offer, you may request a 1-time full-year deferral, which allows you to have your offer moved to the next fall entry point. To be considered for a deferral, you must accept your offer to Brock and meet all conditions outlined in your offer, and all final grades must have been submitted to Brock.

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

Read more about deferrals.

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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, 2023

Read more about Visual Arts Portfolio requirements.

OUAC Code BGD: BA Honours – Game Design

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 1, 2023

Read more about the Game Design Statement of Interest.

OUAC Code BGP: BSc Honours – Game Programming

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 1, 2023

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, 2023
    • 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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English-language Proficiency

If English is not your first language, you must submit evidence of English-language proficiency. We will automatically notify you on your Brock student portal 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 before you submit an English-language proficiency score, with the condition that you submit a successful score no later than May 1, 2023. If you submit an unsuccessful English-language proficiency result, we may consider you to study English through the Brock Intensive English Language Program (IELP) conditional pathway prior to entering an undergraduate program.

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

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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Special Admission Consideration Policy

Our Special Admission Consideration Policy provides you with the opportunity to submit a statement for special admission consideration if you are generally admissible to Brock but 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, 2023. We will communicate decisions in mid-May.

Read more about the Special Admission Consideration 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 program 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 that the required English-language proficiency test score is higher for this program.

Co-op Political Science (Public Administration): Canadian citizens and permanent residents (landed immigrants) 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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