101 – Brock University

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Last updated: October 3, 2016

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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

Established in 1964, Brock University is one of Canada’s top postsecondary institutions. Located in 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 18,000 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.

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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 the application, the highest choice listed for Brock will be considered first.

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

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Alternate Offers of Admission

Brock has a long-standing alternate offer policy. In February, if you are not eligible for the program(s) you have applied to, we will consider you for an alternate program. If you are completing classes in second semester, we will automatically review your application in May to determine eligibility for your preferred 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 who have completed a minimum of five 3U/M courses and one 4U/M course and are registered in Grade 12 prerequisite requirements.

Early February: Offers of admission will be extended to those who have completed a minimum of six final 4U/M courses and meet all prerequisite requirements.

Mid‑February (usually the 3rd week): The majority of offers of admission will be made at this time. Offers will be based on a minimum of three final 4U/M courses, as well as registration in an additional three 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 six 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 grant a deferral where unforeseen and severe extenuating circumstances warrant one.

The decision as to whether a deferral is warranted is at the discretion of Brock University 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 regarding alternate entry points.

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Supplementary Admission Requirements

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

Deadline: February 8, 2017

OUAC code BAI: BEd/BA Honours – Visual Arts Major (Intermediate-Senior Division)

  • Portfolio

OUAC code BGD:  BA Honours – Game Design

  • Statement of Interest

OUAC code BGP: BSc Honours – Game Programming

  • Statement of Interest

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

  • Written Personal Statement
  • Mathematics Activities Portfolio
  • Entrance Examination may be required after the February 8 deadline
  • Interview may be required after the February 8 deadline

OUAC code BR: BA Honours – Visual Arts (Studio Art)

  • Portfolio

Audition Deadlines: Dates provided after application

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

  • DART Invitational

OUAC code BM: Bachelor of Music Honours

  • Audition

OUAC code BT: BA Honours Dramatic Arts

  • DART Invitational

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Policing and Criminal Justice

If you wish to be considered for this program, you must first apply to 1 of the following programs:

  • Geography (BGE),
  • Political Science (BPO),
  • Sociology (BSO), or
  • Psychology (BPY).

You may apply for admission to the Policing and Criminal Justice program after successful completion of year 1 at Brock University.

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Nursing (BScN)

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

  1. Brock University Program
    The 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. If you wish to study at Brock University, choose this option.
  2. Loyalist CAAT/Brock University/Collaborative Program
    The 4‑year BScN Honours program is offered in collaboration with Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. The first 2 years are completed at Loyalist College and the final 2 years at Brock University. Following completion of the degree, you will be eligible to write the certification exam to become a Registered Nurse. If you wish to begin studies at Loyalist College, you should choose this option.  Applications to the program are made through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS).

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English Proficiency

If English is your second 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 Ontario curriculum in another country, does not automatically exempt you from this requirement. Exemptions may be granted under the following circumstances:

  1. You have studied successfully in an English-language instructional education system on a full-time basis for a minimum 3 years (with no ESL classes).
  2. You present acceptable grades in a range of humanities/social science courses from your senior high school year.
  3. You submit a hand-written letter outlining why you believe you should receive an exemption.
  4. You 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 a 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.

Find more information 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 admissions consideration, including any supporting documentation, must be submitted by April 14, 2017. 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 the 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 Aboriginal communities or members of a visible minority)
    • Request an individual review by writing letter directly to the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
    • Articulate how the special circumstances have impacted your academic performance in your letters 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:
      1. a psychoeducational assessment report or documentation from a physician and/or specialist confirming the learning disability and indicating a need for specific accommodations (Details on the appropriate documentation);
      2. an IEP, when available; and
      3. 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 Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) Office.
    • Upon review, additional information may be required.
    • The Director of Admissions, in consultation with the Manager of SSWD, will make all admissions decisions.
    • Admission is not guaranteed.

Special note: If you require special accommodation and have not already identified yourself during the application process, it is important to contact SSWD immediately upon receiving admission to arrange for required accommodations. Contact SSWD at 905‑688‑5550, extension 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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Brock’s award‑winning residences feature close proximity to academic halls, air‑conditioning, and internet and cable access.

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, townhouse or independent‑style accommodations.

Find more information about our residences.

To secure your guaranteed place in residence, your application and application fee must arrive at Brock University no later than June 1, 2017.

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Awards & Financial Aid

Information 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 internationally 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 limitations imposed by 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: Canadian citizens and permanent residents only

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 is a program that runs in partnership with the following groups:

  • Niagara Region medical and health professional organizations, individual practitioners and hospitals
  • Brock University academic programs
  • Brock University Student Health Services

Find more information on the Med 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
Fax: 905‑988‑5488
Email: 101apps@brocku.ca

Central Admissions: ext. 4068
Marion Barbas, OUAC 101 Admissions Officer: ext. 3434
Dawn Curtis, Admissions Assistant: ext. 4666

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