105 – Brock University

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Last updated: September 19, 2017

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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 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. At Brock University you’ll have an experience that will set you apart and set you up for success.

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Notes for All Applicants

If you previously attended Brock University, or registered in courses at Brock but never attended classes, you must contact Brock Central for the appropriate application form. This includes those who have studied at Brock on a Letter of Permission.

Application fees are non-refundable; therefore, it is in your best interest to check with the Admissions Office if this applies to you.

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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 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 and alternative program.

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Alternative Offers of Admission

Brock has a long-standing alternative offer policy. If you are not eligible for the program(s) you have applied to, we will consider you for an alternative program. If you are completing classes at the time of application, we will automatically review your application with submission of final results to determine eligibility for your preferred 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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Application Deadlines

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing application deadline: February 1, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing document submission deadline: February 8, 2018
    • Nursing is Brock’s most competitive program. We begin assessing files as soon as we receive your application and all supporting documents.
      Note: Allotted spaces for 105 applicants can fill up before the application and document submission deadlines. Once spaces are filled, no further offers will be made, so it is in your best interest to submit your application and all required documents as soon as possible once the application opens.
  • International application: April 1, 2018
  • Domestic application: June 1, 2018

It is in all applicants’ best interest to apply and submit all supporting documentation as early as possible since some programs may fill prior to the application deadline date, and will subsequently close. Programs where spaces remain may stay open later.

Applications are assessed on a first‑come, first‑served basis. Admissions decisions will be made once all required documents are submitted and your file is deemed complete.

Note: Some programs have limited enrollment and admission is not guaranteed by attaining the minimum requirements.

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Entry Points

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

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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 Central for further information and the appropriate deferral request form.

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Supplementary Admission Requirements

Details about supplementary pieces 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 8, 2018

OUAC code BGD: BA Honours – Game Design

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 8, 2018

OUAC code BGP: BSc Honours – Game Programming

  • Statement of Interest
  • Deadline: February 8, 2018

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
  • Deadline:February 8, 2018

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

  • DART Invitational
  • Audition dates TBA

OUAC code BM: Bachelor of Music Honours

  • Audition
  • Audition deadlines TBA

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Concurrent Education Applicants

Although the concurrent education programs are designed for students attending Brock from the beginning of their university career, university or college transfer applicants can receive a maximum of 4.0 transfer credits and still be admissible (at Brock, 1 full-time year of study equals 5.0 credits).

If you already hold a degree, you are not eligible for entry. You should refer to the Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS).

These programs have limited enrollment and space is not guaranteed by attaining the minimum admission requirements.

More information about concurrent education.

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Canadian Out‑of‑Province Applicants

If you are an out-of-province applicant and are currently attending your final year of high school (Grade 12 or equivalent), you will be assessed for admission upon submission of first-semester final grades, and proof of registration in second-semester courses.

You must submit a minimum of 3 final first‑semester grades (with registration in other Grade 12 courses indicated on your transcript), for Brock to make an admission decision.

Note: Applicants from British Columbia should make every effort to have first‑semester results and evidence of registration in second-semester courses sent directly from their high school, since Ministry reports rarely show sufficient information necessary to make a decision.

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University/College Transfer Applicants

If you are applying from a postsecondary institution, you must submit transcripts from all institutions attended (including English translations, if needed). When you submit your application, you will receive an acknowledgement email that provides you with details about the submission of academic documents.

More information about transferring from a college or university.

You must show evidence of adequate academic preparation, including prerequisite subjects necessary for admission to a specific degree program. View the guidelines on courses required for admission.

Find more information about Brock University/college collaborative programs, or current transfer/articulation agreements.

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Second‑Degree Applicants

You must have successfully completed a first degree with a minimum 65% overall average and have shown evidence of adequate academic preparation for entry into a second degree. More information on second-degree admission criteria.

An admissions decision cannot be made until you provide the Admissions Office with the following:

  • a letter from the home institution indicating degree requirements were met and the date you are to graduate and receive your degree, or
  • an official transcript showing that the degree was conferred.

If you are completing a degree at the time of application you should note some high demand programs are limited in enrollment and space cannot be guaranteed if the degree is not yet complete. Furthermore, admission cannot be guaranteed by attaining of the minimum admission requirements.

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Certificate Applicants

Apply to 1-year certificate programs using the part-time application. Certificates are generally completed on a part-time basis, although select programs can be completed full-time. You should consult with Brock Central before applying.

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Home-Schooled Applicants

You are expected to apply no later than June 1, 2018. Due to the extensive assessment process often required for home-school applications, we encourage you to contact the Admissions Office well before this date to ensure correct courses are selected for the Grade 12 year.

  • Preference is given to applicants (who will not receive their OSSD) who complete a final year of high school at the Grade 12 advanced level within an Ontario Ministry of Education registered and inspected school (or equivalent in another province).
  • You must also provide documentation proving you have completed a minimum 40 hours of community service.
  • You must also present six 4U/M Ontario credits completed online via the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) or another approved online school.

All other applicants are expected to provide the following:

  1. Evidence of OSSD equivalency, including 4 years of secondary‑level study.
  2. A minimum 6 advanced level courses deemed equivalent to Ontario curriculum 4U/M credits. A minimum of 3 must be completed at the time of application.
  3. Evidence of adequate academic preparation for entry to specific programs.
  4. Proof of a minimum 40 hours community service.

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Nursing (BScN)

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

  1. Brock University BScN Nursing 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. Choose this option if you wish to study at Brock University.

    • Note: Due to the specialized nature of the Brock University BScN Nursing program, second-degree applicants, as well as university and college transfer applicants, should note that transfer credit is very limited and not guaranteed. Successful applicants should expect to begin studies in year 1 to fulfill the unique requirements of the Brock Nursing program.
    • Current Brock students who wish to apply to change their major to BScN Nursing should do so using this application. For admissions consideration, applicants must present an overall average of 75% on a minimum of 5.0 Brock credits, as well as evidence of completion of advanced Grade 12 or university-level English, biology, chemistry and mathematics (minimum 75% in each). Admission is not guaranteed and is subject to space availability in any given year.
  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. After completing of the degree, you will be eligible to write the certification exam to become a Registered Nurse. Applications to the program are made through the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS). Choose this option if you wish to begin studies at Loyalist College. 

    • Note: If you are a current or past Brock student, contact Brock Central before using the OCAS application. Your academic record at Brock remains even if you transfer to Loyalist. For this reason, your Brock record will be assessed to determine eligibility at Loyalist College. You will require an overall average of 75% on a minimum 5.0 Brock credits, as well as evidence of completion of advanced Grade 12 or university English, biology, chemistry and mathematics (minimum 75% in each).

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Policing and Criminal Justice

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

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

You may apply for admission to the Policing and Criminal Justice program after successfully completing year 1 at Brock University.

Find all other collaborative Brock University/college opportunities.

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English-Language 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.

Refer to the Brock University undergraduate calendar for information about English-language proficiency requirements. Exemptions may be granted under the following circumstances:

  • 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).
  • You present acceptable grades in a range of humanities/social science courses during the 3 years.
  • You submit a hand-written letter outlining why you believe you should receive an exemption.
  • You submit 3 years of educational transcripts (copies) proving study in an English-language instructional education system.

Normally, any 1 of MELAB, IELTS, TOEFL, CAEL, PTE or YELT will be considered for admission purposes. Brock University reserves 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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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, should be submitted as part of the application package.

Note: If this is not possible, you must submit a letter to the Office of the Registrar, Admissions, when you apply, indicating that documentation is being forwarded at a later date. Failure to do so may result in an admission decision being made without consideration under the Accessibility Policy. If you require clarification, contact Brock Central.

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 1 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/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 (details on 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 Office.
    • Upon review, additional information may be required.
    • The Director of Admissions, in consultation with the Manager of Student Accessibility Services (SAS), will make all admissions 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 contact 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.

Find more information about our residences.

Residence Guarantee applies in the following instances:

  • year 1 full-time students coming directly from high school, or whose primary residence is outside of Ontario, or
  • students transferring from another postsecondary institution who have been granted less than 5.0 transfer credits from Brock University as of June 1, 2018, and accept their offer of admission by June 1, 2018.

To secure your guaranteed place in residence, your application and application fee must arrive at Brock University no later than June 1, 2018.

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Awards and Financial Aid

Review information about Brock’s innovative scholarship awards and financial aid.

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Co‑op Programs

Although co-op programs are designed for students attending Brock from the beginning of their university career, university or college transfer applicants can receive a maximum of 5.0 transfer credits and still be admissible (at Brock, 1 full‑time year of study equals 5.0 credits). Applicants who already hold a degree are not eligible for admission.

Find more information about transferring from a college or university.

Review guidelines on the necessary academic background required for admission.

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.

Note: If you are in Canada on a study permit, there may be restrictions regarding applying to the Accounting co‑op program. You may apply for the Political Science co‑op program; however, you may not specialize in Public Administration.

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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

Find more information about 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 ext. 3052
Fax: 905‑988‑5488
Email: central@brocku.ca

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