105 – 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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Notes for All Applicants

If you previously attended Brock University, or registered in courses at Brock but never attended classes, you must email us 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, 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 eligible for the program(s) you 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 the submission of your 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: January 15, 2021
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing document submission deadline: February 22, 2021
    • Nursing is our most competitive program. We begin assessing your file 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, we will not make any further offers. 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, 2021
  • Domestic application: June 1, 2021

It is in your 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.

We assess applications on a first‑come, first‑served basis. We will make admission decisions once all required documents are submitted and your file is 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 are for September. If you are interested in starting your studies in January or May, email us for additional information.

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Deferrals

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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Concurrent Education Applicants

Although the concurrent education programs are designed for students attending Brock from the beginning of their university career, university and 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.

Read more 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), we will assess you for admission upon submission of completed Grade 11 and Grade 12 grades and proof of registration in remaining required Grade 12 courses.

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 to make a decision.

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University/College Transfer Applicants

Transfer students are important contributors to the Brock University community, and we value the experience and maturity transfer students bring to the classroom environment.

We offer programs to assist you in making a smooth transition to Brock, and to ensure that you have positive experiences socially, personally and academically.

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.

Read more about transferring from a college or university.

We will expect you to provide evidence of adequate academic preparation, including prerequisite subjects necessary for admission to a specific degree program.

View the guidelines on courses required for admission [PDF].

Read more about Brock University/college collaborative programs and 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.

Read more about second-degree admission criteria.

We cannot make an admission decision until you provide the Admissions Office with:

  • 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 we cannot guarantee space if the degree is not yet complete.

Furthermore, we cannot guarantee admission based on attaining the minimum admission requirements.

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Certificate Applicants

We have many certificate options – explore your passions while living your life on the go. Improve your skills and add to your resumé with a certificate from Brock University.

Apply to our 1-year certificate programs using our internal application. You can generally complete certificates on a part-time basis, although select certificates can be completed on a full-time basis. Email us for additional information before submitting your application.

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Home-schooled Applicants

We welcome applications from home-schooled students. We understand the nature of home schooling, and the fact that no 2 applicants will present the same academic preparation. For this reason, creating a single admission policy and admission criteria guidelines can be challenging. However, the following link provides guidelines that you should find helpful.

View the guidelines on courses required for admission [PDF].

You are expected to apply no later than June 1, 2021. Due to the extensive assessment process often required for home-school applications, we encourage you to email us well before this date to ensure correct courses are selected for the Grade 12 year.

Notes:

  • We give preference to applicants (who will not receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma [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 provide documentation proving you have completed a minimum of 40 hours of community service.
  • You must present six 4U/M Ontario credits completed online via the Independent Learning Centre or another approved online school.

We expect all other applicants to provide:

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

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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.

    • Note: Due to the specialized nature of the Brock University BScN Nursing program, second-degree applicants and 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 use this application. For admission consideration, applicants must present an overall average of 75% on a minimum of 5.0 Brock credits, completed by May of the application year, and 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 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.

    • Note: If you are a current or past Brock student, email us 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 of 5.0 Brock credits and evidence of completion of advanced Grade 12 or university English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (minimum 75% in each).

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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.

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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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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Residences

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

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.

Read more about transferring from a college or university.

Review guidelines on the necessary academic background required for admission [PDF].

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 the Accounting 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: 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 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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