Canadian University / College Transfers Admission Criteria

Canadian University / College Transfers Admission Criteria

This information pertains to applicants who wish to transfer after partially completing or graduating from a university or college degree/diploma program, or who wish to be considered for admission under a formal university/college articulation agreement.

Regardless of academic background, applicants are expected to present adequate academic preparation relevant to the intended program of study, either through secondary, college or university study. Use this prerequisite requirement chart as a guideline to determine whether you have the necessary equivalent academic background:

brocku.ca/webcal/current/undergrad/crit.html

Applicants for whom English is a second language must submit evidence of English language Proficiency. For details regarding language requirements refer to our English Language Proficiency policy.

University Degree Transfers
Applicants wishing to transfer to Brock from degree programs at other universities must:

  1. normally offer the equivalent of a minimum 60 percent overall average
  2. be in good academic standing
  3. be eligible to re-register at their previous institution.

Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements as many programs require higher averages. For this reason applicants may wish to contact the Admissions Office via admissions@brocku.ca prior to applying.

Transfer Credit
Brock University makes every effort to transfer credit for credit between universities, although applicants should be aware that not all transferred courses may ‘fit’ within the chosen program. Transfer averages at the previous university will be recorded on the transfer students' records to place those students on an equal basis with those who take their entire undergraduate program at Brock. The grades from other universities whose grading schemes differ from that of Brock University will be translated into equivalent Brock grades and admissibility and transfer credit assessed in these terms. Evaluation of all possible transfer credits available at the time of admission must be completed within one year of the date of admission to the University.

Subject Prerequisites
For information regarding Ontario curriculum 4U or 4M prerequisite subjects required for entry to specific majors refer to: brocku.ca/webcal/current/undergrad/crit.html . Evidence of prerequisites completed at an equivalent advanced secondary school level or university degree-level should be submitted as part of an official transcript.
 

College Diploma Transfers
Applicants who have completed a three-year diploma program with a cumulative average of 70 percent, or an average of 70 percent in the last two semesters of a three-year diploma program, will be considered for admission, and may be awarded up to five** credits. In some cases, where programs at the college and Brock are quite compatible, up to seven and a half credits may be awarded with the approval of the department. (**Five credits = one full-time year of study.)

Applicants who have completed two years of a three-year diploma program or graduates of a two-year program with a cumulative average of 70 percent will be considered for admission and may be awarded up to three credits. In cases where the programs at the college and Brock are quite compatible, up to 5 credits may be awarded with the approval of the department.

The awarding of transfer credit is based primarily upon:

  1. the compatibility of the previous college program with the Brock program;
  2. course content;
  3. grades achieved in courses.

Applicants, who have completed one year of a college program, may be considered for admission to first year with no transfer credits provided that an average of 75 percent has been achieved and the program is of an academic nature.
Grades from colleges will be translated into equivalent Brock University grades and admissibility and transfer credit assessed in these terms. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements as some programs require higher averages. For this reason applicants may wish to contact the Admissions Office via admissions@brocku.ca prior to applying.

Subject Prerequisites
For information regarding Ontario curriculum 4U or 4M prerequisite subjects required for entry to specific majors refer to: www.brocku.ca/webcal/current/undergrad/crit.html . Evidence of prerequisites completed at an equivalent advanced secondary school level or college diploma-level should be submitted as part of an official transcript. These credits will be assessed and determined as equivalent at the discretion of Brock University.
 

Articulation Agreements
Are you looking to receive maximum recognition for learning completed as part of a college diploma toward your degree? For a full list of articulation agreements that allow for transfer credit from college to Brock University refer to the Articulation Agreement page.
 

Bible College Transfers
Applicants who have completed a degree program at a bible college accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) will be considered for admission and may receive up to five transfer credits.
 

CA, CGA, CMA Transfers
Individuals with CA, CGA, CMA designations may be granted up to five transfer credits, provided a minimum grade of 70 percent is achieved.