Canadian Secondary School Application Steps
- General Admission Notes
- Choosing the Correct Application
- Process for Applying (105D)
- Supplementary Document Submission
General Admission Notes
Applicants can expect to receive an offer of admission to only one program. When more than one Brock program is indicated on the application, the highest choice listed for Brock will be considered first. If not eligible for the first choice, consideration will be given to subsequent choices in the order of preference the applicant has indicated. If an applicant applies to only one Brock program, and does not qualify, in most cases consideration will automatically be given for an alternate and related program.
Applicants for whom English is a second language must submit evidence of English language Proficiency. Studying in an Ontario secondary school does not automatically exempt applicants from this requirement. Applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org early in the application process if they have any questions regarding the need to submit a test score. In order to be considered for admission, a successful test result is required by early February, for second round offers the last week in April.
It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that:
- all pertinent academic documentation is forwarded directly to the Office of the Registrar directly from the secondary school,
- proof of change of name (marriage certificate, notarized statement or other legal document) is provided if academic documents show a name other than that under which application is made,
- applicants withholding, misrepresenting or failing to provide information regarding previous university or college records are liable to have their admission revoked and registration cancelled.
Choosing the Correct Application
Ontario has a centralized Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) where all applications are processed and distributed to individual universities for assessment. Where you are currently studying, or have studied in the past will dictate which application you use.
Ontario secondary school applicants:
If you are currently attending an Ontario secondary school in a full-time day program use the OUAC 101 application at www.ouac.on.ca. Individuals currently completing grade 12 4U or 4M level credits at an Adult Learning Centre (or equivalent institution) should contact email@example.com prior to applying.
Ontario secondary school graduates:
If you graduated with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and have not attended any post-secondary institution since graduating use the OUAC 105D application at www.ouac.on.ca.
Out of province secondary school applicants:
If you are currently attending a secondary school in any Canadian province or territory outside of Ontario in a full-time day program, or you have completed a secondary school diploma (but have no post-secondary schooling) apply using the OUAC 105D application: www.ouac.on.ca.
Applications are assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admissions decisions will only be made once all required documents are submitted. Conditional offers may be extended based on a combination of first-semester final grades and second-semester mid-term grades, therefore applicants should make every effort to have their secondary school send second semester mid-term results as soon as possible, or in the case of non-semestered schools, have mid-term grades forwarded.
International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants:
Ontario secondary school applicants completing the IB program use the OUAC 101 application, while Canadian out of province applicants use the OUAC 105D application at www.ouac.on.ca.
For Ontario secondary school OUAC 101 applicants, grades completed as part of the IB program are forwarded electronically by the secondary school. Applicants completing credits in night school, correspondence or summer school should check with the appropriate contact at their school to clarify if grades are being sent automatically.
For out of province IB students, applications are assessed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admissions decisions will only be made once all required documents are submitted. Conditional offers may be extended based on a combination of first-semester final grades and second-semester mid-term grades (or predicted grades).
Advanced Placement (AP) applicants:
Applicants are required to submit AP results as part of a secondary school diploma. Current Ontario secondary school applicants completing AP credits use the OUAC 101 application, while all other applicants use the OUAC 105D application at www.ouac.on.ca.
- Submit the 105D application form, with appropriate fees to OUAC (see OUAC for fee details).
- Submit official transcripts showing secondary school grades. The official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Brock University, Office of the Registrar (Admissions). Submit any other documents as required.
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must submit evidence of English language proficiency.
Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts – Music, the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Arts – Dramatics Arts and the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Dramatic Arts) Intermediate-Senior Division concurrent education program are expected to take part in an audition process. Auditions must be booked directly with the relevant department ONLY AFTER you are in receipt of an offer of admission.
Visual Arts – Studio Art applicants must submit a portfolio. Applicants who have applied to the History of Art and Visual Culture are NOT required to submit a portfolio.
Submit any letters/supporting documentation to be considered under the Special Admissions Policy directly to the Admissions Office. These documents should be submitted as early in the admission process as possible. Refer to the OUAC application for details.
Submit any other documents necessary as indicated on the acknowledgement email or letter that was sent to you after submission of your application.