International and United States FAQ's

International and United States FAQ's


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How do I apply to Brock University?

There is more than one way to apply to Brock University. How you apply will depend on where you live, where you currently study, your citizenship, and your current level of English proficiency.

If you are applying for direct entry to undergraduate studies, and you meet our English language proficiency requirements, you may apply using a 105F application form (www.ouac.on.ca).

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I want to be certain I have the correct prerequisites for my program. Where can I find this information?

See the Admissions Criteria Chart.

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Can I apply for January admission to undergraduate studies?

As we are a non semestered university, international applicants will be considered for September admission only. For applicants applying via the IELP /Undergraduate Conditional offer route English language studies begin in September, January and May.

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What TOEFL score do you require?

For details regarding our English proficiency policy refer to English Language Proficiency link to the left of this screen.

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How do I know if I need to submit results of an English proficiency test such as TOEFL?

All applicants whose first language is not English, and who are applying on the 105F application form, must provide evidence of proficiency in English. If you are in doubt, please check with the admissions office by e-mailing admissions@brocku.ca.

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How do I apply as a transfer student from another university of college?

For details on how to apply as a college transfer student, refer to International and United States Application Steps and the section entitled ‘University/College Transfers’.

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Will my chances of being accepted be affected if I apply late, for example in the spring?

Decisions are made on a first come first serve basis and are dependent upon space availability in the particular program you are applying to. You should refer to the ‘Application Deadlines’ link for detailed information. The most common deadline is April 1, however we strongly recommend that you not wait that long to apply since space cannot be guaranteed, and Study Permits typically take anywhere from two to six months to acquire.Those applicants who are US citizens or are currently residing in the United States may apply after the April 1 deadline.

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How will you assess me for transfer credit?

The assessment of US transcripts or foreign documents for equivalency and transfer credit is a very involved process, therefore you must submit course descriptions to help us recognize any previous schooling. Sometimes the process takes extra time since course descriptions are sent to departments for assessment before decisions are made.

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I’m completing the International Baccalaureate diploma. Will I get transfer credit for the courses I’ve completed successfully?

If you have been granted the IB diploma you will be considered for admission and may receive up to three transfer credits on the basis of higher level subjects completed with a grade of five or better. Official IBO results are required.

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If I don’t get accepted into my program, will Brock automatically consider me for another program?

In most cases the answer is yes. Brock has a policy of making automatic alternate offers whenever possible if you are not eligible for the program you applied to. We try to provide an alternate that is as close as possible to the subject area you originally applied for.

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Am I able to apply to Co-op programs?

Yes, you may apply to Co-op programs. The only exceptions to this rule are Co-op Accounting and Co-op Political Science - Public Administration stream. While international students intending to study at Brock cannot apply to Co-op Accounting or Co-op Political Science - Public Administration, they are welcome to apply to the other regular (non co-op) options.

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What are my options if I’m not accepted to the Co-op program I’ve applied to?

If you do not meet the requirements for co-op, we will automatically consider you for the regular program as long as you have not indicated another choice on the application.

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I’ve heard that if I apply and am offered an alternate program, I can ‘mirror’ the first year of the program I want and apply to change majors at the end of my first year. Is this true?

Changing majors and moving into a highly competitive program at the end of first year depends on your grade average (at the end of your first year of university studies), space availability, and competition from other students applying for the same program. It is not always guaranteed.

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Once I’ve applied, when can I expect to hear from Brock with an admissions decision?

We will make a decision once we have ALL required official documents. Once all outstanding documents are in your file, we will typically make a decision within two – three weeks. It is very important that you track your application via the Applicant Portal at my.brocku.ca. This is where you can check to see if we have received your documents. To access the Applicant Portal use your Campus ID provided in your acknowledgement email (the letter thanking you for applying).

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I’ve received an offer of admission! What do I do now?

Congratulations! As per the instructions in your offer of admission package you must accept our offer via OUAC and submit a $1000 non-refundable tuition deposit.

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Will you send me a confirmation after I accept my offer at OUAC?

We do not send a confirmation letter until we see that you have accepted our offer via OUAC, AND that you have submitted the $1000 tuition deposit. Once we are in receipt of BOTH, we will send you a receipt.

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Will you look at my final grades?

Yes, we review all final grades for both admission and scholarship purposes. Students are expected to maintain the established admission average in order for their offer of admission to remain valid.

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When do I have to submit my application and deposit for residence?

The deadline for Brock University to receive the on-line residence application and deposit is June 2, 2014. Deposit information can be found on the Department of Residences website. Brock does not accept instant on-line payments, therefore you must allow time for the Department of Residences to receive your payment by the deadline date. We suggest you carefully read the information provided at brocku.ca/residence.

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I’ve been accepted to Brock and now I’d like to come for a campus tour. Do I need to book it in advance?

Yes, we do appreciate you calling ahead. You can find out tour dates and times, as well as book a tour, by calling Recruitment and Liaison Services at 905 688 5550, x4293 or by emailing liaison@brocku.ca. You can also book on-line by going to discover.brocku.ca/tours/

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I’ve been accepted to Brock, but I want to defer my acceptance until next year. Can I do this?

No, Brock University does not grant deferrals or extensions to offers.

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