Canadian Secondary School FAQ's

Canadian Secondary School FAQ's

  1. How do I apply to Brock University?
  2. I’m currently attending high school and thinking of applying to Brock. I want to be certain I have the correct prerequisites for my program. Where can I find this information?
  3. English is a prerequisite for my program, however I am not enrolled in English at my secondary school until second semester. Is this a problem?
  4. I will be repeating a course this year. Will you take the higher of the two grades?
  5. If I don’t get accepted into my program, will Brock automatically consider me for another program?
  6. How do I know if I need to submit results of an English proficiency test such as TOEFL?
  7. I’m currently attending secondary school in Ontario. I applied online by the January deadline. When can I expect to hear from Brock with an admissions decision?
  8. I will be completing my prerequisites in summer school. Will I still be considered for September admission?
  9. I've changed my mind and want to change my program. How do I do this?
  10. I’ve responded to the OUAC saying I’ve accepted your offer. Will I receive a confirmation from Brock saying you have received my acceptance?
  11. Will you look at my final grades?
  12. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to pass my sixth OAC/12U/M course, but I’ll be attending summer school. Will I still be able to attend Brock in September?
  13. Now that I’ve been accepted, will I get a room in residence?
  14. When do I have to submit my application and deposit for residence?
  15. I’ve been accepted to Brock and now I’d like to come for a campus tour. Do I need to book it?
     

 How do I apply to Brock University?

Refer to the "Application Steps" link for application information.

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I’m currently attending high school and thinking of applying to Brock. I want to be certain I have the correct prerequisites for my program. Where can I find this information?

Ontario secondary school applicants: brocku.ca/webcal/current/undergrad/crit.html

Out-of-province and international high school applicants: brocku.ca/webfm_send/23577

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English is a prerequisite for my program, however I am not enrolled in English at my secondary school until second semester. Is this a problem?

As long as you are registered in the required English course your application will be considered for Early Admission.

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I will be repeating a course this year. Will you take the higher of the two grades?

Yes, Brock will take the higher of the two grades.

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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 wherever possible. We try to provide an alternate that is as close as possible to the subject area you originally applied for.

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

Check your portal at my.brocku.ca under the ‘documents owing’ section to see if a test result is required.

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I’m currently attending secondary school in Ontario. I applied online by the January deadline. When can I expect to hear from Brock with an admissions decision?

You may hear from us as early as December depending on your academic performance. However, the majority of offers will be mailed in mid-February, with another round planned for early to mid-May. In February you can expect to receive either (i) an offer of admission to the program of choice, (ii) an alternate offer to another program, or (iii) a deferral letter stating we do not have enough information on which to base a decision at this time (we will review your application again in May).

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I will be completing my prerequisites in summer school. Will I still be considered for September admission?

All admissions decisions are ultimately based on April mid-term grades. You must be registered in your prerequisite subjects and completing them during the winter semester, or you will not be admissible.If space is still available within your program once you complete summer school, you may contact us to see if we can consider you.

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I’ve responded online to the OUAC saying I’ve accepted your offer. Will I receive a confirmation from Brock saying you have received my acceptance?

Yes. If you do not receive an email from us within three to four days after accepting, you probably did something wrong when trying to accept. Ensure that you hit the "Submit" button as this is the most common mistake (not hitting it). If you continue to have problems, contact the OUAC using the contact information provided on the web site. If for some reason you do not "accept" correctly, OUAC will contact you via email. For this reason, you MUST keep your email address current and check it regularly!

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I’ve changed my mind and want to change my program. How do I do this?

All changes must be made via OUAC using the link called ‘Review and Change’. Remember, guaranteed admission consideration can only be made if you have applied to a program by the January application deadline.

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Will you look at my final grades?

Yes. Conditions under which you may keep your offer are clearly articulated in the Offer of Admission letter. Every single student that accepts a conditional offer to Brock University has their final grades reviewed in late July or early August to ensure all conditions have been met. If you are not meeting conditions at the end of the year, you should be registering in summer school.

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I’m pretty sure I’m not going to pass my sixth 4U/M course, but I’ll be attending summer school. Will I still be able to attend Brock in September?

If you know you’ve failed a course and plan on attending summer school, the best thing to do is notify the Admissions office. As soon as you have your summer school final grade, you must ensure that we receive it in the office. It is your responsibility to keep us informed every step of the process. If you do not inform us, and we find you are short a required 4 U/M credit, your offer will be revoked.

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Now that I’ve been accepted, will I get a room in residence?
 
We guarantee residence at Brock to incoming Year 1 full-time students who are coming from high school, or whose primary residence is outside of Ontario, provided that we receive the residence application and deposit no later than June 1, 2015.

We also guarantee residence at Brock to students transferring from another post-secondary institution, who meet the following conditions:

  • accept their offer of admission no later than June 1, 2015;
  • were granted less than 5.0 transfer credits as determined by Brock University by June 1, 2015;
  • we receive the residence application and deposit no later than June 1, 2015.

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

The deadline for Brock University to receive the online residence application and deposit is specified in your offer letter. Brock does not accept instant online 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 www.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?

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 online by going to discover.brocku.ca/tours/

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