College/University Transfer FAQ's

College/University Transfer FAQ's

 

How do I apply to Brock University?

All full-time applicants apply via the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) using a 105D application (Canadian applicants or those currently residing in Canada).

Part-time applicants use a part-time application found at www.brocku.ca/registrar/forms.

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Where can I find information on prerequisite subject requirements for entry to specific majors??

You may find our admissions criteria, outlining programs and prerequisites at www.brocku.ca/webcal/current/undergrad/crit.html. While this chart is designed for Ontario secondary students, it will give you an indication of the types of courses (or equivalents) you will need in order to be considered. For other information related to admission criteria refer to www.brocku.ca/registrar/admissions/admission-criteria/transfers.

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When is the deadline for submitting an English test score result?

If we have requested and English test result from you it is in your best interest to submit a test score as soon as possible. We will not make an admissions decision until ALL requested documents have arrived.

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I’ve applied to another university (or college), but I’m thinking of changing my application and applying to Brock. Will it affect my chances of being admitted to my program if I’m applying late 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. The later you wait to apply, the more likely it is that the program will be full. You should be familiar with application deadline dates found on this website and on the application.

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

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.

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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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I have a disability and will require special accommodation. What should I do?

The process for applying to Brock University under the Accessibility Policy is clearly outlined on the OUAC 105-application on the Brock Admissions link.

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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 guaranteed.

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I’ve sent my application to the Ontario Universities Application Centre. How do I know Brock has received it?

Once we receive your application from the OUAC, we will email you an acknowledgement letter that confirms the program(s) you have applied to. The acknowledgement letter will also provide you with a Campus ID – necessary to access your Applicant Portal at my.brocku.ca.

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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 transcripts. Once all outstanding documents are in your file, we will typically make a decision within two – three weeks, although depending on the time of year, it could be a shorter or a longer wait.

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

Any changes must be made through the OUAC at www.ouac.on.ca under the section entitled ‘Review and Change’.

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

Yes. However, 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 at OUAC. We recommend that you return to the OUAC site 24 hours after accepting your offer and check to ensure your status shows as ‘accepted’. If it does not, you accepted incorrectly. You may not have 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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Will you look at my final grades?

Yes. We automatically look at final grades for every new student to ensure the final average specified in the offer is maintained, any required prerequisites are completed successfully, and they still meet the conditions for scholarships.

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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 June 2, 2012. 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 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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