2004-2005 Undergraduate Calendar

For inquiries: Telephone 905-688-5550, extension 4068 Fax: 905-988-5488 E-mail: admissns@brocku.ca http://www.brocku.ca/registrar All prospective students are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of evidence of probable success in their chosen program. Enrolment has been limited in order that our students may continue to benefit from the University's traditions of personal contact and individual attention. Applicants must be formally admitted to the University before they can register in degree credit courses.  
I.  Policy Statement Go to top of document
Brock has had and will continue to have, a racially non-discriminatory policy and therefore does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, colour or national or ethnic origin. Such a non-discriminatory policy applies to staff and extends to non-discrimination on grounds of creed or sex. It is the policy of Brock University that all students must therefore sign a declaration on their application for admission and on their confirmation of registration attesting to their citizenship. Each student should be aware that documentation of citizenship may be required and that a penalty for a false statement is deregistration. In addition, any changes in status, e.g., from visa student to permanent resident or Canadian citizen, requires proof of the new status with appropriate document(s).  
II.  Accessibility Admissions Policy Go to top of document
In order to give special consideration to applicants from specified groups, a number of spaces are provided for persons in the categories that follow. Eligible persons must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and may apply to the first year of an undergraduate program from a secondary school or community college or to the one-year teacher education program. A first year undergraduate applicant who has achieved the minimum acceptable average for admission to the University, but who does not have the required average for his/her chosen program, may apply for consideration as a special student under the categories shown below. A teacher education applicant who has met the minimum admissions requirements, including the completion of a bachelor's degree acceptable to Brock University, but who does not meet the higher admission standard established for the year of application, may apply for consideration under one or more of the following categories shown below. This policy applies if:
- the applicant is of Aboriginal ancestry
- the applicant is a member of a visible minority
- the applicant is challenged by a disability
Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and interviews may be required. The Senate Committee on Admissions may restrict the number of courses for which an applicant may register and may require that a certain average be required. Once this admission requirement has been satisfied, the student may register as a full-time student. Students admitted under this policy and who have met initial admission requirements will then be required to meet the same standards for progression and graduation as other students. Students with specific questions about this policy are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar, Admissions.
III.  Application Deadline Go to top of document
Application for admission should be made as early as possible. Application forms must be received by June 1 for full-time studies and August 1 for part-time studies to ensure consideration for September registration. The deadline is April 1 for those international applicants intending on studying on a Study Permit. Students applying after this date, who are subsequently admitted, may be required to register late and pay the late registration fee.  
IV.  Application Procedures Go to top of document
1.  Ontario secondary school applicants Go to top of document
OUAC 101 application forms are available on-line at http://www.ouac.on.ca. or at secondary school guidance offices. The completed form and interim grades are to be sent to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre. Applicants who wish to be considered on final marks should forward a copy of their final grades directly to Brock University.  
2.  Other full-time applicants Go to top of document
OUAC 105 application forms are available on-line at http://www.ouac.on.ca for previous secondary school matriculants, mature applicants, transfer, out-of-province and international students. It should be noted that there is a $25 fee for assessment of previous university or college transcripts for those applicants applying to undergraduate studies.  
3.  Second or subsequent undergraduate degrees Go to top of document
A university graduate must have completed the requirements for a first degree and normally offer the equivalent of a minimum 65 percent overall average with a higher average being required where enrolments are limited. Brock graduates requesting admission to a subsequent undergraduate degree program must complete an internal application form available at the Office of the Registrar. Non-Brock applicants use the OUAC 105 form. Students admitted to a 15 credit degree program will be granted advanced standing to a maximum of seven credits from the first degree. Students admitted to a 20 credit degree program will be granted advanced standing to a maximum of 10 credits from the first degree. Applicants should be familiar with second undergraduate degree requirements. For further information, see the "Academic Regulations" section of the calendar.  
4.  Part-time degree and certificate applicants Go to top of document
Part-time degree applicants, as well as those seeking admission to certificate programs should contact the Office of the Registrar to obtain the proper application form and to discuss their admission and program objectives. It is the responsibility of all applicants to ensure that all pertinent academic documentation is forwarded directly to the Office of the Registrar from institutions previously attended, such as secondary schools, colleges and universities. 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. Evidence of proficiency in English is provided if English is the applicant's second language. Applicants withholding, misrepresenting or failing to provide information regarding previous university or college records are liable to have their admission revoked and registrations cancelled.  
5.  Applications for residence Go to top of document
Students interested in residence should indicate this on the OUAC application form. A residence brochure, which includes application instructions, will be included with offers of admission where interest in residence has been indicated.  
V.  Admission to Undergraduate Degree Go to top of document
Studies Go to top of document
1.Ontario Grade 12 U/M Courses Go to top of document
Ontario secondary school students must present the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). An overall average of 60 percent on six Grade 12 U or M courses (or OAC equivalents) is the minimum required for consideration, but a higher average will be required for most programs since the number of qualified applicants normally exceeds the spaces available. Secondary school students are encouraged to achieve as much breadth of preparation as possible in the course of their studies leading to the OSSD, while also meeting the stated admission requirements of the University program to which they intend to apply. Applicants admitted to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree program will be offered entry into an Honours program, where applicable, if their admission averages are sufficiently high.  
2.  Academic standing accepted as equivalent to Ontario Grade 12 U/M Go to top of document
A.  Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon
  Grade 12 senior matriculation with high standing.
B.  Quebec
  CEGEP General 1 (minimum of 12 academic courses) or grade 12 with high standing. Advanced standing will be considered for applicants who have completed a two or three year CEGEP program with high standing, to a maximum of five year one credits.
C.  United Kingdom, West Indies, East and West Africa, Hong Kong
  The General Certificate of Education with passes in five subjects, of which at least two must be from distinct areas at the advanced level; or passes in four subjects, of which at least three must be from distinct areas at the advanced level. In consultation with the appropriate academic department, the Office of the Registrar will consider transfer credit for those advanced level courses passed with a grade of 'C' or better to a maximum of three credits.
D.  International Baccalaureate System
  Applicants who have been granted the IB diploma and accumulate a grade total of 28 may 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.
E.  Advanced Placement (AP) Program
  Advanced Placement courses may be used to determine admissibility and also granting of transfer credit or exemption. Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses with a minimum grade of 4 may be eligible to receive university credit to a maximum of 2.0 Brock credits. An official AP transcript is required as part of the evaluation process.
F.  United States
  Grade 12 diploma with high grades. For borderline cases, SAT scores are helpful in the evaluation process.
G.  India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
  Applicants are considered for admission on the basis of: grade 12 secondary school with Division 1 or "A" standing.
H.  Other Countries
  Applicants from areas other than those noted above will be evaluated on an individual basis.
I.  All Applicants
  Original or certified true copies of transcripts are required including official English translations (where required). Applicants must submit transcripts for all academic programs including secondary school, college and/or university transcripts. In addition, original or true copies of all English Language Proficiency test results (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) undertaken to date should be submitted (if required).
3.  Transfer from other universities Go to top of document
A.  Canadian universities
  Applicants wishing to transfer to Brock from degree programs at other Canadian universities must be in good standing and normally offer the equivalent of a minimum 60 percent overall average. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.
Applicants must also be eligible to re-register at their previous institution. Normally, transfer credit will be granted only for courses passed which are appropriate to 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.
B.  Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
  Graduates of 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.
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.
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.
Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.
The awarding of transfer credit is based primarily upon:
i)  the compatibility of the previous
  college program with the Brock program;
ii)  course content;
iii)  grades achieved in courses.
  Individuals with CA, CGA, CMA designations may be granted up to five transfer credits, provided a minimum grade of 70 percent is achieved.
D.  Bible colleges
  Applicants who have completed a degree program at a bible college accredited by the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges will be considered for admission and may receive transfer of up to five credits.
E.  Former Brock students
  Former Brock students seeking readmission after having attended another postsecondary institution in the interim, must complete the Brock Application for Readmission form, and forward official transcripts of all postsecondary institutions attended for readmission consideration and possible transfer of credit.
Admission of mature students Go to top of document
Those who are not eligible for admission in any of the categories listed above, who have been out of school for at least two years and who are at least 21 years old, may be considered for admission as mature applicants. Mature applicants selected for admission are normally limited to part-time study initially. They must achieve a minimum 60 percent overall average on their first two credits. Otherwise they will be placed on academic probation and be required to pass all and to achieve a 60 percent average on the courses taken, while proceeding on a part-time basis. In support of the application, students will be asked to submit official copies of all pertinent academic records. In addition, students may be asked to submit a letter outlining:
i)  career ambitions;
ii)  work experiences;
iii)  why they may be successful at university;
  An interview may also be required.
Mature student admission is only applicable to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Admission of senior citizens Go to top of document
Senior citizens (60 years of age or more) are encouraged to apply for admission to full-time or part-time studies as either credit or auditing students.  
Concurrent secondary school university enrolment Go to top of document
Students enrolled in less than a full-time load of Ontario Grade 12 U or M courses, may be permitted to register concurrently for one credit, subject to the following provisions. The student must be registered in a sufficient number of Grade 12 U or M courses to complete requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), which meets normal university requirements. They must have at least a 75 percent standing in the previous high school year in an advanced level program, be recommended by their school and be approved by the Brock department concerned. Credit will be granted upon successful completion of the course and fulfillment of Brock's admission requirements. Students registering for a course under the auspices of this admission category will have tuition fees for the course waived. Consideration under this regulation may also be given to students formally approved through the Brock Mentorship Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Science.  
Readmission of students who were required to withdraw Go to top of document
A request for readmission shall be addressed to the Director, Admissions for referral to the Senate Committee on Admissions.  
January entry Go to top of document
A student may begin first-year studies on a part-time basis in the Winter Term beginning in January. It should be noted, however, that the number and types of courses available are limited.  
Non-degree admission to undergraduate studies Go to top of document
A non-degree student is one who is not proceeding towards a Brock University degree. The non-degree students are identified as:
A.  Post-degree students
  Post-degree students are defined as those applicants with degrees who are taking courses to qualify for further study or for personal interest. Students will normally be limited to part-time studies except where departmental/centre approval has been received to do qualifying work for admission to a masters or Honours program at Brock.
B.  Letter of permission students
  Those authorized by their home universities to take courses at Brock.
Special admission Go to top of document
A special student is one whose course load has been restricted because of the student's academic standing. Such students would normally be permitted to register in a maximum of two credits per academic session.  
VI.  Admission to Other Programs Go to top of document
1.  Faculty of Education
  For information on admission requirements and procedures for the various programs, see the Faculty of Education Calendar entry.
2.  Graduate studies
  For information on the admission requirements for graduate degree programs, see the Graduate Studies Calendar. An undergraduate degree acceptable to Brock, normally an honours degree in the appropriate field, is the minimum requirement.
VII.  Proof of Proficiency in English Go to top of document
All applicants whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of proficiency in English as demonstrated through one of the following:
- a minimum of three years of full-time study, with satisfactory academic standing, in an English language school system (where the primary language of instruction and evaluation was English) with acceptable grades in English and other humanities/social science courses from their senior secondary school year, or
post-secondary institution;
- completion of the International Baccalaureate diploma where English was the language of instruction;
- achievement of an overall Band Score of 60, with 60 in writing, and no other under 50 on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL), or completion of the York English Language Test (YELT) with an overall category of 1 or 2;
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), TOEFL CBT (Computer-based Test), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery), IELTS (International Language Testing System), or ITELP (International Test of English Language Proficiency) scores. Normally, only those with TOEFL scores of 550 or greater, TOEFL CBT scores of 213 or greater, MELAB scores of 85 or greater, IELTS scores of 6.5 or greater, and ITELP scores of 575 or greater will be considered for admission;
- successful completion of Level 5 of the Brock Intensive English Language Program.
- International students with scores below TOEFL 580, TOEFL CBT 237, MELAB 90, IELTS 7.0, or ITELP 625 are required as a condition of registration to enrol in APLS 1P90 and 1P91 in year 1 along with a maximum of four other credits.
Students from the Intensive English Language Program entering on the recommendation of the Director may be required to enrol in APLS 1P90 and 1P91 in year 1 along with a maximum of four other credits.
VIII. Go to top of document
Immigration Requirements Go to top of document
Students entering Canada from other countries are required to comply with Canadian immigration requirements. Student Study Permits are issued abroad by Canadian diplomatic, consular or immigration officers. Where there is no Canadian representative, prospective students may apply to representatives of the British government. An original letter of acceptance from Brock University must be presented at that time. Registration in co-operative programs is available only to students eligible for employment in Canada in their chosen field. A pamphlet outlining immigration requirements is available from Canadian immigration officers, Canadian embassies, consulates, high commissioners' offices, and British consular offices or directly from the Immigration Division, Citizenship and Immigration department, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  
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