Your Next Steps

Planning to start in 2019?
Consider this your road map — follow these steps, and next thing you know you’ll be a full-fledged Brock University student!

If you’re not an Ontario high school student, then these next steps might not be right for you. Select you group from the list below to find your correct path to becoming a Brock University student.

Here’s some information you should keep in mind year-round

Now that you have applied to Brock University, you can check my.brocku.ca for the most up-to-date information on your application status. But first, you will need to activate your account.

Learn how to activate your portal

SUBMIT DOCUMENTS

Watch our how-to video on submitting documents

Once you apply and activate your my.brocku.ca portal, you will be able to upload your documents required for assessment, including unofficial transcripts — if applicable. Remember to upload your documents as soon as they are available to you, as they are required by our admissions team to make a decision on your application.

SUBMITTING OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

If you have received an offer of admission based on unofficial documents, you are required to have official final academic documents/transcripts sent directly from each secondary school, college, university or proper issuing authority to:

Brock University, Office of the Registrar,
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON
L2S 3A1

Brock University reserves the right to withdraw the final offer of admission or revoke registration if there is a discrepancy between documents originally submitted and the official, final documents/transcripts submitted to Brock either directly or via WES Canada.

Submitting English Language Test Scores

Learn more

Keep your email and mailing address current at the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). The current address we have on file may be viewed in your applicant portal at my.brocku.ca

  1. Applicants with physical, learning, or medical health disabilities, should contact Student Accessibility Services to determine if appropriate services are available to accommodate specific needs.
  2. Brock University Accessibility Admissions Policy: (if applicable) deadline to submit documents for consideration: April 19, 2019

Visit Brock for a campus tour

One of the best ways to get a feel for a university is to visit its campus. So hop in a car, take a train, or hike up the Niagara escarpment and let us roll out the red carpet just for you!

Campus tours are available regularly from Monday to Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and on select weekend dates. All tours are led by current Brock students, and you will visit many areas of interest on campus along the way such as classrooms, residences, recreational areas, student meeting spaces, and much more.

Learn more and sign up for a campus tour

Apply for scholarships and bursaries

Brock offers one of the best awards programs in Ontario, with guaranteed scholarships beginning at 80 per cent. For information on our automatic awards — such as the Brock Scholars, Specialist High Skills Majors and International Baccalaureate Awards — check out our Student Awards page.

Keep on top of your deadlines!

Part of becoming a successful university student is mastering the art of time management. Get a head start now by keeping these deadlines in mind.

If you’re looking for ways to try and offset the costs of university, there are several tools available to you. The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is the most common way to help pay for your eduction.

Students are encouraged to apply for OSAP before June 30, 2019 to ensure that their loan is processed on time.

Learn more and apply to OSAP

We are happy to guarantee residence to all new students coming directly from high school in Canada attending full-time the preceding academic year and to new students with no prior post-secondary experience whose primary residence is outside of Canada. As long as we receive your residence application and fee by June 3, 2019, we’ll save you a spot.

Oh, and don’t worry — you don’t need to accept your offer before applying for residence.

Learn more about Residence

Do you have an admission average of 90% or higher?

Tell us where you’d like to live! Incoming students with an admission average of 90% or higher may choose which of our residences you’d like to live in during your first year at Brock. In order to do so, simply follow normal application procedures, then be sure to email res@brocku.ca prior to June 3, 2019 to indicate your preference.

In addition…

A number of programs have program-specific deadlines. If you’ve applied to any of the programs below, don’t miss these deadlines!

February 7, 2019

You must submit a written personal statement describing your motivations for joining the accelerated stream, as well as your strengths and experiences that will help you achieve success in the program. Additionally, you will be required to submit a Mathematical Activities Portfolio. Your statement and portfolio must be submitted electronically to ams@brocku.ca.

Learn more about the Accelerated Mathematics Studies deadline

DART Invitational — March 2 or May 4, 2019

The Invitational is part of the admissions process for students interested in entering the Department of Dramatic Arts (DART) at Brock University. Students who have applied to the Concurrent Education, Intermediate-Senior, Dramatic Arts Major program must participate in the DART Invitational, before they will be considered for admission to the program. This year’s Invitationals are scheduled for March 2 and May 4, 2019.

Learn more about the DART Invitational

Register for the DART Invitational

February 7, 2019

A digital portfolio is required as part of the admissions process for students applying to the following programs:

  • Studio Art (4 Year Honours Degree)
  • Studio Art (3 Year Pass Degree)
  • Combined Degree (Studio Art and another major)
  • Concurrent Education Intermediate/Senior (Visual Arts – Studio Art major)

Students applying to the History of Art & Visual Culture program are not required to submit a portfolio.
Your portfolio submission must contain two elements:

  1. a letter of intent (~300 words)
  2. a digital portfolio of 15-20 of your artworks

Learn more about the Visual Arts portfolio

DART Invitational — March 2 or May 4, 2019

The Invitational is part of the admissions process for students interested in entering the Department of Dramatic Arts (DART) at Brock University. Students who have applied to the Concurrent Education, Intermediate-Senior, Dramatic Arts Major program must participate in the DART Invitational, before they will be considered for admission to the program. This year’s Invitationals are scheduled for March 2 and May 4, 2019.

Learn more about the DART Invitational

Register for the DART Invitational

February 7, 2019

Applicants to the Game Design program must submit a Statement of Interest before February 7, 2019.

Learn more and download the Statement of Interest Form

February 7, 2019

Applicants to the Game Programming program must submit a Statement of Interest before February 7, 2019.

Learn more and download the Statement of Interest Form

Are you interested in pursuing a career in health care or in the legal field? Med Plus and Law Plus can provide you with the skills and experiences you’ll need to stand out and be noticed. You must have submitted your application for these co-curricular programs by April 15, 2019.

Learn more about Med Plus

Learn more about Law Plus

Auditions — February through May, 2019

All applicants to the Department of Music must complete an individualized audition visit, which is scheduled on the following dates (dates in April and May will be made available shortly):

  • Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 — 4 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 — 4 pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 — 11 am
  • Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 — 4 pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 — 4 pm
  • Monday, Mar. 4, 2019 — 4 pm
  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 — 11 am
  • Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 — 4 pm
  • Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019 — 11 am
  • Monday, Mar. 18, 2019 — 4 pm
  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 — 11 am

Learn more about the Music auditions

February 7, 2019

A digital portfolio is required as part of the admissions process for students applying to the following programs:

  • Studio Art (4 Year Honours Degree)
  • Studio Art (3 Year Pass Degree)
  • Combined Degree (Studio Art and another major)
  • Concurrent Education Intermediate/Senior (Visual Arts – Studio Art major)

Students applying to the History of Art & Visual Culture program are not required to submit a portfolio.
Your portfolio submission must contain two elements:

  1. a letter of intent (~300 words)
  2. a digital portfolio of 15-20 of your artworks

Learn more about the Visual Arts portfolio

Accept your offer

You’ve received your offer, you’ve done your happy dance, and you’re already drawing badgers all over your notes. Before you start packing your bags and making your way to Niagara, you’ll need to formally accept your offer to Brock University.

If you applied to Brock through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), that is also where you will accept your offer.

If you did not apply though OUAC, you will need to accept your offer through your my.brocku.ca student portal.

Learn how to accept your offer

An ‘alternate offer’ means that we’re unable to offer you admission to your first-choice program at this point in time, but we still want you to become a Brock Badger! In order to make this happen, we’ve provided you with an alternate offer to a related program.

If you’re still completing courses this semester, don’t worry — we will automatically reconsider you for your first-choice program once your school sends us your mid-term grades (typically in early May). Continue to work hard!

Register for your courses

Course registration for incoming first-year students with no prior credits will open on June 19, 2019 at 6 a.m.

Make sure you have your Campus ID and password handy when registering. You should also ensure that you have activated your my.brocku.ca portal at least 24 hours in advance.

Learn how to register for courses at Brock

Register for our Summer Orientation Programs

We want to ensure that every student coming to Brock in the Fall gets the best transition experience for them. That’s why we offer three Summer Orientation Programs — Smart Start, LEAP and BaseCamp

Each of our Summer Orientation Programs offer a unique experience, and we encourage you to register for any or all that appeal to you! You can learn more about each program, and register for all three programs through one simple registration site.

Learn more and register for Smart Start, LEAP and BaseCamp

Let your friends know you’re coming to Brock!

What better way to let your friends and family know that you’re headed to Brock in the Fall than updating your Facebook and Twitter cover photos!

Facebook cover photos

Twitter cover photos

Pay your fees

Beginning mid-July, visit your Student Financial History while logged into your portal at my.brocku.ca.
You will see tuition owing for registered courses and any residence or meal plan fees, if applicable.

Brock does not mail paper statements. It is your responsibility to check your statements via your student portal at my.brocku.ca.

Learn more about residence and meal plan fees

Find information regarding costs, due dates and payment methods

Click here to visit Student Accounts and Financial Aid

Need help with budgeting?

Click here for helpful advice on budgeting

Plan for orientation week

Celebrate your first week at Brock at our orientation week! Presented by the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), O-Week includes concerts, the famous Vendor Fair, countless events, and fun in the sun.

Enjoy your first day of classes

It’s finally here — you made it! Just make sure you don’t miss your first day of classes.

Review the important dates for 2019-20