Your Next Steps

Planning a 2020 start?
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 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


Watch our how-to video on submitting documents

Once you apply and activate your 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.


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

  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

September Start Next Steps

Attend a Brock University school visit

This fall, Brock University is travelling all over Ontario, visiting schools for independent school visits, and as part of the University Information Program (UIP). Check with your Guidance/Student Services office to see when Brock is coming to your school, or refer to the UIP schedule to see when Brock will be in your area.

Learn more about the University Information Program

Not sure when Brock is visiting your area?

Check our school visit schedule

Visit our campus for a campus tour

Tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on select weekend dates. All tours are led by current Brock students who will show you around our beautiful campus.

You will visit many areas of interest along the way such as classrooms, residences, recreational areas, student meeting spaces, and much more.

Visit Brock for a campus tour

Apply to Brock University

If you are interested in attending Brock University this coming year, you need to make sure you don’t miss your application deadlines.

Applicants coming directly from an Ontario secondary school must apply to Brock University by January 15, 2020 through the 101 application on the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website.

If you are not an Ontario secondary school student, your application process and deadline might be different. Refer to our Apply page for more information.

Find out information on applying to Brock University

January Start Next Steps

Planning a Winter start? Here are some helpful tips

There are a number of programs at Brock that allow for a January start. To apply, you will need to fill out the internal Brock application, and as you progress through the application, you will be able to select from a list of available programs.

Please note: Program offerings change from day-to-day, so to find out what programs are available for Winter start, the best way is to start an application.

Start an application

Once you have received an offer from Brock and accepted it, you can start registering for courses.

Please note: Course offerings for Winter-only are limited. When you are registering for courses, ensure that you are choosing only D3 courses. D1 courses are full year and have already started, and D2 courses are Fall-only.

Spaces are available to winter entry students on a first come, first served basis. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, as spots fill up quickly. You can apply by following these steps on the Residence Application page, selecting option D for January 2020 entry.

Interested in living off-campus in St. Catharines or Thorold instead? There are many safe and affordable options to choose from. Visit Brock Off-Campus Living for more information.

If you have any questions regarding your program and the courses you need to be enrolled in, please get in touch with an Academic Advisor. Most programs at Brock have their own dedicated Advisors, and they can be contacted by visiting our Advisor Directory.

To learn about the other services that Academic Advisors can provide, and to book an appointment, please visit here.

The following pathways are recommended for new students beginning their studies this winter. Please note that you will only be registering for D3 duration (winter) credits, and you may choose to supplement your studies by taking additional courses in the spring/summer semester, subject to availability.

Business Communication (BA)

Options for D3 (winter duration) courses:

  • COMM 1P96
  • COMM 1P97
  • Social Science context credit
  • Science context credit
  • Elective credit


  • Overrides and waitlists are unavailable for COMM 1P96 & 1P97 when full, so please check the registration system regularly as students change their schedules and spaces free up.
  • This is an ideal time to take context and elective credits required to complete your degree, as many options are available in the winter.
  • COMM 1F90 and FILM 1F94 are not available for winter entry, as they are both full-year credits (denoted by the ‘F’ in the course code).

Computer Science (BSc)

Options for D3 (winter duration) courses:

  • COSC 1P02
  • COSC 1P50
  • Social Science context credit
  • Humanities context credit
  • Elective credit


  • More spots will be opened in COSC 1P02 and 1P50 if full.
  • To be on track for Fall 2020, it is strongly recommended that you enroll in COSC 1P03, MATH 1P66 and 1P67 during the Spring/Summer 2020 semester.

Sciences (BSc)


  • It is recommended that you build your schedule by adding required courses first, followed by context credits, and then elective credits.
  • If required courses are full, please check the registration system regularly as students change their schedules and spaces free up.