Your Next Steps

Next Steps

1 Bookmark brocku.ca/discover

We’ll keep you in the loop throughout the admissions process and make sure you’re prepared for your first day as an official Brock student. Events, reminders and updates will be posted regularly at brocku.ca/discover. You’ll also receive regular emails from Discover Brock to ensure that you don’t miss any important deadlines — be sure to check often.

Speaking of deadlines…

A number of programs have program-specific deadlines. If you’ve applied to any of the programs listed on our Admissions Deadlines page, don’t miss them!

Go to important admissions deadlines

2 Activate your my.brocku.ca portal

If you haven’t done so already, activate your my.brocku.ca portal as soon as possible. You’ll access this portal to check your admission status, monitor any required documents, apply for residence, awards and bursaries, register for your courses, and pay your fees.

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.

Learn more about the difference between official and unofficial documents

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

3 Accept your offer

We can’t wait to welcome you to Brock. Accept your offer of admission to Brock University at ouac.on.ca or my.brocku.ca (whichever is applicable) by the date specified in your admission letter.

  • If you are an international student, you’ll need to submit your $1,000 tuition deposit (non-refundable) by the same date.
  • Applicants from Ontario secondary schools must accept their offer of admission by June 1, 2022.

Please note that all conditions related to your offer of admission are clearly outlined in your Offer of Admission letter. Please review these conditions carefully and retain the letter for future reference.

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 are still completing courses this semester, don’t worry – we will automatically consider you for your preferred program once we receive updated grades from your school. Continue to work hard!

A teacher candidate at Brock

4 International students: apply for your study permit

International students must apply for a study permit (visa) from an appropriate Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate. Apply early to avoid delays.

Visit brocku.ca/international for more information

5 Let your friends know you’re coming to Brock!

Connect with us and with other new Badgers on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. You can ask questions, meet other new students, and receive information about new opportunities, deadlines and events. You can also show your Brock pride with custom banners for your online profiles.

6 Participate in a guided tour

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to visit our beautiful campus. Whether online or in-person, our student ambassadors will personally guide you through classrooms, residences, recreation spaces and other areas of interest.

View available times and register for a tour

That’s not the only way to experience Brock

Explore all that Brock has to offer through our virtual Fall Preview event!

Learn more about our Fall Preview

A student walking outside at Brock

7 Apply for a space in residence

Live in one of Brock’s convenient and welcoming residences. Several residence styles are available, each offering a unique sense of community.

Limited space may be available for those beginning studies in January 2022. Visit brocku.ca/residence for deadlines and availability.

Brock is pleased to guarantee a space in residence to all new full-time undergraduate students beginning in Fall 2022, who meet our residence application conditions. A full summary of conditions and criteria may be found at brocku.ca/residence prior to the residence application opening. Apply before June 1, 2022.

Learn more about Residence and how to apply

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 1, 2022 to indicate your preference.

Planning to live off-campus?

Find a close and affordable option through Brock’s Off-Campus Living listings at brocku.ca/ocl

8 Create a budget

Your education at Brock is one of the most valuable investments you’ll ever make — it requires careful planning. Use our Fee Estimator to view expected costs and begin to plan your budget.

We’ll help make it possible with one of the best awards programs you’ll find. Our Brock Scholars Awards (automatic, no application required) range from $4,000 to $16,000. Our generous awards and bursaries program (via the OneApp) will also assist with your education-related costs.

Learn more about financing your education

A Humanities student testing out a VR system

9 Apply for awards and bursaries

One application — more than $1 million available in awards and bursaries. Simply complete our OneApp to be considered for awards valued up to $20,000 and bursaries up to $3,000. Apply early to increase your eligibility.

Are you an exceptional student and a leader in your school and community? Students applying to full-time studies directly from secondary school may apply for our Brock Leaders Citizenship Award as well — our most prestigious award which includes induction into the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society.

Incoming First Nations students with a minimum 80 per cent high school academic average are also eligible for the Chancellor’s First Nations Award.

International students interested in becoming International Student Ambassadors may apply for our International Student Ambassador Awards.

Learn more about available awards and bursaries at Brock

10 Ontario students: apply for OSAP

If you’re planning to apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), do so as soon as possible after accepting your offer to ensure that your OSAP entitlement is ready when you start school.

Visit the OSAP website for more details

11 Apply to Law Plus or Med Plus

These co-curricular programs will give you maximum exposure to the fields of law or medicine as well as the experience you’ll need to be successful. Each program involves volunteer opportunities, a speaker series and observational visits, job shadowing, skill development workshops, mentorship and program advising.

These four-year non-credit programs will run concurrently with your academic studies. Submit your application by April 15, 2022.

Learn more about our Plus Programs

12 Aboriginal students: self-identify with Brock Aboriginal Student Services

Aboriginal Student Services provides academic and cultural support specifically tailored for Aboriginal students. Our goal is to assist all Status or Non-Status self-identified Aboriginal Students (inclusive of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students) in making a positive transition to the Brock community.
Our self-identified Aboriginal students have access to supports and services such as: Elder-in-Residence, guiding circles career planning, writing circles, numeracy circles, tutoring, workshops, academic referrals, one-on-one consultations, access to an exclusive computer lab, extended after hours lounge access, a resource library, and specific awards and bursaries.

Aboriginal students who have not already self-identified through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre and are interested in accessing our services, may do so via their student profile at my.brocku.ca.

Learn more at the Aboriginal Student Servicewebsite

13 Contact an Academic Advisor

Transferring from another college or university? Attending as a mature or part-time student? Book an appointment with your academic advisor as soon as possible to begin planning your academic career. Don’t wait — book early to ensure you are ready to register for your courses as soon as you are eligible. If you have transfer credits, they’ll assist in determining how the credits will fit within your degree.

Visit my.brocku.ca to schedule your appointment

Graduate students

14 Plan your schedule and register for your courses

Plan early to maximize your chances of getting the courses you want, when you want them.

Learn how to register for courses at Brock

Check for specific registration dates at brocku.ca/registrar/guides-and-timetable. It is important to register for your courses prior to arriving to begin your studies at Brock.

If you are an international student with course registration questions, please contact intlstudent@brocku.ca.

15 Learn more about our Student Wellness and Accessibility Services

When you arrive at Brock, know that we are here to support you with free, confidential services such as personal counselling, health services and a student health and wellness hub. We offer a range of options to suit your needs and no question, concern or inquiry is too big or small.

Learn more about health, wellness and accessibility services at Brock

Intending to connect with us regarding a physical or learning disability? Your success is our top priority. Review our services at brocku.ca/sas or contact Student Accessibility Services at sasnewstudent@brocku.ca to book an appointment. Please contact us soon so that we can ensure you have a smooth transition into the Brock community

If applicable, you must submit your request for special admission consideration, including any supporting documentation by April 15, 2022.

Learn more about our Admissions Accessibility Policy

16 Determine your fees

After you have registered for your courses, you may view your assessment through your Student Financial History while logged into your portal at my.brocku.ca. This includes tuition as well as any residence or meal plan fees to be paid.

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

Up-to-date fees and information can be on the SAFA website

Learn more about residence and meal plan fees

Watch our How to Pay Your Fees video from 2020

This video will be updated shortly to include updated dates and deadlines.

17 Keep working hard

Please ensure that you are continuing to meet all conditions of admission as outlined in your Offer of Admission letter. And remember, our Brock Scholars Awards are based on your incoming admission average — if your average goes up, you may qualify for a higher award.

View Brock Scholars Award values at the SAFA website

18 Plan your transition

With one of the highest rates of overall student satisfaction in Ontario, you can count on Brock to deliver in all areas of your post-secondary career. Begin planning for your transition with our summer orientation programs.

Experience Brock and prepare for the year ahead by learning from current students and campus partners during Smart Start. The program will connect you to student supports and services, ways to be successful, campus life and the community, course registration support, and our academic environment.

Learn More about Smart Start

Experience community by getting the first-hand perspective of student leaders and mentors. In a small group with other new students, you’ll spend a night in residence, participate in skill- building workshops, and help out a local community partner during a service-learning volunteer opportunity.

Learn more about LEAP

Experience adventure and embark on a truly Canadian experience with a group of fellow new Badgers. Explore the beautiful outdoors, camp together and feel confident about yourself going into your first year at Brock.

Learn more about BaseCamp

Experience preparedness by prepping for your academics by completing the free BU101 course on Sakai. BU101 will help you explore university expectations and practice academic skills. The course is available beginning in August.

Learn more about BU101

TRansfer Success Program

The program provides opportunities to design an academic success plan which can include free one to one tutoring, workshops and study groups led by peer mentors, along with a connections to services that fit your needs as a student who has transferred to Brock. Email learning@brocku.ca for more information.

Transfer Connect

A club exclusively for transfer students! Meet weekly and take part in events with other transfer students. Email learning@brocku.ca for more information.

“[Transfer Connect] made a difference – so much of a difference, that in my third year, I chose to schedule classes around my ability to enjoy the company of new friends at Transfer Connect. Yes, it made a great difference. Sharing challenges with others not-in-my-classes meant I got viewpoints that were distinctly different from classmates.”
— Dave, 3rd year Dramatic Arts

Learn more about Transfer Connect

It's official — you're a Badger!

Get ready to begin your Brock experience.

Important dates for the beginning of term may be found at brocku.ca/important-dates.
Look for information about welcome activities at brocku.ca/discover or brockbusu.ca during the summer.