Your Next Steps

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

Follow the pdf version of our Next Steps Guide here!

Haven’t applied to Brock yet? Here’s how!

Ready to begin your Brock experience? There’s still time to apply!

Visit the Brock admissions process page to learn more

Thinking of transfering to brock?

Visit our Transfer Student Page

Coming from the U.S. or another international country?

Learn more about transferring as an international student

Next Steps

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

Keep on top of your deadlines!

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

Go to important admissions deadlines

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 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!

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.

Take a live guided virtual tour of Brock

Tours are offered regularly throughout the week 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.

Book your live guided virtual tour

Join us for our Online Experience Series

Check out our series of interactive live webinars and sessions to experience all that Brock has to offer.

Learn more about our Online Experience Series

Learn more about our Student Wellness and Accessibility Services

Did you know that Brock has been ranked #1 in mental health services by Maclean’s for 3 years in a row? 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.

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

Aboriginal students – self-identify with Brock Aboriginal Student Services

Aboriginal Student Services provides academic and cultural support specifically tailored for 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.

Learn More at Aboriginal Student Services and access the Self-Identification Form

Prepare to finance your education

Your education at Brock is one of the best investments you’ll ever make! We want to recognize your achievements and help you to meet your financial needs. With a combination of Brock awards and bursaries, and available government support, we’ll help you to develop a plan to make your education at Brock affordable and manageable.

One application — more than $1 million available in awards and bursaries. Simply complete our OneApp before April 15, 2022 to be considered for awards valued up to $20,000 and bursaries up to $3,000. Apply early to increase your eligibility.

Learn more about Student Awards

Oh, and just a heads up — you don’t need to accept your offer before applying for student awards or bursaries.

Brock Leaders Citizenship Society Award

The Brock Leaders Citizenship Society Award is given to incoming secondary school students who have exhibited exceptional academic success, outstanding leadership, and community involvement. Recipients of this award are also inducted into the prestigious Brock Leaders Citizenship Society. The total value of the award is $8,000 ($2,000 per year) and is renewable each year. Applications are due before April 15, 2022.

Learn more and apply to the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society Award

Niagara Principal’s Scholarship

Be among the next generation of leaders in Niagara. If you’re graduating from a Niagara high school, plan to go to Brock, have excellent grades, and you’re engaged in your school and community, we encourage you to apply for this $2,500 scholarship. Applications are due before April 1, 2022.

Learn more and apply to the Niagara Principal’s Scholarship

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 education.
Ontario students are encouraged to apply for OSAP before June 30, 2022 to ensure that their loan is processed on time.
Learn more and apply to OSAP

Apply for a space in residence

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 application opening
  • The residence guarantee applies only if both the residence application and fee are received by June 1, 2022

View Our Residence Guarantee Here

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 1, 2022 to indicate your preference.

Apply to Law Plus or Med Plus

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 submit your application for these co-curricular programs by April 15, 2022.

Learn more about Med Plus

Learn more about Law Plus

Contact an Academic Advisor

Transferring from another college or university? Attending as a mature or part-time student? Have questions about your courses? Book an appointment with your Academic Advisor as soon as possible to begin planning your academic career. Don’t wait, spaces fill fast. 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.

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

Sign up for one of our Course Registration presentations taking place throughout June

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.

Determine your fees

Up-to-date fees and information can be found here

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.

Find information regarding costs, due dates and payment methods

Learn more about residence and meal plan fees

Video – How to pay your fees at Brock University

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 orientation programs.

Before classes begin, prepare for your Brock experience with Smart Start. You’ll hear from current students and campus partners about 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

Continue your transition with BU4U, a series of orientation experiences to connect you to other students, and support services and resources throughout the year.

Learn more about BU4U

Important dates for the beginning of term may be found at brocku.ca/important-dates.

Look for information about Welcome Week activities at brocku.ca/discover or brockbusu.ca closer to the beginning of term.

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