Your Next Steps

Next Steps

1 Bookmark

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 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 portal

If you haven’t done so already, activate your 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


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.

Learn more about the difference between official and unofficial documents

Submitting English Language Test Scores

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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

3 Accept your offer

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

  • 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 3, 2024.

Please note that all conditions related to your offer of admission are clearly outlined in your Offer of Admission. Please review these conditions carefully — you can review your offer of admission through your 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!

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 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, and Snapchat. You can ask questions, meet other new students, and receive information about new opportunities, deadlines and events.

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

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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.

For information on our residence guarantee, please visit Apply before June 3, 2024.

Learn more about Residence and how to apply

Do you have an admission average of 95% or higher?

Tell us where you’d like to live! Incoming students with an admission average of 95% 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 prior to June 3, 2024 to indicate your preference.

Planning to live off-campus?

Find a close and affordable option through Brock’s Off-Campus Living listings at

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 $1,600 to $13,600. Our generous awards and bursaries program (via the OneApp) will also assist with your education-related costs.

Learn more about financing your education

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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, 2024.

Learn more about our Plus Programs

12 Indigenous students: self-identify with Hadiyaˀdagénhahs – First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Centre

Hadiyaˀdagénhahs – First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Centre provides academic and cultural support specifically tailored for Indigenous students. Our goal is to assist all Status or Non-Status self-identified Indigenous Students (inclusive of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students) in making a positive transition to the Brock community.
Our self-identified Indigenous 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.

Indigenous 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

Learn more at the Hadiyaˀdagénhahs – First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Centre website

13 Check and use your Brock student email

Students admitted to Brock University are assigned a unique Brock email address. It is important to familiarize yourself with your new personal student email (which is accessible via Office 365), as this is the account students must use when emailing faculty, staff, or services across campus.

Learn how to access your Brock student email

14 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 to schedule your appointment

Graduate students

15 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 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

16 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 or contact Student Accessibility Services at 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 May 15.

Learn more about our Admissions Accessibility Policy

17 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 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

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

18 Keep working hard

Please ensure that you are continuing to meet all conditions of admission as outlined in your Offer of Admission. 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

19 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 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 for more information.

Transfer Connect

A club exclusively for transfer students! Meet weekly and take part in events with other transfer students. Email 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.

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Look for information about welcome activities at or during the summer.