If you’re transferring from a college or university, here is all the information you’ll need to start your transition to Brock University.
Watch our Transfer to Brock video to get started, and read on to learn more about Brock’s programs, experiential learning opportunities, student services, and admissions.
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Transferring from an Ontario College? Brock Transfer Scholars Award
The Brock The Brock Transfer Scholars Award recognizes academic excellence from Ontario college graduates who wish to further their studies. You will automatically be considered for this award. To be eligible, your final transcript must show completion of a two- or three-year diploma, with no more than 4.5 transfer credits awarded towards your degree.
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Brock awards more than 150 program-specific awards with combined value in excess of $1,000,000. New is the Ontario College of Applied Arts & Technology Bursary for college transfer applicants with financial need. ALL transfer students should complete the OneApp – one application for multiple scholarships, awards and bursaries, via your my.brocku.ca portal.
Learn more about the OneApp
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Use the online OSAP application process — it’s the fastest way to get an OSAP assessment and includes built-in error checking.
Learn more about OSAP
Brock Suites provides on-campus living options for upper year students. All-inclusive pricing and numerous other benefits make living at Brock Suites the premier choice for your time at the University.
Brock University’s Off-Campus Living office offers year-round housing information to students, landlords, and residents in the Niagara region. The office provides resources regarding a variety of off-campus housing topics, such as finding accommodations, landlord/tenant issues, neighbourhood relations, community outreach, and much more.
Brock provides a number of programs and services for current students at Brock University.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services works to develop an equitable and accessible environment so that students with disabilities are fully included in the university experience. We are here to support students through the educational process, to encourage independence, and to help students succeed.
Brock University Accessibility Admissions Policy
Contact us for more information and for document deadlines.
A-Z Learning Services
A-Z Learning Services offers assistance in a variety of ways to enhance students’ academic experience at Brock. The Transfer Success 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 connection to services that fit your needs as a student who has transferred to Brock.
The Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care is a non-profit, non-sectarian daycare centre located on the campus of St. Catharines’ Brock University. First established in 1971, the Centre serves the children of the University’s students, staff and faculty, as well as the community-at-large.
Our goal is to help all Indigenous students, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, make the transition to the Brock University community, and to provide support and resources to enhance their academic success and cultural identity at Brock. We recognize that the transition may be difficult due to differing cultures and perspectives. We offer social and academic supports in a culturally sensitive manner to encourage Indigenous students to maintain their identity within the university setting. We also work closely with Indigenous community partners to enhance the success of both current and prospective students.
Interested in pursuing a career in healthcare? Med Plus is a four year non-credit program which runs concurrently with students’ academic study. You will build experience in the health field through job shadowing, networking opportunities with healthcare professionals, skill development workshops and community service projects.
Interested in pursuing a career in the legal field? Law Plus is a four year non-credit program which runs concurrently with students’ academic study. You will build experience in the health field through job shadowing, networking opportunities with law professionals, skill development workshops and community service projects.
The transfer student experience at Brock
As someone who went to college before university making the step to transfer Brock was a huge change wasn’t sure if I would have been able to transition due to everyone else already having friends and social groups. This wasn’t the case as the people who go here are genuinely nice and the professors and staff care about you succeeding in your program.
From being at Brock I have also had the opportunity to work for the University in the Alumni Relations and Conference Services departments while studying where, and I was able to make more friends from work. I’ve also had the opportunity to become a student athlete by being on the Brock Dragon Boat team for the past year where I was able to represent Brock at different races and competitions. Looking forward onto the next chapter of my life I’m hoping to come back to Brock once again to do my Masters in Social Justice and Equity Studies.
Recreation and Leisure Studies,
Therapeutic Recreation Specialization
I loved how small it was. It is surrounded by forest and not a busy city. The program was small, and the professors were very well versed in their field. I also really liked the hands on; it made transitioning from college smoother because I still had a hands on component to my learning.
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Masters of Education
I am an international student and a transfer student from Bermuda. I attended a community college first then transferred to Brock. My transition was quite easy since the International Student Centre gave me everything I needed to know about Brock and the Niagara Region. I chose to attend Brock because their community is small and friendly just like my home country. Brock has so many amazing opportunities from student clubs to volunteer options to internships.
How do I apply? When is the application deadline?
Transfer students are welcome to apply for winter (January), spring (May) or fall (September) entry based on program availability. Full-time and part-time study options are available. If you have previously attended Brock or applied and registered for courses but dropped them, please contact us for application instructions. Exception: Brock students applying to the Bachelor of Nursing program.
Transfer Student FAQ
Regardless of whether you applied through the 105 application on OUAC or through the Brock internal application on our website you will receive an acknowledgement email from the Admissions team detailing your next steps (24-48 hours after submitting your application). This email will also include your CAMPUS ID (format aa00aa). You will need your campus ID to login to your Brock portal. Check your junk folder if you cannot find this email in your Inbox. If you still cannot find this email, please contact us and request it be re-sent.
Do you see documents owing under the Application Status window of your my.brocku.ca student portal? This means the Admissions team is waiting for you to upload documents.
Documents that are “Owing for Assessment” must be uploaded to your portal to move forward with an admissions assessment. You should prioritize uploading these documents to your portal. Those labelled “Owing for Registration” can be uploaded after an admissions decision is made.
Please note: The Admissions team does NOT need official transcripts to assess your application. You can upload a screenshot or picture of an online gradebook of your student portal. Pictures of your official transcripts are also acceptable. Please ensure that your full name and student number are included in the image.
In order to complete your application, we will need to see an official, final transcript sent directly to Brock University from the issuing institution prior to the start date of courses.
For help uploading documents see:
How to Upload Documents
Our admissions team is working as quickly as possible to assess all applications. To ensure there are no delays in your assessment check to ensure that all your required documents are uploaded to your my.brocku.ca student portal.
ALL applicants are required to satisfy subject prerequisites for the program they are applying to. Your high school transcripts are used to determine if you meet these subject prerequisites.
You may be required to complete appropriate subject prerequisite(s) at an Adult Learning Centre or through a Ministry of Education inspected and accredited private secondary school course provider.
Occasionally, courses taken through post-secondary studies may be considered as equivalents and Admissions will determine this upon receipt of your application. Not sure which prerequisite subjects you need for your program? Check here!
A resume will be requested if you are not a current post-secondary student or there are gaps between when you were a student. A resume documenting your work/education/experience will help the Evaluation Specialist reviewing your application in their assessment.
Transfer credit is assessed at the time of your admission, meaning in most cases you know what your transfer credits are when you receive your offer of admission.
If you are applying through a pathway or articulation agreement then you can reference what transfer credits you can expect to receive.
If you are not admitted under an articulation agreement or pathway then you will be considered for transfer credit under our general transfer credit policy. In this case your transfer credit will be assessed at the time of your admission and cannot be pre-assessed by the Admissions team. To assist our Evaluation Specialists in ensuring you are provided with the most accurate transfer credit assessment you maybe asked to submit detailed course outlines for all or some of your post-secondary courses. Be prepared to submit these outlines if requested.
The more detailed your course outlines the more accurate your transfer credit assessment will be. Course outlines should include the following information:
- Institution offering the course
- Course title and course code
- Professor/instructor name
- Course description/overview
- Textbook used
- Assessment breakdown (how is your final grade determined)
- Weekly lecture and reading schedule (what did you do each week in this course)
You can upload course outlines directly to your my.brocku.ca student portal. If you do not see a field to upload on your portal you should send course outlines directly to the Evaluation Specialist who is overseeing your assessment.
After you have uploaded all of the outstanding documents owing to your my.brocku.ca student portal your application is then ready to be reviewed by an Evaluation Specialist. You should continue to monitor the email that you used when applying to Brock for important updates from the Recruitment Office and potential messages from the Evaluation Specialist reviewing your application.
Admission decisions will be communicated to you virtually.
If you applied to Brock using the 105 application you should monitor your OUAC portal for an admission decisions.
If you applied using the internal Brock application on our website you should monitor your my.brocku.ca student portal for an admission decision.
If you are not eligible for the program(s) you applied to, our Evaluation Specialists will automatically consider you for an alternate program.
If you are completing classes at the time of your application, we will automatically review your application with the submission of your final results to determine eligibility for your preferred choice. If space is available, and you meet the requirements, we will make a revised offer to your preferred program. Otherwise, your offer to the alternative program stands.
Have questions about your alternate offer of admission? Contact us.
Before contacting us you should check your email – an Evaluation Specialist may have already been trying to contact you about your transfer credit assessment. You may need to submit detailed course outlines. See: Submitting detailed course outlines in this FAQ.
Do you have questions about your transfer credit assessment? Contact us.
Our academic advising team is here to help you understand how your transfer credits can fit into your program plan.
An academic adviser will:
- Help you determine how your transfer credits will fit into your program
- Assist you with planning your timetable
- Ensure you are reaching your academic goals
A four-year Brock Honours degree is the equivalent of 20.0 credits.
A three-year Brock Pass degree is the equivalent of 15.0 credits.
Full-time Brock students typically complete 5.0 credits over the course of the Fall/Winter (September to April) term and part-time students typically take up to 3.0 credits over this same period.
Students are considered to have progressed into the next year of study in their program after meeting the 5.0, 10.0 and 15.0 credit milestones.
The year in which you are in (for academic record purposes) will be based on the number of transfer credits you receive and what credit milestone you reach. However, in practice, the year of study in which you are in will depend on how your transfer credits fit into your program plan. This is why it is important for you to meet with the academic advisor!