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Brock University

Transfer Advisor
905-688-5550 ext 4293


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  • The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Brock University is 70% in college level courses and 60% in university level courses.

  • View Brock University’s university/college pathway opportunities:

  • Brock University awards equivalencies and unspecified departmental and elective credits in recognition of previous learning.

  • The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Brock University's residency policy. The policy states that at least 5 credits in a 20-credit or 15-credit degree must be completed at the University. Students seeking a second or subsequent degree will be granted transfer credit to a maximum of 10 for a 20-credit degree and a maximum of 7 for a 15-credit degree.

  • Brock University will consider courses completed within the past 10 years for transfer credit, with the exception of highly technical programs and those with external accreditation body requirements. The Goodman School of Business considers courses completed within the past 5 years for transfer credit.

  • Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at Brock University:

    Challenge for Credit

    • A student must fill out a challenge application form available from the Office of the Registrar (the student may wish to discuss the challenge informally with the Department/Centre prior to this step).
    • The Office of the Registrar forwards the application to the appropriate Department/Centre, which must decide whether to accept the challenge. The Department/Centre may require documentary material from the student or an interview before making its decision.
    • If the Department/Centre accepts the challenge, the student is eligible to register for it through the Office of the Registrar and is required to pay the applicable fee. A student may not withdraw the challenge after this step; failure to sit for a challenge subsequent to registration represents a failed course. It is the student's responsibility to be fully informed, prior to registration, of the time and nature of the evaluation. This may include one or more of the following: a written exam paper or papers, an essay or essays, the submission of a substantial body of work or a portfolio, an oral examination or a laboratory test.
  • A PLAR assessment at Brock University costs $498.70 per full credit for domestic students and $954.15 per full credit for VISA students.

  • Transfer credits will be recorded on your Brock University transcript as total credits awarded and the overall transfer average will be included in GPA calculation, if credits are transferred from another university. Credits transferred from a college diploma will not be included in GPA calculation.

  • Contact a Brock University Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

  • Familiarize yourself with Brock University’s official credit transfer policies:

  • Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Brock University:

    • Upon receipt of your application for admission we will send you an e-mail acknowledgement requesting supporting documents. Forward documentation to:

    Brock University
    Office of the Registrar–Admissions
    1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
    St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1

    • To track your admission status and see if documents have arrived sign into your Portal at Your acknowledgment e-mail will provide login information.
    • If necessary for assigning transfer credit, an Admissions Officer may request course descriptions or a more detailed course syllabus.
    • Brock University makes every attempt to assess and grant transfer credit at the point of admission. A Statement of Advanced Standing outlining any assigned transfer credit can be viewed through your Portal. Applicants currently completing a credential will be assessed for additional transfer credit once a final transcript is submitted to Admissions.
  • A transfer credit assessment at Brock University is included in the application fee for admission.

  • The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at Brock University includes:

    • Transcript(s)
    • Course outline(s) or detailed course syllabi may be required
  • An application form is not required at Brock University. Applicants who have previously attended a postsecondary institution are automatically assessed for transfer credit.

  • Transfer credit is automatically assessed at Brock University. Students must disclose all previous postsecondary education (transcripts) upon submitting their admissions application. All required supporting documentation should be submitted in accordance with the deadlines associated with your program and semester of admission.

  • Transfer credit decisions at Brock University are generally provided with your offer of admission. If you are still in the process of completing a credential while applying, further transfer credit may be awarded upon completion of the final semester.

  • A transfer credit decision can be reviewed/appealed at Brock University by contacting an Admissions Officer. If the issue cannot be resolved, the Admissions Officer will provide guidance on next steps. endeavours to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding credit transfer; however, changes and updates to transfer opportunities happen on an ongoing basis. Students MUST check with the institution directly before applying to any program.