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Brock University

Transfer Advisor

Michelle Knapman, Manager, Admissions and Assessment


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  • Check out the following resources to learn more about credit transfer at Brock University:

  • All students who have completed post-secondary education at an approved public post-secondary institution are eligible for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis. The awarding of transfer credit is based primarily upon

     i) The compatibility of the previous program/course to the Brock program;

     ii) Course learning outcomes; and

     iii) grades achieved in 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 & Enrolment Services (the student may wish to discuss the challenge informally with the Department/Centre prior to this step).
    • The Office of the Registrar & Enrolment Services 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 & Enrolment Services 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 this 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. Transfer averages calculated for the purpose of admissions and any transfer credit awarded will not be used in the calculation of the Brock average.

  • For general inquiries regarding credit transfer:

    To speak with the Brock Transfer Pathways Specialist:

  • 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 email acknowledgement requesting supporting documents. All required documents will need to be uploaded to your portal. If additional information is required, an Admissions Officer will contact you via email. 
    • To track your admission status and see if documents have arrived, sign in to your portal. Your acknowledgment e-mail will provide login information (Campus ID). 
    • 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.
  • An initial transfer credit assessment at Brock University is included in the application fee for admission. If you are returning Brock student and would like credits assessed from post-secondary studies completed since leaving Brock, an additional fee will apply. These requests must be made through your portal.

  • 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. If course outlines/syllabi are required to award transfer credits, this may affect the timing of transfer credit decisions. Quickly submitting course outlines/syllabi to Brock via your student portal will ensure the timeliest transfer credit decision.

  • Students must report all previous post-secondary school studies at the point of application only. Transfer credits for unreported studies will not be awarded and an offer may be altered or amended upon receipt of unreported information. A transfer credit decision can be re-assessed at Brock University by contacting an Admissions Officer. If the issue cannot be resolved, the Admissions Officer will provide guidance on next steps. Please note that all requests for transfer credit reassessment must be submitted within one (1) year of the date on your offer letter. 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.