Brock University Homeschooled Admissions

This page last updated: 2017-05-09

https://brocku.ca/admissions/undergraduate/other/#homeschooled

(For the most recent policy, you can always visit http://www.brocku.ca/webcal/ and choose the most recent edition of the web calendar. Then within that, look for “Admissions” and scroll down to “VIII. Other Categories for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Studies”)

Introduction

Brock University welcomes applications from home schooled students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. We understand the nature of homeschooling, and the fact that no two applicants will present the same academic preparation. For this reason creating a single admission policy and admissions criteria guidelines can be challenging. However, the link below provides guidelines that you should find helpful:

Prerequisite subject requirements/average guidelines

Preference will be given to those applicants who complete their grade 12 studies over a period of one academic year (rather than part-time over a period of several terms or years). Applicants are strongly encouraged to include Canadian content in their studies. Chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology courses should be completed during the final year of study leading up to entry to university (not during the eleventh year of study).

In order for us to determine eligibility you must first decide whether you are a Category A or Category B home schooled applicant. If you have trouble deciding, or you need clarification regarding any of the information below, contact the Admissions Director at 905 688 5550 x4445 or mlea@brocku.ca. We encourage you to contact us well before the Grade 12 year for guidance.

Home Schooled Category A:

This category is reserved for those that complete the equivalent of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), complete the final year of secondary studies through an Ontario Ministry of Education inspected school, and present six 4U or 4M Ontario Grade 12 credits, including prerequisites. The 4U/4M credits may be completed in any combination of correspondence, on-line learning, night school, or day school. Admissions decisions can be made once a minimum of three final grades and evidence of registration in three additional Grade 12 4U/4M credits are submitted to the Admissions Office.

Canadian out-of-province applicants with equivalent preparation in the home province will be given equal consideration.

YOU MUST PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF:

  • Four years of secondary schooling equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
  • Six Ontario Grade 12 4U or 4M- level credits completed through an Ontario Ministry of Education inspected school authorized to grant credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • Meeting the minimum admission average;
  • >Meeting prerequisite subject requirements;
  • 40 hours community service (or in the process of completing).

Home Schooled Category B

This category is reserved for those that complete the equivalent of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and the equivalent of six 4U or 4M Ontario Grade 12 credits. These equivalent credits may be completed in any combination of correspondence, on-line learning, night school, or day school.

Admissions decisions can be made once a minimum of three final grades and evidence of registration in three additional grade 12 4U/4M equivalent credits are submitted to the Admissions Office.

Canadian out-of-province applicants with equivalent preparation in the home province will be given equal consideration.

YOU MUST PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF:

  • Four years of secondary schooling equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
  • The equivalent of six Ontario Ggrade 12 4U or 4M- level credits;
  • Meeting the minimum admission average;
  • Meeting prerequisite subject requirements;
  • 40 hours community service (or in the process of completing).

OPTIONAL:

  • Satisfactory Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT 1) or ACT test result.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Director of Admissions will consult with Student Awards to determine eligibility for a Brock Scholars (Entrance) Award.

GRADING SCALES

Applicants who complete studies will have grades translated into equivalencies for admissibility and scholarship eligibility. A pass is 50%. The grading scale is as follows:

  • A = 87%
  • B = 75%
  • C = 65%
  • D = 55%
  • F = Fail

INFORMATION ON ONTARIO CURRICULUM

Be sure the school you are considering clearly states the following: “Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.”

Examples of on-line learning accredited by the Ministry of Education:

No one program/virtual school is endorsed by Brock University. These are examples only.