Offers of Admission

Basic Requirements for Admission

  • The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Six 4U/M level courses, including ENG4U and any other prerequisite courses specified by Brescia
  • English-language proficiency
  • Required admission average, including all prerequisite courses as specified by Brescia

If you are not coming from an Ontario high school, email the Admissions Office or call them at 519-432-8353.

Failed and Repeated Courses

If a course has been taken more than once, the highest reported successful grade in the course will be used to calculate the admission average.

Timing and Process for Admission Decisions

Brescia will extend offers of admission to students who present mid-year and final grades with strong academic results, beginning in December and continuing into late May as more grades are received.

You must be enrolled in, or have completed, prerequisite courses for the program(s) you apply to. Previous years of academic work may be reviewed to establish a consistent pattern of strong academic achievement.

All other offers (conditional or final) are issued later in May and are based only on 4U/M midterms and final grades. Application profiles for students with extenuating circumstances are considered in May and June annually.

We will continue to offer admission on a rolling basis throughout the summer, subject to program availability.

All offers of admission are conditional upon successfully completing the OSSD and maintaining a minimum final average in required courses, as stipulated in the offer of admission. Admission averages will be based on the best six 4U/M grades, including prerequisite courses.

If you are not eligible for your specialized program choice, you will be automatically considered for an alternative offer to Arts or Social Science.


Residence offers are included with offers of admission.

Scholarship and Awards

Scholarship and bursary offers are included with conditional offers of admission. If you do not receive an offer in March, you will be eligible for both entrance scholarships and bursaries in May. Entrance scholarships at Brescia are guaranteed and unlimited in number, and are awarded based on final 4U/M grades.