Canadian Admissions Guide

You are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions prior to submitting your online application. The Admissions Office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. CT.

The Admissions Office begins processing applications for the next academic year starting October 1.

Steps to Becoming a Brandon University Student

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Indicate all institutions attended or currently attending on the application form.
  3. Submit the application fee.
  4. Have all requested documents sent to the Admissions Office.
  5. Once all required documents and the application fee are received, an evaluation of the file and a decision on admissibility will be made.
  6. An Offer of Admission will be issued to eligible applicants.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to:

  1. Adhere to the application deadlines;
  2. Submit all documentation well in advance of the posted application deadlines;
  3. Submit the non-refundable application fee (Minnesota residents pay the Canadian rate).

Who Must Apply

Individuals in any of the following categories who wish to register as full-time or part-time students of the University must submit an application for admission, pay the non-refundable application fee, and submit all required supporting documents in accordance with published deadlines:

  • Individuals not previously enrolled at Brandon University;
  • Individuals who have been admitted to Brandon University but who wish to defer their admission after having already deferred once;
  • Individuals who were admitted to Brandon University for one session but who neither registered for the session for which they were initially admitted nor deferred their admission to a future session;
  • Individuals who were not admitted for one session but who want to be considered for admission in a future session
  • Current or former Brandon University students whose active degree at the time of last registration was NIL and who want to pursue a regular BU credential (such as Dual Credit, Audit, Visitor, and other non-degree studies students)
  • Brandon University students seeking readmission after a 36-month academic withdrawal (or after a 12-month suspension in the case of Mature status students);
  • Brandon University students who have interrupted their studies for 3 years or more.
  • Students who are graduating or have applied to graduate with one Brandon University degree who want to continue in another Brandon University program (BED, 2nd degree, Master’s, etc.), convert a 3-Year degree into a 4-Year degree, or convert a 4–year degree to a 4-ear (Honours) degree, or take courses for general interest

International students must refer to the International Guide and transfer students must refer to the Transfer Guide.

Almost all communications from the Admissions Office will be sent electronically by email. When applying, use an email account that you check regularly and add us to your safe-sender list.

Official Documents

Official documents refer to all documents sent directly from high school or post-secondary institution in a sealed envelope. Applicants may send an official transcript to the Admissions Office or submit the document in person, providing the official transcript remains in the original sealed envelope from the institution.

The Admissions Office may require a scanned copy of supporting documents such as a marriage certificate, birth certificate, driver’s license, or passport to confirm name change or proof of age. Do not mail originals.

Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied with a notarized English translation. The certified translator must indicate in writing they received the transcripts in a sealed envelope.

English language proficiency results must be sent directly from the Testing Centre, except TOEFL which may also be sent electronically directly through TOEFL (ETS) if preferred.