Canadian Admissions Guide

The Admissions Office begins processing applications for the next academic year starting October 1.  Don’t miss out!  Ensure you meet our Application and Document Deadlines.  We encourage you to apply and submit documents well ahead of these posted deadlines if possible.

We would be happy to answer your questions!  Email the Admissions Office if you need further information prior to submitting your online application.

Steps to Becoming a Brandon University Student

  1. Complete and submit the online application indicating all institutions attended or currently attending on the application form.
  2. Submit the application fee.
  3. Admissions will email you a document request once your application is received, however, please note the application and document deadline are the same date, so documents will not be requested on or after the deadline.  We encourage you to apply as early as possible ahead of posted deadlines.  Have all official documents, as requested via email, sent to the Admissions Office by the Application Deadline.
  4. Once all required documents and the application fee are received, your file will be evaluated and a decision on admissibility will be made.
  5. Students will be notified of the decision via email and an Offer of Admission will be issued to eligible applicants.

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

If someone will be assisting you with the application process and you wish for the Admissions Office to release information to that person, please fill out the Admissions Consent Form

    Transfer students should also refer to the Transfer Admissions Guide and International students must refer to the International Admissions Guide.

    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.

    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.

    All applicants regardless of citizenship status or country of origin are required to demonstrate English language proficiency to be considered for admission. There are eleven ways meet Brandon University’s approved English language proficiency requirement. If you are required to provide proof of English language proficiency to complete your application, you will receive an email from the Admissions Office.

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

    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.

    After You Apply:

    Once your application and payment is received, the Admissions Office will send you an email requesting the specific documents required, however please note the application and document deadline are the same date, so documents will not be requested on or after the deadline.  We encourage you to apply as early as possible ahead of posted deadlines.  When applying, use an email account that you check regularly and add us to your safe-sender list. Almost all communications from the Admissions Office will be sent electronically by email.

    It is important to order all secondary and post-secondary transcripts well in advance of the above-stated deadlines to ensure they arrive on time.  Official transcripts must be submitted directly from the degree granting institution or examination authority to the Admissions Office.  The applicant may submit the transcript themselves, provided the transcript remains in the sealed envelope from the institution. Transcripts not in English must be translated by a certified translator along with a note indicating the translator received the documents in a sealed envelope. Transcripts become the property of Brandon University.

    Application & Documents Arriving After the Deadline

    An application or document arriving after the August 15 deadline for first term (September) will automatically be considered for second term (January).  If the application or documents arrive after the December 1 deadline for second term (January), applicants will be required to reapply and submit the non-refundable application fee to be considered for the next academic year.

    Already Accepted?

    Congratulations!  For all your next steps to join us at BU, including set-up of your student ID and BU email, and the course registration process, visit our Accepted Students website.