Brescia has partnered with other institutions in Ontario to create pathways through
transfer credit agreements:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I need to be catholic to study at Brescia?
- Brescia is Catholic in foundation, but students from all faiths and backgrounds are
welcome. Students are not required to engage in religious experiences or to take Religious
- Brescia offers mass services for interested students.
- Students have access to a Muslim prayer room.
What can I anticipate from the learning environment at an all-female institution?
- The learning experience is tailored to female students and female learners – this
means that we make efforts to ensure that campus is a comfortable, supportive, and
a welcoming place for female students.
- Brescia’s faculty members are aware of research and techniques for teaching specifically
to female learners.
Can male students enroll in programs at Brescia?
- The Preliminary Year Program is the only co-educational program at Brescia. Male students are unable to live in
Brescia’s residence but are typically welcomed to apply for a spot in residence at
King’s University College.
- Only female students can register in degree programs at Brescia. Male students are
welcome to take classes on Brescia’s campus as a part of the broader Western community
(Huron, King’s, Western).
Is Brescia’s Foods & Nutrition program accredited?
- Yes, the Foods & Nutrition program is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education
& Practice (Dietitians of Canada)
After I complete the four-year undergraduate Foods & Nutrition program, will I be
a Registered Dietitian?
- No, students must complete a Dietetic Internship, a master’s degree, or a post-graduate
certificate after their degree to become a Registered Dietitian.
How far is Brescia from Western Campus?
- Brescia is a 5-minute walk from Western’s campus.
Can I combine programs across campuses?
- Yes, Brescia students can complete another module at any of the other campuses once
residency requirements are maintained at Brescia.
Can I be on a Western varsity sports team if I attend Brescia?
- Yes, Brescia has several varsity athletes, and we offer excellent academic support
to these students, including an Academic Advisor who works specifically with athletes.
What is the Preliminary Year program?
- The Preliminary Year Program is a pre-university program, equivalent to Ontario grade 12 at the university level.
- Students can apply for Preliminary Year if they do not have the appropriate qualifications
to apply directly to first year.
- Preliminary Year is co-educational; both Male and Female students can apply for admission.
Where do I send my transcripts?
- Please submit your official documents using the Ontario Universities Application Centre OR via mail to: Admission Office, Brescia University College, 1285 Western Road, London
ON, N6G 1H2.
- As a result of COVID-19, we are also accepting transcripts emailed directly to Brescia@uwo.ca.
When will I hear an admission decision from Brescia?
- Once all documents have been received by Brescia, the admissions team begin sending
offers on a rolling basis. The typical processing time is 2 weeks for 105 applicants
with a completed application.
- If you have any concerns about your application, please connect with your Admissions Officer.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum entrance requirements, but wish to be considered
based on extenuating circumstances or extra-curricular activities, should consider
submitting an Applicant Profile.
How do I know if I qualified for an entrance scholarship at Brescia?
- The Admissions Team will review your eligibility for an entrance scholarship and program
award upon receiving unofficial transcripts. This decision is not final until a final
review is conducted after receiving all final grade information.