Brescia has partnered with other institutions in Ontario to create pathways through
transfer credit agreements:
Transfer Student Guide
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-women's 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 many students that are Western varsity athletes who benefit from
the individualized support, luxury residence, and healthy food options that Brescia
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?
- For Ontario High School students, your grade information will be automatically provided
to us through the OUAC
- For all other students, 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.
- You can also email your transcripts directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
When will I hear an admission decision from Brescia?
- Ontario High School students – we send out offers on a rolling basis as grade information
becomes available through OUAC. Most of our offers go out between February and May.
- All other applicants – the admissions team sends out offers on a rolling basis once
all documents are received by Brescia. The typical processing time for a complete
application is 2 weeks.
- If you have concerns about your application, please email us at email@example.com
What types of scholarships are available?
- Brescia offers both automatic entrance awards and application-based scholarships.
If you are eligible for an automatic award, this will be indicated on your offer of
admission. Automatic awards are based on your average at the time of admission. Application
based scholarship will require written submissions that will ask about your leadership
or extracurricular experiences and may require reference letters as part of the application
- The application deadline for most application-based scholarships is early May of each
- More information about Brescia scholarships can be found here
Can co-op courses be used toward my final average?
- For Ontario high school students, only 4U/M credits are able to be used toward your
final average. In the case that a co-op is a 4U/M level course, the co-op will only
be counted as one credit.
What can I do if I’m concerned I won’t meet the admission average?
- If you are concerned that your average is going to fall below our requirements, please
fill out an applicant profile.
- Brescia also offers a Strong Start at Brescia program for students that don’t meet
the traditional admission average of 80%. Strong Start at Brescia is a more holistic
application that looks at responses to short answer questions, references of both
an academic and extra-curricular lens and grades. Grade average for the Strong Start
program is approximately 75%. This program is a limited enrollment program
What is the deadline to accept my offer?
- The offer deadline is set for the 1st of June each year. Deadline for our residence to be guaranteed a room in first year
is typically June 8th of each year.
When will I enroll in courses?
- For students beginning in September, course registration opens in June.
- We run Summer Orientation Days throughout June, July, and August to support students
with course enrollment and the transition to first-year. You will be notified via
email when registration opens for Summer Orientation Days.
Is residence guaranteed for first-year students?
- Yes, residence is guaranteed for all first-year students.
- In order to save your spot, your residence application and deposit must be submitted
by June 8th, 2023.
How many spaces are there in my program?
- We are pleased to have unlimited enrollment in most Brescia programs, meaning we have
space for as many students as meet admission requirements.
- Health Science and Kinesiology are limited enrollment programs. For this reason we
issue alternate offers of admission for Health Science and Kinesiology applicants
who meet admission requirements for Social Science. Students with alternate offers
are still assessed for their original program of application.
What are the pre-requisite courses for my program?
- You can view admission requirements for all Brescia programs here.
Can Brescia help me with my Visa application?
- Your official offer of admission and visa form can be sued to assist in your application.
For further support, please reach out to Western International.