Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are campus tours available?
A: Brescia has officially suspended on-campus tours until May, 2020. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and campus community in consultation with the local Middlesex-London Health Unit. Brescia does have a virtual tour of Clare Hall Residence and the Mercato. Access to this tour is available through this link: http://brescia.uwo.ca/about/at-a-glance/virtual-tour/.
Q: I would like to learn more about Brescia’s academic programs, but I’m unable to come to campus. Will Brescia have any online sessions?
A: The Brescia team is proud to announce virtual sessions for our prospective students, to register for events and learn more, visit us here: http://brescia.uwo.ca/admissions/visit-us/. We also encourage applicants and prospective students to follow us on Instagram and join our Brescia Bound 2020 Facebook group to remain up-to-date on all upcoming sessions and events.
Q: I am concerned about my application and grades because of the disruptions in the secondary schools. Will Brescia take this into consideration?
A: Brescia will work with each student/applicant during this very challenging time to ensure minimal disruptions to their admission file. If there are any concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Admissions team. http://brescia.uwo.ca/admissions
Q. My school just cancelled standardized testing (A-levels, IB exams, etc.). I am an international applicant and my school has been directly impacted, how will you assess me for admission without this information?
A. Our admissions team is absolutely committed to assessing each of our applicants based on educational information as it becomes available. We are looking at every cancellation/postponement and working as a team to ensure minimal disruptions to file assessments. We will continue to update our applicants on any decisions via email when we receive additional information from the various educational/testing bodies.
Q. My current school has closed due to COVID-19, can I still have my application reviewed for admission?
A. We understand that due to school closures due to COVID-19 quarantine measures some of you may have difficulty obtaining supporting documents required to complete your application to Brescia. To ensure that we are able to continue processing your application, we are accepting unofficial copies of your transcripts to issue conditional offers.
At this time, Brescia University College will accept the following via email to make preliminary decisions on applications:
- Scans or pictures of transcripts/documents you already have in your possession (transcripts, report cards, etc.)
- Unnofficial transcripts or report cards downloaded from the issuing school or instituional website
Our Admissions Officers will use these documents to make a preliminary decision on your application. Prior to the start of the academic year, all submissions will need to be verified with official copies which can be sent directly to our office. Please note: If you have already been accepted to Brescia, you do not need to submit additional documents other than final transcripts, unless otherwise requested.
Q. Am I able to defer my offer of admission?
A. Yes, Brescia allows students to defer their offer of admission as long as you meet the conditions outlined in your offer of admission and, confirm with the admissions office that you are not completing any additional education elsewhere during the deferment period. You must first accept your offer to Brescia and then contact our admissions team for information about the deferral process. A deferral means you are not required to re-apply for admission, and any offers of residence or entrance scholarships are automatically deferred. You can defer your offer for a maximum of 1 year.
Students entering the Preliminary Year Program who wish to defer their offer should contact the Preliminary year program advisor Kaitlin Cole directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full information about the deferral process can be found here: brescia.uwo.ca/admissions/accepted-students
For more information about the Admissions process at this time, please visit: brescia.uwo.ca/admissions