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.
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.