Frequently Asked Questions
What are the start and end dates of the school year?
All students who are not participating in Briercrest Athletics or the Student Leadership Team attend registration day, which generally falls somewhere in the first week of September. The final day of exams generally lands on December 19th or December 21st (depending on the year).
Briercrest's winter semester begins in the second week of January. However, for students taking a January modular class, the first day of class is scheduled to begin on the first Monday of January. This semester officially ends between the 18th and 22nd of April, and the graduation celebration takes place shortly thereafter.
Will courses from another college transfer into Briercrest College?
If you send us an official copy of your previous post-secondary transcript(s), we can give you an evaluation of which courses you will receive for credit as soon as we receive your application. See our credit transfer page.
Can Briercrest College courses be transferred to other colleges?
Yes! Briercrest has formal transfer agreements with the Arts and Science department at the University of Saskatchewan and with the Faculty of Arts department at the University of Regina. We also have a partnership with Saskatchewan Polytechnic that allows students to receive credit for up to 50 per cent of their Briercrest courses upon completion of an AA or a BA.
Where do I eat?
With the exception of residents in Sundbo Place, we require all dorm students to sign up for a meal plan and eat in the Cafeteria.
What's a modular week?
Several times each year, Briercrest offers modular classes, which are condensed courses that students may take over the course of one week. Each class meets from Monday to Friday, usually from about 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with a lunch break). A portion of the course work is typically due at the beginning of the week, while the majority of the course assignments are due several weeks after the end date of the class.
Can I take exams early to accommodate travel plans?
No. Please do not make any travel plans until the exam schedule has been finalized.
Do parents receive copies of their child transcripts or financial statement?
According to the Privacy Act, we cannot give students' academic and financial information out without their written permission. We realize that this may seem unfair to some parents, especially if they have made a significant financial investment in their child's education. We ask, though, that parents protect our legal responsibility to keep their son or daughter's transcripts confidential. If a parent would like to see a copy of the transcript or financial statement belonging to his/her child, he or she must arrange to sign a release form with Academic Services.
Where can students get help with homework?
We offer a Writing Centre in the library, where students can drop by to receive guidance on anything from research, to writing an effective thesis, to formatting a paper.
You can also visit our Academic Resource Centre to get practical resources and support to achieve your academic potential.
What is the full cost for one college school year?
You can use our College Cost Calculator to estimate tuition and fees. For a detailed cost breakdown (including cost of living in dorm, meal plans and tuition rates), you can also go to our tuition and fees page.
What financial assistance do you offer?
Each school year Briercrest offers thousands of dollars in financial assistance through scholarships, bursaries, and student employment opportunities. Our Scholarships and Bursaries page has the details.
When is the deadline to apply?
We accept applications right up until the start of the semester. However, we recommend that students apply before the scholarship deadline to be able to be considered for financial awards.
When can I visit the campus?
The best way to learn more about Briercrest is to come experience it for yourself! Join us for one of our many campus visit events throughout the year. We’d also be happy to set up a personalized visit just for you! Contact our Admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit!
What are your admission requirements?
Our basic admissions requirements for most of our programs include:
- The student has earned a high school diploma with a minimum average of 65 per cent in five approved courses, which must include a grade of at least 60 per cent in one academic English course
- The student is a professing and practicing Christian
- The student is committed to live by the standards set out by Briercrest College and Seminary
- View full requirements
Several of our programs have additional requirements.
What activities/resources are available for spiritual development?
Briercrest is an immersive spiritual community where together we pursue what it means to follow Jesus: daily chapel, regular worship nights, and Day of Prayer each semester are some of the ways we do this. Students also have the opportunity to participate in small groups as well as youth and young adult conferences hosted on campus, and be involved in the churches here in our community.
What co-curricular activities are available?
There are many ways to get involved in our community on campus, including:
- Student government
- Youth Quake
- Musical teams and productions
- Leadership opportunities
- Service teams
Extracurricular involvement helps classroom involvement become life experience. These are ways that students can discover their gifts, gain skills in different areas, and serve as members of a Christ-centered community.
What off-campus activities are available?
Briercrest is located about 15 minutes west of the city of Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw is home to a variety of ethnic restaurants and locally owned coffee shops, where many students go and do homework or hang out. There are a number of tourist attractions you can enjoy, including the Moose Jaw tunnels and the Temple Gardens mineral spa.
Can students get Caronport mailing addresses?
Yes! Students can get a Canada Post box at our post office, located on Centre Street.
What types of ministry opportunities are available to Briercrest grads?
Briercrest graduates have a wide range of ministry opportunities open to them! Christian organizations and churches around the globe often post ministry positions in our Career Centre.
Other graduates find employment in marketplace settings, while continuing to serve the Church as laypeople or in volunteer capacities.
Some graduates choose to continue their studies, using their Biblical education to provide a solid foundation by which they can represent Christ in both the classroom and in their future careers.
Does Briercrest prepare students for working in the marketplace?
Our graduates serve in both ministry and marketplace settings. We provide whole-person education that will help to prepare you for service in whatever career you choose. We trust that our students will develop in Christian character and integrity, in addition to those essential job skills that prepare our graduates for today's workplaces.
For employment opportunities check out our Career Centre.