Will courses from another college transfer into
Briercrest College and Seminary?
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. Visit our credit transfer page for more details.
Can Briercrest College and Seminary courses be
transferred to other colleges?
Yes! Briercrest College and Seminary has formal transfer agreements with the Arts and Science department at the University of Saskatchewan and with the Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina. We also have a partnership with SIAST that allows students receive credit for up to 50 per cent of their Briercrest courses upon completion of an AA or a BA.
What's a modular week?
Several times per year, we offer modular classes, which are condensed courses that a student may take over the course of one week. Class meets from Monday to Friday, usually from 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, with the majority of it being due several weeks after the course's end date.
Can I take exams early to accommodate travel
No. Please don't make any travel plans until the exam schedules have been finalized.
Do parents receive copies of their son or daughter's
According to the Privacy Act, we cannot give students' academic 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 his or her student's transcript, he or she must arrange to sign a release form with Academic Services.
Where can students get help with
We offer a Writing Centre that meets Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the library. The centre provides the following services:
- peer consultation on papers
- help with any research and writing queries
- writing a thesis statement to spelling the professor's name correctly
- help with any other aspect of the writing process
What is the full cost for one college school
The estimated cost of tuition fees and room and board for one full school year for single students living in residence (two semesters) is approximately C$15,500. Personal expenses such as travel, clothing, toiletries, etc., are not included in this amount. Books are estimated at an additional $500 per semester. For a detailed cost breakdown, visit the tuition and fees page.
What financial assistance do you offer?
Each school year we offer thousands of dollars in financial assistance of various kinds. This includes scholarships, bursaries, and student employment opportunities. Visit our finance page for more information.
What denomination is Briercrest College and Seminary?
Briercrest College and Seminary is a transdenominational organization; approximately 60 denominations are represented in our student body. Transdenominational differs from interdenominational in that interdenominational may mean that only two or three denominations are represented.
What are the school year's start and end dates?
All students (who aren't athletes or part of the Student Leadership Team) attend registration day which is generally in the first week of September. The final day of exams generally occurs on December 19th and 21st (depending on the year).
The first day of classes in the winter semester is in the second week of January (for students taking a January modular class, the first day of classes is the first Monday of January). The semester officially ends between the 18th and 22nd of April with the Graduation ceremonies take place shortly thereafter. For further specificity you can go to the key dates and deadlines area of the current students webpage.
Where is Briercrest College and Seminary?
We are located in Caronport, Saskatchewan which is less than an hour west of Regina (pop. 200,000), the capital city of Saskatchewan, Canada. We are 15 minutes west of Moose Jaw (pop. 34,000) on the Trans-Canada Highway
What is the weather like in Caronport?
Our summers are hot and our winters are cold and dry. We do not get much rain at any time during the year, but we do get snow in the winter. Even during the winter we often enjoy a completely clear sky and bright sunshine. You will need to bring shorts and t-shirts for the early fall and late spring and a warm jacket, winter boots, and gloves/mitts for winter weather.
How can students get to/from the airport?
If you need help finding a ride from the airport to Caronport, please contact us at 1-800-667-5199.
What activities/resources are available for spiritual development?
- Bible classes
- Sunday worship services
- worship gatherings
- small groups
- daily chapel services
- Bible studies
- prayer meetings
- ministry experience
- Christian enrichment conferences
- community of Christian friends
- Student Mission Team (SMT)
What co-curricular activities are available?
- varsity sports in Hockey, Basketball, and Volleyball
- intramurals in most popular sports (Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Lacrosse, etc)
- drama (at special events like Youth Quake and the Christmas production by audition)
- Dance groups
- music, choirs, orchestra, recording studio, and private and group lessons
- places to meet with friends: student lounges, snack bars, the Crossroads Cafe™ coffee shop, and the Point, our student centre.
What off-campus activities are available?
The city of Moose Jaw is 15 minutes from Caronport and has a number of recreation and shopping opportunities available. These include Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Kinsmen Sportplex (pool and waterslide), historic tunnels, laser tag, movie theatres, pool parlour, paint ball, and lots of restaurants. Regina is just under an hour away and provides many more great opportunities!
Can students get Caronport mailing
They can get a Canada Post office box at our post office on Centre Street. The address format is as follows:
P.O. Box XXX
When can I visit the campus?
We welcome prospective students along with their friends and family to attend one of our many campus visit events throughout the year. Simply choose the day that suits you best and call the Admissions office at 1-800-667-5199 to arrange your visit. Check out the campus visit section for a list of upcoming campus visit events.
What are your admission requirements?
Our basic admissions requirements for most programs are:
- Have earned a high school diploma with a minimum average of 60 percent in four academic grade 12 courses including at least one academic English course.
- Be a professing and practicing Christian
- Commit to live by the standards set out the Briercrest College and Seminary (found here)
for a more specific list of requirements please refer to the Admissions Requirements page here.
What types of ministry opportunities are available to
Briercrest College and Seminary graduates have a wide range of ministry opportunities open to them. Christian organizations and churches around the world who have both full-time and part-time ministry positions to fill often post on our website. Our career page has multiple organizations at any given time who are looking to employ our graduates in various positions. Other students go on to university and use their Bible-based education to give them a solid foundation to stand up for Christ in the classroom and in future careers. For more information about ministry opportunities click here.
Does Briercrest College and Seminary prepare students
for marketplace roles?
Yes, Briercrest alumni serve in both ministry and marketplace settings. We provide whole-person education that will help prepare you for service in whatever career you choose. Students develop Christian character and integrity as well as essential job skills for today's workplaces. For more information about marketplace opportunities, click here.