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How to Apply

Dawson College is part of the Common Application System. You can apply by using our online application system. See below for paper applications.

For the upcoming Fall 2015 session, please make sure your application is submitted as early as possible, prior to the March 2, 2015 deadline. All applications received by the deadline are given priority for admissions to programs, provided they meet all the admission requirements.

Application forms for Fall 2015 will be available as of Friday, January 16, 2015:

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It is essential that all required documents and payment of fees be submitted on time. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure to enter a VALID email address as we may need to correspond with you by email.

Paper application can be requested at the College.

In person, at the following address:
Dawson College Registrar Office – Room 2D.6 (Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.) 4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West

By telephone: 514-933-1234

By email:

By download: Application form

What are the pre-requisites to apply to a CEGEP?

All applicants to a CEGEP for any given DEC program must have the Quebec Secondary School Diploma including:

  • Secondary V Language of Instruction
  • Secondary V Second Language
  • Science – Secondary IV
  • Mathematics – Secondary IV
  • History – Secondary IV

Students with a DES missing any of the above subjects may be admitted, space permitting, but will be required to complete remedial courses.

In addition to the above basic admission requirements, some programs have other requirements and/or pre-requisites.

This information is available through your high school guidance counselor.

If I don’t have all the pre-requisites for the program that I am considering, how do I get them?

Specific pre-requisites of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Physical Science can be taken at a CEGEP, Continuing Education, in high school, or at adult education centres. Please note that students cannot use the courses taken at a CEGEP to complete their Diploma of Secondary Studies.

If you are currently in high school, please contact your guidance counselor as soon as possible in order to complete the pre-requisites for the program of your choice.

I am a foreign student – What information do I need to know before I can apply to Dawson College?

Please see the following page: Foreign Students

Last Modified: January 13, 2015


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