Applicants with Studies Completed Outside Quebec

Applicants with studies completed IN Canada but not in Quebec

If you completed high school (secondary school) studies IN Canada but not in Quebec:

Applicants with secondary school education from a province other than Quebec will qualify for basic CÉGEP entry with the successful completion of:

Alberta:  Grade 11 (67-100 credits)

British Columbia:  Grade 11

Manitoba:  Grade 11 (minimum 13 credits )

New Brunswick: Grade 11 (minimum 12 or 13 credits, depending on regime)

Newfoundland: Grade 11 (minimum 24 credits)

Nova Scotia: Grade 11 (minimum 12 credits)

Ontario: Secondary School Diploma Grade 11 (minimum 22 credits) NB: as of 2002: Grade 11 completed, with at least 22 credits;  prior to 2002: grade 12 completed with OSSD or OSD.

Prince Edward Island: Grade 11 (minimum 12 credits)

Saskatchewan: Grade 11 (minimum 16 credits)

 

You must provide copies of all final and in-progress transcripts from Grade 10 (grade X) onwards, as well as a copy of any diplomas obtained. If admitted, you will be required to provide an official transcript of grades as issued by the provincial authority.

If an applicant has previously attended a college or a university, he/she must declare this in the application and have an official transcript sent directly to Dawson College by the Registrar of that institution.

Please note that testing in specific program pre-requisites (English, French, Math, Science, Chemistry or Physics) may be required to assess the level of applicants’ qualifications. Testing takes place at Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec, during the months of April or May for Fall Admissions, and in November or December for Winter Admissions. Applicants are advised by email from the Admissions Office, of test dates should testing be required. Failing to attend a testing request will disqualify an applicant.

 

Applicants with studies completed OUTSIDE Canada

If you completed high school (secondary school) studies OUTSIDE Canada:

Applicants presenting academic credentials from outside Canada are required either

  • to obtain and submit an official attestation of equivalence from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion, MIDI – formerly MICC (for details, see MIDI)
  • OR to pay an additional non-refundable fee of $50.00 for the evaluation of their secondary school credentials

 

Applicants must provide copies of all final and in-progress transcripts from the last 2 years of high school, including all final matriculation examination scores, as well as a copy of any diplomas obtained. If admitted, you will be required to provide an official transcript of grades as issued by the government authority. Only certified copies of original documents or original documents are accepted. Applicants must include secondary school documents even if they have completed a higher level of education.

 

ALSO:

If an applicant has previously attended a college or a university, he/she must declare this in the application and have an official transcript sent directly to Dawson College by the Registrar of that institution.

All applicants applying from outside Quebec whose mother tongue or whose language of instruction at their secondary school was NOT English should submit the result of either

  • the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The minimum accepted score is 61 for Internet based, 175 for Computer based or 500 for Paper based. Information concerning this test can be obtained on the internet at www.toefl.org
  • OR the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The minimum accepted score is 6.0 on the IELTS 9-band scale. Information concerning this test can be obtained on the internet at www.ielts.org

Please note that these scores are valid for a period of two years from the date of the exam. 

Applicants applying from within Quebec whose mother tongue is not English or whose academic records show no evidence of English being the language of instruction, are NOT required to submit TOEFL or IELTS results. These applicants may instead be contacted for language testing as described below.

 

All documents submitted in a language other than English or French, must be accompanied by an official translation into English or French, translated by a certified translator. Original documents will be returned upon the applicant’s request after the application has been reviewed.

 

Please note that testing in specific program pre-requisites (English, French, Math, Science, Chemistry or Physics) may be required to assess the level of applicants’ qualifications. Testing takes place at Dawson College in Montreal, during the months of April or May for Fall Admissions, and in November or December for Winter Admissions. Applicants are advised by email from the Admissions Office, of test dates should testing be required. Failing to attend a testing request will disqualify an applicant.

 



Last Modified: January 15, 2016