How to Apply

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Dawson College is part of the Common Application System. You may apply by using our online application system.

For the upcoming Winter 2017 semester, please make sure your application is submitted as early as possible, prior to the November 1, 2016 deadline. All applications received by the deadline are given priority for admission to programs, provided they meet all the admission requirements.


Important Notice for Winter 2017 Applications & Admissions

Due to limited space, Dawson College will be accepting applications for Health Science and Pure & Applied Science for Winter 2017 ONLY from students who are currently enrolled (Fall 2016) in Dawson’s Continuing Education division. Those students may apply using the Special Application Form – Winter 2017, available at the Continuing Education Office, Room 2H.1 or the Admissions Office, Room 2D.6. Please note that space available in these programs is limited.

All other winter programs remain open to all candidates interested in applying. The list of winter programs may be viewed here: Winter Admission Programs


The online Common Application System will open for Winter 2017 applications as of Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

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Although paper applications will no longer be accepted, for exceptional circumstances, a paper form may be requested in person at the College at the following address:

Dawson College Admissions Office – Room 2D.6 (Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.)
4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

It is essential that all required documents and payment of fees be submitted on time. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You will be required to provide a VALID email address.

Please make sure your application is submitted as early as possible, prior to the March1st or the November 1st deadline. Applications received before or by the deadline are given first priority for admission to programs, provided they meet all the admission requirements.

Admissions Info

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.

Continuing Education

Application Procedures

Returning Continuing Education students last registered in Fall 2016 can register through the Internet Registration system WITHOUT completing a Continuing Education Application Form.

All other new or former Continuing Education students must complete a Continuing Education Application Form online prior to registering.

For additional information regarding this procedure, please visit the Continuing Education Office, room 2H.1, or contact them at 514-933-3771.


To apply for Springboard to a DCS or University Prerequisites, please complete the online application.

For admission requirements for Springboard to a DCS, please click the following link:
Springboard to a DCS (D.E.C.).

For admission requirements for University Prerequisites, please click the following link:
University Prerequisites.


Last Modified: September 30, 2016