How to Apply

Admissions FAQ

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

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

This information is available through your high school guidance counselor.

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.

Please see the web page for International Students

NoteApplicants interested in Continuing Education should review Credit Programs and application information

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    1. Choose a program

    Decide which program is right for you.

    Some programs accept applications only for the Fall semester.

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    2. Review the requirements

    Check the admission requirements for each program.

    For international or out-of-province students, visit

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    3. Submit your application

    Create an online account, complete your application, upload the required documents and pay the fee.*

    Deadlines: November 1 for the Winter semester March 1 for the Fall semester

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    4. Receive a decision

    Check your application status regularly in the Application Centre.

    It could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to process your application.

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    5. Confirm your acceptance

    If you receive an offer of admission, confirm before the deadline.

    Review your admissions package thoroughly for the next steps.

  • For more details

    Telephone 514 933-1234

    Dawson College Registrar Office
    4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West Room 2D.6

    Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last Modified: June 19, 2023