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Overview

In Continuing Education, you will benefit from:

  • a large selection of credit courses and programs, covering a wide range of disciplines and fields
  • responsiveness to students’ various academic or professional development needs
  • a highly qualified teaching body
  • an enriching multicultural environment
  • a convenient downtown location with direct access to Atwater Metro and several bus lines

If you are interested in studying in the Continuing Education evening division, you can choose from the two following programs: Springboard to a DCS and University Prerequisites.

Below you will find an overview of each program. You can complete a Continuing Education Application online once you decide what program suits your needs best.

Programs Offered

Springboard to a DCS

The Springboard to a DCS (DEC) program is designed for students who want to take CEGEP credit courses in order to

  • explore CEGEP studies;
  • complete prerequisites required for admission to a CEGEP program;
  • upgrade their academic record to improve chances of admission or readmission to a CEGEP program;
  • upgrade language skills; or
  • complete a CEGEP program (please take note that for Dawson DEC students, once they have  completed all their courses, they will need to reapply to their original program in order to graduate).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admissible to the Springboard to a DCS (DEC) program, students must have the Quebec Diploma of Secondary studies (D.E.S.) or equivalent.

STATUS

Students may register in the Springboard to a DCS (DEC) program for a maximum of three (3) consecutive semesters.  Students registered in the Springboard to a DCS (DEC) program can be either part-time or full-time.

Note: Full-time status cannot be guaranteed.

 

Please note:
A complete Continuing Education Application, application fee, educational transcripts (for secondary studies completed outside of Quebec), and proof of legal status in Canada is required in order to obtain an appointment to register.  See application instructions for more information.

All students enrolled in Continuing Education on a part-time basis are charged course fees.

For more information, please call or drop by the Continuing Education Office at:

4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal
Room 2H.1
Telephone: (514) 933-3771

University Prerequisites

Students who already have a DEC or equivalent and who wish to complete courses specifically required by a university for admission to a program must register in program 08040.  Students registered in this program can be either part-time or full-time.

Note: Full-time status cannot be guaranteed.

Application Instructions

DEC


Programs leading to a Diploma Of College Studies
(Dec – Diplôme D’études Collégiales)

Note

The Fall 2019 application for Pre-University diploma programs will be open from:

  • May 13, 2019 to August 1, 2019.

Application Deadlines

The deadline for submission of an application to a DEC program through Continuing Education varies every semester.

Dawson students who have not been registered at the College for one semester or more must re-apply for admissions by the same deadlines.

Please note: You cannot register as a Continuing Education program student regardless of your program status in former semesters unless you have applied and received a letter of acceptance. You cannot graduate until you have officially applied and been accepted to a program.

DEC Admission Requirements

The basic requirement for admission to a DEC program at Dawson College is the Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES). Students from outside the province must present proof of schooling equivalent to the above. For certain programs, specific prerequisites are required.

Students in a pre-university DEC program may register on a part-time or a full-time basis. A full-time course load is 180 course hours or four courses. There is no guarantee of a full-time course load as this is subject to scheduling and space restrictions. It is not possible to complete all courses required for the Social Science or Science program through Continuing Education.

If you are in a D.E.C. program (any program code beginning with 200, 300, 500) you will be expected to register for courses in your program and you should be aware of your program requirements (See Science, Social Science).

For more information, please call or drop by the Continuing Education Office at:
4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Room 2H.1,
Montreal
Telephone: (514) 933-3771

Application Instructions

Step 1: Complete the online application


Before starting your application, be sure to have on hand your birth certificate and your academic records. Answer every question. Your family name and given names should be entered exactly as they appear on your birth certificate.

Step 2: Submit the application fee

Applicants can make their payment online using either Visa or MasterCard. Applicants can also pay by certified cheque or money order of $30.00 (Canadian) made payable to Dawson College. This fee is non-refundable.

Applicants presenting academic credentials from outside Canada are required to obtain an official attestation of equivalence from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion OR to pay an additional non-refundable fee of $50.00 for the evaluation of their credentials.  This fee can be paid online using Visa or Mastercard or by certified cheque or money order made payable to Dawson College.

Step 3: Upload required documents

Birth certificate and/or status documents from Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Applicants born in Canada

  • Born in Quebec: must upload your birth certificate issued by the Directeur de l’état civil (contact: 514-864-3900 or 1-800-567-3900).
  • Born in Canada, but not in Quebec, upload your birth certificate that indicates place of birth including names of parents. Canadian Passport is not acceptable. Upload your Quebec Medicare card (RAMQ) or proof of health insurance. Proof of Quebec Residence Required.

Applicants born outside Canada

Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee WITH a Quebec Certificate of Selection (CSQ), must upload:
  • BOTH sides of Canadian citizenship Card or Permanent Resident Card or Convention Refugee status
  • your birth certificate that indicates place of birth including names of parents (optional)
  • your CSQ (Quebec Certificate of Selection) as proof of Quebec Residence
  • your Quebec Medicare card (RAMQ) or proof of health insurance
Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident WITHOUT a Quebec Certificate of Selection, must upload:
  • BOTH sides of Canadian Citizenship card or Permanent Resident card
  • your Quebec Medicare card (RAMQ) or proof of health insurance
  • your birth certificate that indicates place of birth including names of parents (optional)
  • Proof of Quebec Residence Required. Request an Attestation of Quebec Residency Status Form and submit the required documents.
International Student Status
  • The following documents prove foreign citizenship, and allow you to study in Quebec without paying international student tuition fees:
    • Diplomatic passport or visa valid until the end of May 2019 & letter of Protocol
    • Study permit accompanied by either of the following:
      • Letter of entente regarding tuition
      • French citizen identity card or civil registration card
      • Copy of parental work permit listing student as a dependent & Study Permit
      • Convention Refugee acceptance paper (and a document stating the person’s name in full, date of birth & place of birth, if available) (must have a CSQ to be considered a Quebec Resident) (a convention Refugee who does not have a CSQ must pay non-Quebec Resident fees)
  • In addition, a Minister’s permit may allow attendance at an educational institution, and may exempt you from paying international student fees. You must see the International Student Clerk in the Registrar’s office (Room 2D.6) regarding your particular case.
  • The following documents prove foreign citizenship, and allow you to study in Quebec, but you will be liable for international student tuition fees: ($27.77* to $44.15* per hour)
    • refugee claimant (revendicateur) paper (and a document stating the person’s name in full, date of birth & place of birth, if available)
    • student visa (valid throughout the duration of the session)
    • work permit (valid throughout the duration of the session)
    • visitor’s visa (valid throughout the duration of the session)
    • proof of health insurance

For any other documents, please contact the International Student Clerk in the Registrar’s office for clarification.

Important

PROOF OF QUEBEC RESIDENCY

If proof of Quebec residence has not been established, students will automatically be charged the non-Quebec resident fees (subject to change) of an additional $5.51* per course hour for part-time students and $1,540.00* for full-time students. To determine your Quebec Residence, you must request an Attestation of Quebec Residency Status Form and submit the required original documents which will be returned immediately. The form is on our Website. https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/ Search: Quebec Residence Forms.

Educational Documents

Applicants with High School Studies in Quebec

  • Applicants who have already completed their Secondary School diploma – report card is not required.

Applicants with High School Studies Outside Quebec

  • Must upload Official Attestation of Equivalence from the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautées culturelles (MICC)

OR

  • Must upload certified cumulative transcript for at least the last 2 years of high school (secondary) studies officially translated into English or French if necessary and
  • Must upload their Diploma or Certificate of Studies, if completed and
  • Applicants with post-secondary (College or University) studies must upload official transcripts including courses in progress.

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Last Modified: August 16, 2019