Frequently Asked Questions

For the Fall 2022 semester, you have until 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17 to register and to finalize your registration. However, please note that from one year to the next, the dates may change. You will know that you have finalized your registration once you see your confirmation number.

The amount owed depends on the number of course hours (see the course description), the number of courses, and your status (Quebec resident or not, in a program or not). Your fees will be indicated when you finalize your registration and you are encouraged to pay your fees immediately. If you do not choose this option you will receive a statement of fees payable upon receipt. For further details regarding fees, please refer to the Continuing Education timetable or go to: Student Fees
Please note that the fees do not include textbooks and/or materials and these can cost in the area of $100 or more per course.

Fees must be paid in full upon registration.  Students who do not pay their fees will have their course registration cancelled and will remain liable for nonrefundable fees.  Access to Omnivox services and waitlists will be blocked.  If a student registration is cancelled for nonpayment of fees, the student must reapply in order to return in a subsequent semester.

The Ministry of Education requires that courses offered by CEGEPs enable students to follow a specific and well-defined academic path. New Continuing Education Students must apply online and be admitted prior to registration in order to receive a student ID and an Omnivox password. Returning Continuing Education Students last registered in Winter 2022 can register through the Internet Registration system without completing a new application form online.

The Quebec Permanent Code is a government ID number created by the Quebec Ministry of Education. It is a unique identifying code assigned by the Ministry to all students who attend an educational institution in Quebec regardless of where they come from and regardless of their residency status.

In order to access the registration system you will need your Dawson I.D. number and your Permanent Code. If you have not studied in a Quebec high school or CEGEP, you will not yet have a Permanent Code. You can use the following as a “temporary” Permanent Code: Enter the first three letters of your last name, the first letter of your first name (as it appears on your Birth Certificate) and your birthday (day/month/year). For students born in the year 2000 or later make sure to add 62 to the day of birth. Everyone must add 25 to the birth month regardless of what year they were born in.

Example:

John Smith 09-05-1986 = SMIJ093086

Alex Smith 09-05-2000 = SMIA713000


Example:

Joanne Smith 07-09-1990 = SMIJ073490


Melanie Smith 07-09-2000 = SMIM693400

 

When registering, please keep in mind that a minimum of one hour of study time is recommended for every hour of class time. As an example, a 75-hour course would require typically five (5) hours of class time and five (5) hours of study time, i.e. a total of 10 hours weekly.

If you are unable to register for a course because we do not have a record of the completed prerequisite, please fill out a REGISTRATION HELP FORM found in the MyDawson Portal, under “My College Services/Continuing Education Registration Help Form”. An operator or advisor will contact you as soon as possible and no later than two working days after your request is submitted.

Begins Friday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m. and ends Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 11:30 p.m.

In order to maximize your chances of successfully completing a course, it is essential that you have the proper prerequisite(s).

If no seats are available in a given section of a course, try another section, if applicable.
To be added to a waiting list please complete the REGISTRATION HELP FORM found in the MyDawson Portal, under “My College Services/Continuing Education Registration Help Form”

In exceptional circumstances you may be given permission to repeat a course. If you feel you have a valid reason to do so, please fill out a REGISTRATION HELP FORM found in the MyDawson Portal, under “My College Services/Continuing Education Registration Help Form.

In general, students in Continuing Education may not register for day division courses. In special circumstances (e.g. a required program course is not available in Continuing Education), students in programs can request a day-division course by completing a form. You may request this form by sending an email to conted@dawsoncollege.qc.ca. These requests will be considered, space permitting.

Yes, if the required courses are available and you are registering as a program student.

Students who have graduated from a Quebec high school or Quebec adult education center and have taken their Sec V
Ministerial Exams in English and French in the last three (3) years, do not write placement tests. English and French
Placement Results are automatically generated using your final Sec V English and French grades. Students will automatically be placed in an English and French level according to their grades and do not require an English or French placement test. All other students who plan to register for an English or French course but have not recently completed a credit English or French course at an English CEGEP, must write a placement test online. Once you complete your English or French placement test, you will not have access to write it again.

Information on English & French Placement Testing can be found at:
https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/registrar/english-french-placement-tests/

Click on the link below for information about obtaining a new I.D. card. or validating an already existing I.D. card.

Dawson ID Card

The date classes begin differs from one year to the next. Please refer to the Academic Calendar (course change, course withdrawal, admission deadlines etc.) in our timetable or online.

Ending dates vary and some courses have final exams. Please refer to the Academic Calendar in our timetable or online.

Unless indicated on your schedule, you will have to wait until your first class to find out the name of your teacher.

If the textbook is indicated in the course description, you may purchase the book in advance from the College bookstore located on the Metro level. Otherwise you must wait until the first class to find out which book to purchase.

If you are having difficulty with your online registration, please fill out a REGISTRATION HELP FORM found in the MyDawson Portal, under “My College Services/Continuing Education Registration Help Form”. An operator or adviser will contact you as soon as possible and no later than two working days after your request is submitted.

Begins Friday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m. and ends Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 11:30 p.m.



Last Modified: April 28, 2022