Application Instructions

Step 1

Complete the online application carefully

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 (and document fee if applicable)

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 December 2018 & 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.

Step 4

Indicate the reason you want to register for Continuing Education courses

Select the one scenario that best describes your situation.

1. SPRINGBOARD TO DCS (DIPLOMA OF COLLEGIAL STUDIES)

For students wishing to take CEGEP courses in order to explore CEGEP studies, complete prerequisites required for admission to a CEGEP program, in order to upgrade academic record to improve chances of admission or readmission to a CEGEP program or to complete a CEGEP program.

Admission Requirement:

For admission to the Springboard to DCS program, every student should have the Quebec Secondary School diploma or the equivalent, including Secondary V Language of instruction, Secondary V Second Language, Secondary IV Mathematics, Secondary IV Science or Applied Science* and Secondary IV History.**

* or a minimum of four (4) Sec IV or V credits in Ministry established courses of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science and Technology or Physical Science

** or a minimum of four (4) Sec IV or V credits in Ministry established courses in Geography, History, Social Science or Economics

NOTE:

Students who are missing any of the above subjects may be admitted, space permitting, but will be required to complete remedial courses at high school adult education.

2. 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 08004 (08040).  Please refer to the timetable to view a complete list of courses available.

Step 5

UPLOAD required 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.


Last Modified: April 26, 2018