Admission Requirements

Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES), including:

  • Secondary V Language of Instruction
  • Secondary V Second Language
  • Secondary IV Science
  • Secondary IV Mathematics
  • Secondary IV History

or academic background judged equivalent to the DES.

(Students with a DES missing any of the above subjects may be admitted, space permitting, but may be required to complete remedial courses.)

Additional admission requirements

Conditional admission to Dawson’s Explorations Science program requires that a student obtain acceptable grades in the Science pre-requisite.*

  • Sec IV Mathematics – Technical & Scientific option or Science option 564-406/426 or 565-406/426

* For students graduating from an Adult Education Center, the pre-requisite is Mathematics 436.

Conditional admission is based on Secondary IV final and Secondary V mid-term grades. Final admission into the Explorations Science program is contingent on obtaining a DES which includes the pre-requisite courses with appropriate grades.

This program is open exclusively to students who are completing or have completed a secondary school diploma AND who have no post-secondary studies


For general, non-program specific requirements, please consult the Admission Requirements page.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is March 1. This program accepts applications only for the Fall semester.

Last Modified: December 4, 2015