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2 Year Programs

Pre-university programs prepare you for entry to university and give you an important opportunity to explore your passions and strengths. Dawson has five pre-university programs and 19 different profiles, which means you have many options and can focus your studies on something you find really interesting.


A profile is a specific stream of a program (for example, Psychology is a profile of Social Science). Although you apply directly to a profile during the admission process, your graduation diploma indicates the program you completed (So, using the above example, your diploma will be in Social Science).

Transition Pathways 1 Year

Springboard pathways are one-year programs that prepare students for entry into another program.

  • Journeys
    A First Peoples College Transition Pathway
  • Explorations Science
    A program for students who are missing high school prerequisites for Dawson’s Science Program

Spotlight Programs

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  • 92% of Dawson pre-university program graduates who applied to a Quebec University were accepted.
    Source: Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire, 2018

  • 87% of first-year students would recommend Dawson College to a friend or family member.
    Source: Dawson College Quality Assurance and Planning Office, 2020

My experience at Dawson was a journey of discovery, a continual learning process that got more and more interesting each semester. - Michelle K.