Admission Requirements

Quebec High School Students

To be considered for admission to a program leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) 300.AA Social Science and 200.B0 Science or other programs including 080.04 University Prerequisites, 081.C1 Springboard to a DCS, and 080.CA Cegep à la Carte, applicants must:

  • have a Secondary School Diploma (DES) OR
  • have a Secondary School Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) and have passed Secondary IV Mathematics, Secondary V English and Secondary V French.

NOTE: Applicants holding a Secondary School Diploma (prior to June 2007) without credits in...

  • Secondary IV History
  • Secondary IV Sciences
  • Secondary IV Mathematics
  • Secondary V English
  • Secondary V French

will be required to complete one or more of the above courses or the equivalent mise-à-niveau courses and

  • Meet the particular requirements of the program
  • Meet the particular requirements of the College

Click here for Specific Entrance Requirements for all Science Programs

Click here for Pre-requisite Equivalence Table.

Out-of-Province Applicants

Students in secondary schools in a province other than Quebec require the completion of Grade XI and promotion to Grade XII.

Click here to view equivalent scholarity from other provinces.

N.B. Ontario applicants who graduated prior to June 2003, require the Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum of 30 credits.

Click here for Ontario Applicants Program Specific Requirements.

A fee for non-residents of Quebec was established by the Quebec Government in 2000. If you were not born in Quebec, you may be required to pay non-resident fees (subject to change).

International schooling systems and International Study permit holders

International Schooling Systems

Vanier College – Continuing Education will consider for admission students who have attended schooling systems outside of Canada if their certificates are deemed equivalent to the Quebec Secondary V Diploma by the Ministère des Relations avec les citoyens et de l'immigration (MICC). For more information, please contact MICC by phone 514-864-9191 or visit their website.

International Study permit holders

Study Permits: Holders of a Study Permit must have a valid "permis d'études" for collegial education and a Certificat d’Acceptation du Québec (CAQ) or Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) and proof of medical insurance valid for the entire semester, before they can register. The expiry date of your Study Permit must be after the end of the semester. You must pay International Student Fees (as established by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie) in addition to the regular fees.

Holders of an Employment Authorization or a Refugee Claimant Document can only register for courses which last less than 6 months and must pay International Student Fees (as established by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie) in addition to the regular fees.

Admissions Requirements: Advanced Standing

Students who have attended other Cegeps are required to submit a cumulative transcript. Acquired credits may be recognized between Cegeps and may be used to fulfill diploma requirements.

Students who have attended any other post-secondary institution, such as community college or a university, may be eligible for equivalences, on a course-by-course basis (a minimal fee is applied).

In all cases, applicants with advanced standing are evaluated for admission on their overall academic record.

Vanier College – Continuing Education admits as many qualified students as possible to the program of their choice.
Fulfillment of minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to full-time studies. The College reserves the right to refuse admission to applicants whose qualifications are deemed insufficient.