The Preparatory Sessions at Vanier College have been helping students succeed in their college studies for over 15 years. There are both integrative and transitional sessions for high school graduates and college students whose preparation for certain CEGEP programs may not be complete, or who require additional support in order to ease the transition to CEGEP and to maximize their chances of success. The Preparatory Sessions are designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in their studies at CEGEP and beyond. Each profile is carefully planned to meet a specific student need. They combine a mix of program, general studies, prerequisite, and study-skills courses.
Towards the end of the Preparatory Session semester, students have the opportunity to request a change to a regular Diploma Program at Vanier College through the college's Program Change procedure.