Admission to the College is on the basis of the Quebec Secondary School Diploma (Diplôme d’études secondaires); or the Quebec Diploma of Vocational Education (Diplôme d’études professionnelles) with Secondary 5 first and second languages as well as Secondary 4 Mathematics; or equivalent schooling completed outside the province.
Applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English, may be required to demonstrate adequate English language proficiency for performance in the English-language milieu of Vanier College. Our Learning Centre staff administers the English proficiency tests.
In all cases the minimum requirement for Cegep is the equivalent of Secondary 5 scholarity. While the equivalent level of schooling for Ontario students is a minimum of 22 credits, for all other provinces it is the successful completion of grade 11 with a varying number of credits depending on the province, and promotion to grade 12. Note that there is a provincial government tuition fee of $1540 per semester for Canadian non-residents of Québec. These fees are subject to change.
Out-Of-Province and International Applicants to the Music program
Out-of-Province and International applicants to any Music DCS or Double DCS Program who are unavailable for live Auditions and Entrance Exams should apply to SRAM and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special arrangements before February 15th.
It is recommended that international applicants complete the application process by March 31st. Accepted students will require a Québec Certificat d’acceptation and a Canada Study Permit, each of which could take up to 6 months to process. The Winter semester is open to international applicants only if they already possess these legal status documents.
SRAM does an evaluation of educational schooling for applicants educated outside of Canada. International applicants pay a nonrefundable fee of $85, (payable to SRAM).
However, the evaluation from the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles is considered official. Applicants educated outside Canada may contact the following Québec government office for an official evaluation of equivalent schooling: Division des Équivalences, Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles
Telephone: 514.864.9191 or
Note that neither evaluation is concerned with academic performance or equivalent course content. Relevant transcripts and course descriptions must be submitted with the SRAM application for assessment by Vanier College personnel.
There is a provincial government tuition fee of approximately $6119-$9486 per semester for international students. These fees vary with the program of study and are subject to change.
All applicants applying from outside Canada whose mother tongue and language of instruction is not English must submit recent results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score for this test is 80 Internet based or 213 computer-based or 550 paper-based.
If the paper-based test is done, then the Test of Written English (T.W.E.) is also recommended. A minimum score of 4.5 is expected. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results are also accepted with a band score of 6.5 or better.
International candidates may choose to study English at the Language School and, after reaching the advanced level, write the Vanier College Admissions Test. Contact email@example.com for details.
Applicants 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 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 and the competitiveness of the program(s) to which they are applying.
Élite athlete applicants must apply to both Alliance Sport-Études www.alliancesportetudes.ca and Vanier College through SRAM http://sram.omnivox.ca. Students must meet the Admissions criteria for both Alliance Sport-Études and Vanier College. Please consult the Alliance Sport-Études website for their application process, application deadlines and fees. Applicants must apply to Vanier College through SRAM and meet the deadline of before November 1 for the Winter semester and March 1 for the Autumn semester.
Telephone: 514.744.7100 or 514.744.7881