The English Exit Exam (or Ministerial Examination of College English Language of Instruction and Literature), is a mandatory examination issued by the Quebec Ministry of Education. It is a compulsory exam which all students in English Cegeps must pass in order to obtain their DEC.
Eligibility and Procedures
Students who have passed the 603-101, 603-102 and 603-103 or have passed two of these courses and the third is in progress are eligible to write the English Exit Exam and will receive an Omnivox survey.
Students who are eligible to write the English Exit Exam but have not received a survey must send Rita Tomasetta a MIO indicating your student identification number, your name and a statement requesting to be registered for the Exam.
Once you complete the survey you will then be registered for the English Exit Exam. Your next step is to locate your room number using your student identification number. Please note that more information regarding room numbers will be posted on Omnivox.
The exam can be written in May, August or December.
Upcoming English Exit Exam
The next English Exit Exam will take place on:
|Wednesday, December 13, 2017||8:30 to 12:30 pm.||PDF file download|
General Information and Resources
- Students taking the exam have four hours to read the three texts provided and write a formal essay of 750 words about one of them.
- For detailed information about the exam including marking criteria and a list of resource materials, visit the official site of the Quebec Ministry of Education.
- During the semester, the English Department and The Learning Centre present workshops designed to assist students in preparing for and passing the English Exit Exam. Look for information about these workshops in the Events Calendar, the college web page and bulletin boards throughout the college. For more information on getting help on passing the English Exit Exam please link to the following resources:
- If you would like to request a copy of your exam, along with its assessment, please fill out the Document of service request for Ministerial Examination of College English.