1. What programs are offered in Continuing Education?

In Continuing Education, you can enroll in:

–          Social Science Diploma (300.AA)

–          Science Diploma (200.B0)

–          Springboard to a DCS  (081.C1)

–          University Pre-requisites (080.04)

–          Independent studies (080.02)

–          Requalification to a DCS (081.C2)


  1. After a semester in Continuing Education, can I transfer to Day-division studies?

There are no transfers from Continuing Education to Day-division studies. Students must apply on SRAM by March 1st for Fall Semester and November 1st for the winter semester. Please note that admission is not guaranteed.

3. When can I apply to Continuing Education?

For the Fall semester, the application portal is available at the end of July and beginning of August. For the Winter semester, the application portal is available at the end of November and beginning of December. Summer application information is available at the end of April.



  1. How do I find my appointment date and time for course registration?

To find your appointment date and time, login to your Omnivox Portal and click Course Registration from the menu on the left-hand side.

Course registration takes place in mid-August for the Fall semester and mid-January for the Winter semester. Summer application and registration information is available at the end of April.

Registration appointments are assigned two weeks prior to registration.


***Current students will automatically receive an online registration appointment to register for the upcoming semester***


  1. How many courses can I register for?

You can register for a minimum of 1 course and maximum 6. However, programs grids and course selection have an impact in the number of courses you can register.


  1. How many courses do I need to have to be considered a full-time student?

To be a full-time student, you need at least 180 hours of class time per semester or 165 hours of class time if this includes one Physical Education course (out of program course hours do not apply). Students registering for courses in 081.C2 Requalification and 081.02 Independent Studies cannot have a full-time status.

Know how many and which courses to take: Refer to your program Progression Chart in Omnivox if your program of study is 300.AA General Social Sciences or 200.A0 Science. If you are in 081.C1 Springboard to a DCS or 081.C2 Requalification to a DCS please contact Academic Advising at 514-7447500 ext. 7022 at least a week before Registration to better plan your course registration.

  1. Why does the Live Credit Course Schedule indicate that there are available spots open, however I cannot get into those classes?


There is a few minutes delay between the Live Credit Course Schedule and the information on the Omnivox system. Students are highly encouraged to login to the Omnivox and try adding a course in Course Registration to see the most up to date availabilities.

Be sure you have completed the program prerequisites otherwise the system will not complete the registration process.

If you have completed the prerequisites at the university level or outside of Quebec, please contact Continuing Education (514-744-7000) before registration.


  1. I inputted all of my courses at the same time and chose my preferred schedule configuration, why is the system giving me an error message saying there are no spaces available?


Entering your courses altogether can lead to an error because the system may not be able to process them at once. If one of the classes you are entering does not have spaces available, Omnivox will not provide you with scheduling options. Students are highly encouraged to input one (1) course at a time, select a schedule and confirm this configuration by entering your password. To add more courses, you should return to the course registration page and repeat the same process.


  1. How do I know what the pre-requisites are for the course (s) I want to take?

To check pre-requisites for each course, please consult the course offerings PDF file online. Each course has pre-requisite(s) indicated in the document. You can also consult the Live Credit Course Schedule


  1. What is a complementary course? Which complementary courses can I take?


Complementary courses are out of program classes. Students are required to take two (2) complementary courses when they are enrolled in a DCS program at Vanier College. Courses taken vary based on each student’s respective program.


For example, a student in the General Social Science (300.AA) program may register for complementary courses under the Science, Computer Science, Arts Literature and Communication and/or the Languages disciplines NOT in Social Science.


On the other hand a student in the Science (200.B0) program may only take courses in the Computer Science, Social Science, Arts Literature and Communication and/or the Languages discipline NOT in Science.


Students should consult the Complementary Courses Grid http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/registration-guide/general-education-information/complementary-courses/  and follow the instructions to determine which courses can be taken.


  1. I am trying to take a complementary course and I used the program course number, why is the system not allowing me to take this as a complementary course?


Complementary courses can be identified by the middle three (3) letters of the course code. For example, Introduction to Psychology as a complementary course will have the course code: 350-HSA-VA.  Program-specific courses have numbers as the middle characters (Social Science program course: 350-102-VA).



  1. What are introduction courses? Analysis courses? Application courses? Enrichment courses?


Students in the Social Science programs are required to take six (6) Introduction, three (3) Analysis, two (2) Application and one (1) Enrichment courses.


Introduction Courses

100-level courses which offer an introductory understanding of topics such as Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology, Political Science and Philosophy.


An introduction course is a prerequisite to an analysis/application course.


Analysis/Application Courses

200 or 300-level courses which further explore the topics studied in the introduction course.


An analysis/application course is a prerequisite to an enrichment course.


Enrichment Courses

400-level courses which provide an in-depth understanding of the various social science disciplines.




  1. Can I register for a course that I have already passed?

Yes; however, priority is given to those who have not passed the course. Students who passed the course previously must pay an Out of Program Fee of $5/ per course hour. Please refer to the Tuition Fees page for more information.

You will have to call the helpline to request the course you would like to repeat. You cannot register for the course on Omnivox.

  1. Can I take a course in day-division studies?

Students in Continuing Education may not register for day division courses unless permitted by an Academic Advisor.

Students in Continuing Education are not eligible for Day-division intersession courses.

12. Can I graduate from Continuing Education?

Yes, as long as Vanier College’s program graduation requirements are met. Continuing Education students are strongly encouraged to discuss graduation requirements with an Academic Advisor.

  13. Do I have to take English and French Placement tests?

For English courses, Continuing Education students do not have to write a placement test. Students can register in 603-101-MQ before they can register in other English courses (102, 103, HSZ)

For French courses, students must have a French placement level. DCS and Springboard students will be placed automatically based on specific criteria. If a student does not have a placement (consult your progression chart) they will be invited to write an online test 

    14. Can I take courses at another college?

Only an Academic Advisor may grant permission to register for a class in another college (Commandite Form). Students are strongly encouraged to discuss course planning with an Academic Advisor.

Please note this does not guarantee your registration for the course; the other college will accept or decline your request only after prioritizing their students.



  1. How much are my fees and how can I pay them?

Tuition fees vary for each student. Please consult the Tuition Fees page for more information.


  1. What is the fee payment deadline?

Tuition fees are due within 24 hours after course registration. Fees must be paid in full online, via your Omnivox account by Visa or MasterCard or in person at the Registrar’s Office (H building) through Interac.


  1. What happens if I don’t pay my fees within 24 hours?

You are required to pay your fees no later than 24 hours after the course has been added or the courses may be deleted without previous notice and the course made available to others. It is the responsibility of the student to complete the payment process on Omnivox within the prescribed time.

Students must follow the course delete/withdrawal process in person at the Registrar’s Office E114.



  1. Can I drop a class I don’t like?

You can drop course (s) until the course delete deadline. Please see our important dates to find out when the semester delete deadline will take place



If by dropping your course you become a part-time student, you must pay part-time fees prior to course deletion. Please refer to the Tuition Fees page for more information.


  1. Can I withdraw from the college?

You can withdraw from the college by the withdrawal deadline.  Refunds (if applicable) will be issued in the weeks following your withdrawal. Please note your refund excludes the registration fee.



  1. Who can I contact if I have trouble registering for my courses?

If you are having difficulties during the registration period, you can contact the Registration Help Line at 514-380-8783.

Start & end times of classes
  • Weekday classes usually start after 6 PM and can end no later than 10:00 PM
  • Weekday classes may start as early as 8:00 AM and end no later than 6:00 PM
Classes on Friday
  • Limited classes are offered on Friday evenings starting at 4PM
  • Classes are offered on Friday
Classes on the weekend
  • Some classes are offered on Saturdays. No classes are offered on Sundays except for Intensive Physical Education Courses.
  • Classes are not offered on the weekend, apart from some intensive classes
Course load
  • Due to scheduling of classes in the evening, the typical course load can go up to 3-4 courses per semester
  • The typical course load can go up to 7 or 8 courses per semester, depending on the program of study
Full-time status
  • While full-time status (180 course hours per semester or 165 course hours with a Physical Education Course ) is possible, it is not guaranteed
  • Full-time status for day-time students can be guaranteed
Course fees
  • Course fees of 2$* per course hour apply to students who have part-time status; Semester fees apply if full-time status is maintained
  • Course fees of 2$* per course hour apply to students who have part-time status; Semester fees apply if full-time status is maintained
Completion of DEC program
  • Due to the smaller course load per semester, students will need more than 2 years (4 semesters) to complete a pre-university DEC
  • Typically, a student can complete a 2-year pre-university program in 2 years, that is, 4 semesters

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