Dawson College is an English Language CEGEP (College of General and Professional Education) institute situated in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Established in the year 1969, the institute has gained fame as the largest CEGEP in the Quebec province. The college offers several pre-university and career programs in different fields of study.
Given below are the reasons to choose Dawson over any other competitor:
|Total number of Students||11,000|
|Programs offered||Pre-University and Career/Technical|
|Fees for International Students||CAD6,059 to CAD9,393 per semester for Full-time students|
|Minimum required English Proficiency Test Score||TOEFL: 61 for Internet-based, 175 for Computer-based or 500 for Paper-based IELTS: 6.0|
|Mandatory language tests||English and French Placement Tests|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||51%|
Need Program Information?
Given below are the programs running at the college along with their streams. Each course is provided with all the three streams mentioned
|Type of course||Stream|
|Pre-University Programs, Career/Technical Programs, Special Areas of Study||Creative &Applied Arts|
|Science, Medical Studies & Engineering|
|Social Science & Business Technologies|
|Arts, Literature and Communication/ Visual Arts||Arts Technologies|
|Social Science/ Liberal Arts||Medical Technologies|
|Engineering Technologies||Business Technologies|
|English Alyson Grant||French Laurent Duval|
The application for the admission procedures are conducted thrice every year
Two types of schedules are offered for the students of the Dawson College – Day & Evening
Given below is the step wise information on the admissions, their requirements and documents to be submitted
The students must have completed following courses or equivalent:
Students missing DES must complete remedial courses.
Out of Province Students
Students who belong to a province other than Quebec must score decided number of credits in Grade 11. The number of credits is different for different provinces.
The application process to the different programs offered by the Dawson College might be different according to the types of the courses and the requirements of the relevant departments. Here are few common guidelines for the applicants:
Out of Province Canadian
The tuition fees for studying in Dawson College are as follows:
|Non-Quebec resident students||CAD 5.51 per course hour||CAD 1,540 per semester|
|International students||CAD 27.77 to CAD 44.15 per course hour||CAD 6,119 to CAD 9,486 per semester|
In collaboration with various individuals, companies, and organizations, Dawson College offers more than a few awards and scholarships for the deserving candidates. Following are the details:
|Type||Name of the award/scholarship||Value|
|Entrance||Aditya Youth Trust Fund (AYTF) Scholarship||2 awards for CAD 500|
|In Course||Dawson Awards||Varied amounts|
|-||Dawson Pre-selection||CAD 500-CAD 75,000|
|Graduation||Several scholarships||CAD 250 – CAD 3,000|
|External||Several scholarships||Varied amounts|
In addition to the awards and scholarships, the institute also offers loans and bursaries for the students demonstrating acute requirements.
The Student Job Bank of Dawson College offers job opportunities for the students studying in the institute. The students may get the details by visiting their college portals. Students willing to work at the college can get the necessary help from the following departments:
At Dawson College’s Pathways & Articulation agreement information center, the students have a chance to get a university program they are interested in, through the transfer credits from CEGEP diploma.
It is a formal agreement between two educational institutions. It outlines the kind of transfer credits, that students must be given based on the academic record in one school upon providing the related program at other school. Also known as transfer agreements, transfer pathways or diploma to degree pathways.
Advantages of Degree Pathways program
The college maintains a strong alumni network via the social media. Some of the distinguished alumni of the institute are:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$9,270 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$9,270 / Year|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 10 students ratings
I applied to Dawson College and Champlain College and got accepted to both. However, I chose Dawson College because Champlain College was in the same area as my high school and I really felt like I needed a change of scenery. I had a weighted average of 88% in Secondary 5 and I think that greatly helped my acceptance.
I really like the classes that I take because I feel like they are very general and even though I chose this program knowing what I wanted to do later, I think this program would be a really good exploration program for someone who is not sure of what they want to do as it offers classes on a multitude of subjects.
It is a downtown college with a high percentage of graduate students. They provide the program I want to study and also have a lot of qualified teachers. They have a lot of faculties to help students from personal problems to educational issues. In Quebec - Canada, we go to CEGEP, or college, after finishing grade 11 and then we can take either 2 years programs and go up to universities after, or take a 3years program or also called technical program, which will then provide you with a DEC degree which you can use to enter the workforce
It is very straight forward and prepare you prefectly for your graduation, as well as to find a job after grad. They have everything logically scheduled but since it is a 3 years program, the work load is much higher than that in high school.
I opted for this college to get a different experience than the one that was closer to my house. The one I went to was a much worse commute than the one by my house but it was worth it to meet different people than the ones I'd been with throughout high school.
For the most part, it was pretty good and interesting. Depending on the class I could lean too much to the dose of borderline unnecessary and extremely boring and touchy-feely. Too much importance was given to class participation.
The location is near where I live and is not too far from my family. It is also in downtown so it?s very close to a lot of amenities. I also love how the open house was welcoming, I remember my first day visiting, It just felt like home.
It's very typical like any other place, I don't think there?s any extra work put on how courses are presented and it doesn't bother me because this way it ensures me that all students from other colleges hopefully will have learned the same things I did.
Great opportunities the moment you get out of college, especially in the field of medicine, biology, and even engineering. They are especially known for this in the area, and a large majority of students studying in medicine in one of the most prestigious Canada university (McGill) comes from Dawson College. Lastly, the environment (i.e. the other students) make this very worth it.
The load is very heavy, however, it is worth it. It makes you work extremely hard. At first, this may sound bad, but it teaches you greatly how to manage your time independently. Furthermore, the classes are extremely interesting and they go very in depth. I would even dare say they make you learn much more than their traditional class counterparts.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary