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Dawson College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Admissions at Dawson College take place during the Fall and Winter season. The application deadlines for international applicants depend on their status in Canada. The College’s minimum admission requirement is the successful completion of Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies or its equivalent from another country.

  • College offers 7 pre-university programs and 21 career-oriented or technical programs.
  • International students are offered financial aid in the form of various academic scholarships.


Application PortalOnline Application 
Application fee( non-refundable)$30 + $50 (for evaluation of secondary school credentials)
Mode of PaymentOnline payment or international money order 
Academic calendarSemester-based
Intake seasonsFall and Winter
Financial AidScholarships

Dawson College Admission Deadlines

Dawson College has specific admission guidelines for international applicants. While the college invites applications in both Fall and Winter seasons, the admissions are not open for everyone.

All international applicants are requested to check the Dawson College’s admission deadlines given below:

  • Applicants who have temporary status in Canada but, require authorization to study in Quebec must apply only for the Fall session. The admission deadline for this session is March 1.
  • Applicants who have already obtained the authorization to study in Quebec must only apply for the Winter session.

Dawson College International Admissions

Before applying for a program at Dawson College, international applicants are advised to check the admission checklist given below:

  • Application form and procession fee.
  • Certified copies of secondary school records and transcripts
  • Postsecondary records, if applicable
  • Photocopy of applicant’s birth certificate
  • Health records and medical clearance certificate
  • Valid passport and study permit

English Proficiency Test Scores for International Students

International applicants whose primary language is not English are required to submit ELP scores. This requirement is also valid for those who have completed secondary school from an institution where the medium of instruction was not English.

Dawson College accepts the following test scores:

Test NameMinimum Score Required

Dawson College Pre-University Program Admissions

Dawson College offers admissions in 7 pre-university programs, which include Health Science, Pure and Applied Science, Environment Science, Social Science, Arts Literature and Communication, Visual Arts and Liberal Arts.

Where to Apply: Online Application

Application Fee: 30 USD + 50 USD

Admission Requirements:

  • Assessment of pre-requisites (English, French, Mathematics, Physics, Science, and Chemistry) through entrance test.
  • Applicants are required to submit an in-person portfolio.

Dawson College Career Program Admissions

Dawson College currently offers 21 career-oriented or technical programs. The duration of these programs is 3 years. Each career-oriented program is designed to enhance the employment opportunities for the students.

Where to Apply: Dawson College Online Application Portal

Application Fee: 30 USD + 50 USD

Academic Requirements: All the career-oriented programs require a combination of a few DES (Diploma of Secondary Studies) courses. The complete list of these courses are given below:

  • Secondary V Language of Instruction
  • Secondary V Second Language
  • Secondary IV Science
  • Secondary IV Mathematics
  • Secondary IV History

Visa/Study Permit for International Students

After receiving the acceptance letter from the college applicants need to apply for a valid visa in order to study in Canada. In order to study at Dawson College, the applicants will require a study permit. To enter Canada students even require a Temporary Residence Visa. The completion of this whole process may take around 3 months.

Applicants require following documents to obtain the Study Permit:

  • A valid passport
  • Application fee ( billed in CND)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical examination
  • Biometrics

The requirements for Temporary Visa Permit are given below:

  • Valid passport
  • Specified application fee (billed in CND)
  • The offer of admission received from Dawson College
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical exam

All the applications are processed and reviewed after the admission deadlines. The college has a separate Application Status Portal, where the applicants can monitor their applications. The admission decisions will be made by the college’s admission office.

Applicants will receive an official mail explaining the decision on their application. Admitted applicants will be sent their acceptance letter both by mail and regular post.

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