Frequently asked questions

Can I submit several admission applications?

No, international applicants, like all Quebec students, can only choose one cégep and program among the 32 cégeps members of SRAM. During the online application, international applicants must choose between the Winter and the Fall semester.

Can I e-mail my documents to SRAM?

No, SRAM does not accept any documents sent by e-mail. You have to upload your documents online via the Check the status of my application menu, then the Upload Documents submenu of the admission.sram.qc.ca website.

 Copies must be scanned in color from the originals. Please note that to be accepted, all documents must be clear, legible and showing no trace of alteration. Do not send original document. SRAM is not returning any documents.

How should I send documents to SRAM?

The fastest and most effective way is to upload your documents via admission.sram.qc.ca website. You simply need to choose the Check the status of my application menu from the admission.sram.qc.ca website and then click on the Upload Documents submenu.

Documents must be scanned in color from the originals. It’s also possible to send a color photocopy of your transcripts and diplomas by mail. Please note, to be accepted all documents have to be clear, readable and showing no trace of alteration. Do not send original document. SRAM is not returning any documents.

By uploading your documents online, you can verify within a minute that the electronic transmission was successful by clicking on the Check the status of my application menu, then on the Status of my application submenu.

 If you still prefer to send us your documents by mail, you will have to join your transmission receipt along with your documents. SRAM’s address is: 5701, rue Christophe-Colomb, Montréal, Québec, H2S 2E9, Canada.  Do not contact SRAM to know if your documents have been received : as soon as we get them, the Status of my application on your online file will state if your documents are adequate and if your file is complete. 

Have you received the documents I sent ?

To verify if SRAM has received your document, go on admission.sram.qc.ca, click on the Check the status of my application menu, then on the Status of my application submenu to check if your file is complete. Please allow 24 hours for your documents to be processed if you uploaded them to your online file. Otherwise, you should refer to the postal delay.

 

How long does it take for documents sent to SRAM to be displayed on your website?

If your documents have been uploaded directly to your online file through admission.sram.qc.ca, the reception will appear immediately in the Status of my application section of your online file.  You will then see that they are in evaluation since a SRAM specialist will check if they meet the requirements.  After 24 hours, you will be able to see if your documents are adequate and if your file is complete.

If you dropped your documents directly to SRAM’s office, please allow 24 hours before consulting the Status of my application on your online file. You will then be able to see if your documents are adequate and of your file is complete.

If you sent your documents by mail, SRAM cannot be held responsible for delivery delays.  Your documents will be analyzed as soon as we get them.  Sending documents by mail is not recommended since delivery time is uncertain and SRAM does not consider the postal service stamp. If you do so do not send original document. SRAM is not returning any documents.  Only documents received by SRAM before deadline will be added to your file for the current Round.  Do not call SRAM to know of your documents have been received : check your online file as the Status of my application section will tell you if they are in.

I uploaded a document to my file and the status is now set to “pending”. How come?

When you upload a document to your online file, the status is instantly set to “pending”. Once one of our agents has had the chance to review the content and legibility of the document, the status will be updated accordingly.

I studied at the post-secondary level outside of Canada. Why am I being asked to send my academic grades and my diploma from secondary school?

To be admissible to study in Québec at one of SRAM-affiliated cégeps, applicants must have reached a level of education that is equivalent to a Québec Secondary School Diploma (SSD) and meet the specific conditions of the chosen program, if required. The cégeps evaluate the applicants’ file first and foremost on the basis of secondary level academic grades.

 If you do not have a Comparative Evaluation for Studies Done Outside Québec from the Ministère de l’Immigration (MICC or MIDI), SRAM needs your academic grades from secondary school to prepare a comparative evaluation for you. If you only send your grades from the post-secondary level, your documents will appear as “invalid” on the status of your application. Your application will be sent out to the cégep only when your academic grades form the last three years of secondary school as well as your most recent diploma and certificates will be received by SRAM.

For more information for applicants with studies outside of Canada, click here.

I have already completed my application for admission and would now like to pay by credit credit card. How should I proceed?

Return on the Check the status of my application menu on the secured admission.sram.qc.ca website. Logon in your online application. You will then have access to the Pay application fees submenu. This will allow you to pay by VISA or MASTERCARD credit card.  Please note that the application fees are non-refundable.

How do I submit an application?

Go to admission.sram.qc.ca and fill your application by following the instructions.

Are there application fees?

Yes, international applicants must pay fees for a total amount of $85 CDN or $80 US or 65 €.

Do I have to provide a copy of my birth certificate?

It depends on where you were born. Applicants born in Quebec do not have to send copies of their birth certificate.
Applicants born elsewhere else in Canada or in another country must send their birth certificate in order to complete their file. Do not send original document. SRAM is not returning any documents.

My birth certificate is in Spanish. Can I send it to SRAM?

No, birth certificates that are not in English nor in French must be translated in either of these two languages, by a certified translator. An affidavit or a translation made by a commissioner of oaths is not considered an official translation. Do not send original document. SRAM is not returning any documents.

What is the deadline to complete an application for admission?

As soon as you have finished your application for admission, the system will give you a deadline before which your file must be completed (usually two weeks after the initial application). The best is to send us your payment and the required documents as soon as possible. However, please note that international applicants can make an application for admission at all times.

What type of permits must I send to SRAM?

No permits should be sent to SRAM. If you are admitted, the cégep will send you an admission letter that will allow you to obtain your Québec Certificate for Studies and your study permit.

 

For more details, please consult the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT section of our website http://sram.qc.ca and click on OBTAINING A STUDY PERMIT.

Is there a Canadian scholarship program or a financial aid program offered by the Quebec government to international students?

No. International students are not eligible for Canadian or Québec Government monetary aid in the form of loans, bursaries or scholarships. Those who require financial assistance should consult the Ministry of Education in their home country.

When will I receive my answer from the cégep?

A delay of 3 to 8 weeks before receiving an answer is to be expected once the application has been completed.

How do I obtain a monograph containing a description of a program and its courses?

You can contact the designated cégep directly. Some cégeps offer content descriptions on their websites.