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Diploma of College Studies Requirements

SSD stands for Secondary or High School Diploma

DVS stands for Diploma of Vocational Studies

DCS stands for Diploma of College Studies

A DCS is awarded to the student:

that has reached the general education objectives by passing all of the following courses:

  • 4 courses in language and literature (9 1/3 credits)
  • 3 courses in philosophy or humanities (6 1/3 credits)
  • 2 second language courses (4 credits)
  • 3 physical education courses (3 credits)
  • 2 complementary courses (4 credits)

that has reached the specific education objectives by passing all of the following courses:

  • pre-university program courses (between 28 and 32 credits) or
  • technical program courses (between 45 and 65 credits)

that has passed the ministry exit exam in language and literature

and that has passed the local comprehensive assessment related to each program.

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The Round System

What is the round system?

The round system is an efficient system set up by SRAM to manage applications for admission. There are two admission periods per year:

  • One for applications to the Fall semester: 3 rounds
  • One for applications to the Winter semester: 2 rounds

A “round” is a portion of the admission period during which you can submit an initial application or you can submit a new choice if you were refused in a previous round.

You may only choose a single program in a single SRAM-affiliated cégep per round. If your application is turned down, you can then apply to the next round for that semester without putting together a new application or paying any additional fees.

Available places

In round 1, the maximum number of places is available to applicants.

Based on the admissions granted in a round, the remaining places are made available in the following round.

There are no new places made available after round 1. At each round for a semester, there are fewer places than at the previous round.

Answers

SRAM posts all answers (both admissions and refusals) on your online file according a set timetable.

Notices of admission are sent by mail or email, by the cégeps and the mailing dates are variable.

Refusal notices are added to the applicants' online files on the same day that all answers are posted online.

Admission

Admissions are final. Make sure to choose your first choice program when you first apply. If you are admitted, you will not be able to take part in round 2.

Refusal

If your application is turned down, you may take part in the next round without putting together a new application or paying any additional fees. However, you will have to submit your new choice online at before the next deadline.

First come, first serve?

No. Admissions are not granted on a first-come first-serve basis. All applications completed before the deadline of a round are processed together as part of that round.

It’s important that in rounds 2 and 3, you make sure your new program choice has places available by accessing the Table of available places.

Why only one choice per round?

Prior to the round system, applicants could apply to many programs in many cégeps at once. Applicants with the strongest standing were admitted to more than one cégep. These applicants “reserved” spots that would remain empty come the start of the school year. Applicants with slightly lower grades were more often refused due to limited spaces.

With the round system, an applicant cannot reserve more than one place. Cégeps can now expect that an admitted applicant will be a registered student come the start of the school year. Indeed, SRAM’s admission rates are around 95% amongst the students that take part in up to 3 rounds.

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Deadlines and Important Dates

Application deadlines - Winter 2021 Semester

September 15, 2020Applications for admission to the Winter 2021 semester open on admission.sram.qc.ca
November 1, 2020, 11:59pmDeadline for applications to Round 1 - Winter 2021 semester
November 11, 2020Places available in Round 2 listed on admission.sram.qc.ca and on SRAM's website
November 17, 2020Round 1 admission answers available on admission.sram.qc.ca
November 25, 2020, 11:59pmDeadline for applications to Round 2 - Winter 2021 semester
December 10, 2020Round 2 admission answers available on admission.sram.qc.ca

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Admission Procedures

How and when to apply?

Fall semester (starts in August): Applications open in mid-January and the deadline for round 1 is March 1, 11: 59 p.m.

Winter semester (starts in January): Applications open in September and the deadline for round 1 is November 1, 11:59 p.m.

To apply for admission:

THE FEE AND ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY SRAM BY THE DEADLINE

Application fees

A non-refundable 30$ fee applies to submit an application for admission.

Accepted payment methods:

  • Visa or MasterCard credit card, paid online through the applicant's file.
  • Bank draft or money order sent by mail with the applicant's transmission receipt

Documents to provide

If you were born in Québec and studied in Québec, chances are you won’t have any documents to send in. If you do have documents to provide, it will be listed on the screen once you’ve submitted your application online.

Documents to provide may include:

  • A birth certificate
  • Transcripts from your last three years of high school and transcripts from post-secondary education if applicable 
  • A comparative evaluation of your studies completed outside of Canada
  • Complementary information on adults’ academic records
  • A letter of intent

The fastest and most effective way to send documents to SRAM is to upload them directly to your online file. Mail should be avoided as a means to send in documents. Delays are often longer than expected and this can compromise your application.* For a simulation of the application for admission system, click here. Do not send original document. SRAM is not returning any documents.

*WARNING! Due to the Québec government's instructions released on March 23, 2020, SRAM can no longer process payments or documents sent by mail or dropped directly at our office.    Only documents uploaded directly in applicants' online files will be processed. To upload documents in your file, login to admission.sram.qc.ca/my-file  As for payment, you can now only proceed to pay with a credit card through your online file.

 

Applicants with disabilities

Applicants with disabilities must contact the cégep of their choice regarding specific services available at the cégep.

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Table of Available Programs

Winter 2021 Tables

Table of Available Places - Winter 2021 - Round 1

Online Table of Available Programs

 

Fall 2020 Tables

Table of  Available Places - Fall 2020 - Round 3 (for reference only)

Table of Available Places - Fall 2020 - Round 2 (for reference only)

Table of Available Programs - Fall 2020 - Round 1 (for reference only)

 

Winter 2020 Tables

Table of Available Places - Winter 2020 - Round 2 (for reference only)

Table of Available Places - Winter 2020 - Round 1 (for reference only)

 

To consult the list of available programs also offered

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Roles and Responsibilities

SRAM

  • Provides applicants and counselors with information regarding admission procedures 
  • Receives only one application for admission from each applicant and offers up to three rounds for applications
  • Verifies that applications are complete and updates online files accordingly
  • Produces ranking lists of applicants for admission according to criteria established by the cégeps for greater equity
  • Sends applications to the cégeps
  • Posts cegeps' admission answers and refusal letters online 

The applicants

From the moment they apply online until they receive the cégep’s answer, applicants must:

  • Inquire about the procedures and requirements of an application for admission
  • Provide accurate and truthful information in their application
  • Assume entire responsibility in providing to SRAM, before the deadline, valid and legible copies of required documents as well as the payment
  • Verify the status of their application on admission.sram.qc.ca Check the status of my application menu, then Status of my application submenu to make sure the application is complete and all documents have been received.
  • In the event that documents sent are not accepted (not received or inadequate), verify the source of the problem and correct the situation before the deadline

After a verdict has been reached:

  • You must consult your file online to know the verdict
  • If admitted, applicants must read the letter or email sent from the college and carefully follow their registration process
  • If refused, applicants must login to their online files to read the refusal letter and submit a new choice to participate in the next round

The Cégeps

  • Study the applications
  • Consider marks and other data available in the applicant's file
  • Organize testing sessions or interviews, when required
  • Decide on admissions
  • Reply to admitted applicants with important instructions for registration (by mail or email)
  • Explain their decisions, if required
  • Invite admitted applicants to register; the applicants must respond to this invitation within the prescribed time limit
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Applicants from other Canadian provinces

Cost of studies

Residents of provinces other than Québec are likely to have additional tuition fees to pay as set by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec. To know the amount of your tuition, please contact the cégep you are planning to attend.

Admissibility

To make sure they are admissible to the program of their choice, applicants that have graduated high school in a Canadian province other than Québec should contact the cégep they are planning to attend.

For general information purposes only, these tables provide the list of Ontario and New Brunswick courses that meet the Québec prerequisites for certain college programs:

Table of equivalencies Québec-Ontario mathematics courses

Table of equivalencies Québec-Ontario science courses

Table of equivalencies Québec-New Brunswick mathematics courses

Table of equivalencies Québec-New Brunswick science courses

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Applicants with high school studies done outside of Canada

Admission procedures

If you have a status in Canada (Canadian citizen, permanent resident, refugee or temporary resident), you must apply as a regular applicant at admission.sram.qc.ca

If you do not have a status in Canada, click here to apply as an international applicant.

Admission requirements

  • To study in Quebec in one of SRAM’s cégeps, applicants must have reached a level of education considered equivalent to a Quebec Secondary School Diploma (SSD), meaning applicants must have completed high school (between 11 and 13 school years depending on the country’s education system)
  • Additional program-specific requirements may apply depending on the chosen program or cégep. For the requirements that may apply to your program, access the Table of available programs

Prerequisite courses

Admission to certain programs requires that you have successfully completed (or that you are currently completing) a mathematics, chemistry and/or physics course at the time of application. If you have completed your studies outside of Canada, the recognition of your prerequisites will be based on the following criteria:

  • Is there a course on your transcripts that has the same name as the prerequisite?
  • Is the level of this course equivalent or superior to the prerequisite?
  • Did you pass the course?

To have a prerequisite granted, the course must be listed as “chemistry” or “physics” or “mathematics” (whichever applicable) on your transcripts with a passing grade. The prerequisite will not be granted if the course is named anything other than the prerequisite required. For example, the “chemistry” prerequisite will not be granted if the course you took was named “sciences”.

In Québec, secondary 4 is the 10th year of study and secondary 5 is the 11th year of study. If the program you are applying to in cégep requires a secondary 4 mathematics course, your transcripts must show that you passed a mathematics course in your 10th or 11th year of study.

What if you don’t have the prerequisites?

  • You can register to pass the courses in an adult education centre in Québec and postpone your plans for cégep to a later semester
  • You can apply to a different program that does not ask for these prerequisites

Documents to provide

Documents will be requested based on your situation. Once you’ll have filled out the application for admission, the system will list the documents you will have to submit to complete your file. These may include:

  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • Copies of you transcripts and diplomas from your last three years of high school and transcripts and diplomas from university studies if applicable* Transcripts from high school studies are essential since the college will decide if you are admissible to college studies and if you meet the prerequisites required for your chosen program based on your secondary level studies.
  • A comparative evaluation of studies completed outside of Canada
  • Documents that are neither in French nor in English must be translated by a certified translator in either of these languages

*Only color printed copies or color scanned documents made directly from the original report cards and diplomas will be accepted. Do not send original document. SRAM is not returning any documents.

 

Comparative evaluation

In order for a cégep to decide on your admission, a comparative evaluation of your studies completed outside of Canada is needed. You may request while filing out your online application that SRAM produces this evaluation. It’s important to note that SRAM’s evaluations are used for the sole purpose of cégep admissions and are not provided to applicants. A 50$ fee is applicable and you must provide copies of your transcripts from the last three years of high school even you pursued your studies afterwards.

If you currently hold a comparative evaluation from the ministère de l’Immigration du Québec (MIFI or MIDI or MICC), it may be submitted in lieu of having SRAM prepare a comparative evaluation.

Important! If you have requested that MIDI (previously MICC) prepare an evaluation but you do not have the results in your possession, it is highly recommended to select the option to have SRAM prepare the evaluation to avoid the risk of missing the deadline. Considering your admission is based on your school grades, SRAM cannot accept an MICC or MIDI receipt – you must submit the results of the comparative evaluation prior to the deadline for your application to be considered.

Language test

After completing your application, you may be contacted by the cégep to pass a language test before the cégep decides on your admission. If you do not write this test, your application will be turned down.

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Applications for Admission - Winter 2021 - Round 1

2017-09-19

SRAM is receiving applications for admission to Round 1 of the Winter 2021 semester until 11:59 pm on November 1, 2020. 
The deadline to submit an application on admission.sram.qc.ca and to complete your file for Round 1 is November 1, 2020
Consult the Table of Available Spaces.

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Presentation

SRAM (Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain) was founded in 1973 by 14 cégeps in the Montreal area searching for a solution to the problem of multiple applications for admission.

Since fall of 1973, with the objective of admissibility, applicants have been limited to one application for admission within this group of cégeps with the possibility of participating in up to three rounds. Since each applicant reserves only one place, the admission rate increases and cégeps can count on actual candidates.

Throughout the years, other cégeps have asked to become members of SRAM. SRAM is now made up of 32 organizations and offers services to students, institutions, and cégep and college-level networks.

The owl was chosen as SRAM's logo in October 1981 and has since become its trademark. This owl, sitting on "SRAM" letters representes both the short-eared owl and the wood owl.

The owl has the necessary skills to find its way in the dark: fine tuned judgment, seriousness and wisdom. SRAM's owl is in flight, representing the action that follows careful consideration in orientation and admission endeavours. As for the wood owl, in Roman mythology Minerva was the goddess of wisdom and science.

In 2007, SRAM rejuvenated its logo but kept the flying owl symbolism. The owl is supported by the word "SRAM".

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SRAM Affiliated Cégeps

Le service régional d’admission du montréal métropolitain (SRAM) regroupe les cégeps suivants :

Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Kiuna (First Nations Collegial Studies Centre)

Collège Ahuntsic

Cégep André-Laurendeau

Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne

Champlain College - Lennoxville

Cégep de Drummondville

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

École nationale d'aérotechnique

Cégep Gérald-Godin

Cégep de Granby

Heritage College

John Abbott College

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à L'Assomption

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Joliette

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Terrebonne

Collège Lionel-Groulx

Collège de Maisonneuve

Cégep Marie-Victorin

Collège Montmorency

Cégep de l'Outaouais

Collège de Rosemont

Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe

Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

Cégep de Saint-Laurent

Collège Shawinigan

Cégep de Sherbrooke

Cégep de Sorel-Tracy

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Collège de Valleyfield

Vanier College

Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Institut de technologie agroalimentaire, Campus de Saint-Hyacinthe

Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec

Macdonald College

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Open Houses

Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

DATES

Virtual open house

Tuesday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 11 2020

Amos Campus
Rouyn-Noranda Campus
Val-d'Or Campus

Consult the college's website for information

Kiuna (First Nations Collegial Studies Centre)

DATES

Virtual open house

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Collège Ahuntsic

DATES

Virtual open house

Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cégep André-Laurendeau

DATES

Virtual open house

From Monday, October 26, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne

DATES

Virtual open house

Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Champlain College - Lennoxville

DATES

Virtual open house

From Saturday, October 24 to Friday, October  30, 2020

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep de Drummondville

DATES

Virtual open house

From Thursday, October 8, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

DATES

Virtual open house

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

École nationale d'aérotechnique

DATES

Virtual open house

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Cégep Gérald-Godin

DATES

Virtual open house

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep de Granby

DATES

Virtual open house

October 13, 14 and 15, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Heritage College

DATES

Unavailable

John Abbott College

DATES

Virtual open house

From Wednesday October 14, 2020

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Cégep régional de Lanaudière à L'Assomption

DATES

Virtual open house

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Joliette

DATES

Virtual open house

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

On-line information sessions

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. : Soins infirmiers

Monday, February 15, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. : Techniques d'éducation à l'enfance

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Terrebonne

DATES

Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (virtual open house)

Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (format still to be determined)

Consult the college's website for information

Collège Lionel-Groulx

DATES

Virtual open house

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Information session (format still to be determined)

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Consult the college's website for information

Collège de Maisonneuve

DATES

Cégep Marie-Victorin

DATES

Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (format still to be determined)

Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (format still to be determined)

Consult the college's website for information

Collège Montmorency

DATES

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (virtual open house)

Thursday, February 4, 2021 (format still to be determined)

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep de l'Outaouais

DATES

Unavailable

 

Collège de Rosemont

DATES

Virtual open house

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (format still to be determined)

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe

DATES

Virtual open houses

From  Monday, November 2, 2020

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Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

DATES

Virtual open house (registration required)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 6:30 p.m.

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

DATES

Virtual open house

Cégep de Saint-Jérôme :
Wednesday, November 4, 2020   

Centre collégial de Mont-Laurier :

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Centre collégial de Mont-Tremblant :

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep de Saint-Laurent

DATES

On-line information session

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Collège Shawinigan

DATES

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (format still to be determined)
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (format still to be determined)

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep de Sherbrooke

DATES

Virtual information sessions

From Monday, October 19, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep de Sorel-Tracy

DATES

Virtual open house

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

DATES

Virtual open house

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. : pre-University programs

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. : career programs

Winter 2021 unavailable

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Collège de Valleyfield

DATES

Virtual information sessions

From Monday, November 9, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Vanier College

DATES

Virtual open house

From Saturday, November 7 to Friday, November 13, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Cégep du Vieux Montréal

DATES

Virtual open house

From Thursday, October 29, 2020

On-line information sessions

From Monday, November 9, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Institut de technologie agroalimentaire, Campus de Saint-Hyacinthe

DATES

Virtual open house

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Consult the college's website for information

Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec

DATES

Virtual open house

Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Macdonald College

DATES

Virtual open house

Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Friday, November 20, 2020 

Friday, November 27, 2020 

Consult the college's website for information

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montréal métropolitain
5701 Avenue Christophe-Colomb
Montréal, QC H2S 2E9
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Phone: 514.271.2454
Administration Fax: 514.271.1126
E-mail address info@sram.qc.ca