How to apply
Before you begin your application process make sure to review all of the program information, admission requirements and any other additional applicant requirements. If you meet or will meet the requirements upon graduation you may proceed with applying online through ontariocolleges.ca (the Ontario Colleges Application Centre). You can apply up to five program choices with no more than three choices at any given college. A $95 fee must accompany your application.
To be assured equal consideration for your program of choice, your application must be received by ontariocolleges.ca no later than February 1 for fall start, October 1 for winter start and February 1 for spring start. After those dates, qualified applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, provided there are program vacancies. The equal consideration deadline is very important for highly competitive programs. Highly competitive programs receive more applications than there are seats available in a particular program.
Program applications will be accepted until a program is full and a wait-list is established. Durham College accepts applications for admission up to the 10th day of classes, as long as there are seats available.
For more detailed application procedures, please visit ontariocolleges.ca
If you are applying from high school, please contact your high school guidance office so that a counsellor can help you complete your application.
If you are applying as a Second Career applicant please visit Second Career
If you are interested in credit transfer from another institution please visit Credit Transfer
If you are interested in the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process please visit PLAR
Step 1: Choose a program
Check the program requirements and any other additional requirements.
Step 2: Apply
Step 3: Submit your transcripts
If you are a current high school student your school will transmit your grades to ontariocolleges.ca electronically.
If you are not currently in high school you must send official copies of your transcript(s) to ontariocolleges.ca.
Post-secondary (university/college) transcripts can be requested to be sent electronically at the Request Ontario College/University transcripts section of the ontariocolleges.ca website.
To obtain a Credential Assessment Report visit either ICAS (1.800.321.6021) or WES Credit Evaluation (1.866.343.0070) for information about obtaining a report and having it transmitted to Colleges. Additional information is also available at ontariocolleges.ca
Please note: All transcripts must be requested/received at ontariocolleges.ca by February 1 for fall start, October 1 for winter start and February 1 for spring start in order to be considered for admission to an oversubscribed program at Durham College
Step 4: Durham College Acknowledgement
Durham College will mail and email an acknowledgement letter to you with all your program choices and other important information on how to monitor your application status.
Step 5: Your Offer of Admission
Durham College will inform you via email if you have been accepted to the Durham College programs of your choice. You will also receive a hard cover letter of acceptance by mail. If you receive a “conditional offer” it means that you are still in school completing some of the admission requirements. Please make sure to submit all the missing admission requirements by the specified date.
Step 6: Confirm Offer
Please confirm your offer of acceptance on the ontariocolleges.ca website by the confirmation deadline. Applicants may accept only one offer of admission at one time. Confirmations of acceptance are completed via ontariocolleges.ca who then notifies Durham College of your decision.
Step 7: Follow-up information
Monitor your email for further information with regards to payment and registration. If you require assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org