How to Apply

Before you begin your application process make sure to review all 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 one college. A $95 fee must accompany your application.

To be assured equal consideration for your program of choice, your application, and all supporting documents must be received by ontariocolleges.ca no later than February 1 for a fall start, October 1 for a winter start, and February 1 for a 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 (ECD) is very important for highly competitive programs. Highly competitive programs receive more applications than there are seats available in a program.

Program applications will be accepted until a program is full and a waitlist is established.  Durham College accepts applications for admission up to the 5th day of classes, as long as there are seats available.

For detailed information about the application process, please visit ontariocolleges.ca.

If you are applying from high school, please contact your high school guidance for assistance.

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.

APPLICATION STEPS

STEP 1: CHOOSE A PROGRAM

Check the program requirements and any other additional requirements.

STEP 2: APPLY

Apply at ontariocolleges.ca  and pay the $95 application fee to ontariocolleges.ca

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 make arrangements to have copies of your transcript(s) to ontariocolleges.ca.

Visit Ontario Colleges for more information about sending a transcript.

If you have transcripts from outside of Canada that you would like to use as part of the application process, you will be required to submit a course by course report from ICAS or a comprehensive report from WES to ontariocolleges.ca.

Please note: All transcripts must be received by ontariocolleges.ca by February 1 for a fall start, October 1 for a winter start and February 1 for a spring start in order to be considered for admission to an oversubscribed program at Durham College

STEP 4: DURHAM COLLEGE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Durham College will acknowledge receipt of your application by email, 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. 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 admissions@durhamcollege.ca.