Our Admissions team is here to help you along your journey towards becoming a Durham College student. Team members are often your first point of contact when you have questions about the application process, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

What type of applicant are you?

Let’s find out where you are in your journey to becoming a DC student! For information specific to you, please click the identifier that best describes you:

High school student

High school student: If you are currently enrolled in secondary school you will need to meet the program-specific admission requirements and also ensure that you meet the graduation requirements to obtain your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) to be eligible for admission.

Transfer student

Transfer student: If you are interested in transferring to DC from another institution, welcome! We are so pleased to have you join our campus community. You will need to apply through the Ontario Colleges website, meet all of the admission requirements for your program of interest and receive an offer of admission from DC. Once you confirm your offer, you’re on to the next step in your journey to becoming a DC student! Get more details on the process.

Mature student

Mature student: Are you interested in attending college but don’t have your high school diploma? You might qualify to apply as a mature student! Mature student status refers to applicants who are 19 and older as of the first day of classes, who are without an OSSD or equivalent but who have the admission requirements. The admission required courses for our full-time programs are noted on each program page; for some programs, a General Education Development certificate may be considered in place of these requirements.

Domestic student or permanent resident with education from another country
Domestic student or permanent resident with education from another country: If you are applying to DC as a Domestic Student (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency holder) and have either secondary or post-secondary education from outside of Canada, you will need to have a course-by-course education assessment completed. For secondary education you will need to have your assessment completed through ICAS. For post-secondary education you can have the assessment completed through either ICAS or WES. Be sure the check the admission requirements for your program of choice to make sure you are requesting the correct assessment.
International student
International student: If you are interested in applying to DC and you are not a Permanent Resident or a Canadian Citizen, you will be considered as an International applicant. See the application process for our International Students.

Admissions information

Please note: the below information is specific to domestic applicant admissions. If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, please click here to learn about the admission process for international applicants.

Before you begin the application process, you will want to review all of the program information, admission requirements and any other additional applicant requirements to ensure you are eligible.

Review all of our available programs and review admission requirements.

If you meet or will meet all requirements you may proceed with applying online through . You can apply for up to five programs with no more than three choices at any one college. A $95 application fee must accompany your application.

See a full step-by-step guide on how to apply.

Like what you see? Confirm your offer today!

If you have applied and are ready to become part of the DC family, be sure to confirm your offer today by clicking the button below.

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Pathways, Credit Transfer and Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Previous educational experience

Credit transfer provides an opportunity to leverage previously completed courses from DC or another recognized post-secondary institution towards your program.

Get full details on eligibility and the credit transfer process.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

PLAR provides a way to formally recognize your previous work, life, volunteer or other experiences relevant towards your DC program. Get information about eligibility and the PLAR process.

Future pathways

Did you know you are able to leverage your DC education to earn a degree in less time? DC has numerous partnerships with institutions across Ontario, Canada and abroad to help you further your education and gain academic standing toward a degree. Get more information.


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