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Requirements for Canadian Students

The minimum admission requirement for postsecondary programs is one of the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Equivalent secondary school diploma from another province or territory in Canada (Please note: A recognized equivalent to an OSSD may be accepted if you meet the levels, subjects and overall averages required for admission to the college. Generally the requirement is successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma except in Quebec, where the equivalent is Secondary V) or
  • Equivalent secondary school diploma from outside of Canada, including a course-by-course breakdown. Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have their documents evaluated by a credential assessment service (ICAS) and submit proof of educational qualifications to determine if their level of achievement is equivalent to an OSSD.

Mature Student Status

If you are 19 years of age or older as of the first day of classes and do not have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, you may be considered for admission to DC with mature student status.

Please visit Durham College's website for more info.

Requirements for International Students

Applicants whose first language is not English or who are internationally educated in a non-English speaking country must meet Durham College's English Language Proficiency Policy.

Procedure for Canadian Students

All domestic applicants to full-time programs will apply through the Ontario Colleges Application Service (OCAS).

Please visit Durham College's website for more detailed information.

Procedure for International Students

If you are applying as an international student, please visit Durham College's website.

If you have questions about this application, contact us at internationalapplications@durhamcollege.ca

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September

Durham College operates on a semester system for the majority of post-secondary programs. Some programs allow students to begin in January or May.

Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on March 29, 2023

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