Admission process for regular programs

Regular applicants

Information videos on CEGEP admission procedures

Admission to SRAM-affiliated CEGEPs is based on a system of rounds during which admissions are managed according to the number of places available. Fewer and fewer places are available with each subsequent round.

When you submit an application for admission, you must choose a single program in a single CEGEP for that round. If you receive a positive response, admission is final and you cannot apply in the next round. If your application is refused, you can apply in next round by choosing a new option among the remaining places. There are:

  • 3 rounds for the Fall semester
  • 2 rounds for the Winter semester

In the first round of admissions for the Fall semester, all places are available. Based on first-round admissions, remaining places are offered in the next round. If there are no places left in a program in the current round, no new places will be offered in the next round since all available places have been filled. Each new round has fewer places available than the previous round.

In the first round of admissions for the Winter semester, numerous DCS programs are closed since this type of program generally only begins in the Fall semester.

For information on the number of places available, see the Table of Available Places.

Admission for the Fall semester

* Round 1 begins around mid-January

The deadline for Round 1 is March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Admission for the Winter semester

* Round 1 begins around mid-September

The deadline for Round 1 is November 1 at 11:59 p.m.

To submit your application for admission to SRAM:

  • Fill out the application for admission form at admission.sram.qc.ca
  • Provide all required documents, where applicable
  • Pay the application for admission processing fees

As soon as the round ends, applications are simultaneously sent to the corresponding CEGEPs for evaluation. Note that only applications considered complete are sent to the CEGEPs (all at the same time). The CEGEPs then evaluate these applications and make their decisions regarding admission. Please note that SRAM is not responsible for making any admission decisions whatsoever.

CEGEP decisions

Once you have completed your application, refer to the admission process schedule to find out when the CEGEP’s decision will be available in your online file

If you are admitted, the CEGEP will send you an admission letter (either by email or mail at the address provided in your file). Please note that all admission decisions are made by the CEGEPs and that SRAM is not responsible for making any admission decisions whatsoever. CEGEPs may deliver many different types of admission decisions.

Types of admission decisions

Individuals whose applications are refused may contact the institution to which they have applied in order to obtain further explanations if needed.

International applicants

If you have no status in Canada or have a temporary status that expires in less than six (6) months before the end of the current round, you must apply as an international candidate.

Admission for the Fall semester

The deadline for submitting an application for admission is March 14

Admission for the Winter semester

The deadline for submitting an application for admission is August 31

Note

The round system does not apply to international applicants. You can submit only one choice of program in one cegep.

To submit your application for admission to SRAM:

  • Fill out the application for admission form at admission.sram.qc.ca
  • Provide all required documents, where applicable
  • Pay the application for admission processing fees  

For information on the number of places available, see the Table of Available Places.

Once you have completed your application, it will be sent to your CEGEP of choice for evaluation. Please note that CEGEPs alone evaluate these applications and make their decisions regarding admission and that SRAM is not responsible for making any admission decisions whatsoever.

CEGEP decision

Once you have completed your application, it will take 3 to 8 weeks before you receive a decision from the CEGEP. This decision will be posted in your online file . If you are admitted, the CEGEP will send you an admission letter (either by email or mail at the address provided in your file). Please note that all admission decisions are made by the CEGEPs and that SRAM is not responsible for making any admission decisions whatsoever. CEGEPs may deliver many different types of admission decisions.

Types of admission decisions

Individuals who receive a letter of admission must then obtain the two following authorizations: 

Your CEGEP letter of admission is required to obtain these documents and study in a CEGEP located in Québec.

Individuals whose applications are refused may contact the institution to which they have applied in order to obtain further explanations if needed.

Those who submit an application for admission to a program of study are responsible for ensuring that the information they provide is accurate and that their file is complete, that all required documents have been received and are considered compliant, and that all fees have been paid. Incomplete applications will not be sent to CEGEPs for evaluation. Applications must be completed before the deadline provided by SRAM. 

If you wish to check the status of your application, you must do so online.

Until you receive a verdict regarding admission, you must continue checking your online file in order to obtain a response from the CEGEP, apply in the following round, find out about important upcoming deadlines, etc.