Attestation of college studies (ACS) - Continuing education

Admission requirements for ACSs vary from one program and one CEGEP to another.

It is essential to consult the website of the CEGEP you wish to attend in order to find out about the admission requirements for their ACS programs. Information on ACSs is found in the Continuing Education section of CEGEP websites.

General eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for an ACS program, applicants must meet the CEGEP’s admission requirements in addition to one of the following conditions:

  • Applicant has interrupted his/her full-time studies for at least two consecutive semesters or one academic year

  • Applicant is the subject of an agreement between the CEGEP and an employer or government program

  • Applicant has completed at least one year of post-secondary studies over a period of one or more years

Applicants are also eligible for an ACS program if they hold a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS), as long as they meet one of the following conditions:

  • The program provides technical training in a field for which there is no Diploma of College Studies (DCS) program

  • The program is the subject of a training agreement between the ministère de l'Éducation and another Québec government department or organization.