Step 1 : Admission application

Studying in Québec

Cégeps (Collège d'Enseignement Général et Professionel) are the first step in post-secondary education in Québec. Universities are the second one. Cégeps teach two types of programs: technical studies are designed to prepare students for work in the labour market. Technical students may also continue to study at university. Pre-university programs prepare students for university studies. Both types of programs lead to a DEC (diplôme d'études collégiales).

All students who want to be admitted into an educational institution that is a member of the SRACQ must send in an admission application before the deadline in view of their admission for the school year beginning at the end of August for the fall session, and in mid-January for the winter session.

Admission Criteria

Educational Level Required for Studying in Québec

In order to be admitted into a cégep, you must have the equivalent of Secondary 5 in Québec, which corresponds to eleven years of studies, and meet the particular conditions of the program of studies you have chosen, as the case may be.

For instance:

            ● In the French educational system (in French) or any similar system, you must have at least passed your First.

            ● In the Mexican educational system (in French), you must have at least passed the 2nd year of the 2nd secondary cycle.

            ● In the Algerian educational system (in French), you must have at least passed secondary 2.

            ● In the American educational system, you must have at least passed grade 11.

Choosing a Program of Study and a Cégep

 You must choose a program of study and an educational institution that corresponds to your interests. You can only choose one cégep and program from among all the institutions represented by the SRACQ.

See our program list.

 Fill out the admission form

The admission application is available only on the internet. Please select the link corresponding to your situation.

Admission Form for Foreign Students

Applicant currently abroad needing to obtain a study permit

Île de la Réunion agreement

IUT agreement (Cégeps that are SRACQ members have signed partnership agreements with French IUTs.)

Post-DUT agreement

Applicants currently living in Québec

Pay the file examination fees

In order to complete your admission application, you must pay a file examination fee of $80.00 CDN or 63 Euros, in one of the following ways:

Credit card (blue card) Visa or Master Card

You can pay on-line with a VISA or Master Card credit card. The system uses an SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology. This payment option is accessible using the student's personal file or right after the admission application is submitted on-line.

Bank transfer

Go to your financial institution with the following document: bank transfer.  You must also send us an e-mail at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. with the following information: family name, first name, bank transfer reference number, date of transfer, name of your financial intstitution and your file number given by the SRACQ. If you do not send the email, we cannot note the payment in your file.

Western Union

You must transfer the funds to the executive director at the SRACQ, Mr. Marc Viens. You must then email the SRACQ with the transfer verification number and the name of the city where the money is coming from. We can then the receive payment.

Certified cheque or money order

To be made out to the order of the SRACQ. Attention : If the cheque is in Euros, the place where the cheque was made out must be indicated. Do not write anything else on the cheque, or it will be rejected by the bank.

You can check the progress of your admission request at any time by going to your Personal File on SRACQ website.

Required Papers

  • Your high school leaving diploma
  • A legible copy of your transcripts from your last three years at high school or other post-secondary diplomas. If these documents are neither in French or English, they must be accompanied by an official translation into one of those languages.
  • A legible copy of your birth certificate showing your parents' names and your place of birth.

When you arrive at the cégep, you must present the originals of the above documents. All applicants to the French Sector whose mother tongue is not French must pass the TFI French test designed by the firm ETS Canada before getting a final admission letter. For more information on passing the TFI and to register for the test, see the following:

When you send in your admission application, the SRACQ gives you a confirmation number. It is important that the number be on each of your documents, which must be sent to the SRACQ in the weeks following your on-line admission application. To send your documents, fax them to 418-659-4800.

Please note that only completed applications will be examined. Make sure that you send all required papers.