Diploma of College Studies (DCS/DEC)

To be admitted into the program of your choice at Collège Universel – Gatineau Campus and to obtain a College Diploma (DEC), you must meet the following general admission requirements:

Have a Secondary School Diploma (DES) or Secondary School Vocational Diploma (DEP) and have accumulated the number of units allocated for the following courses :

  • Language of Instruction – Secondary 5
  • Second Language – Secondary 5
  • Mathematics – Secondary 4

Meet the specific admission requirements of the selected program.

Attestation of College Studies (ACS/AEC)

You must satisfy one of these conditions :

  • To have a diploma of vocational studies (DVS/DEP) which grants the applicant sufficient knowledge and training related to this program of study ;
  • To have a training deemed sufficient by the College and meet the following conditions:
    • candidates must have interrupted their studies for at least two consecutive sessions or a full academic year;
    • have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies over a period of one year or more;
    • be subject to an agreement between the college and an employer.

Special admission requirements

Natural science : Mandatory prerequisites in chemistry, physics and strong mathematics.

Programs with Mathematics: Mandatory prerequisite in strong mathematics.

Language proficiency for international students

All international English-speaking students must demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction through a recognized language test.

Universel College will accept one of the following: Detail and conditions
IELTS(Academic) (International English Language Testing System) Overall 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT : Score 80 or higher, with a minimum combined score of 34 for speaking and writing
Cambridge English 169
PTE(Academic) (Pearson Test of English Academic) Overall 54
MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery) Overall 77, Minimum of 75 AND Speaking 3-
Duolingo English Test Minimum of 100

Proof of proficiency is not required if student meet one of the following conditions:

  • mother tongue is English (language first learned and still used on a daily basis)
  • has obtained a High school, College or University degree from a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction
  • has lived and studied or been employed for at least three years in a country where English is the official language

Response time

Whether or not your application is accepted, Collège Universel will answer you by mail within one week after submitting your application.


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