CEGEP Students

CEGEP Students

You are considered a CEGEP student for admission purposes if you:

  • are currently completing a DEC program at a CEGEP in Quebec; or you
  • have obtained a DEC from a CEGEP in Quebec within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since obtaining your DEC

Admission Requirements: General

Completed DEC in any discipline

Students with a completed DEC may apply to any program at Bishop’s University, even if the DEC obtained is in a field of study different from the program applied to at university.

Estimated Minimum Admission Averages

William School of Business: 25 R-score


Social Sciences:

  • Economics, Psychology, and Sports Studies –  24 R-score
  • All other programs – 23 R-score

Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

  • Biology –  24 R-score
  • All other programs – 23 R-score

School of Education (elementary & secondary) – 24 R-score

Admission Requirements: Program-Specific

Consult the tables below to determine specific CEGEP course pre-requisites required by individual programs. Programs that do not appear in the tables have no specific CEGEP course pre-requisites.

Students who have not completed required program pre-requisite courses at CEGEP can complete these courses at Bishop’s University. This may increase the total number of credits required in order to graduate and the time required to complete the degree program.

CEGEP course pre-requisites table

CEGEP course pre-requisites table

DEC-BAC Transfer Credit

CEGEP students who complete a 3-year DEC-BAC program may be eligible to receive advanced standing credit upon admission to Bishop’s University. Consult the DEC-BAC Transfer Guide for information on recognized DEC-BAC programs and participating Bishop’s degrees.

Academic Success Archway Program (A.S.A.P)

The A.S.A.P. program is a four-day intensive university transition program designed to help students evolve from a Canadian high school or CEGEP setting and gain practical skills, competencies and confidence that will assist them in succeeding at Bishop’s University.

Students cannot simply join the A.S.A.P. program; rather they are selected – both by us and by themselves. Once students apply to Bishop’s and supply high school or CEGEP transcripts, students will be contacted to tell them more about the A.S.A.P. program.

Learn more about this beneficial new program.

Required Supporting Documents: All Applicants

Proof of English proficiency

All applicants must submit proof of English proficiency. Consult the English Language Proficiency Requirements document to determine what, if any, supplementary documents you must provide.

Your Quebec permanent code

Be prepared to enter this code into the online application. You can find your permanent code at the top of your CEGEP transcript.  It has the following format: XXXX########
At the request of the Admissions Office additional documentation (letter of motivation, CV, etc.) may be required to complete your application.

Additional Supporting Documents: Program-Specific

Applicants to Programs in the Department of Music

  • Audition
  • Letter of musical background

Details on both of the above are found in the Music Admissions Information Sheet.