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

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.

General Admission Requirements

Estimated Minimum Admission Average: 24 R-Score

The above requirements should be used as a guideline to be considered competitive for admissions consideration. Each admission cycle, Bishop’s University receives more applications than spaces available. The Admissions Office uses the overall (global) R-Score for the purposes of its admissions evaluations. Meeting the minimum posted requirements does not guarantee admission. Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements are considered on an individual basis. In those cases, the Admissions Office may request additional information.

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.

On April 20th, 2020, the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced that grades obtained during the Winter 2020 semester would not be included in a CEGEP student’s R-score calculation. This information will be factored in by the Admissions Office during its evaluations of CEGEP applicants.

Students applying to Bishop’s University do not have to complete any specific pre-requisite courses to be considered for any individual program.

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 Agreements page for information on recognized DEC-BAC programs and participating Bishop’s degrees. See the page Transfer Credits at Bishop’s University for more details.

Required Supporting Documents

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.

Applicants to the following Music programs must provide an audition and letter of musical background see the Music Admissions Information Sheet for more details):

  • BA Major in Music: Classical
  • BA Major in Music: Popular Music Studies
  • BA Major in Music: Musical Theatre Concentration
  • BA Major in Arts Administration: Music Concentration
  • B.Ed. Teaching & Learning of the Creative Arts: Music