Douglas College is committed to adult students, whether full-time or part-time. Students who are 19 or older by the end of the first month of the first semester of attendance, or who are 17 years of age and have not been enrolled in a school for at least one year and have not completed BC secondary school graduation (or its equivalent from another school system) may qualify for admission to Douglas College. Mature students must also prove they have met the English 12 with a minimum grade of C to be admitted to the institution.
The College tries to provide courses suited to students' backgrounds and goals. Depending on education and experience, students may be advised to take preparatory courses. These courses may be offered by the local School District or Douglas College itself. Accepted students may consult with an Academic Advisor for assistance with course selection.