Open Enrolment Programs

Candidates applying to Open Enrolment programs are offered admission on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis.

(Examples of Open Enrolment Programs are Academic Foundations, Criminology, Arts, Sciences etc.)

  1. Applicants to these programs must meet the College's General Admission Requirements.
  2. Open enrolment programs use the general admission process.
  3. New and returning students are assigned a registration time according to their Grade Point Average (GPA). The Douglas College cumulative or overall GPA is used for returning students. New student GPAs are calculated using previous high school or post-secondary education. Early application is still strongly recommended. Late applicants will receive a late registration time.
  4. Admission to these programs does not guarantee course registration.

 

When To Apply - Open Enrolment Programs

Students are encouraged to apply early.  Applications are accepted up to one year prior to the semester starting.

  • Fall Semester:  Applications open early October of the previous year
  • Winter Semester:  Applications open early February of the previous year
  • Summer Semester:  Applications open early June of the previous year 

 

Fall Semester

Oct 1 to May 1 
Applications with all documentation will be processed in time for the applicant to register according to College priority.

May 2 to July 15
Applications with all documentation will be processed but the College will assign a late registration priority.

July 16 to August 31 
Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slot.

Winter Semester

Feb 1 to Sept 1
Applications with all documentation will be processed in time for the applicant to register according to College priority.

Sept 2 to Nov 15 
Applications with all documentation will be processed, but the College will assign a late registration priority.

Nov 16 to Dec 15 
Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slot.

Summer Semester

Jun 1 to Jan 2 
Applications with all documentation will be processed in time for the applicant to register according to College priority.

Jan 3 to Mar 15 
Applications with all documentation will be processed, but the College will assign a late registration priority.

Mar 16 to April 30 
Applicants applying during this period will receive a registration time in the last priority time slot.