When to apply

Applying early – why it's important

Applying early can make a difference. It allows time to ensure your application is complete and all documentation is received. And, some limited enrolment programs may offer early seats to qualified applicants. Programs only accept applications until they are filled. So don't wait – apply now!

The last day to apply online for Winter 2021 is January 8. 

Students applying for Winter 2021 online between December 14th and January 8 must send their required documentation for admission immediately.  We do not guarantee acceptance for the Winter semester if your required documentation is delayed.  

We are currently accepting transcripts by mail and directly from the Ministry of Education, secondary schools and and other post-secondary institutions.  To ensure the most efficient delivery of your transcript to Douglas College, we recommend applicants order an official transcript to be send directly to Douglas College from the sending institution.

What is the first day you can apply?

You can generally apply up to 11 months in advance for a given semester on the first business day of the first month. 

Semester Opening Dates
Winter Semester: (Jan-Apr) First Day Applications Accepted – February 1 (preceding year)
Summer Semester: (May-Aug) First Day Applications Accepted – June 1 (preceding year)
Fall Semester: (Sept-Dec) First Day Applications Accepted – October 1 (preceding year)

 

What is the last day you can apply?

Limited Enrolment programs applications close throughout the year.  Check the online application system to see if your program choice is still accepting applications.

Open Enrolment applications close online at 4:00pm the Friday following the first day of classes each semester. 

Student applying in the last month application are open for each semester must send their required documentation for admission immediately.  We do not guarantee acceptance if your required documentation is delayed and you may have to reapply for the following semester.