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Student ID Cards

student id cardYour Student ID Card is your official Douglas College picture identification. Student ID Cards are produced by the Office of the Registrar for Douglas College students registered in courses for the current semester. Your Douglas College ID Card is valid for five years.

Current/Valid Government Photo Identification is required.

Lost or Stolen Replacement Cards: Continuing Students studying in Summer 2020 term who require a replacement card will be charged a replacement fee of $20.

How to Request your Student ID Card

Students registered for the Summer 2020 term can request that their Student ID card be mailed to their home address. Sign into your myAccount with your Douglas College Student ID Number and PIN to request your ID card online. The Student ID Card request form is available under the Personal Information Menu in a student’s myAccount page and is titled “Student ID Cards”.

Students registered for the Fall 2020 term can request their ID Cards beginning August 10, 2020.

Students requesting their first Douglas College Student ID Card will need to upload a copy of government-issued ID and an appropriate photograph that adheres to our photo standards.

Students requesting a replacement Student ID Card will be assessed a replacement fee of $20 on their student account. (See Paying Your Fees for instructions on payment options.)

For more information regarding Student ID Cards, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Student ID Card Functions

It is advised that you carry your Douglas College Student ID Card with you while on campus, as it serves many functions. Your Student ID Card:

  • is your Douglas College library card, providing you access to Douglas College library privileges, including off-campus access to the library's database
  • must be shown with the Compass Card when using Translink services
  • may be requested when writing exams or when picking up confidential information from the Registrar’s Office
  • is required to access campus facilities outside of regular college hours, and during periods of limited access, such as Sundays and holidays
  • gives you access to rooms that may be specific to your program

The Semester System

The calendar year is divided into three academic terms (semesters) of approximately 15 weeks.

Each semester is a unit with its own registration and final examinations.

In many programs, students may enter at the beginning of any semester and attend one, two, or three semesters, as they wish, within a calendar year.

  • Semester I - Winter: January to April or May
  • Semester II - Summer: varied lengths, usually May to August
  • Semester III - Fall: September to December



student id icon For more information about Student ID Cards, please call 604 527 5478