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Parents and supporters provide valuable support to Douglas College students. We hope the following information will help you prepare for this important role.
Unlike at larger institutions, our courses are taught entirely by instructors, not teaching assistants. As a result, your student will always be learning from an instructor with years of experience. In addition, our instructors are focused on the classroom, not the research process. This means they have the time to develop an outstanding learning environment.
First-year classes at major universities can have up to 450 students. At Douglas, the same courses are taught in a class of 30 to 35 students. As a result, your student will have the chance to engage in class discussion and develop meaningful connections with the instructor and their classmates.
On average, students at Douglas College pay 40 percent less for the same courses taught at larger institutions, while earning the same credentials. In fact, students can save up to $4,000 by taking the first two years of a program at Douglas. If your student completes a four-year bachelor’s program with us, the savings double.
Find out about the programs that Douglas College offers by viewing our full list. There are a number of ways to get more information:
Once your student has decided to come to Douglas College, they can apply online or in person at our Registrar’s Office.
It's a good idea to become familiar with privacy legislation. We know parents and supporters have the best intentions when seeking information on behalf of their students. But we cannot legally release information regarding a student's application, file, or academic standing to anyone other than the student, without the student's prior written consent. This applies whether or not the student is a minor. Stay in touch with your student and empower them to make inquiries to student services on their own.
At Douglas College we have many services available to support your student.
Douglas College welcomes international students from around the world. Douglas College International is here to help you and your student with everything from getting immigration papers, to finding a place to live.
Douglas College has a number of unique terms to describe our people, places and processes. Need to know the difference between “applying” and “registering”? Take a look at our College lingo guide.
For more information for Permanent Residents and Canadian Citzens, please contact the Future Students’ Office. All international students should connect with Douglas International.