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Prospective Students

Getting started

Whether you are still making your decision about Douglas College, have already applied, or are getting ready to start your first semester, you are in the right place! On this page you will find various resources that will help you along your way. So, which category do you fall under?

  1. "I haven’t applied to Douglas yet."
  2. "I have applied... what’s next?"
  3. "I’m about to start my first semester."

"I haven’t applied to Douglas yet."

Here are some resources to help you make your decision.

  • Take a look at our current Viewbook for more information on what programs and courses Douglas College has to offer.
  • Attend an Information Session and learn more about the program you are interested in.
  • Find out about the different ways you can study at Douglas College.
  • Request a Campus Tour and familiarize yourself with the campus of your choice.
  • Take a look at the Financial Aid web page, and see how they can assist you!
  • And when you're ready... apply to Douglas College here.

"I have applied... what’s next?"

You have submitted your application and you are wondering what the next step is. Below you will find information on what you need to know.

  • Check Your Application Status: To check the status of your application, log in to your secure site by clicking here. All you’ll need is your Student ID number (a nine-digit number assigned when you applied) and your date of birth.
  • Course Registration: You can also log on to your secure site at any time, to check your registration date and time. If you have never registered online before, take a look at our online registration guide.
  • Academic Advising: If you have a career goal but are unsure of what courses you need to take to achieve that goal, talk to an Academic Advisor. You can call and book an appointment at 604 527 5478 or check out this page for more options.
  • Financial Aid: You can use these links to find out more about program costs, and learn about financial aid options such as student loans, bursaries and, scholarships. Be sure to apply early for Financial Aid – it can take up to two months to receive government funding.
  • Dates and Deadlines: Check out important dates and deadlines so that you know what’s coming and so that you don’t miss an important deadline.
  • Office 365: All Douglas College students have an Office 365 account. Your Office 365 account has many uses, including access to emails from classmates and instructors. It’s important to regularly check this account as college updates will be sent via this account.
  • New Student Orientation: The Office for New Students hosts a series of New Student Orientation programs during the summer. You can find more information about these events, and sign-up online here.
  • Student ID: Student ID cards are available at both campuses, once you have paid your tuition and student fees, in full. To get your student ID card you will need to bring your student number and a piece of government-issued identification to the Centre for Educational and Information Technology (CEIT) Office. For more information on locations and hours, check out their website here.
  • U-Pass: Douglas College is excited to be able to offer the U-Pass to all students. There are U-Pass dispensing machines located at each campus. To get your U-Pass you will need your Student ID card. For more information on who is eligible for this program, and how to collect your U-Pass, click here.
  • Bookstore: When it's time to purchase textbooks for your courses, the Douglas College Bookstore is your place to start. Not only do they carry all of the books and materials required by your instructors, but you can now generate a personalized booklist through their website.

To learn about other Student Services that we offer, click here.

"I'm about to start my first semester."

Congratulations! You have been accepted to Douglas, and have already registered for classes. With your first semester on the horizon, it’s time to find out how you can get more involved and succeed in college life.

Orientation Events & EDGE

A wide variety of activities are available for new students during the first week of the semester. We have different Orientation events for new students and supporters including the New Student Orientation, Jump Start, Mature Student Orientation and Parent & Supporter Orientation.

Get an edge up on your Douglas College student experience!  Make new friends and get connected in this exhilarating, action-packed, multi-day orientation event for new students. Get involved with the EDGE, organized by Student Life.

Other Opportunities…

Here are some more of the many ways you can get involved on campus:

  • Join a team, form a club, or just have fun. Student Life has information on athletics, recreational activities, leadership programs, volunteer opportunities and more.
  • The Centre for International Education hosts a Cultural Connections program that provides an opportunity to learn about different cultures, help new students succeed, and further your involvement as a student of Douglas College.
  • The Douglas Student Union (DSU) provides a wide variety of services to students, including the extended Health and Dental Plan, social and club activities, campus lockers, and more! To learn more about their work for you, go to the Douglas Students Union website.
  • If you are interested in building leadership skills check out our very own Student Ambassador Program.
  • On Campus Employment: There are a number of student employment opportunities available on campus, including the Welcome Centre, Peer Tutoring, and more! Through them, you can gain valuable experience and earn some extra money at the same time. For more employment opportunities for students on campus visit student employment.