Admissions and registration
Registering for a Continuing Education course
Students may register for a Continuing Education course (provided that all requirements have been met) using one of five registration methods (Please note: course code and payment in full is due at the time of registration:
Visit one of the following locations:
- Oshawa campus: 2000 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; Monday to Thursday between 8 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Summer hours (May – August); Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Registration is located in the new Student Services building.
- Whitby campus: 1610 Champlain Avenue, Whitby, Ontario, Canada; Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
By phone (credit card payment only):
To register by phone, please call 905.721.3000. Please have course code and credit card information ready.
By fax (credit card payment only):
Fax your completed registration form to 905.721.3113.
Mail your completed registration form to:
Durham College, Office of the Registrar
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4
Please note: payment by mail must use credit card or money order only (personal cheques are no longer accepted). Please make money order payable to Durham College.
Online (credit card payment only):
To register online, select your desired course and click Add to add to your shopping cart.
Obtaining a certificate, diploma or graduate certificate
Students wishing to complete a certificate, diploma or post-diploma program by studying part-time may register for and study the courses as their schedule allows. Eligibility requirements will depend on the chosen program. In the case of diplomas or graduate certificates, the admission criteria will follow the post-secondary eligibility guidelines.
Graduation from a diploma or graduate certificate program
Those students who have successfully completed the requirements in a program of studies through Continuing Education and obtained a GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 may apply to graduate by filling out an application in the Office of the Registrar. The required GPA is obtainable by achieving a grade of over 60 per cent in most subjects. There will be a $30 graduation fee payable at the time of application and successful graduating students may choose to participate in the convocation ceremonies.
Admission to post-secondary programs:
The minimum admission requirement for post-secondary programs is one of the following:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent.
- General Educational Development (GED).
- Mature student status (see below).
Mature student status
Applicants who are 19 years of age or older as of the first day of school and do not possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), may be considered for admission as mature students. Students lacking specific requirements may have to complete academic upgrading. Mature applicants are considered on an individual basis and should contact the Admissions office as early as possible to determine their eligibility.
Some programs require that applicants meet additional admission criteria. These may include:
- Specific academic prerequisites.
- Completion of an essay, test or questionnaire.
- Submission of a portfolio or medical form.
The admission eligibility requirements for each program are listed in detail in the program description section of the course calendar. It is the responsibility of each applicant to complete these requirements as part of the admission process.
Students with special needs
The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) assists students who require accommodations due to a disability (blind or have limited vision; deaf or hard of hearing; or have a physical, medical, psychiatric or learning disability). Supports may include:
- Adaptive testing arrangements
- Access to computers and special software
- FM hearing systems
- Peer tutors
- Visual aids
- Much more
To arrange for support or for more information please contact the CSD at 905.721.2000 ext. 2364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studying as a part-time day student
If space allows, a student may enrol in day courses on a part-time basis; however, approval and registration will only occur at the commencement of classes. Formal application for part-time studies may be made through the Admissions office at Durham College by contacting the office at 905.721.3046.
Cancellation of a course or program
Durham College reserves the right to cancel any course or program with insufficient enrolment or any program where employment opportunities do not appear adequate to justify the number of students graduating. Prior to a decision to suspend or phase out a program, the college will give students an opportunity to complete the program.
However, there may be special circumstances where this is not possible or where a transfer of the students to another college would be more practical for all parties. Under such circumstances, Durham College will assist students to enrol in the same program offered by another college located within a reasonable distance from Durham College.
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