FAQs How do I register for a course? Students may register for a Professional and Part Time Learning course (provided all requirements have been met) using one of three registration methods. How do I apply to a program? Credit course applicants must be 19 years of age, or have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or a General Education Development (GED). General interest course applicants must be 16 years of age or older, unless otherwise noted. Some courses require applicants to meet specific criteria and are noted in the detailed course description found on the website. PROGRAM ADMISSION Durham College offers a wide-range of part-time programming – our Recognition of Achievement certificates (ROA), Durham College Certificates, Ontario College Certificates and Ontario College Diploma programs. The minimum admission requirement for our programs is one of the following: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Mature student status (19 years of age or older). Mature students lacking specific requirements may have to complete academic upgrading. We also offer Ontario Graduate Certificates which require previous post-secondary education. http://www.durhamcollege.ca/academic-schools/school-of-continuing-education/registration-and-admission/course-program-admission How do I get my grade/transcript? Final Grades and Official Transcripts are available on MyDC. If you need to have your MyDC account re-activated, you can do so online. If you still cannot re-activate your account please contact the Help Desk at 905.721.3333. If you require an official copy of a mark for an employer or educational institution, you will be required to order and pay for an official transcript at a cost of $14 per transcript (please see below for instructions). Accessing your marks and/or Order official transcripts via MyDC: MyDC can be accessed from any page within the Durham College website. It is located at the top of each page under “Quick Links”. You will need your student identification number (e.g. 100234567) and a password (PIN). If you have not created a MyDC password, the default password is your date of birth in the format MMDDYY. (If your date of birth is December 31, 1985 then your password is 123185). If you don’t use MyDC regularly, it may be deactivated. If you need to have your MyDC account re-activated, you can do so online. If you encounter issues with MyDC please visit the IT Service Desk portal or call 905.721.3333. Please note: An official transcript can be picked-up, sent directly to you, or to another institution. Transcripts cannot be faxed; this will make them unofficial as the school seal will not show. Transcripts can take up to two weeks or longer to prepare, depending on the research involved and current volume in the office of Strategic Enrolment Services. Transcript requests are not accepted over the phone. Accepted form of payment: credit card only. How do I book my exam for my online course? If your course has an “online proctored” exam requirement, you will need to schedule your exam following the instructions listed within the course and book it within the required date range – no extensions are granted. The Test Centre provides a test and exam environment complete with accommodations for Durham College students with exceptionalities when those needs cannot be met in a online or classroom environment. In order to access accommodated testing at the Test Centre, students must be registered with the Access and Support Centre (ASC). For details on how to register for accommodated testing click here. Do I qualify for OSAP? If you are interested in applying for Part Time Financial Aid, please be advised that only the Ontario College Credential programs listed on our OSAP Eligibility page may be eligible. The Government of Ontario recently announced that select Micro-credentials are OSAP eligible. These programs are also listed on our OSAP Eligibility page. Please note that students taking online courses are not eligible for OSAP for full-time studies, but may be eligible for OSAP for part-time studies. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 6-8 weeks prior to registering for your first course to determine your individual eligibility and course load requirements and/or restrictions. How do I get a student number? Your student number is generated when you register for your first Durham College course. This number is your academic student number for life; please keep it in a safe place for future reference. New Students If you have never taken a course at Durham College, you must fill in the Personal Information Form when registering online. A student number will be created for you. Please retain this number, you will use it for all course registrations and college activity. If you already have a student number, but cannot remember it, please call the Continuing Education office at 905.721.3052 How do I apply to graduate? Graduation Eligibility Once you have completed all program requirements and you believe you are eligible for a certificate or diploma you must complete the Graduation Application Form and pay the fee to Strategic Enrolment Services (SES). Minimum Performance for Graduation You will only be eligible to graduate if you have completed all program requirements and maintained an overall good standing in your program. To confirm graduation eligibility, Durham College completes an audit of all courses you have taken in a program. Each course must be successfully completed within the maximum time frame for the credential, and a minimum GPA must be maintained. The audit is based upon the program of study from the year you started your program, and it may be different from the one currently displayed on our website. Note: Past Program of Study information will soon be available via MyCampus. Post Secondary Credential Please note if you have completed an Ontario post-secondary credential you are required to follow graduation deadlines for the day school programs. There are three graduation audit periods per academic year (January, May/June and October) and if you have met the application deadline and are successful you will receive your credential following the audit process. Durham College Certificate or Recognition of Achievement If you completed a Durham College Certificate or Recognition of Achievement please note you can apply to graduate upon completion of your final course. Your records will be audited at that time. What is a PLAR? PLAR is a process you can use to gain college credit(s) for previous work and life experiences. It helps you focus on your accomplishments and plan toward personal and professional goals. Credit is granted after the successful assessment of prior experience by a Subject Matter Expert and based on the course learning outcomes of a specific course. Candidates must complete a PLAR Registration form and pay the non-refundable PLAR fee, per course, before the process begins. Contact the PLAR office for further information: T: 905.721.2000 ext. 3053 E: email@example.com http://www.durhamcollege.ca/admissions/applying/prior-learning-assessment-and-recognition-plar What is the difference between PLAR and a Credit Transfer? If you have studied previously at Durham College or another recognized post-secondary institution, your successfully-completed courses may be eligible for credit transfer. https://durhamcollege.ca/admissions/apply-for-credit-transfer. If you have prior work or life experiences that meet learning outcomes or you’ve studied at a private/career institution, you may wish to explore Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). http://www.durhamcollege.ca/admissions/applying/prior-learning-assessment-and-recognition-plar How do I get my tax receipt? Go to www.durhamcollege.ca/mydc; Enter in your Username (this is your nine-digit student ID number) and your six-digit password and click on Login. Click on Canadian Tax Forms (right hand side of screen under Helpful Links; Student Records) Click on T2202A Tax Credit Form for your tuition tax receipt Select the Tax Year and click either view data or printable form and submit. (a) By selecting “View Data” you can review your tuition amounts and months eligible on-line. If you print the “View” version of the form it cannot be used to send to the CRA if they request it from you. (b) By selecting “Printable T2202a Form” you will be informed that this will mark your taxation record as printed and if you click on continue, any future requests will be marked as "Duplicate" If you are sure you want to continue then click the Confirm button. TAX RECEIPTS (T2202A) – found here: http://www.durhamcollege.ca/academic-schools/school-of-continuing-education/student-information Claiming Post-secondary education tuition, textbooks and education amounts on your tax return: The total amount of tuition fees paid may differ from your T2202A as not all fees are tax deductible, e.g. supply fees, computer fees and facility fees are not eligible. In addition to claiming tuition fees you are also eligible to claim $120/month of part-time study. A part-time month equals at least three consecutive weeks in a calendar month and 12 contact hours. T2202A is based on the tax year January – December. Receipts are only available through your MyDC account as of February 28 each year. For more information, please visit the Tuition/Education Income Tax Credit page on our website. How does online learning work? Durham College is a provincial leader in the development and delivery of online programs and courses. Online learning provides students with the flexibility to update their skills, and discover a new talent or chart a career path at their convenience. Our virtual classrooms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please visit our Online Learning page for more information. How to apply for PPL Field Placement? https://youtu.be/v1qGNiuH3No Please read all of the information on the PPL Field Placements, if you are planning on applying for a field placement within your program. When you are ready to apply, please follow the “7 Steps Toward Placement” for detailed instructions on how to proceed. Student Advisor Professional and Part-Time Learning is committed to student success. Our student advisor, Lisa Ogg can help you navigate through your studies by customizing academic plans to suit your needs. The student advisor can provide support in the following areas: Guidance in setting short-term and long-term academic goals. Assistance in developing academic plans and mapping out your educational path. Help in accessing DC resources such as SALS and ASC. Information on pathways to universities or post-graduate programs. Guidance in identifying future career goals. If you have any questions or need assistance in beginning your academic journey, please feel free to reach out to the student advisor via email or schedule a meeting.