Step 1: Preparation
Here are the principal sources of information to consult at the school documentation centres.
University admission guides
Prepared by each university, these guides contain information on admission conditions and selection criteria.
These calendars offer different information on program content and course descriptions. You can find information on services and on specific elements of each university.
University websites (see the alphabetical list of University establishments) are good sources of information and constantly updated about programs, courses and services offered. Some even offer the possibility of filling out an application online.
The REPÈRES system allows applicants to better understand individual programs and offers data on the job market, institutions, professional occupations, etc. It is Windows-based and accessible online when a university subscribes to the service.
Step 2: Admission
It goes without saying that this step is of the greatest importance, since it is at this moment that choices are made regarding programs of study. Big decisions to take at this step must take many factors into account, including admission deadlines, requirements and restrictions of certain programs.
Step 3: Selection
Once the completed application forms have been submitted to the universities concerned, all that remains is to wait for a response. A delay is expected since each application must be analyzed.
Universities proceed with the analysis of a file according to the various admission requirements and selection criteria announced in the admission requirements section of the program description.
Most universities utilize the R score as a method to evaluate the applicant’s school record for admission into limited enrolment programs.
Depending on the university and program chosen, it’s possible that other criteria will be added to the R score to complete the selection. These criteria will be considered in the evaluation of each file in varying proportions determined by the university concerned. The section concerning limited programs offers a more exhaustive listing of these criteria.
Step 4: The response
In general, universities send out their responses to applications between March 1 and May 15, but for certain programs, the replies can be issued after this period.
Step 5: Registration
After being accepted into a program, the candidates now only must choose their courses. This step is similar to the one done in cégep. The necessary documentation for registration will be sent by the university.
The registration period generally runs from June to August, a timeline that must be respected, otherwise the offer of admission may be cancelled. It is suggested to communicate with the admissions services of the university concerned with any questions about procedure.
It is very important to respect this step because admission to a program is not valid unless it is followed up by a registration for the session for which it was intended. This means that the student who is admitted but who is not registered must present a new application for a later session and restart the process as if there never was a prior application or acceptance.