Admission requirements

Future students Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Now that you have chosen your program, you must ensure that you meet the following general admission requirements in order to be admitted to Collège Universel – Campus Gatineau. 

Diploma of College Studies (DCS) 

Diploma of College Studies (DCS) 


Hold a Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) and have accumulated the number of units allocated for learning the following subjects :


  • language of instruction in Secondary 5
  • second language in Secondary 5
  • mathematics in Secondary 4 


Meet the specific admission requirements of the chosen program.

Attestation of College Studies (ACS) 

Attestation of College Studies (ACS) 


You must meet one of the following conditions: 

  • hold a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) insofar as this DVS has enabled the holder to acquire training related to the program of study 
  • have a training judged sufficient and meet one of the following conditions :
    • have interrupted studies for at least two consecutive terms or one academic year
    • have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies over a period of one year or more 
    • be under an agreement between the college and an employer

Special admission requirements 

Natural Sciences: Prerequisites in chemistry, physics and strong mathematics. 

Programs with mathematics: Mandatory prerequisite in strong mathematics. 

Language proficiency for international students

All international English-speaking students must demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction through a recognized language test. 

Universel College will accept one of the following: Detail and conditions
IELTS(Academic) (International English Language Testing System) Overall 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) IBT : Score 80 or higher, with a minimum combined score of 34 for speaking and writing
Cambridge English 169
PTE(Academic) (Pearson Test of English Academic) Overall 54
MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery) Overall 77, Minimum of 75 AND Speaking 3-
Duolingo English Test Minimum of 100

Proof of proficiency is not required if student meet one of the following conditions:

  • mother tongue is English (language first learned and still used on a daily basis)
  • has obtained a High school, College or University degree from a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction
  • has lived and studied or been employed for at least three years in a country where English is the official language

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