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Admission Process



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DUC is proud of its diverse student body. We enjoy meeting and discussing educational options with students from a variety of faiths, backgrounds, and cultures. Our application process, like our education, is personalized. We consider the entire dossier of our applications - not just their grades.

The Admissions Committee uses a rolling application system. Applications are evaluated in the order they are received. It is advisable (mandatory for international students) to apply before March 31st for the fall semester and July 31st for the winter semester in order to increase your chances of admission.


If you are applying as an International Student, click here.


Application process at the DUC

Please consider the following information before applying to a DUC program in philosophy or theology. Application conditions include, but are not limited to:

Prior education
Candidates must hold a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS/CEGEP) (or equivalent) or an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) (or equivalent) or a diploma in a relevant field.

Language requirements
Candidates whose first language is not english or french must have a minimum grade of 70% on their high school or post-secondary transcript. If IETLS or equivalent language test has been completed, it can be included with the admission request.

IF applying as a mature students
Must be of minimum required age of 25 years.
Candidates must demonstrate an appropriate knowledge base.
Candidates must have acquired relevant work experience (resume or cv required).

Waiting lists
If program quotas are met, admission may be conditional even if the candidate meets all admission requirements.

Meeting with the Faculty Dean
All candidates’ applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and a meeting with the Dean of the relevant Faculty may be required to determine final admission status. 


How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in Dominican University College. The information provided below will help you better understand the application process as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. We encourage you to learn about our requirements before you begin an application. If you have additional questions about how to apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Step 1 - Prepare Your Application Package

Before applying online, prepare your application package in advance. Follow these steps to ensure a complete application.

Step 2 - Original Transcript(s)

We require ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS. Please obtain these from your previous educational institutions, high school and if applicable, other universities. Mail these documents to The Registrar’s Office. Dominican University College. 96 Empress Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. K1R 7G3.

Step 3 - Apply Online

To apply for a full-time or part-time program, complete and submit the online form through our portal, Dominicus. You will have the option to upload supporting documents. *Please upload a passport sized photo (PDF format)

Step 4 - Pay Processing Fee

Pay the $50 processing fee online, by mail, or in person. See our different payment options here. Once the payment is received, we will begin assessing your application. Please note that the processing fee is non-refundable.

Step 5 - Track Your Application

Once you submit your online application, you will be redirected to a payment page. *Notice and save your admission number. You will receive an email confirming your application, be sure to check your Junk Mail. You will be able to track the status of your application using this code. 

Step 6 - Assessment of Your Application

Once we have received all required documents, we will begin to assess your application. A decision is normally made within 2-4 weeks and notice will be sent to you by email and to your postal address.

Step 7 - Accept Your Offer of Admission

Last but not least, you must accept your offer of admission. An Acceptance Form will accompany your Offer of Admission. Please sign and return this to DUC by email ( or by mail: The Registrar's Office. Dominican University College. 96 Empress Ave. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. K1R 7G3. 






It is still possible to apply using a printed application form. Please contact the assistant registrar to complete the request at


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