Understanding CEGEP (Pre-University D.E.C. -Diploma of College Studies) in Quebec
Getting into a great university is the dream of many students and all of their parents. For an International Student wanting to come to Canada to pursue higher education there are many questions and challenges about what is the best way to get into a good university.
For some students the CEGEP system of Quebec can offer them a bridge way path to prepare them for study at Canadian Universities. But given that this is a unique educational path to the province of Quebec, students have many questions about CEGEP.
The CEGEP system is unique to Quebec and it is designed as a bridge between secondary school (high school) and University. These programs are 2 years in length and designed to cover the subject matter of Grade 12 elsewhere in Canada and the first year of University education.
Students in grade 11 are eligible to take the CEGEP pathway, so for many International students this offers them the mobility to plan their future in Canada one year earlier than all other Canadian provinces or in the United States.
One of the major advantages for International Students who choose the CEGEP Pre-University programs is the ability to build their academic background and profile, in Canada before applying for University. They can benefit from the transition of the high school experience in their own country, to that of the CEGEP system which serves to prepare them for the unique challenges of the university educational experience.
Students who choose CEGEP Pre-University programs with Rising Phoenix International can also opt into our University Placement and Tour Service Package.
If you are looking for a pathway to university in North America; CEGEP Pre-University programs are a proven model for students to find success. Especially for students who want to get into top universities in Canada, they can augment their applications and student profile with this pathway.
If you are interested in exploring this pathway to University please contact an RPINTL agent. We can assess your student file and make a recommendation on the best path for your future!
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