Certification of diploma awarded

This service enables the holder of a Diploma of College Studies (DCS) to obtain an official document that confirms that he/she received the diploma in question.

The official document is standard letter size (8 1/2'' x 11''). It states the surname and first name of the diploma holder, the program of studies pursued, the term in which the diploma was obtained and the number of the diploma. It is signed by an authorized person and bears the official seal of the Ministère.

This document can be given to a third party, such as an employer, to confirm that the DCS was indeed issued. When applying for admission to a university located in Québec, you do not need to provide a copy of a letter certifying that a diploma has been awarded or a duplicate of your Diploma of College Studies (DCS). With your authorization, the university can access a database that lists the DCS(s) that you have obtained.

A bilingual version of the diploma may be provided only for graduates of an Anglophone college, or for individuals who require an authenticated official document for use in a country whose official language is other than French.

This service is free. Requests made by telephone or e-mail cannot be processed. Certifications cannot be e-mailed.

Request are processed within ten working days. Allowance must then be made for mail delivery time.

Procedure

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  • Print out the static form or copy it out by hand, making sure to include all the mandatory sections.
  • Complete the form and sign it.
  • Fax the form to 418-643-7100 or mail it to the following address:

    Direction des affaires étudiantes et institutionnelles
    Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur
    1035, rue De La Chevrotière, 18e étage
    Québec (Québec)  G1R 5A5

Please note that no requests can be handled in person.

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