Cégep à distance provided flexible learning options for hundreds of English-speaking CEGEP students in 2013-2014

Montreal, September 15th, 2014 – The English Sector at Cégep à distance registered 367 unique students for close to 500 course-registrations in the 2013-2014 academic year. For the fourth consecutive year enrollment has risen from 47 students registering for 59 course-registrations in 2009-2010 to a new peak last year. The vast majority of these students were visiting students that were granted authorization to study (commandite) at Cégep à distance by English and French CEGEPs, private colleges and institutes from across the province.

Cégep à distance began offering self-paced distance education courses to the French population in 1991. In 2005, the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport requested that the organization extend its services to the English-speaking population. Today, the English Sector offers twenty courses which include offerings from the General Education component of college programs, university prerequisites, complementary courses and some core courses from the Social Science and Business Administration programs.

With more courses on the way, the record number of students this year demonstrates that Cégep à distance is increasingly recognized as a partner of the college system that provides a solution for students to get their studies back on track. The organization also provides flexibility for student athletes and others who have competing family, social and workplace demands. Cégep à distance is also playing a role in helping students in geographically-dispersed regions to access higher education in the language of their choosing while remaining in their respective communities.

To learn more about the course offering for English-speaking students, visit Cégep à distance’s web site at cegepadistance.ca/en or call 514 864-6464 or 1 800 665-6400, press 8 then 1.

Cégep à distance is affiliated with the Collège de Rosemont and its courses are fully recognized by the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science of Quebec as equivalent to the training offered in-person at the 48 traditional CEGEPs in the public system. Students have up to six months to complete self-paced courses and are provided a tutor who evaluates their assignments and final exams, and responds to student questions related to the course material.