The CEGEP academic year
In Quebec’s CEGEPs, the academic year begins around mid-August and ends at the end of May. The academic calendar is usually made up of two semesters:
- Fall: from mid-August to the end of December
- Winter: from January to the end of May
Length of your program
The total length of your program of study varies depending on what kind of program it is:
- Career programs last three years (six semesters)
- Pre-university programs last two years (four semesters)
However, if you fail a class, you may have to extend the length of your program, since all failed classes must be retaken.
Find out about the differences between career and pre-university programs offered by CEGEPs in Quebec.