Application Instructions - Durham Catholic District School Board

We accept applications for the following educational opportunities:
  • Secondary school (Grade 9 - 12) Pre-University Study; *minimum 65% average in current school*
  • Elementary school (Grade 1 - 8);
  • Personal Support Worker (PSW) for adults;
  • Short Term Canadian Winter and Summer Camps.

Before you begin


Durham Catholic District School Board will only accept complete applications using our secure online application system. Mailed, emailed, or faxed applications are no longer accepted. Incomplete or unpaid applications will not be processed.


Before you begin the online application process, please make sure you have collected all the necessary information and documents. You will need the applicant’s complete information and at least one parent’s complete information. This includes names, birthdates, addresses, etc..


Required and recommended documents (see below) must be submitted as PDF or JPEG files only and less than 5MB each. If any document is larger than 5MB, it has been scanned at too high a resolution and must be rescanned at a lower resolution before beginning the application process.


In order to submit an application, the three documents listed below are required. If you do not upload these documents into the online application system, you cannot complete the application process. If you do not submit a complete application within thirty (30) days, the partial application will be automatically deleted.


The application must include:

 It is the international student's responsibility to obtain the required Citizenship & Immigration Canada permit(s) from the Canadian Consulate or Embassy before leaving their home country, and to keep the permit(s) up-to-date. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will usually require a letter of acceptance from Durham Catholic District School Board, an official receipt of payment of tuition fees, and proof of sufficient funds to maintain the student for one year. A medical examination may also be required.


 Refund Policy for Tuition fees


If a study permit is not granted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the registration fee will not be refunded. However, the tuition fee will be refunded. 

To obtain a refund, the student must provide:
  1. Original Letter of Refusal from Citizenship and Immigration Canada stating that the Visa was not approved;
  2. The original DCDSB Official Letter of Acceptance;
  3. The original receipt of tuition fee payment; and
  4. A written refund request by the parent including the name and address of the person to receive the refund.

There will be NO REFUND of the Tuition Fee for the following circumstances:
  1. If the student chooses to withdraw for any reasons other than the Study Permit being denied by Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
  2. Once the student has started attending classes;
  3. If the student is found in violation of school regulations and asked to withdraw from the school;
  4. If false medical information was provided and health conditions were not disclosed;
  5. If the student is found violating the law in Canada and is not available to attend class; and
  6. If the student's immigration status changes during the school year, the parents or student are asked to contact our office immediately and provide the necessary documents