Discover studying at Cégep à distance

Our commitment

At Cégep à distance, you study where and when you want. Cégep à distance is the ideal way to balance family, work, and studies.

To get the most out of your visit

We suggest three steps to make an informed decision, corresponding to three sections of our web site. To move easily between the steps, you can open the menu to your right or use the footer of this web page.

“There are tons of advantages to studying at Cégep à distance”

Flexibility for your studies

  • Finish your studies at your own pace, wherever you want, whenever you want
  • Take from one to four courses at a time
  • Online registration that is available at any time
  • Take up to six months to submit your assignments
  • Take up to three months to write your final evaluations after your final assignment is marked

Support throughout your learning path

  • A tutor to accompany you and a team at Cégep à distance to support your academic progress
  • Financial aid available subject to your eligibility

Studying at Cégep à distance

How is Cégep à distance useful for me? Will I be able to successfully complete my studies through distance education?

To learn more about the selection of services offered and explore how Cégep à distance can help you to achieve your educational objectives, visit the Courses and Programs sections of the Course Selection Guide.

If you are hesitating to start your distance education, we invite you try out three quick tests to help you make an informed decision.

Is the training recognized? Will I receive a diploma?

Cégep à distance is an integral part of the Collège de Rosemont. As a Cégep à distance student, you will be subject to the policies and regulations in effect at the Collège de Rosemont. If you graduate from Cégep à distance, you will receive a diploma or attestation bearing Rosemont’s seal.

Your way : personalized support

Beginning prior to your enrolment and all the way up until you earn your diploma, the Cégep à distance staff will guide you along your educational path and support you during your learning. A tutor specialized in the subject matter—usually a CEGEP teacher—is assigned to you in every course and will answer your questions by phone or by email within two business days. Your tutor corrects your assignments and your final examination, and may also help you to prepare for these evaluations. Check out our Student support and supervision page for more details.

Continuous registration

At Cégep à distance, you can register at any time.

Since the courses are self-paced, you can enrol whenever you choose, at any time of the year. You can take up to four courses at a time.


Study wherever and whenever you want

You can study wherever and whenever you want, at the pace that suits you best. Just set a study schedule based on your educational, professional, and family activities. This means that you can decide whether to work intensively through the course or take the entire six months of time allotted to you. You just need to ensure that you respect the guidelines detailed in the Introduction and Instructions guide. Cégep à distance students take, on average, four and a half months to complete their courses.

Learning Materials

We recommend that you begin working on a course as soon as you receive your materials, so that you can make some immediate progress and set the pace for your studies.

You will receive course materials by mail or through the Internet. They usually include:

  • A user code and a password to log on to the online Campus
  • A study guide
  • A textbook with a workbook or course pack
  • Exercises, answer keys, and assignments

The courses offered at Cégep à distance tend to use a multimedia format—that is, they use many different media (websites, audiovisual clips, MP3, videos, PDF or print documents, etc.) to create a dynamic and interactive learning process.

Receiving your materials and starting your course

Make sure that your package contains all the materials you need, plan your schedule, and get started right away. We recommend that you submit your first assignment within six weeks of registering.



Plan your schedule

The exams are available online, in the learning environment.

The courses include three to seven assignments. You have a maximum of six months to submit your final assignment under Cégep à distance rules. After that, you have to take one or more final exams no more than three months after your tutor records the mark for your final assignment. Certain conditions apply to some courses.


R Score

For information about the R score at Cégep à distance, go to



Tuition fees are the same in all public CEGEPs. If you have a right to tuition-free studies, you do not have to pay tuition fees. You always have to pay for the course materials, which are never refundable. See Fees for more details.

Cost of taking a complete program

If you are planning to enrol in one of our programs in French, please note that only the courses you register for in your registration session are included in the calculation of the fees to pay when you register (see the description of each course). This allows you to spread out the cost of all the program courses over the total duration of your studies. The total cost of taking a program may vary. If you would like an estimate of the total cost, you have to add up the material costs for each course and all tuition fees, if any, based on your student status and your eligibility for tuition-free studies (see Fees and the Student status and tuition-free studies section of this page). Other factors may also influence the total amount of fees you have to pay.