The admission process is the same process that currently applies to the French Common Law Program (PCLF) at the Faculty of Law. Applications are submitted online through the Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS). Since the online application form includes several choices, candidates must clearly indicate that their application should be considered for the PDC (Programme de droit canadien). 

The admission criteria are as follows: at least three years of university study (with the exception of adult candidates), an outstanding academic record, a form of community and social engagement, the ability to follow a rigorous study program in French, some knowledge of English and favorable letters of recommendation. 

For admission, the Quebec college diploma will be considered equivalent to one year of university studies. 

Each candidate must submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts for all post-secondary education. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is not required for admission to the PDC. 

The cumulative grade point average for admission based on academic grades is usually 80% or more. Occasionally, candidates whose weighted average is slightly below this limit may be selected for admission based on other factors such as the difficulty of the previous curriculum, the previous work experience, the degree of community engagement, the quality of the personal statement and letters of recommendation. 

Exceptional applicants can be considered after two years of university studies. However, priority is given to individuals who have completed three or more years of university studies.

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