Frequently Asked Questions
DOON has very few additional costs. For the vast majority of our students, the tuition fee for their course is the only fee they pay to DOON. Additional fees may apply in the following circumstances:
Course Transfers: A student has the option to transfer from one course to another at any time within the 18-month completion deadline. If a student requests a transfer, an administrative fee will be required as the preliminary work will have to be repeated by our staff. It is important to note that if a student transfers into a new course, the 18-month deadline will not refresh. The student will be required to complete the new course within the original 18-month deadline, based upon the enrolment date of the original course. Transfers will not be available to a student who has completed more than three assessments. The decision of the DOON Registrar is final in all cases involving refund requests and course transfers.
OSSLT: Should a student wish to take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test at the DOON administrative office located in Bayfield, Ontario, a fee of $399 will apply. Should a student wish to take the OSSLT through DOON at an alternative location, a fee of $699 will apply.
Course Extensions: Students will have the opportunity to extend a course if they are unable to complete the course within the 18-month time limit. The extension options are listed below.
1 additional month: $99
2 additional months: $149
3 additional months: $199
4 additional months: $249
5 additional months: $299
6 additional months: $349
The maximum length of extension allowed for any course is 6 months total. Students must pay for the extension on or before the date of expiration. Fees apply to the number of months being purchased at the time of transaction and are not calculated in combination with any extensions previously purchased by the student. For example, if a student purchases one month for $99 and requires an additional one-month extension, the same fee ($99) will apply, with no fee reductions. Students will be removed from their courses on the next business day following the expiration date. Once removed, the course cannot be reactivated.
Additional costs may also occur if a student transfers their OSR to DOON and DOON becomes the student’s home school, or if the DOON is required to create a new OSR. Such costs include the following:
Equivalent Credit Assessments: DOON can assess the transcripts of students from outside Ontario to determine whether equivalent credits can be granted that will apply to the OSSD requirements. The fee for an equivalent credit assessment is $180. The assessment will determine how many courses the student needs to complete in order to earn the OSSD. The student will need to register for a course within six months from the date of the assessment in order for the assessment to remain valid. DOON will enter the equivalent credits on the student’s transcript once the student has earned one credit at the DOON.
OUAC: An OUAC account can be opened for any student whose OSR is hosted by the DOON. DOON will maintain the OUAC account throughout that school year. The fee for managing the account and applications to three post-secondary institutions is $180. DOON can also communicate directly with post-secondary institutions, rather than OUAC if needed. If a document is requested to be sent to more than three post-secondary institutions directly, then a fee of $30 per instance will apply. Additional fees will also apply if a student requires information to be couriered through FedEx to any institution. DOON can also communicate with OUAC and post-secondary institutions for students whose OSR is not held at DOON. There is no fee for communicating with OUAC and up to three institutions. Beyond three institutions, the fees identified above apply.