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Admission Requirements
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit www.rrc.ca/myeducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.

This is a special selection program. Your portfolio will be evaluated and assigned a score that reflects your potential for success in the program. If your portfolio score is within acceptable range you will be invited to attend a mandatory information session. If your portfolio score does not fall within the acceptable range, your application will be cancelled.

Offers of admittance will be made to qualified applicants based on portfolio scores in descending order until all available seats are filled. This means not all applicants whose portfolios scores fall within acceptable range and who attended the mandatory information session will be offered a seat.

Applicants not offered a seat may reapply for a future intake by submitting a new application, application fee, and new portfolio based on the portfolio specifications for that application year.

Annual application deadline: February 28

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12
    • Grade 12 English Literary Focus 40S or English Transactional Focus 40S is recommended
    • Due within 30 days of applying
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • If you were educated outside of Canada or the United States, submit results of an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) indicating you meet the following ELRs:
      • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from the following RRC program:
        Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE*) (AEPL-1001):
        Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 8
        *Students will also require a letter of recommendation from the AEPUCE instructor to meet the English language requirement.
        LINC certificates from other courses/programs will not be accepted
        or
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
        Listening 7.0, Speaking 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0
        or
      • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
        Listening 5.0,  Speaking 5.0,  Reading 5.0,  Writing 5.0
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • We strongly advise you successfully complete an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) before submitting your application to ensure you can meet the 30 day deadline.
    • ELPAs must be dated within two years of your application date.
    • After confirming you meet ELRs, the College will send you a request to submit your international academic credentials for assessment.
    • For more information, visit www.rrc.ca/credentials
      and
  3. Portfolio Submission
    • Complete a Portfolio assignment
    • Instructions will be provided when your full time program application has been accepted
    • This item will be requested by the College at a later date
      and
  4. Mandatory Program Orientation/Information Session
    • Participate in a mandatory program orientation/information session
    • This item will be requested by the College at a later date

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Academic Requirement
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in:
      • One credit of Grade 12 English 40S
    • Due within 30 days of applying.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 2 through 4
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