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Deaf Studies
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.

Deaf Studies courses are delivered by Red River College (RRC) and the University of Manitoba (UM). You must meet the admission requirements of both RRC and UM. 

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit of:
      • Grade 12 English
    • 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.
    • 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 3 for more information.
      and
  2. Signing Course
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in one of the following:
      • Level 103 (Level 1) in the Signing Naturally course
        or
      • An equivalent course (as approved by the Deaf Studies department)
    • LANG-1009 ASL - VISTA 103 will also be accepted to meet this requirement (this course is no longer offered by Continuing Education)
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Post-secondary transcripts must be submitted directly from the post-secondary institution
    • 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 3 for more information.
      and
  3. 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 the 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
  4. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form

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. Grade 10 English Course
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in one credit of Grade 10 English
    • 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.
    • 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 3 for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 2 through 4

Program Progression Requirements
After acceptance into the program but prior to registration into certain courses, you will be required to submit the following:

  • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
  • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)
  • An original official Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) Check (provincial)

If you have a criminal record or are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you may not be able to complete the program.

These requirements have expiration dates, and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided.

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