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Admission Requirements
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/catalogue/myeducation.aspx 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.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit of:
      • Grade 12 Biology 40S
        or
      • Grade 12 Chemistry 40S
    • 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
    • One credit of Grade 12 Applied Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S is not required but is strongly recommended.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts within 30 days of applying for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of successful completion of an approved English language assessment at the required levels. 
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts within 30 days of applying for review.
    • If you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • Approved English language assessments and required levels for this program are:
      • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from one of the following RRC courses:
      • 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 4.5,  Reading 5.0,  Writing 4.5
      • If completing an assessment, we strongly advise you complete it before submitting your application to ensure you meet language requirements and can submit your results within 30 days of applying.
      • Assessment results must be dated within two years of your application date.
      • After confirming you’ve met English language requirements through your assessment results, the College will send you an e-mail requesting submission of your transcripts
        and
  3. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  4. Essay
    • Submit a 500-word essay addressing the following topics:
      • What interests you about the Health Information Management program as a field or career path
      • What you would like to do when you graduate
      • What you consider to be your major strengths
      • What you see as your major areas needing further development
      • What alternatives to the Health Information Management program you may have considered
    • This will be requested by the College at a later date
      and
  5. Mandatory Orientation Session
    • Attend an mandatory orientation session
    • This 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 in each of the following courses:
        - Grade 12 English 40S
        - Grade 12 Biology 40S or Chemistry 40S
        - Grade 12 Applied Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S is not required but is strongly recommended
        or
      • RRC's Introduction to Business program (this program is no longer offered by the College)
    • 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 are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 2 through 5

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 you may not be able to complete the program.

If you are listed on a Child or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.

These checks have expiration dates, and should be completed close to your program start date.

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.