Transfer Credit

What is Transfer Credit?

Transfer credit is one type of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process at Red River College.

Transfer credit is the recognition of credit for courses or programs completed at another recognized post-secondary institution or in another Red River College program.

Transfer credits are given when the learning meets the standards required by the program in which the credit is sought. The course(s) must have been of equivalent credit hours and with equivalent learning outcomes or course content.

Learn more about the other types of RPL processes available at RRC

Who should apply?

Any student who has previous courses from another recognized post-secondary institution or a previous RRC program that may be equivalent to RRC courses.

When should you apply?

If you are in a full-time program, you can submit your request any time after you have paid your deposit to confirm your seat in the program.

IMPORTANT: We strongly encourage you to submit your requests well in advance of your Course Registration Date and definitely prior to the start date of your program.

Since it can take considerable time for course work to be assessed for transfer credit, you are encouraged to submit your transfer credit application and required documents as early as possible once you have paid your deposit. For part-time programs, students must be registered in at least once course in their program of choice.

What is needed to apply?

  1. Completed transfer credit request form
  2. Transfer credit fee payment (if applicable). See below for fees.
  3. Official transcript (if not submitted with application)
  4. Course outline or syllabus. What is this? See Frequently Asked Questions.


Assessment fees are payable at the time a transfer credit request is made. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. All fees are subject to change.

Request Type Fee
Transfer Credit Request from a Red River College program No fee
Transfer Credit Request from a publicly funded Manitoba post-secondary institution No fee
Transfer Credit Request from Canadian post-secondary institution located outside Manitoba $25 per course to a maximum of $125 per application
Transfer Credit Request from an international post-secondary institution $75 per course to a maximum of $375 per application

Please review the Guide to Complete the Transfer Credit Request Form and frequently asked questions before submitting the Transfer Credit Request Form.