The following are the general admission requirements for Red River College Polytechnic programs. In addition to these requirements, some programs may require you to do additional coursework, complete an admissions assessment, attend an information session, complete work or volunteer hours, participate in an interview, etc.

Some programs are special selection programs, and offers of admittance will be made based on the results of a specific admission requirement such as adjusted grade point average (AGPA) or multiple mini interviews (MMIs).

Important: You should consult your program of interest’s admission requirements before applying.

Unless otherwise noted in the admission requirements, submission of proof of meeting all admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying (due within five days of applying if you apply within six weeks of the program start date).

You must have completed or be enrolled in the high school and/or post-secondary courses required for program admission at time of application. For most programs, you may apply while enrolled in the required high school and/or post-secondary courses if you are able to submit:

  • An interim transcript confirming enrolment in the required courses
    and
  • A final transcript by July 15 or the deadline specified in your admission letter.

However, some programs require successful completion of the required courses and submission of a final transcript within 30 days of applying. See your program’s admission requirements on the Program and Course Catalogue for details.

Regular Admission Requirements

The regular admission requirement for all College programs (excluding upgrading and introduction programs and those programs requiring post-secondary education) is a Grade 12 or mature student high school diploma including any pre-requisite courses identified in the program admission requirements.

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. Mature Student admission may include specific requirements. Refer to the program admission requirements for detailed information.

Post-Secondary Entrance Requirements

You must have completed, or where allowable by program admission requirements, be enrolled in the post-secondary admission requirements at time of application. Proof of completion or enrolment is required within 30 days of applying. Your final transcript indicating successful completion must be received by the College by July 15 or the date specified in your admissions letter.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

English is the language of instruction at the College. Applicants to the College are responsible for a level of English proficiency that is sufficient to participate in all aspects of College study, including lectures, practicum placements, reading, writing and discussion.

The College reserves the right to assess English Language Skills, reading ability, and core subject preparation to determine admission eligibility.

If you have not 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, you will be required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option within 30 days of applying.

International Students

Information on programs and the application process for international students (require study permit to attend school in Canada) can be found on the College’s International Education website.

International Secondary School (High School) Equivalencies

The following international secondary school credentials may be used to meet entrance requirements at RRC Polytech.

Please submit the scanned files of your original transcripts for both your secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college or university) education. You are also encouraged to submit graduation parchments (certificates, diplomas, degrees) or other documentation of your previous education. Please view the Admission Requirements page for your RRC Polytech program for document upload instructions.

Photocopies or notarized copies of documents are not accepted. RRC Polytech reserves the right to request the original or official (paper) documents at any time.

All documents to support your application must be in English or French, or certified English translations must be attached.

Results will be verified where possible.

Note: If your country is not listed, please submit your secondary and post-secondary transcripts for review – your education will still be considered for admission. This information is provided for reference only and is subject to change.

Country information, in alphabetical order:

Australia

Secondary School Credential: Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate, Certificate of Education, Certificate of Secondary Education, Higher School Certificate, or Year 12 Certificate issued by Education Board

Required Documents: original certificate and transcript

Anguilla

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Antigua and Barbuda

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Argentina

Secondary School Credential: Bachiller, Bachillerato or Secondary School Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Bangladesh

Secondary School Credential: Intermediate Examination Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or any other exam certificate awarded by the Board

Required Documents: original certificate and academic transcript

Barbados

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Belize

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Brazil

Secondary School Credential: Certificado de Ensino Médio (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

British Virgin Islands

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Caicos Islands

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Cayman Islands

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Chile

Secondary School Credential: Licencia de Educación Media (Diploma/license of middle education)

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

China

Secondary School Credential: Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Colombia

Secondary School Credential: Bachiller, Bachillerato or Secondary School Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Cuba

Secondary School Credential: Bachiller, Bachillerato or Secondary School Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Dominica

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Dominican Republic

Secondary School Credential: Bachiller, Bachillerato or Secondary School Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Ecuador

Secondary School Credential: Bachiller, Bachillerato or Secondary School Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Egypt

Secondary School Credential: Thanaweya a’ Amma, General Secondary Education Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

El Salvador

Secondary School Credential: Bachiller, Bachillerato or Secondary School Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Ghana

Secondary School Credential: Senior School Certificate

Required Documents: original Senior School Certificate (WASSC issued by approved examining board) and scratch card or results checker

Grenada

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Guyana

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Hong Kong

Secondary School Credential: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate (HKALE)

Required Documents: Graduation certificate and Examination Certificate with Results

India

Secondary School Credential: Class 12, Class 10+2, All India Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate, Indian School Certificate Examination, Intermediate Examination, Senior Secondary Certificate, or Pre-University Certificate issued by an examining board

Required Documents: original certificate, mark statement/result sheet and Class 12 admit card (if applicable)

Notes: Applicants are also encouraged to submit documents for their Class 10 Certificate

Iran

Secondary School Credential: National Secondary School Certificate or Pre-University Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Jamaica

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Japan

Secondary School Credential: Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho, Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Required Documents: certificate and transcript

Kenya

Secondary School Credential: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Required Documents: original final Certificate of Secondary Education with subject results

Korea (South)

Secondary School Credential: Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate)

Required Documents: certificate and transcript

Liberia

Secondary School Credential: Senior School Certificate

Required Documents: original Senior School Certificate (WASSC issued by approved examining board) and scratch card or results checker

Mexico

Secondary School Credential: Bachiller, Bachillerato or Secondary School Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Montserrat

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Nigeria

Secondary School Credential: Senior School Certificate

Required Documents: original Senior School Certificate (WASSC issued by approved examining board) and scratch card or results checker

Pakistan

Secondary School Credential: Intermediate Examination Certificate or Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or any other certificate awarded by the Board

Required Documents: original certificate and mark sheet

Paraguay

Secondary School Credential: Bachiller, Bachillerato or Secondary School Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Peru

Secondary School Credential: Secondary Education Certificate, Certificado Oficial de Estudios de Eduacion Secundaria

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Philippines

Secondary School Credential: Grade 12 High School Diploma

Required Documents: original Grade 12 Transcript and Diploma or original high school transcript plus one year of post-secondary study for pre-2018 high school graduation

Russia

Secondary School Credential: Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education (Attestat o srednem (polnom) obschem obrazovanii)

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Sierra Leone

Secondary School Credential: Senior School Certificate

Required Documents: original Senior School Certificate (WASSC issued by approved examining board) and scratch card or results checker

South Africa

Secondary School Credential: Senior National Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate with subject results

Sri Lanka

Secondary School Credential: Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Required Documents: General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) – Official Statement

Note: Applicants are also encouraged to submit their Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level documents

St. Kitts and Nevis

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

The Gambia

Secondary School Credential: Senior School Certificate

Required Documents: original Senior School Certificate (WASSC issued by approved examining board) and scratch card or results checker

Trinidad and Tobago

Secondary School Credential: Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) with a minimum of five exams, including English and Math and required program subjects, minimum grade 3 in each

Required Documents: original CSEC certificate

Turkey

Secondary School Credential: Lise Diplomasi, Meslek Lise Diplomasi (Secondary School Diploma)

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Ukraine

Secondary School Credential: Certificate of Secondary Education (Atestat pro povnu zagalnu seredniu osvitu, Dyplom kvalifikovanogo robitnika), Complete General Secondary Education

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

USA

Secondary School Credential: High School Diploma

Required Documents: original transcript and diploma

Venezuela

Secondary School Credential: Bachiller, Bachillerato or Secondary School Certificate

Required Documents: original certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations

Vietnam

Secondary School Credential: Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông, Graduation Diploma for General Upper Secondary Education

Required Documents: certificate, transcript, and Certified English translations