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
  • 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.