English Language Proficiency Requirements

The first step in assessing your eligibility is determining if you meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements. If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, you must submit results of an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) along with your program application and proof of permanent residency. Examples of ELPAs are CanTEST, Canadian Language Benchmark exit levels from EAL programs, IELTS, TOEFL, etc.

If you do not meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements, your application will be cancelled.

RRC International Credential Assessment

After meeting the College’s English language proficiency requirements you will receive a written request to submit your international credentials for assessment. At this time you will be provided with a RRC International Credential Assessment form to complete. In addition to the RRC program application fee, there is an International Foreign Credential Assessment fee. Find out more about fees at Red River College.

A complete academic history is required for applicants to RRC programs. The RRC International Credential Assessment requires submission of 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.

NOTE: RRC’s International Credential Assessment is for RRC program admission only. All documents to support your application must be in English or French, or certified English translations must be attached. Photocopies or notarized copies are not accepted.

Processing time for your RRC International Credential Assessment is significantly reduced and the fee is waived when you submit a completed academic credential assessment from one of the approved assessment services listed on the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) webpage.

Your international credential assessment will be completed as soon as possible; however it may take up to three months to complete. Your application could be deferred to a future start date if you apply and submit supporting documentation within three months of the advertised program start date.