Admission Requirements

The following are the general admission requirements for Red River College.

Minimum Academic Requirement

Admission requirements vary depending on the academic program, but there is one minimum academic requirement – a Canadian grade 12 education. This is the minimum level of education required to join most programs of Red River College. Additional levels of education or other criteria may also be required.

What does Grade 12 mean?

Grade 12 is the last level of secondary education provided in Manitoba. After completing Grade 12, students in Manitoba are allowed to pursue post-secondary education.

Understanding the Admission Requirements of Your Program

To find out the admission requirements of your program, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the RRC Catalogue.
  2. In the Full-Time Programs section, select (1) the area of interest and (2) the name of the program.
  3. You’ll be directed to the general catalogue page of that program.
  4. Select Admission Requirements from the menu (on your left).

You’ll notice two to four types of requirements:

REQUIREMENT #1 – ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT

The first admission requirement, identified by the number “1”, is the primary academic requirement. This can be either:

  • Grade 12
    • Which for you means the equivalent of a Grade 12 education in Manitoba
  • Or Post-Secondary Education
    • Which for you means the equivalent of a Grade 12 in Manitoba AND a diploma or degree in the related field, as described in that section.

REQUIREMENT #2 – LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

The second admission requirement, identified by the number “2”, is the language requirement. If English is not your first language, you have two options:

  1. Meet the minimum scores of a language proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS Academic or CanTest); or
  2. Take the Intensive English for International Students program, if you haven’t taken or haven’t met the minimum scores of a language proficiency test.

REQUIREMENTS #3 AND #4 – ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A few programs will also have a third and fourth admission requirement, identified by the numbers “3” and “4”. Some examples include:

  • International Business: Submit a resume.
  • Some Creative Arts programs: Submit a portfolio (not mandatory at time of application, but required as part of the acceptance process) and participation in a mandatory orientation.
  • Health Care Aid: Provide proof of current and completed immunizations and testing.

Find out more about the academic programs available to international students or click here if you’re an immigrant applicant.

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