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Advice For Students

Submitting International Credentials

June 10, 2015

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Students who were born and educated in other countries make up an ever-growing segment of Red River College’s student population. The College recently revamped its processes for receiving international documents as part of an application to the College. Here is some information to help you better understand this process.

International Credential Assessment for Admission:

If you are applying to a Red River College (RRC) program and have been educated outside of Canada, you will require an International Credential Assessment. This assessment will analyze and compare education that you have completed outside of Canada with the academic requirements of the RRC program for which you have submitted an application. Please ensure you submit your application well in advance of your program’s start date.

For more information, please follow this helpful lnk www.rrc.ca/credentials and don’t hesitate to contact an academic advisor if you have any questions. Call 204-632-2327, or e-mail advisor@rrc.ca.

Your international credential assessment will be completed as soon as possible; however it may take up to three months to complete. It is important to note the assessment is for Red River College use only.

In Conclusion…

Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow the steps as indicated, in order to ensure a smooth application process.

If you have any questions prior to starting an application, please get in touch with an Academic Advisor. Call 204-632-2327, or e-mail advisor@rrc.ca.

Business Information Technology Information Session- May 12, 2015

May 7, 2015

BIT Info May 2015Learn more about RRC’s Business Information Technology program, at a free information session taking place Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society’s College Program Accreditation Council, our two-year BIT program provides a solid foundation in information technology, with focus on the following technical areas: Application Development, Database Management, Network Management and Web Development.

Employment opportunities for graduates exist in small, medium and large companies from all different sectors, in developing both business and web applications, providing technical support to existing systems and applications, and working with database applications.

The free information session takes place from 5-7pm on May 12, in Room A104 of RRC’s Roblin Centre at 160 Princess St.

Please RSVP by email to Marnie-Leigh Boulet, or call 204.949.8521.

Financing Your Education

May 6, 2015

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Pursuing a post-secondary education can be one of the most rewarding (and most expensive) decisions made in your lifetime. For many students, part-time and summer jobs are not enough to cover costs such as tuition, books, and possibly room and board. Fortunately, there are options out there to consider. Here are a few:

Student Loans

Manitoba Student Aid (MSA) is a government agency that provides supplemental financial aid to eligible post-secondary students. While applicants must demonstrate an ability to contribute money of their own toward their education, MSA can supplement this sum with Manitoba and Canada Student Loans.

If you plan to attend classes this year, you may apply for a loan on or after June 1. Applicants are encouraged to complete an online application, as close to the opening date as possible. Why? MSA will need up to 12 weeks to fully process your loan application and have the funds on their way. Applying online greatly reduces the possibility of delays in the processing time.

For more information, utilize these two informative links:

MSA’s Home Page:

www.manitobastudentaid.ca

MSA’s Countdown Calendar:

http://www.gov.mb.ca/educate/sfa/pdf/countdown_calendar.pdf

 

Awards and Scholarships

The College offers a wide array of awards and scholarships. Selection criteria vary, and can be based on academic achievement, financial need, and more. Unlike a student loan, awards and scholarships are not re-payable.

Go onto www.rrc.ca and invest some time reading up on awards and scholarships. Within the menu for each program, you will find an Awards and Scholarships link. Clicking on it takes you to a comprehensive list of awards and scholarships, of which some are general, and others program-specific. While it can be a time-consuming effort, you might find yourself on the receiving end of hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. What are you waiting for?

Aside from the College’s awards and scholarships, consider widening your search by going to ScholarshipsCanada.com.

 

Other Resources

A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a type of savings account where the funds must be directed to post-secondary studies. If you have one, it was probably established by your parents at an earlier age. Many of these plans require you to provide proof you are enrolled in order to release the funds.

A student line of credit is offered by many banks and credit unions in Canada. These should be researched carefully so that the consequences of drawing from it (interest, repayment terms) are fully understood from the outset.

Eligible students might receive a sponsorship from an agency or association. For example, the Manitoba Metis Federation provides funding to eligible students attending post-secondary studies.

Any questions? Please direct them to advisor@rrc.ca.

Red River College Information Session – June 1, 2015

May 6, 2015

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If you are considering post-secondary, you do not want to miss this information session. Learn about full-time programs, the admissions process and the various support services that are available. There is something for everyone at Red River College.

*This is the same presentation that is delivered to high schools and adult learning centres but this is an opportunity for students who have missed these opportunities to attend. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register at rrc.ca/rrcinfo

Red River College Information Session

April 28, 2015

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If you are considering post-secondary, you do not want to miss this information session. Learn about full-time programs, the admissions process and the various support services that are available. There is something for everyone at Red River College.

*This is the same presentation that is delivered to high schools and adult learning centres but this is an opportunity for students who have missed these opportunities to attend. Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register at rrc.ca/rrcinfo

Cars, Trucks and Motorsports Information Sessions: Wed., June 3

April 28, 2015

Motorsports bannerINFORMATION SESSIONS AND TOURS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

Explore RRC’s Automotive Technician, Collision Refinishing, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician programs.

Meet instructors and tour the shops! One-hour sessions available at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m, 1:00 and 2:00 p.m., or visit during the evening at 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00p.m. Take in a tour and check out the FREE Show & Shine event at the same time!

Parking information and meeting place will be confirmed upon receipt of your registration form.