Red River College Polytechnic

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Requirements for Canadian Students

The regular admission requirement for all College programs (excluding upgrading and integrated programs, and those programs requiring post-secondary education) is Manitoba Senior 4 high school graduation with standing in at least 28 credits which satisfy the Manitoba Education, Training and Youth high school program, Senior Levels 1 to 4. Senior 2, 3, and 4 compulsory subjects are: Senior 2: 1 credit in each of language arts (English), math, science, social studies, and physical education/health education; Senior 3: 1 credit in each of language arts (English), math, and social studies; and Senior 4: 1 credit in each of language arts (English) and math. Applicants who will be 19 years of age on or before September 30 in their year of registration and who have been out of high school for a minimum of one year who do not meet the regular admission requirements may apply under the special admission requirements as listed in each program. Applicants must have successfully completed the special admission requirements prior to submitting their applications.

Requirements for International Students

The basic admission policy is first-come, first served to qualified applicants. Some programs are designated as "special selection", where applicants may be required to provide additional documentation, undergo testing, attend an interview, and/or demonstrate special skills, depending on the program.

The College accepts a limited number of applications from student-visa applicants. Early application for all programs is recommended. Applicants who do not get an immediate place in the program will be put on a 'wait list'. Out-of-country applications, accompanied by a $100.00 fee, are accepted on an on-going basis through the International Education Office.

Procedure for International Students

All applicants must:

  • Apply at least 6 months prior to the start of a program. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Be 16 years of age or older.
  • Have equivalent to Canadian high school Grade 12. English language training and academic preparation programs are offered.
  • Meet the necessary prerequisite qualifications specific to each program.
  • Provide proof of sufficient language ability for entrance into post-secondary programs.
  • Submit, when requested, supplemental information, testing, and/or attend additional courses before acceptance. Consult the program brochure for detailed information.
For further information on the step-by-step application process, contact the International Education Office by visiting our Web site at, phone at (204) 632-2143, fax at (204) 632-5269, or e-mail at

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September
Notes:Semester or trimester. Academic year usually lasts ten months.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on July 01, 2022