Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.


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  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

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Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

This is a special selection program. Your portfolio will be evaluated and assigned a score that reflects your potential for success in the program. If your portfolio score is within acceptable range you will be invited to attend an information session. If your portfolio score does not fall within the acceptable range, your application will be cancelled.

Offers of admittance will be made to qualified applicants based on portfolio scores in descending order until all available seats are filled. This means not all applicants whose portfolios scores fall within acceptable range and who attended the mandatory information session will be offered a seat.

Applicants not offered a seat may reapply for a future intake by submitting a new application, application fee, and new portfolio based on the portfolio specifications for that application year.

Annual application deadline: May 31

Regular Admission Requirements
  1. Creative Communications, Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations Diploma or Degree or Related Work Experience
    • Submit proof of:
      • Successful completion of or enrolment in the final year of: 
        • Red River College's Creative Communications Program
          • Specialization in Advertising or Public Relations.
          • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required in the second year of the program.
        • Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations Diploma or Degree
          • Must be from an accredited post- secondary institution
          • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required for the program.
      • Work Experience
        • Submit a work experience form
        • A minimum of one year working full-time in a professional advertising, marketing, and/or public relations capacity and/or role is required.
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
      Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.
  3. Letter of Intent
    • Submit a 400- to 800-word letter, in standard business letter format and addressed to “Selection Committee – Communication Management.”
    • Describe:
      • Your career aspirations as related to the outcomes of this program (i.e. why do you feel this program will help you achieve your career goals?)
      • Your readiness for the program (i.e. what in your academic and/or previous experience has prepared you to be successful in this program?).
    • You (the applicant) must write this letter yourself; it should reflect both your argument construction and your writing skill. 
    • and 
  4. Letter of Reference 
    • Submit a letter of reference attesting to your readiness for this program from one of the following:
      • Recent communications-industry employer
      • RRC Creative Communications Advertising or Public Relations Instructor
      • Instructor or Professor in Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, or Business Communications from an accredited post-secondary institution
      • Work placement host
      • Recent communications industry employer
  5. Portfolio of Communication Work
    • Complete a portfolio assignment
    • The portfolio instructions may vary each year and are usually published in early January
    • Submission deadline is June 14.
    • Late, incomplete, misdirected, or improperly packaged submissions will not be accepted, so it's a good idea to pay close attention to detail in the instructions, and submit your work to the correct location well before the deadline. 
    • The portfolio submission is your opportunity to show us your experience with some of the writing styles and other means of communication that we emphasize in the Communication Management program. The ideal portfolio presents good writing skills, the ability to communicate in a variety of ways, creativity, effort, accuracy and professionalism.
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