LIBIF-DP Library and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in Grade 12, including one credit in:
      • Grade 12 English
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  2. Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) or English Language Assessment (ELA)
    • Before applying, determine which assessment (DRP or ELA) is appropriate for your situation
    • We strongly advise you complete the assessment before submitting your application to ensure you meet requirements
    • Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date
      • If you meet one of the following English Language Requirements, complete the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment:
        • Successful completion of an equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction
          or
        • Completion of all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction but you did not complete three years of high school
          or
        • English Language Requirement Option 1 or 2
          or
      • If you do not meet the above English Language Requirements, complete one of the following approved English language assessments at the required levels:
        • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from an English as a second language (ESL) program:
          Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 8, Writing 8.
          or
        • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
          Listening 6.5, Speaking 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5.
          or
        • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
          Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.5,  Reading 4.5,  Writing 4.0.
        • After confirming you’ve met English language requirements through your assessment results, the College will send you an e-mail requesting submission of your transcripts
          and
  3. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  4. Essay
    • Submit a two-page essay that describes:
      • What in your background and experience makes you a good candidate for working in the Library and Information Technology field?
      • Three reasons libraries are still important in contemporary society.
    • Essay instructions:
      • A personal, first-person voice is recommended.
      • Include your name and an appropriate title on the first page.
      • Font: use Times New Roman, 10 to 12 point.
      • Margins should be one inch on each side.
      • Include page numbers.
      • Single space within paragraphs and double space between paragraphs.
      • Essays should follow MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association) styles.
      • There is no minimal number of sources required, and citations can be included on an extra page as necessary.

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older on or before September 30 in your year of registration, have been out of high school for a minimum of one year, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the special admission requirements.

  1. Academic Requirement
    • Submit proof of successful completion of or enrolment in:
      • One credit of Grade 12 English
        or
      • RRC's Introduction to Business program (this program is no longer offered by the College)
        Note: COMP-1975 Business Computing is a required credit for the Library and Information Technology (LIT) diploma. However, ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1 and BUSA-1093 Introduction to Business have no value to the LIT diploma and therefore are not dual credit.
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 2 through 4

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.

After acceptance into the program but prior to registration into certain courses, you will be required to submit the following:

  • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
  • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)
  • An original official Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) Check (provincial)

If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program.

If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.

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