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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.

Submission of required documentation, including English language assessments, is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in your program's admission requirements.

If your program's admission requirements include any of the following items, note that the submission deadline for these items only has been temporarily extended to 90 days:

  • First aid course certificate
  • Physical fitness assessment results
  • Reading skills assessment results (Degree of Reading Power - DRP)
  • Student clinical practice and/or volunteer work experience forms

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION METHODS

Upload Through Your Future Student Account (preferred method)

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Maximum upload size is 5 MB.
  • Go to www.rrc.ca/apply and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.
  • Find the applicable Supplemental Item - click on Browse.
  • Find the file you saved and double click on it.
  • Click on Upload. You can upload more than one document to the same Supplemental Item.
  • Status should read 'Received'.
  • Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Mail or In-Person
Student Service Centre
Red River College
D101–2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
Hours of service

E-mail: register@rrc.ca

Fax: 204-697-0584

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

Proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

Annual application deadline: April 15

Before applying, it is important to review the Nursing program FAQs.

Your application will be cancelled without refund if you cannot submit proof of successful completion of the academic requirements within 30 days.

Submission of Transcripts
The College requires submission of transcripts verifying your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institute you have attended. Non-submission of transcripts will result in cancellation of your application.

Academic Requirements (AR) Categories 
The College will determine which of the following AR categories you fall under:

  • Post-Secondary Applicant (PSA) - If you completed 24 or more credits of degree-level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education your AR category will be the PSA category. 
  • High School Applicant (HSA) – If you completed less than 24 credits of degree-level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education your AR category will be the HSA category.

The number of seats allocated to each AR category will vary from year to year, and will be based proportionally on the number of applications received for each category. For example, if the College receives 200 applications in a particular year:

  • If 150 of the applicants fall within the PSA category, 75% (150/200) of the seats will be offered to PSA applicants.
  • The remaining 50 applicants would fall within the HSA category resulting in 25% (50/200) of the seats will be offered to HSA applicants.

Post-Secondary Courses Graded Pass, Complete, Satisfied, or Standing
Course credits listed on post-secondary transcripts deemed to be degree-level (1000 level or higher) and graded as Pass, Complete, Satisfied, or Standing will:

  • Count towards the total number of credits completed
  • Be excluded from AGPA calculation

Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) Calculation
Your AGPA will be calculated using the transcript(s) received by the College within 30 days of applying. Submission of future updated transcripts will not be considered.

The College will calculate your AGPA based on the following three factors:

  1. Your AR category
  2. Your grades
  3. A 4.5 GPA scale

AGPAs will be calculated to three decimal places and rounded to two decimal places.

A minimum AGPA of 2.5 is required regardless of the faculty/school of completion. However, an AGPA higher than 2.5 is recommended as admission is competitive.

Due to COVID-19, grades of pass, complete, satisfied and standing will be accepted to meet the Human Anatomy & Physiology requirement for the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms only. To ensure fairness in AGPA calculation, we will calculate all applicants' AGPAs with and without their A & P grade. The higher AGPA will be used when determining admission eligibility.

Post-Secondary Applicant Category AGPA:

  • Will be weighted on post-secondary grades only and will include failed, repeated, forfeited, and excluded courses.
  • Courses graded Pass, Complete, Satisfied, Standing, or Voluntary Withdrawal will be excluded.
  • Post-secondary, dual credit, and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses as posted by the post-secondary institution deemed to be equivalent to degree-level (1000 level or higher) will be included in your AGPA calculation.

High School Applicant Category AGPA:

  • Will be weighted 60% Human Anatomy and Physiology course(s) grades, and 40% Grade 12 English 40S and Grade 12 Applied Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S grades.

Offers of Admittance
Offers of admittance will be made based on AGPA in descending order until all available seats in each AR category are filled. Therefore, not all applicants who meet admission requirements will be offered a seat. Applicants who meet admission requirements but do not receive an offer of admittance may reapply for a future academic year by submitting a new application and application fee.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Academic Requirements
    The College requires submission of transcripts verifying your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institute you have attended. The College will determine which of the following two categories you fall under:
    • High School Applicant (HSA) Category
      • Submit proof of successful completion (graduation) of Grade 12, including one credit in each of the following courses:
        - Grade 12 English 40S
        - Grade 12 Applied Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S (other Math courses including Essentials Math is not accepted)
      • A minimum grade of 70% or 'B' is required in each of English and Math
      • University English (ENGL) and Math (MATH) 1000 level courses that are a minimum of 3 credit hours may also be accepted. Note: if you have completed 24 or more credits of degree level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education your application will be processed under the Post-Secondary Applicant category.
      • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 3 for more information.
        or
    • Post-Secondary Applicant (PSA) Category
      If you have completed 24 or more credits of degree-level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education at the time of application you will be processed under the PSA category.
      • Submit proof of having successfully completed 24 or more credits of degree-level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education. 
      • Normally, post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
      • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 3 for more information.
        and
  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-credits)
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 6-credits of acceptable Human Anatomy and Physiology (A & P) courses.
    • View a list of RRC's acceptable A & P courses
    • Courses must include a lab component.
    • A minimum grade of 65% or 'C+' is required in each course. However, grades of Pass, Complete or Satisfied will be accepted for courses completed in Winter 2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 only.
    • You must have completed the course(s) within five years of the Nursing program start date being applied to. For the 2021/2022 academic year, all credits must have been completed on or after September 1, 2016. 
    • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 3 for more information.
      and
  3. Reading Skills (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 required levels
    • Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date
    • Have you successfully completed the 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?
  4. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  5. First Aid Course
    • Submit proof of current certification in the appropriate First Aid course.  To confirm which course you need to complete for this program click here

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying and should be submitted after you start classes.

  • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
    • This program requires students to submit current original/official versions of one or more of the following checks:
      • Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS) 
      • Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check (CAR)
      • Adult Abuse Registry Check (AAR)
    • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
    • If you are listed on an Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program
    • For details on this program's requirements, when to obtain and submit the documents, review the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • These documents have expiration dates and should not be obtained prior to timeline indicated on the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
    • For general information on why RRC requires these checks and for links to check providers such as the Winnipeg Police, visit our Criminal Record Checks webpage
    • Submit your check documents to the RRC program contact listed on the Contact Information section of your program
      and
  • Immunizations and Testing
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