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Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements listed below, some programs may require you to do additional coursework, take an entrance test or attend an information session. You should consult the Programs & Courses section of the website for more information on the specific requirements for the program you are interested in studying.


Regular Admission Requirements

The Regular Admission Requirement for all College programs (excluding upgrading and integrated programs and those programs requiring post-secondary education) is a Manitoba Grade 12 or Mature Student High School Diploma with the necessary program related course pre-requisites (see specific program admission requirements for details).

Applicants may submit applications upon completion of Grade 11. Applicants must submit a transcript of the completed Grade 11 subjects and confirmation of enrolment in Grade 12 prerequisite subjects. Official final grades must be submitted by July 15 for enrolment in Fall intakes or by the deadline date specified in the applicant’s letter for other intakes.


Special Admission Requirements

Applicants who are 19 years of age or older 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 specified by each program.


Post-Secondary Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have completed, or where applicable, be enrolled in post-secondary entrance prerequisites at the time of application. Proof of enrolment will be required.


English Language Proficiency Requirements

English is the language of instruction at the College. Applicants to the College are responsible for a level of English proficiency that is sufficient to participate in all aspects of College study, including lectures, reading, writing, and discussion.

Applicants whose first language* is not English and who have not successfully completed a Manitoba Grade 12 40S English course or equivalent will be required to meet one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

a. Canadian Language Benchmark in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking at the level required for the program
b. TOEFL - a minimum of 550 (CBT-213) on the PBT (Paper-Based Test), or a minimum of 213 on the CBT (Computer-Based Test), or a minimum of 79-80 on the IBT (Internet-Based Test)
c. CanTEST - a minimum band level of 4.5 in Reading and Listening, and 4.0 in Speaking and Writing
d. IELTS - a minimum band of 6.5 in Reading, Listening, and Speaking, and a minimum of 6.0 in Writing
e. MELAB - a minimum final score of 80 with a minimum of 77 in Writing
f. CAEL - a minimum overall result of 60 with a minimum of 60 in Writing
g. Successful completion of AEPUCE (Academic English Program for University and College Entrance) offered through the University of Manitoba and Red River College


* The term “first language“ refers to that language which is most commonly used in homes, communities and daily commerce in the applicant’s native country. It may or may not be the country’s official language or one of the country’s official languages or the language of instruction.


International Students

Information on entrance requirements and the application process for international students can be found here.