Admission Requirements

To be admitted to Red Crow Community College, applicants must meet the admission requirements for the program to which they are applying. Please refer to the website program pages for specific program admission requirements

Applicants must ensure that official transcripts from your previous educational institutions are sent to Red Crow Community College. To be considered official, your transcripts must be mailed directly from the issuing institution or submitted in an original sealed envelope. Your application cannot be completed until your official transcripts have been received. Conditional admission may be offered based on unofficial academic documents; however, official transcripts must be provided to gain clear admission to a program.

General Admission Requirements

Post-Secondary Programs: Alberta high school diploma or equivalent, successful completion of University and College Entrance Preparation (UCEP), or Mature Student status. Completion of English 30-1 or equivalent is mandatory.

Mature student admission route: Applicants applying through the mature student admission route do not require a high school diploma. They must be age 21 or older as of September 30th of each year and have been out of school for a full academic year. They must meet the English 30-1 or equivalent requirement.

University and College Entrance Preparation (UCEP): Students must have completed Grade 9, 10 or 11 and must possess 65 to 75 credits at the Grade 11 level or equivalent. They must provide their most recent high school transcript. If students have not completed Grade 11, they are required to take a placement test prior to admission into the program.

Questions regarding admission procedures or requirements may be directed to:

Red Crow Community College (main campus)

P.O. Box 88,
Standoff, AB T0L 1Y0
(403) 737-2400
Fax: (403) 381-6905
Toll-free 1-866-937-2400

Red Crow Community College (satellite campus)

450 31 Street N
Lethbridge, AB T1H 3Z3
(403) 327-6984
Fax: (403) 381-6905

Admission Process


Complete the entire online application form to avoid processing delays.

Complete the Post-Secondary Student Support Program Sponsorship application form (PSSP) if applying for funding (available on RCCC’s website under the Post-Secondary tab). Funding application deadline is June 15th.


Provide official high school transcripts
You can order your Alberta high school transcripts online at

Out of province:
If your educational institution is outside of Alberta, contact the Department of Education or high school in the province in which you attended high school. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Red Crow Community College.

Current High School Students:
Submit a transcript of completed courses and marks. Include a list or timetable of all courses
you are or will be enrolled in and any interim (midterm marks). Final transcripts/marks must
be submitted within one month of the completion of the course and no later than one
month prior to the program start date.

Provide official post-secondary transcripts
If you have attended any college, technical school, or university, contact the Office of the Registrar of the institution you attended and request your official transcripts be sent directly to Red Crow Community College.


We process applications based on the date we receive your transcripts and other admission requirements, and we offer admission on a first-qualified, first-accepted basis. Once your transcripts have been reviewed, if you meet the requirements for your program, you may be offered admission. If you do not meet the academic requirements for your program, we will provide you with other available options such as taking the required course(s) through the Adult Upgrading Program.


If you receive an Offer of Admission, your final step is to accept the offer and reserve your seat. To reserve your seat, you must provide proof of eligibility for funding.

Academic Upgrading applicants must:

1. Attend an initial intake meeting. Application package to be completed by testing date.

2. Take Academic Assessment Testing (AccuPlacer).

To book an exam time, contact:
Campbell Eagle Child at (403) 737-2400

Please be advised, there is a $30 non-refundable assessment fee to be paid at the time of testing.

3. Participate in a Ready, Willing, and Able interview.

4. Complete funding application, if applicable.

Funding Application deadlines:
Fall Semester (September – January) - June 15th
Winter Semester (January – June) - November 30th