(This page is part of the official Academic Calendar)
As of October 2020, Alberta Grade 12 students have the option to write diploma exams. If an individual chooses not to write high school diploma exams, Red Deer College will use an individual's high school course mark as received on transcripts from the Ministry of Education in Alberta for admission purposes.
Official high school and/or post-secondary transcripts are required to finalize admission decisions.
To be considered official, transcripts must be:
1. Emailed directly from the issuing institution to: admissions [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
2. Mailed directly from the issuing institution to:
Office of the Registrar
Red Deer College
100 College Boulevard
Red Deer, AB Canada T4N 5H5
3. Sent to RDC by the student, in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution with the institutional stamp or signature across the seal.
If you attended high school in Alberta or one of the post-secondary institutions listed below, we will request the transcripts on your behalf. Otherwise, you will need to request that your transcripts be sent directly to Red Deer College.
- Alberta College of Art and Design
- Athabasca University
- Bow Valley College
- Concordia University of Edmonton
- Grande Prairie Regional College
- Keyano College
- The King's University College
- Lakeland College
- Lethbridge College
- MacEwan University
- Medicine Hat College
- Mount Royal University
- Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
- NorQuest College
- Northern Lakes College
- Olds College
- Portage College
- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
- St. Mary's University College
- University of Alberta
- University of Calgary
- University of Lethbridge
If you went to high school outside of Alberta, use one of the links below to find out how to order your high school transcript from your province.
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland & Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Nunavut Territories
- Prince Edward Island
- Quebec (French only)
- Yukon Territories
Your Official Transcript must be received in the Office of the Registrar by the term deadlines below:
|Fall (September) term||Winter (January) term||Spring (May) term||Summer (July) term|
|April 1||June 1|
|International Applicants||July 15||December 1||March 31||May 1|
All documents submitted become the property of the College. They are not returned to you.
If you are still in high school or from out of province, please declare your grade 12 courses on the application so RDC can make an initial decision regarding your admission.
If your official transcript is not in English, please provide a translated copy from the Association of Translators and Interpreters Of Alberta.
Applicants to the following programs must submit official or in-progress transcripts by March 1, to be considered for admission to the next academic year:
Transcripts submitted after March 1 will determine your position on the waitlist for the above programs.
Applicants with International Transcripts (including Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents)
RDC does not require applicants to submit out-of-country, post-secondary transcripts for admission to RDC programs EXCEPT for applicants from the Philippines. If an applicant wants to request transfer credit for out-of-country post-secondary course work, they must submit official transcripts and course outlines/syllabi of their out-of-country education.
International transcripts may need to be assessed by IQAS (International Qualifications Assessment Services). If so, you might be charged an assessment fee. Go to International Admissions for more information including whether or not your transcript can be assessed by RDC or will require an IQAS assessment.