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Grande Prairie Campus
Application for Admission
If you are applying to Grande Prairie Regional College for the first time, a $70 non-refundable application fee must accompany your application. For international (visa) students, the fee is $140 Canadian. The application process cannot proceed until appropriate transcripts or forms have been received or until pre-program assessments or interviews have been completed as required for admission.
Admission requirements for programs are listed in the Entrance Requirements charts on the following pages and are described in greater detail at the beginning of each program description. If you do not meet the admission requirements for your program of interest, please contact the Admissions Office. GPRC can often tailor a program to suit the individual needs of students.
Home schooled students considering applying to Grande Prairie Regional College should contact the Admissions Office. Applicants presenting International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses should also contact the Admissions Office.
University Transfer Admission
Admission requirements for university transfer programs include English 30-1 and four grade 12 subjects, as specified by your chosen program. Normally you will require a minimum overall average of 60 per cent. If you have a mark less than 50 per cent on a high school course, that course will not be considered for admission.
Having the minimum admission requirements for entry into GPRC university transfer programs is no guarantee that you will be accepted at your chosen university or into a degree program offered on site. Admission to the universities may vary from program to program and university to university. Quota programs at the universities tend to have higher academic requirements for admission.
Universities have various admission requirements for high school graduates and for non-matriculated adult students. Carefully examine the admission requirements for the university and the program of your choice.
Mature Student Admission
Admission requirements for adult students, 21 years of age or older, to university transfer programs include English 30-1 and one or two additional 30-level subjects, depending on the program to which you are seeking admission. A minimum grade of 50 percent is required in each course and you must have a minimum overall average of 60 percent. Students who do not have a grade of 60 percent in English 30-1 must present three credits of Junior English with a minimum grade of C-. Placement assessments and a recommendation from an advisor in Student Services may be required. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
Out-of-Province Student Admission
Admission requirements for out-of-province students include completion of high school and presentation of the equivalents of the Alberta Education high school subjects required for admission to your chosen program.
High School and Post-Secondary Transcripts
The application process cannot be completed until appropriate transcripts have been received.
Alberta high school and post-secondary students will normally have their transcripts requested on their behalf by the GPRC Admissions Team.
If you are currently in Grade 12 outside of Alberta, you should arrange to have official high school transcripts sent after June exams from the Department of Education of your home province, or your last high school. These official transcripts are to be sent directly to Student Services, Grande Prairie Regional College at the campus where you wish to attend.
If you have already completed high school or post-secondary work, please make arrangements to have your transcripts forwarded directly to GPRC. These should be received at approximately the same time as we receive your application form.
All transcripts submitted for admission purposes become the property of Grande Prairie Regional College and will not be released to, nor photocopied for you or anyone outside the College. If you are not accepted or do not attend, the documents you submitted are destroyed one year after the start of the semester for which admission was requested. If you reapply, you must submit a new set of documents.
Interviews and Testing
Your admission will only be considered when pre-program testing or interviews have been completed as required for program admission.
Identification and Classification of Students
Adult or mature students are normally 21 years of age or older and do not have the regular admission requirements for their chosen program.
Audit students observe designated course activities and are normally exempt from course evaluations. Audit students require written approval of the instructor who specifies how much participation is required. Approval is subject to space, impact on other students and such other factors as may be deemed important by GPRC.
International students are not residents of Canada nor Permanent Residents. An international student is one who possesses a valid student visa or becomes eligible for a student visa upon acceptance to GPRC.
Special or Unspecified students are normally enrolled in a credit course load that departs from particular programs described in the calendar and are not working towards a specified certificate or diploma offered by the College.
Visiting students take credit courses to be applied by advance agreement to a degree or diploma program at another college or university.
Grande Prairie Regional College reserves the right to determine the criteria for selection in all of its programs and courses. General regulations notwithstanding, the College, at its discretion, may refuse admission to any applicant.