Red Deer Polytechnic

English for Academic Purposes - International

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Program Information

School:Red Deer Polytechnic
Degree:Certificate; Online
Field of Study:Basic Skills, General
English as a Second Language
Description:This program is an excellent opportunity for international learners to work toward admission into their Red Deer College (RDP) program of choice by improving their English skills. Along with advancing their English language capabilities, students in this program will learn other skills to succeed in post-secondary education, such as research methods, critical thinking, academic integrity, and how to access the technologies, services, and supports available to RDP international students.

Completing RDP's English for Academic Purposes provides a pathway for international students to obtain English language proficiency skills to continue their studies in an academic program at RDP. Depending on the academic program, conditional admission may be possible. To gain admission into an academic program, international applicants must demonstrate that they meet both the English language proficiency requirements and academic entry requirements. As part of the RDP's English for Academic Purposes program, students will complete English 95, which will be accepted as the academic entry requirements of "ELA 30-1" required for most RDP programs.

If Conditional Admission is possible for your desired academic program, your Letter of Acceptance for the English for Academic Purposes program will also indicate your conditional admission for your future academic program.
URL:English for Academic Purposes - International at Red Deer Polytechnic
Length:8 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $12,000

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5.0]
Application Notes :

To be admitted to the program, learners must meet the following admission requirements and submit documentation to international.admissions@rdc.ab.ca at the time of applying:

  • ILETS Level 5.0 with at least 5.0 on each band or
  • CLB 6
  • CELPIP 6
  • TOEFL 35
  • Duolingo 75

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 27, 2021

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