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Below you will find the requirements for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only. Should you wish to apply as an international student, take a look at the Entrance Requirements for International Students.

Montreal Entrance Requirements

 

 

For Canadian citizens and residents, to be eligible to attend RAC's Montreal college you must either have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent. For those who are currently attending their senior year of high school, you may apply prior to your graduation, however, you must submit your final transcripts as proof of graduation prior to the beginning of your studies at RAC.

For Quebec residents only

To be eligible to attend RAC's Montreal Campus, you must have a Québec Secondary School Diploma or equivalent OR have a combination of experience and/or instruction deemed acceptable by the College, as well as:

  • have interrupted their studies for at least two consecutive semesters or one (1) school year, or
  • be covered by an agreement between the College and an employer or by a government program, or
  • have pursued postsecondary studies for at least one year

Please contact us if you need further clarification.

Application Process

Step 1

You must submit a completed application form, along with the following documents:

  • $50.00 application fee (non refundable)
  • A copy of your birth certificate and if you were born outside of Canada, a proof of your legal status in Canada (guidelines)
  • Copy of your SIN card (front and back)
  • An official copy of your school transcripts
  • Official copy of high school diploma or complete a Mature Status Form available at RAC's Admissions Office
  • A signed 500-word summary of your personal, musical, and technical experiences and background, and your reasons for wanting to apply to this program
  • An updated Resume/CV
  • Two Reference Letters (from teachers/instructors/employers)
  • RAC reserves the right to apply additional testing or evaluations during the assessment of applicants.

Step 2

One of our Admissions Officers will contact you when your application is received. If your application package is complete, a selection interview and test will be scheduled. Interviews are conducted in person at the RAC college you are applying to, however, if that is not possible due to distance, alternate arrangements may be made.

Step 3

Following your interview, your application will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for consideration. If you are granted acceptance into the program, an acceptance package will be forwarded to you by mail.

Step 4

The Acceptance package will include a confirmation letter and RAC Educational Services Contract that you must sign and return with the enrolment fee to reserve your seat in the program.

Applicants are eligible to register in an Attestation of Collegial Studies (A.C.S.) program under the following conditions:

  • Have a Québec Secondary School Diploma or equivalent OR have a combination of experience and/or instruction deemed acceptable by the College AND
  • Have interrupted their studies for at least two consecutive semesters or one (1) school year OR
  • Be covered by an agreement between the College and an employer or by a government program OR
  • Have pursued postsecondary studies for at least one year.

Please contact us for further clarification.

If you have completed your High School studies outside of Québec, these conditions do not apply to you.

 

Toronto Entrance Requirements

 

 

To be eligible to attend RAC's Toronto college you must either have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent. For those who are currently attending their senior year of high school, you may apply prior to your graduation, however, you must submit your final transcripts as proof of graduation prior to the beginning of your studies at RAC.

 

If you do not have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, you may apply as a mature student if you have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program and have been out of high school for at least 1 year. All applicants applying as a mature student must write and pass the mature student admission test. For more information about applying as a mature student, please contact our admissions office.

Application Process

Step 1

You must submit a completed application form, along with the following documents:

  • $100 application fee (non refundable)
  • Official copy of your school transcripts or GED test results
  • Mature students are required to write an MTCU approved Mature Student Test, administered by RAC
  • A 500-word summary of personal, academic, artistic and technical experiences and background
  • Updated Resume (if applicable)
  • Two Reference Letters (from teachers/instructors/employers)

In addition:

  • Game Design applicants must provide their portfolio (three examples of their artwork) and write a 20 minute spatial skills test.
  • Digital Media applicants must write a 12 minute cognitive skills test.

RAC reserves the right to apply additional testing or evaluations during the assessment of applicants.

Step 2

An Admissions Officer will contact you when your application is received. If the application package is complete, a selection interview will be scheduled. Interviews are conducted in person at the RAC college you are applying to, however, if that is not possible due to distance, alternate arrangements may be made.

A government issued photo identification (health cards are not accepted) and SIN card must be presented at the interview to the Admissions Counselor or Registrar. If unable to personally attend the interview, these documents must be presented to the Registrar on the first day of classes.

Step 3

Following the interview, your application will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for consideration. If you are granted acceptance into the program, an acceptance package will be forwarded to you by mail.

Step 4

The Acceptance package will include a confirmation letter and RAC Educational Services Contract that you must sign and return with the enrolment fee to reserve your seat in the program.