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Entrance requirements

To be eligible to attend RAC Montreal, you must have one of the following:

  • high school diploma; or
  • GED equivalent.

If you are a Quebec resident applying to RAC Montreal, you must also:

  • have interrupted your secondary studies for at least two consecutive semesters or one 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.

If you are currently attending your 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 starting our program.

To be eligible to attend RAC Toronto, you must meet the following conditions:

  • high school diploma; or
  • GED equivalent; or
  • be a mature student;
    • at least 19 years old when you start the program; and
    • have been out of high school for at least one year

If you are currently attending your 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 starting our program.

Application process

Step 2: Application review

We will contact you when your application is received and discuss your career objectives in more detail. We will also schedule a 1-on-1 to answer any questions you have about the program.

Step 3: Interview & acceptance

The final step is to hold an interview with the program director, who will review your application and notes provided by the admissions department to determine if you are accepted to RAC.

International students

If you were not born in Canada, and are not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada, you must obtain a study permit after being accepted to our program.

RAC Montreal is subject to the province of Quebec’s international study policies. In order to study at RAC Montreal, international students must obtain:

  1. A Certificat d’Acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Québec government; and
  2. A study permit from Immigration Canada

Remember:

  • You must obtain your CAQ before your study permit application can be finalized, however you may start both applications at the same time.
  • Québec law requires international students to have valid medical insurance in Québec. Students who have diplomatic status, adequate medical insurance, a Medicare card, or any other valid coverage could be exempt. Proof of medical insurance will be required to obtain an exemption.
  • Your CAQ and study permit applications must both include your acceptance to Recording Arts Canada.

RAC Toronto is subject to the province of Ontario’s international study policies. In order to study at RAC Toronto, international students must obtain a study permit from Immigration Canada.

Remember that your study permit application must include your acceptance to Recording Arts Canada.

Financial assistance

Registered Education Savings Plans ▸ (RESPs) can be applied toward the cost of tuition at Recording Arts Canada. Once the RESP beneficiary has graduated from high school and enrolled full-time or part-time in a qualifying post-secondary educational program, you can request, on his or her behalf, to withdraw money from the RESP to help pay for their studies. When you withdraw government payments or interest earned from an RESP account, that money is called an Educational Assistance Payment. Educational Assistance Payments include the interest earned in the RESP as well as any Canada Education Savings Grants, provincial grants and Canada Learning Bonds received. You can use this money to pay for post-secondary school expenses like tuition, books and transportation.

Housing & transportation

Housing

Student housing in Montreal will realistically cost anywhere between $350-$850 per month (CAD). We advise giving yourself at least two months to find a decent apartment within your budget.

Our admissions team can help you find a place by yourself or with roommates. You can also use the following resources on your own:

Public transit
Housing

Student housing in Toronto will realistically cost anywhere between $700-$1200 per month (CAD) if you have a roommate. We suggest giving yourself at least three months to find a decent apartment within your budget.

Our admissions team can help you find a place by yourself or with roommates. You can also use the following resources on your own:

Public transit

Meet with us

Visit our campus or talk to a counsellor to learn more about our program. We'll help you through each step of your application.

Applicants have our full support.​

Apply now and we’ll personally reach out to offer:

1-on-1 feedback session with an RAC mentor

Functional skills & career plan assessment

Financial aid simulation with a registrar

Support throughout the admissions process