Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I make an appointment for testing?

Many programs will ask you to take a test as part of their Admission Requirements. If you are required to take a test, information will be sent to you after you apply to your program through Enrolment Services.

Plan to arrive for testing on the date provided.

Students applying to a Nursing or Health Care Aide Program, you are required to take an English Skills Assessment. We recommend that you take this test prior to submitting your application. Please contact Evelyn Torwart at 204.632.2458 to schedule an appointment.

2. What if I don’t live in Winnipeg?

Applicants who live within 100 kilometers of Winnipeg are expected to take their assessment at Red River College in Winnipeg. If any special circumstances prevent you from making your appointment in Winnipeg, then please call Evelyn Torwart at 204.632.2458 for assistance.

3. How much does the testing cost?

A $40 non-refundable assessment fee must be paid prior to writing your entrance test for RRC programs. Fees are payable in cash, cheque, money order, debit card, or credit card. Please write cheques payable to “Red River College”. Please complete an Assessment Fee Payment Form and submit it along with your payment.

Bring your receipt to give to the examiner on the day of your test.

4. How do I find the testing room?

Testing occurs at the 2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Building D, Room 202 unless your letter indicates otherwise. Take a look at RRC’s campus map.

If You Are Driving:

Take entrance #3 off Notre Dame Ave. and report to the commissioner to learn where to park your car. As you drive in, look towards the left to locate Building D, which is a long, 3-story, white building. Take the side entrance and go to the second floor Room 202.

*Note that parking costs $1.50/hour and the ticket dispenser only accepts loonies;

Please be prepared to pay accordingly. Parking is free on Saturday.

If You Are Taking The Bus:

The bus will bring you directly to the front of Red River College. When you exit the bus, go to Building D, which is a long, 3-story, white building towards the left. Take the side entrance and go to the second floor Room 202.

5. How do I check in for testing?

Testing occurs in room D202 unless your letter indicated otherwise. Please note the following:

  • Arrive early for your testing in order to obtain seating.
  • Give yourself time to find the building and the room.
  • If the College sent you a letter inviting you for the testing session, bring it with you.
  • Make sure you have your student number.
  • You may bring a beverage, but please do not eat while taking the test to prevent distracting others.
  • Children cannot be accommodated in the test room. Please make necessary baby-sitting arrangements.
  • Dictionaries, study materials, calculators or other study aids may not be used.
  • RRC is a fragrance-free environment.
  • Please bring a form of photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport) on the day of your testing.

6. How long does testing take?

Test sessions vary depending on which assessment you take, although most take a half-day. Therefore, plan to spend a full morning or a full afternoon for testing.

7. What is the pass mark for testing?

Pass marks are established by the academic department for a particular program, and therefore vary according to the program. If you are taking multiple tests (i.e., math and reading), then it is important to score at the required level on each test. For some programs, the test results are only one factor considered among several factors (i.e., work experience, high school grades, etc.), and thus poor test results may not necessarily eliminate you from such programs.

8. How do I get my results?

For most programs, you will receive a letter from your Admissions Officer indicating whether you have been accepted into the program. After you receive this letter, you have the option of contacting Assessment Services at 204.632.2458 if you are interested in details regarding your specific test results.

Special Admission testing: you will be informed of your test results immediately after you take your tests. However, the official decision about whether you have been accepted into your program will be communicated to you in writing from your Admissions Officer within 2 weeks of your test date.

Creative Communications: results will take at least 8 weeks from the due date of the portfolio.

Nursing and Health Care Aide: your DRP results will be mailed to you by Assessment Services one week after your test date.