Reading Skills or English Language Assessment

Many Red River College programs require that you take a Reading Skills or English Language Assessment as part of your application.

Please review the considerations below to choose the best assessment for you.

Reading Skills or English Language Assessment

  • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
    • If yes, you meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes and complete the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment within 30 days of applying.
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    • If no, you are required to submit proof of successful completion of an approved English language assessment at the required levels.
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    • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for verification purposes and complete the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment within 30 days of applying.
  • We strongly advise you complete your assessment before applying to ensure you meet requirements and can submit your results within 30 days of applying.
  • Assessment results must be dated within two years of your application date.
  • Approved English language assessments and required levels for this program are:

After confirming you’ve met English language requirements through your assessment results, the College will send you an e-mail requesting submission of your transcripts.

If you have questions regarding the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) Assessment, or if its the right test for you, please contact Colin Beveridge at Assessment Services at 204.632.2458.