Academic and Program Advising

Academic Advisors can provide you with information about RRC full-time programs; help you to understand admission requirements; assist you in selecting a program to meet your goals; and connect you with helpful people, resources, and support.

Academic Advising services are available at both the Notre Dame Campus and Roblin Centre, Exchange District Campus. Phone appointments may be arranged for your convenience. To book an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor, please visit one of the Student Service Centres, call our general information line at 204.632.2327, or send an email to advisor@rrc.ca

Tips for an Effective Advising Session

Preparing for an advising session is important for the prospective student and the advisor. By gathering some basic information before the appointment, individuals can have a more productive advising session that can aid their decision to enrol. Here are some ways your students or clients can prepare for a session:

1. Prepare a List of Questions

Developing your questions in advance ensures you can leave the session with all the information you need to aid your decision-making process. One of the most common comments heard at the end of an advising session is I know I’ve forgotten to ask you something… Advisors are available for follow-up phone calls and e-mails, but these extra consultations can delay your decision-making.

2. Consult the RRC Website

The RRC website offers a wealth of information on everything from full-time programs to part-time courses including entrance requirements, course descriptions, and graduate employment data. You may also contact the following departments directly for information: Student Service Centres – 204.632.2327, Continuing Education and Distance Education – 204.694.1789.

3. Research the Career

While academic advisors can answer many questions about education and employment opportunities immediately after graduation, it is a good idea to consult other sources about the long-term career possibilities after school. Connect with people who have significant experience in the career you are exploring. They can provide valuable information about working conditions, advancement opportunities, and income potential. This information may influence your decision to enrol in a program of study.

4. Bring Previous Transcripts from High School, University, or College

The most useful document to bring is a high school transcript. This will help the advisor to confirm:

  • Whether you qualify academically for the program, or;
  • Whether you need to pursue academic upgrading to meet the program’s requirements.

If you have previously attended a university or college, bring those transcripts as well. The advisor may be able to identify credits you can transfer into a College program.