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  • To begin, please note there are different ways to apply if you are a domestic, international or apprenticeship student. Follow the instructions below for your path.
  • After you have applied, scroll to the bottom of this page to learn about additional steps and resources.
Domestic Students


First, review credit programs offered at Red Deer Polytechnic. 

Then, confirm application fees, when you need to apply and if your program is available in the Program Admissions by Term information. 


STEP 1 – Submit your application through Apply Alberta. On this website, you will find a list of items that you need to gather before you start your application process. 

STEP 2 – On the Apply Alberta application, you will select Red Deer Polytechnic from the list of available post-secondary institutions.  

STEP 3 – After selecting Red Deer Polytechnic, you will continue the process using our forms. You will select your program and term, pay your application fee, indicate if you are interested in Residence and complete other details for your application. 

STEP 4 – Look for an automated email from Red Deer Polytechnic and log in to TheLoop to review your application status. 

Interested in Extended Education programs and courses? Learn more

International Students


First, review programs for international students.  

Then, learn more about the International Admissions process at Red Deer Polytechnic 


STEP 1 - Submit an online application for international students.  

STEP 2 – Email supporting documentation to International [dot] Admissions [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (International[dot]Admissions[at]rdpolytech[dot]ca).  

STEP 3 – Watch for an automated email from Red Deer Polytechnic and log in to TheLoop to review your application status. 

Apprenticeship Students

Already a registered apprentice and ready to register for Technical Training?

STEP 1 – Review apprenticeship programs and when they are offered at Red Deer Polytechnic  

STEP 2 – You can register for a training period on your MyTradeSecrets account or visit Apprentice Services. You can also call our Apprenticeship Registration line at 403.342.3100 or 888.475.1101. 

STEP 3 – Look for an automated email from Red Deer Polytechnic within 24 hours. This will confirm your registration and provide you with information about Red Deer Polytechnic. 

Interested in becoming an apprentice?

Review apprenticeship information provided by Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) with the Government of Alberta. It is important to note that, to become a registered apprentice, you will need to meet the current AIT requirements for the Trade of your choice.

Once you have become an apprentice and are ready to register for Technical Training at Red Deer Polytechnic, complete the three steps detailed above.

After Applying

After you've received your email confirmation listed in the final step above, you may have questions about what to do next. Find helpful details below. 

Set to register for courses? 

Need help planning your courses? 

Want to confirm the schedule? 

Looking for funding options? 

Need academic advice? 

Looking for other services? 

Want to live on campus? 

Need more info on a program? 

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