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University Transfer Programs

(This page is part of the official Academic Calendar)

Programs Available:

  • Bachelor of Arts
    Majors: Anthropology, Communications, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Education Elementary
  • Bachelor of Education Secondary
  • Bachelor of Education/Science Combined
  • Bachelor of Fine Art
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology & Sport Studies
  • Bachelor of Science
    Majors: Agriculture, Agriculture/Food Business Management, Atmospheric Sciences/Environmental Earth Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computing Science, Environmental and Conservation Science, Forestry, General, Human Ecology, Mathematics or Statistics or Math and Economics, Nutrition and Food Science, Physics/Geophysics, Physiology, Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional
    Programs: Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Program Information

For more details about course selection, program requirements, and admission and transfer information, please refer to the Academic Advising Planning Guides available through the Academic Advising webpage.

If you are planning to transfer to programs at institutions others than those with whom RDC has identified transfer agreements, you should contact the transfer institution as early as possible regarding course planning.

NOTE: This information is current at the time of publishing and may change as the universities revise their programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to a Red Deer College university transfer program does not ensure future admission to a university. Please refer to university calendars or RDC academic advisors for more information.

If you are studying at Red Deer College under student visa, or if you have not always lived within the province of Alberta, you must consult the calendar of the institution to which you intend to transfer regarding their policy on admitting international and out.of-province students. This may vary between institutions.

Course Transfer

Transfer credit agreements between RDC and the Alberta universities are maintained by the Alberta Council on Admission and Transfer (ACAT ). For specific course and program transfer information, please visit Transfer Alberta.  Questions regarding transfer can be directed to The Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer at 11th floor Commerce Place, 10155 - 102 St., Edmonton AB T5J 4L5.

Note: Transfer credit awarded for RDC courses and programs will vary according to the university to which you intend to transfer.

Academic Advising

Academic Advisors provide students with information and resources that enable them to make informed decisions relevant to their education. These resources include the RDC Calendar, the Academic Planning Guide for your program and transfer university the Alberta Transfer Guide and the calendar and contact information for your intended university.

They will assist you in interpreting information from these resources or refer you to your intended university if appropriate.

Please be aware that you are responsible for ensuring that your registration is complete and appropriate and that your course choices comply with the program to which you have been admitted at RDC and/or to the university to which you intend to transfer.

Any changes you make to your courses, your major or your transfer destination may adversely affect your transferable credit, your admission to university or your eligibility to graduate from Red Deer College.

For the most current university program and transfer information, please refer to the Academic Advising Planning Guides available through the Academic Advising webpage. If you have questions regarding university admission, program requirements, course selection or transfer, please contact an academic advisor:
Phone:  403.342.3254
Email:  studentconnect [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
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Email: inquire [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca

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