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Student Connect Centre

Achieve Success with Connected Support

The Student Connect Centre team is here to help you plan for your education at RDP.

We can help with:

Academic Advising

Future & First-Year Students

Our General Advisors are happy to assist all prospective and first-year students, however; students enrolled in Health and Community Wellness programs are encouraged to speak with their Program Liaison (see below)

Our General Advisors are happy to assist you with:

  • Prospective student inquiries
  • Program selection
  • Application & course registration
  • Funding options
  • Awards and scholarships
Drop-In Hours

Room 1102

  • Monday & Friday | 9 - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday - Thursday | 9 - 11:30 AM & 1 - 3:30 PM

No drop-in on statutory holidays and observances (refer to Important Dates for holidays) 

Unable to attend in-person advising? Please complete our contact form to request an online or phone appointment.

Arts (Humanities) and Creative Arts Students

As a current student, you have access to a specialized Program Liaison who provides in depth academic advising services and guidance throughout your program. 

Arts (Humanities) and Creative Arts programs include:

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (University Transfer)
  • Bachelor of Fine Art in Film Production
  • Bachelor of Fine Art (University Transfer)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Justice Studies
  • University Arts
  • Visual Art 
Drop-in Hours

Room 1102

  • Monday & Wednesday | 9 - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday & Thursday | 1 - 3:30 PM

No drop-in on statutory holidays and observances (refer to Important Dates for holidays) 

Unable to attend in-person advising? Please complete our contact form to request an online or phone appointment.

Business, Science & Computing Students

As a current student, you have access to a specialized Program Liaison who provides in depth academic advising services and guidance throughout your program. 

Business, Science and Computing programs include:

  • Administrative Professional
  • Aviation
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (University Transfer)
  • Business and Business Administration
  • Commerce
  • Computer Programming
  • Human Resources Management
  • Legal Assistant
  • Machine Learning Analyst
  • Pre-Professional Programs
  • University Sciences 
Drop-in Hours

Room 1102

  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday | 9 - 11:30 AM

No drop-in on statutory holidays and observances (refer to Important Dates for holidays) 

Unable to attend in-person advising? Please complete our contact form to request an online or phone appointment.

Education, Engineering Technology & Trades Students

As a current student, you have access to a specialized Program Liaison who provides in depth academic advising services and guidance throughout your program. 

Education, Engineering Technology and Trades programs include:

  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education Leadership Development
  • Early Learning & Child Care
  • Educational Assistant
  • Instrumentation and Automation Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
Drop-in Hours

Room 1102

  • Monday - Wednesday | 9 - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday | 1 - 3:30 PM

No drop-in on statutory holidays and observances (refer to Important Dates for holidays) 

Unable to attend in-person advising? Please complete our contact form to request an online or phone appointment.

Nursing & Pre-Health Sciences Students

As a current student, you have access to a specialized Program Liaison who provides in depth academic advising services and guidance throughout your program. 

Nursing & Pre-Health Sciences programs include

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN to BScN Transition Program
  • Practical Nurse
  • Pre-Health Sciences Certificate
Drop-In Hours

Currently unavailable, please Schedule an online appointment

No drop-in or appointments on statutory holidays and observances (refer to Important Dates for holidays)

Other Health & Community Wellness Students

As a current student, you have access to a specialized Program Liaison who provides in depth academic advising services and guidance throughout your program. 

Health and Community Wellness programs include:

  • Kinesiology & Sports Studies
  • Medical Device Reprocessing
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Occupational & Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Social Work
Drop-in Hours

Room 1102

  • Monday | 9 - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday & Thursdays: 1 - 3:30 PM

No drop-in or appointments on statutory holidays and observances (refer to Important Dates for holidays)

Funding and Awards

Drop-In Advising

Navigating and understanding student financial assistance programs can be confusing, but the Student Connect Centre can help. Browse your funding options and award opportunities with guidance from our dedicated advisors.

Open to all prospective, new and continuing students, our General Advisors are happy to assist with:

  • Determining which funding options are right for you
  • Guidance on application processes and next steps
  • Understanding the student loan lifecycle
  • Interest-free status
  • Understanding your RDP billing statement
  • Additional funding support
  • Awards and scholarships
Drop-In Hours

Room 1102

  • Monday, Friday | 9 - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday - Thursday | 9 - 11:30 AM & 1 - 3:30 PM

No drop-in on statutory holidays and observances (refer to Important Dates for holidays) 

Our Contact Form

If you live outside of central Alberta or are unable to attend in-person advising, please complete our contact form to request an online or phone appointment.