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Grand Prairie Regional College (GPRC) is a community college located in Northwestern Alberta, Canada and was established in the year 1966. It has an enrollment of around 4,500 students, pursuing credit/ apprenticeship/ collaborative programs and also has 5000 continuing education students many of whom pursue distance education at Grand Prairie Regional College and return to the campus annually.
The college offers over 15 diploma and certificate programs and also some degree programs. It also offers various personal and professional development programs.
The application process involves the following steps:
|Application Portal||Apply Alberta/ Paper Application|
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||140 CAD (international Applicants)|
|Mode of Payment||Credit Card|
|Academic Calendar||Winter and Fall Semester|
|In-take Seasons||Fall and Winter Season|
|English Proficiency||Required (For Non-native speakers)|
|Type of Deadline||Regular|
The full-time academic session at GPRC begins in the Fall and Winter semesters. International students are advised to apply 4-6 months before the start of the semester to allow for receipt of visa and work permit.
|Fall Semester||July 30|
|Winter Semester||November 30|
Applicants to the nursing program should apply by October 1, to be eligible for admission to the following year’s September semester.
Given below are the guidelines for international students seeking admission at Grand Prairie Regional College.
At GPRC, international applicants can apply for certificate/ diploma courses. They can also apply for degree programs but this usually includes a transfer to a different institute for higher semesters. Students can choose to study on-campus or through distance programs. The general undergraduate admission process is given below.
How to apply: Online/ Paper Application
Application Fees: 140 CAD
Academic requirements: High School Transcripts, College Transcripts(if available) English Proficiency Test scores for International students. High School graduation is mandatory for degree courses and recommended for other programs.
Financial Aid: Student loans and Scholarships.
Supporting Documents: Authorised financial statement, Proof of financial support, copy of passport. Specific requirements vary for each program.
|Test||Minimum Score||Minimum Score (Nursing Applicants)|
Students can also show evidence of 3 years or more full-time education in English to be exempted from appearing for ELP exams (conditions apply).
GPRC also offers certifications, diplomas and degree programs for applicants over the age of 21 who do not possess a high school diploma. Continuing education programs and professional development courses are also available. Each program offered here has different admission requirements and eligibility criteria.
How to apply: Online Application
Application Fees: 140 CAD
Academic Requirements: Official Transcripts, English Proficiency score for International students. Specific academic requirements vary from course to course.
Financial Aid: Student loans, work-study, and Scholarships.
Supporting Documents: Verified financial bank statement, Proof of financial support or sponsor, International information sheet, authorized clearance for transfer students.
|Course||Academic Requirements||English Language Proficiency|
|Engineering (University Transfer)||Resume, 60% score in Physics, Maths & Chemistry, official transcripts and additional achievements||IELTS: 6.0|
|Advance Human Resources (Certificate Program)||Resume, official transcripts of Highest Educational qualification||IELTS: 6.0|
|Nursing (University Transfer)||Resume, official transcripts, 65% overall score, a minimum of 60% in English, Biology & Mathematics and additional achievements||IELTS: 7.0|
Although specific requirements vary from program to program. Applicants are hence advised to ensure that they meet all the criteria before applying and fill out their applications with utmost scrutiny. They should submit the necessary documents well within the established deadline to ensure a hassle-free admission procedure.