GRANDE PRAIRIE REGIONAL COLLEGE - [GPRC], GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA - ADMISSION

Grande Prairie, AlbertaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  4500Enrollment

Grand Prairie Regional College Admissions 2020-21: Application Process, Deadlines & Requirements

Updated By : SUPRIYA SARKAR

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:

  1. Submission of online application
  2. Subsequently, within 1-2 weeks, the college instructs the students about the required documents and how they should be submitted.
  3. The college takes 1-2 weeks further to review the application and the documents and notifies the applicant about the admission decision.
  4. An applicant is expected to respond to the admission offer within 2 weeks of receiving the notification.
  • While applying for GPRC Admissions, applicants must ensure that all the documents are either in the English language or sent along with English translations.
  • A few of the courses may require the applicants to appear for IQAS test.
  • The application review process may take longer than usual during the peak seasons of August-September and December-January.
  • Applicants are required to fill and submit the ‘Information Release Consent Form’ in case if the University tries to disclose your admission-related information to any third force.

Highlights

Application PortalApply Alberta/ Paper Application
Application Fee (non-refundable)140 CAD (international Applicants)
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
Academic CalendarWinter and Fall Semester
Admission PeriodCyclic
In-take SeasonsFall and Winter Season
English ProficiencyRequired (For Non-native speakers)
Type of DeadlineRegular

GPRC Admissions Deadline

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.

SemesterApplication Deadline
Fall SemesterJuly 30
Winter SemesterNovember 30

Applicants to the nursing program should apply by October 1, to be eligible for admission to the following year’s September semester.

GPRC Undergraduate Admissions

Given below are the guidelines for international students seeking admission at Grand Prairie Regional College.

  1. International applicants interested in studying on-campus have to apply for a student visa from the IRCC(Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
  2. Proof of Financial statements has to be submitted. The visa eligibility form will be issued after the verification of the financial statement.
  3. English Proficiency Test score to be sent directly from the testing agency to GPRC.
  4. Official transcripts must be notarized or stamped by the secondary institution of the applicant to be certified as an acceptable copy of results. If the transcripts are not in English, they have to be translated to be certified as a true copy.
  5. Students have to request a work permit if seeking a job to support their education.
  6. Students can also opt for distance learning programs in which case they are not required to complete the visa and immigration formalities.

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.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

  1. Admission Requirements at GPRC needs the International students to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting any one of the standardized English Proficiency Test scores such as TOEFL, IELTS etc.
  2. If the applicant is a citizen of the UK, USA, New Zeland etc the English Language Proficiency Tests are automatically waived.
TestMinimum ScoreMinimum Score (Nursing Applicants)
IELTS6.07.0
TOEFL (iBT)8386

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).

Requirements for International Students Visa

  1. After the student is selected for admission, the student has to apply for a student visa from the IRCC and also obtain a work permit if his/her selected program specifies so.
  2. Applicants should possess a valid passport to be eligible to apply for a visa.
  3. Additional documents: Transcript(s), scores of any standardized tests taken, financial evidence showing sufficient funds.

GPRC Mature Students Admissions

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.

CourseAcademic RequirementsEnglish Language Proficiency
Engineering (University Transfer)Resume, 60% score in Physics, Maths & Chemistry, official transcripts and additional achievementsIELTS: 6.0
TOEFL: 83
Advance Human Resources (Certificate Program)Resume, official transcripts of Highest Educational qualificationIELTS: 6.0
TOEFL: 83
Nursing (University Transfer)Resume, official transcripts, 65% overall score, a minimum of 60% in English, Biology & Mathematics and additional achievementsIELTS: 7.0
TOEFL: 86

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.

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