Admissions Process | Assiniboine Community College

Admissions Process

We begin processing applications no more than 12 months in advance of the program start date, with the exception of those programs with wait lists.

Applicants are not considered for acceptance until the application is fully complete, all requested documentation is submitted and any special requirements are met. Example: proof of English language proficiency.

All applications must include:

  • a complete application form
  • a non-refundable application fee
  • all official transcripts of high school and post-secondary education (official transcripts are sent directly from previous institution to Assiniboine; non-official documentation can be used for initial assessment of admission requirements, but no final offers of admission can be made until official documents are submitted).

Please ensure you submit all documents at time of application. If any documents are missing it will take longer to process your application.

Note that all transcripts submitted become the property of the college and will not be returned.

Admission Requirements

The basic admission requirement for college is the equivalent of a Manitoba High School diploma. In addition, most programs list specific subject requirements at a Grade 12 level, see "Admissions Requirements" on each program page for full details. If you are an international student, please read the information on our international pages.

Our college offers a Mature Student High School program at our Adult Collegiate in Brandon and at our Parkland Campus.

Special Consideration Assessment

For applicants who don't meet admission requirements

  • special consideration assessment may be completed if you don't meet the published academic program requirements but can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge. If you do not meet the requirements, but feel you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge through experience and/or training, include any documentation showing relevant experience with your application. If you don't include this additional information to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge with your application, we will not be able to assess your admissibility for most programs.
  • Assiniboine does not have a mature student status like some other institutions do. All applicants regardless of age must demonstrate the required skills and knowledge.
  • A special consideration assessment could include a review of all transcripts and documents, an interview with a student advisor and/or instructor, and/or test(s) of basic skills relevant to the program. There is an additional fee for testing.
  • Some students who are admitted as special consideration may be able to complete their Grade 12 while they are in enrolled in college. This is possible because some college courses have been designated as dual credit courses (both high school and college credit). Detailed information on this process and a current list of acceptable dual credits are available from a student advisor.
  • Note that all applications presenting transcripts containing any course with an M (modified), I (individualized) or E (English as an additional language) designation will be assessed as a special consideration.

    Special Consideration FAQs (PDF)


Programs with Special Selection requirements

Applicants to programs with special selection requirements will be sent further information regarding these requirements and/or dates of orientation sessions.

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