Get Ready for College
Congratulations! You have been accepted to a college program. We are excited for you to attend and can’t wait to see you on campus.
Domestic students - please sign up to attend a free Get Ready for College online information session.
International students – you’ll receive specific information about coming to Canada, in addition to the topics below, by email from Assiniboine International and are not required to attend this online information session.
The Ready for College online session contains lots of information and gives you the opportunity to ask any questions about:
- Financial Aid general info. However, if you are planning to apply for Manitoba Student Aid, or want more detailed info on Scholarships & Bursaries, you should sign up for the full Financial Aid information session
- Transportation or Parking on campus
- Technology requirements for your program
- Students’ Association
- Health & Dental insurance
- Indigenous students
- Assiniboine's Community & Virtual Tours
- Student supports, including transitioning to college and wellness
- Next steps
If you are unable to attend one of the Ready for College info sessions, please check out the videos below:
Financial Aid and Awards
The Financial Aid and Awards Office helps students with all financial need assistance. We are here to help students with government student loans and scholarships and bursaries. We also help students with guidance or troubleshooting with Training and Employment Services, sponsorship, bank loans, or other funding options.
The government Student Loan program has recently changed and there is now more money and more free money available to students.
The Scholarship and Bursary section of the Assiniboine website was just recently redeveloped and we encourage all students to seek out awards that available to students.
The college also has an Emergency Student Bursary/Loan fund. If situations unforeseen circumstances arise during the academic year where you are in financial need, contact your Student Success Advisor. They will assist you in completing a form to request funds to help with emergency situations.
There are many stressors with being a student and we want to make sure finances are not one of them. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with all your financial aid inquiries.
On behalf of our team at Indigenous Affairs, welcome to Assiniboine!
Assiniboine acknowledges that its campuses are located on treaty 1 and treaty 2 territory, the traditional lands of the Dakota, the Néhiyaw (Cree), Anishinabe, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Dene, and birth and the homeland of the Métis Nation. We recognize their stewardship of these lands, our commitment to reconciling past harms, and the intent of those treaties- to share and care for the land for as long as the sun shines the grass grows, and the rivers flow.
Our Indigenous Affairs team offers a wide range of support and services to assist students along their post-secondary journey. We liaise with academic advisors, connect students with important community resources, and provide guidance to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students from a holistic perspective to support their academic goals. We act as a resource for all students and faculty in their efforts to acquire a true understanding of Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing.
Elders and Knowledge Keepers from a cross-section of First Nation and Metis communities are available throughout the year to share their knowledge, wisdom, and unique perspectives with students, staff, and faculty. They offer classroom teachings, traditional ceremony, access to sharing lodges, cultural activities, and one on one or group support. Several Elders are available outside of school hours by appointment.
Several college campus-wide events and activities are normally held each year to draw awareness to and celebrate Indigenous culture and tradition. Please stay tuned for updates on how we plan to offer these engagements for the 2021-22 academic year.
Stay safe, work hard, respect yourself, and have a great year.
Welcome to all new international students at Assiniboine Community College!
At Assiniboine International, we salute you! You are very brave and resourceful! You have “kept calm and carried on” by pursuing your education during a pandemic.
Students face many changes and adjustments when they come to college in a new country. During this pandemic, you will face even more challenges than usual. We would like to help and support you.
Please use the resources available to you at Assiniboine, including two services just for you as an international student:
- Our required online orientation “mini-course” for international students. You can learn about health insurance, adapting to Canadian culture, keeping safe during COVID-19, and study and work permit eligibility.
- Answers to your questions related to study permits and work permits. Contact Anne Bridge at email@example.com
Please contact Anne anytime! If she is not the correct person to answer your question, she will send you to the correct person or office.
And, we will “keep calm and carry on” together!
Welcome to ACC Students’ Association! We are your organization responsible for enhancing the student life experience during your time at Assiniboine. We help to create a fun & inviting environment for students to excel by hosting events, programming, and services to complement your academic studies. We are responsible for the needs of all Assiniboine students including those in Brandon, Dauphin, Winnipeg, and all across Manitoba.
We offer a variety of services and offerings to help make your time at Assiniboine memorable. These services include:
- Advocacy & Awareness
- Day Planner
- Leadership Opportunities
- Awards & Scholarship
- Student Spaces
- Health & Dental Insurance
- I.M.Well Student Assistance Program
- Student Discount Programs
- Student Clubs
- & More
To view a full list of services and learn more about your Students’ Association visit our website www.accstudents.com or visit our office located in Room 413 at Victoria Ave Campus from Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow us on our social media pages to stay updated on the latest news, upcoming events, services & more
We want you to get involved! If you’re interested in volunteering at events, starting a Club, or maybe even running for Student Council, be sure to contact any ACCSA Staff or Student Leaders for more information.
We hope you have a great time at ACC, and we look forward to working for you this coming year.
The Learning Curve
The Learning Curve is your one-stop-shop for all of your Academic Support needs. If you are having trouble understanding an assignment, preparing for a test, or would like a different perspective on a concept you covered in class, the Learning Curve staff is here to help. Our staff offers academic support in writing, research, mathematics, science, time management, organization skills, note-taking, study skills, computer skills, stress management, test anxiety, reading comprehension, and much more. If you are worried about or struggling with any of your schoolwork, please reach out to the Learning Curve staff sooner rather than later to see what we can do for you.
The Learning Curve also supports students with accessibility concerns. Assiniboine Community College is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to courses, facilities and services for applicants and students with documented special needs relating to a disability or protected characteristics under the Human Rights Code (Manitoba). Students with a disability-related need (or suspected disability) are encouraged to contact their student advisor to see what sort of accommodations are available. The Learning Curve staff actively engages with accommodated students to provide training and support throughout the school year.
Book an appointment with a member of the Learning Curve staff.
Find more resources about a variety of topics supported by the Learning Curve.
Find more information about Accessibility and Disability Services.
Here at Assiniboine Community College, we strive to provide the opportunity to participate in extracurricular athletics for students. It allows for students to explore and develop their talents outside of the classroom, shop, or lab. Cougars Athletics lifts the pride and spirit of the school community and enhances the student experience.
A philosophy that we have here at Assiniboine is that extracurricular athletics promotes sportsmanship, team building, good citizenship, high academic standards, and community responsibility.
Sport demands a high level of commitment, excellence, and self-motivation, which will help prepare students for the challenges they will meet in the labour force.
Participation in athletics is open to all students provided that they meet the general requirements such as enrollment in a full course load (18 credits per term) and minimum GPA requirement.
We are committed to the overall development of our student-athletes, physically, mentally, and emotionally, while striving for excellence as part of a varsity athletic team.
Assiniboine offers men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s futsal competing in the Manitoba Colleges Athletics Conference (MCAC). The MCAC is in its second year as probationary members of the Canadian College Athletics Association (CCAA). Assiniboine also offers women’s hockey, competing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
“Due to COVID-19, the MCAC has created a “Return to Play Framework” to help determine whether they will play the 2020-21 regular season in the league’s four sports. The framework has three guiding principles: safety of all involved, student-athlete experience, and fiscal responsibility.
The goal of this new framework is to be a reference for decision making during this time, meaning there are conditions that need to be met. All provincial and municipal health restrictions around travel must be able to be followed, social distancing must be respected in the context of sport participation and competition, and guidelines must allow for full training and competition to take place.” – Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference