Admitted, Now What?
Congratulations on your admission!
What now? From transcripts to funding, we'll walk you though the next steps to start your journey at Red Deer College.
Save the dates
Check the Academic Schedule for:
- Tuition and fee deadline
- New Student Orientation
- First day of classes
- Last day to register, add or drop a course and receive a refund
- Health and Dental opt-out / waivers due
TheLoop is the online portal for all RDC students. Login to access important information you need to know before and after you arrive at RDC.
How to get in TheLoop
- Go to rdc.ab.ca
- Click on Get in TheLoop
- Enter your User Name and Password from your admission letter and click Login
- Your Username is usually your first initial and last name (no spaces)
- If this is the first time using TheLoop, your password is set to your date of birth in a 9 digit YYYYMmmDD format, e.g. May 31, 1984 would be 1984May31
- Login Problems? Contact the Service Desk at 403-342-3580
You should now be at the Main Page of TheLoop. Remember to check this page often for Personal Announcements
Find the Funds.
Check out the Money Matters section on TheLoop
Check the Student Fees channel for fee deadline, to view your account balance and to make payments or set up a payment plan.
Check the Student Funding and Awards channel for information on how to apply for scholarships and student funding.
Work while you learn
If you are looking for student employment opportunities, go to rdc.ab.ca/student-employment to view our Career Centre Job Board.
Do the paperwork.
Official High School Transcripts
- Alberta Student? No worries...we will request them for you.
- Out of Province Student? Click here for information
A Reminder: Offical transcripts are transcripts sent from the institution you previously attended, directly to the Office of the Registrar Office at RDC. Do not bring in mailed copies. We cannot accept them.
Communications Skills Assessment
Go to rdc.ab.ca/placement-testing to see if you need to take the Communications Skills Assessment for your program.
If you previously attended a post-secondary institution and would like to have that coursework assessed for prior learning, visit our website at rdc.ab.ca/rpl for more information.
We have you covered if you need a place to live and learn!
Apply at rdc.ab.ca/residence or call 403.342.3257
Kings & Queens Athletics
Interested in trying out for one of the nation's strongest Athletics programs? Visit rdc.ab.ca/athletics to find out how.
From Student Council to the Student Ambassador Leadership Program, we have endless opportunities to get involved in student life adn become and advocate for your peers. Plan events, develop leadership skills and meet new friends along the way. Visit the Students' Association website at http://sardc.ab.ca for details.