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Advanced Placement

(This page is part of the official Academic Calendar)

Advanced Placement from High School

Advanced Placement (AP) graduates may receive academic credit at RDC for their AP credential earned during high school. Only AP grades of 4 or 5 are accepted for transfer credit. An official AP transcript is required for assessment.

Transfer credit at RDC will be awarded based on current articulation agreements with Alberta Universities as cited in the Alberta Transfer Guide. For courses not governed by an articulation agreement, students may choose to pursue a Challenge process in order to obtain academic credit at RDC.

When registering please tell your Advisor that you have AP courses. Caution must be exercised as Advanced Standing for AP courses may not be recognized by some receiving institutions. Policies of institutions which you plan to attend after Red Deer College should be taken into account.


Advanced Placement within RDC

Advanced Placement recognizes learning that enables students to waive a prerequisite and register directly into a higher-level course, or acknowledges that the desired learning outcomes have been achieved in an equivalent course.

Advanced Placement is applicable for students transferring courses across programs within Red Deer College (noted as “AP” in the College transcript). If a prerequisite or equivalent course is waived, no credit for the prerequisite or equivalent course is granted.

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RDC Inquiries

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca


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100 College Boulevard | Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta | T4N 5H5