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RDC JumpStart!

RDC's School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to offer the JumpStart! program. JumpStart! allows current high school students to take university-level courses that will count for credit towards RDC programs.

Class tuition is free for Jumpstart students, and only the cost of parking and course materials are not covered by RDC.

More information on Jumpstart for Fall 2020 will be available soon! Below are examples of courses that have been available to students in the past.

ANTH 200 – People & Biocultural Evolution

ANTH 201 - People & Culture

ENGL 201 - Creative Writing (transfer agreement pending)

HIST 208 - The World Since 1789

HIST 209 - Pre-Modern World History

PHIL 201 - Values & Society

PHIL 202 - Knowledge & Reality

POLI 201 - Intro to Politics

POLI 223: Canadian Political Issues

PSYC 260 - Basic Psychological Processes

SOCI 260 - Social Concepts & Perspectives


Click here to access our timetable and read course descriptions and view class times !

Eligibilty and Rules for Program:

- Students who are currently enrolled in high school and have not graduated (Grade 13 students may not be eligible)

- Must be Canadian resident

- Students can only take 1 course per term, and a maximum of 2 courses overall

- Students must present written permission from their High School, allowing them to enroll in the program (either from a Principal, Vice-Principal, or Counselor)

- Online courses are not eligible for the JumpStart program; students must attend courses in person.

If the Jumpstart class that you're interested in is being offered during the evening, you can have a Commissionaire walk you to your vehicle before and after class. Either visit or call (403 342 3445) the Security Centre Desk to request a Safewalk! Click here for more details. 

How to get registered & more information:

E-Mail artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca with the course you are interested in, or with any questions you might have!