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Academic Advising

Welcome to Student Connect

Student Connect is here to help you navigate your journey at Red Deer Polytechnic. Browse this webpage or connect with our team to learn more about program planning, funding, registration, graduation requirements, and much more. We’re here to help you succeed!  

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Contact Form

Do you have a question for one of our knowledgeable advisors? Use the contact form for single questions.

Complete the contact form.

For more specialized advising, please use our booking system to schedule an appointment (see below).


    Book an Appointment

    Connect with an advisor to discuss your academic plan, finances and graduation requirements. Appointments are recommended for students seeking specialized and long-term advising based on their unique situations. 

    Schedule an appointment today.

    Appointments are offered online, over the phone or in person at the Student Connect Centre.



    Starting July 1, drop-in advising will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please check back for further details. 

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    Browse our self-service resources to find what you are looking for. View videos, and help documents to help you navigate admissions and registration, fees, student financial supports and more.      

    Self service resources available soon

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    Money Matters

    Find information about student funding, scholarships and awards, and more: 

    Scholarships: Red Deer Polytechnic has a wide range of internal and external scholarships and awards to help you pay for your education. Learn more here.  

    Apprenticeship Students: Are you an Apprentice taking your technical training at Red Deer Polytechnic? Check in here. 

    Federal/Provincial Student Loans and Grants: If you're looking for federal or provincial student loan and grant funding for your post-secondary education, click here.  

    Funding for Upgrading: Are you upgrading your high school-level courses? There's funding available for that too! 

    Indigenous Student Funding Options: Do you identify as an Indigenous person? You'll find information on Indigenous funding as well.     

    Emergency Funding: Are you experiencing financial hardship? You may qualify for Emergency Funding

    Veteran’s Funding Options: If you're a Veteran, you may be eligible for the Veterans Affairs Canada Education and Training Benefit  

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    Quick Links

    Red Deer Polytechnic Residence

    Being a part of our Residence community is an essential element of the total Polytechnic experience, especially when the Residence accommodations are within a 5-minute walk to your classes. Over 650 students make RDP Residence their home each year and you can be one of them.

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    Financial Resources

    We understand how critical funding is to your academic journey. Begin to explore options online related to funding and awards. 

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    Health and Wellness

    RDP offers a wide range of services supporting student health and wellness. 

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    Extended Health and Dental Plan - Students 

    Students have access to extended health and dental benefits through the RDP Students Association. 

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    Accessibility Services

    Red Deer Polytechnic is committed to creating an accessible learning environment for our students. If you experience barriers to your learning, such as a disability, you may be eligible to access accommodations, funding, resources, services and technology to support your academic success.

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    Our admissions team is here to help assist you as you prepare to start your academic journey. 

    Domestic Students: Learn more

    International Students: Learn more


    A Red Deer Polytechnic academic transcript is the official record of your academic history during your time at RDP (formerly Red Deer College).

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    View our forms index to retrieve forms. 

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    Academic Schedule

    Red Deer Polytechnic's academic schedule provides the Polytechnic community with important dates to help everyone plan their schedules. The academic schedule shares information such as when classes start and end each semester, when final exams take place, when Reading Week is held, as well as sharing a variety of dates associated with other academic and operational activities.

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    RDP International

    We know that deciding to pursue post-secondary education in another country can be overwhelming. We're here to help as you start this next chapter. Explore these resources and prepare for your future as an Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) student. 

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