Admission

In order to be admitted to Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) or Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • apply online;
  • be accepted as officer cadets in one of the two subsidized programmes: the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP); and
  • meet the college programme entrance requirements (either in the Science programme or the Social Science programme.

How to apply

Candidates who wish to study at Royal Military College Saint-Jean through the subsidized ROTP programme must apply online as soon as possible in the fall. Applications should be submitted as early as possible, and all required documentation should be produced without necessarily waiting for examination results from the final year of secondary school.

More detailed information concerning the application process may be obtained by contacting a Canadian Forces Recruiting Center at 1-800-856-8488 or by visiting the Recruiting website.

ROTP

The Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP) programme enable young Canadians to obtain a commission in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in addition to receiving a university degree. Candidates admitted to Royal Military College Saint-Jean are enrolled as officer cadets in the CAF.

In the ROTP programme, all tuition fees, uniforms, textbooks, equipment, and related expenses are subsidized by the Ministry of National Defence for the duration of an officer cadet's studies at Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) and at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) in Kingston. Officer cadets also receive a monthly salary. Income tax, pension, and supplementary death benefits are deducted as are meals and housing costs. Medical and dental care are provided free of charge. In accordance with CAF policy and regulations, paid vacation leave is also granted.

To maintain their admission, officer cadets must receive satisfactory marks in their academic studies and military training for the duration of their education.

Cadets enrolled in the ROTP programme may request their release without incurring any financial obligations, provided that the request is made prior to the beginning of the second academic year. Subsequent to the aforementioned period, all expenses incurred as a result of enrolment at Royal Military College Saint-Jean or the Royal Military College of Canada must be reimbursed to the Crown.

Officer cadets who successfully complete the ROTP programme will obtain a university degree and be commissioned as officers in the CAF. They will then serve as officers in the Canadian Armed Forces for a minimum of three to five years, depending on the number of years of paid education.

To be eligible for admission into the ROTP programme, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be at least 16 years of age on the application day;
  • meet the medical standards required for admission into the Canadian Armed Forces; and
  • pass pre-enrolment tests as specified by National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ).

Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements Preparatory Year

Quebec Students

To be admitted, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • hold a Secondary School Diploma or equivalency;
  • pass the Secondary IV History course;
  • pass courses given in the primary language of instruction as well as a Secondary V second language course;
  • meet entrance requirements of the chosen a programme of collegial studies; and
  • meet the minimum mark of 70% in academic requirements courses.

To be admitted to the Science programme, applicants must have the following academic prerequisites:

  • Secondary 5 Chemistry or Chemistry 534;
  • Secondary 5 Technical and Scientific Mathematics Option (TS), or Secondary 5 Science Mathematics Option (SN), or Mathematics 526, or Mathematics 536; and
  • Secondary 5 Physics, or Physics 534.

To be admitted to the Social Science programme, applicants must have the following academic prerequisite:

  • Secondary 5 Technical and Scientific Mathematics Option (TS), or Secondary 5 Science Mathematics Option (SN), or Mathematics 526, or Mathematics 536;
  • Or a final mark of 80 % or better in Cultural, Social, and Technical Mathematics Option (CST), or in Mathematics 516.

Applicants from Other Provinces

To be admitted, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • hold a Secondary School Diploma or equivalency;
  • pass courses given in the primary language of instruction in Grade 12; and
  • meet the entrance requirements of the chosen college programme; and
  • meet the minimum mark of 70% in academic requirements courses.

To be admitted to the Science programme, applicants must have the following academic prerequisites:

  • Chemistry 11 or equivalency;
  • Mathematics 11 or equivalency; and
  • Physics 11 or equivalency.

To be admitted to the Social Science programme, applicants must have the following academic prerequisite:

  • Mathematics 11 or equivalency.

Academic Requirements for the First Year (CEGEP 2 or University 1)

The entrance requirements for First Year — the second year of collegial studies offered at Royal Military College Saint-Jean — and the first year of university studies at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston are the same as they are considered to be equivalent.

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