Admissions Prerequisites

General Qualifications

To be eligible for studies at RMC Saint-Jean, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Meet the established minimum medical standard for enrollment in the CAF
  • Have passed the pre-enrollment test
  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of nomination with the consent of a single parent who has parental authority
  • Have obtained the required education certificates
  • Have High school marks of 70%, or higher, in academic requirement courses to be admissible in Preparatory year (Cegep 1).
  • Have the minimum mark of 75% if you have completed Cegep courses.

General Academic Qualifications

To qualify for admission to the CMCs, a student must be in the process of completing or have completed secondary school at a university preparatory level (Grade 12 or the provincial equivalent). Applicants are required to have the necessary credits for admission to a university in the province in which they are completing secondary education as well as meet the RMC admission requirements for the programme they want to pursue. Quebec students enrolled in CEGEP must be completing or have completed the first year of a two-year pre-university programme, and will normally be expected to have completed fourteen credit courses.

Admissions - Preparatory Year

Quebec Students

To be admitted, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Possess a high school diploma, or have completed or be in the process of obtaining a high school diploma (or the equivalent)
  • Pass the Secondary 4 History course
  • Pass courses given in the primary language of instruction as well as a Secondary 5 Second Language course
  • Meet entrance requirements of the chosen programme of collegial studies
  • Have a mark of 70% in academic requirement courses

Applicants from other Provinces

To be admitted, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Pass courses given in the primary language of instruction in Grade 12
  • Meet the entrance requirements of the chosen college programme
  • Have a mark of 75% or more in academic requirement courses

Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements for First Year — the second year of collegial studies offered at RMC Saint-Jean — and the first year of undergraduate studies at RMC in Kingston are the same, as they are considered to be equivalent.

Science Programme

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

  • Secondary 5 Chemistry or equivalency
  • Secondary 5 Physics or equivalency
  • Secondary 5 Science Mathematics Option (SMO) or Technical and Scientific Mathematics Option (TSMO)

Social Science Programme

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

Since August 15, 2022, secondary 5 technical-science mathematics (TS), secondary 5 natural science mathematics (SN), mathematics 526 and culture, society and technology mathematics (CST) are no longer prerequisites.

Mathematics Secondary IV SN, TS, CST and 426 with a minimum score of 70% are now prerequisites.


  • Preparatory year
    • Core Curriculum
  • First Year
    • Social Science Programme (Undergraduate Programmes)
      • Bachelor of Arts (offered at RMC Saint-Jean)
      • Bachelor of Arts (Major and Honours) (offered at RMC in Kingston)
    • Science Programme (Undergraduate Programmes)
      • Bachelor of Science (Major and Honours) (offered at RMC in Kingston)
      • Bachelor of Engineering (offered at RMC in Kingston)
 
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