As a Saskatchewan resident, we found the application process very manageable and quite easy. The Admissions Director was easy to contact and answered all of the questions that we had quickly and with clarity. Fortunately, we did not ask a lot of questions about registering our son, dorms or payment plans regarding tuition since the admissions staff were so thorough in their presentation that we did not have anything to ask. I found that the forms were straightforward, clear and concise. Registering our son for his subsequent year's of high school at RJC were very easy and straightforward as well. As someone who has not lived in a dorm setting, I was impressed with how well the students were matched as roommates for the school year.
I clearly remember leaving RJC on a summer Saturday morning, our first stop of a little list of potential schools for our eldest son. Let’s just say that we were extremely impressed. Back in the car, we planned our next stop. Our son simply said: “Forget the other schools - I’m coming to this one!” We called back the next week, confirming that our son would register...and the rest is history. I cannot recall any hiccup with any of our children, as far as admission administration goes. In fact, the teachers and admin staff make it as easy as possible and they communicate very well, not just during admissions, but throughout the year. The only thing I’ll possibly change about the process, is to have a wider selection of home-baked snacks on registration day, for anyone who prefers more than the already groaning tables of cakes, cookies, salted snacks, tea, coffee, juice...
We thought the application process was reasonable. The four page application included the expected information as well as some short answer questions that helped the RJC Admissions staff get to know the applicant. Our kids completed the application each year on their own, with no complaint. The application process is informal with no interview, yet staff strive to ensure that the school is a good fit for the applicant and the applicant is a good fit for the school. Staff are available for questions and clarification throughout the application process. We appreciated that there were bursaries available to help with fees for those who required it. A face to face or Skype interview might be beneficial for students and parents who have many questions about the RJC experience.
Admissions were friendly and easy. The school has significantly improved the process in the last few years with online applications available, a virtual school tour, and lots of resources on their YouTube channel that you can watch to get an idea of what the school is about. The paperwork is not onerous, but it is thorough and requires the student to provide references and agree to the values and terms of the school which is good. The admissions counselor will help you fill out the forms if you need them to. In particular for foreign students, the school will help as much as possible with immigration, visas, etc. and has access to resources for this. When we visited the school as prospective students, the principal gave us a tour and then 2 students also took our kids on a tour so they got the perspective of existing students --- and that's what convinced our kids to go!