Parents Frequently Asked Questions
What is Great Plains College?
Great Plains College is at the leading edge of Saskatchewan’s regional college system, offering a wide-variety of post-secondary certificate, diploma and degree programs, as well as university programming, safety training, adult basic education and English language training, at locations across western Saskatchewan. Campuses are located in Kindersley, Swift Current and Warman with additional programming at locations in Biggar, Maple Creek and Rosetown.
Great Plains College was the first regional college in Saskatchewan to introduce a health and dental plan for its students, and proudly boasts one of the strongest scholarship programs in Canada.
The college is also home to:
- The only indoor fall protection and rig rescue tower in the province
- SunDogs volleyball and basketball – the only athletics program in Saskatchewan’s regional college system
- A recently-completed $13.5 million renovation and expansion at Swift Current Campus
How time-consuming is the application process?
On a scale from one to the Lord of the Rings, you’ll be done after the popcorn is ready, but before the previews and opening credits are finished. We’ve worked to streamline the application process to make it as straightforward as possible and expect you will find it both quick and painless.
What kind of support can my child expect from Great Plains College?
Our staff and instructors strive to respond to and accommodate students’ needs both in the classroom and at the administrative level. Our dedicated team of advisers is available to help students sort through challenges such as: attendance, academic performance, sponsoring agency support, financial aid, referrals to outside agencies, and special needs programming. For more information on specific supports available, see our student advising services.
We also offer a one-of-a-kind scholarship program. Students who apply and are accepted to a full-time student loan-eligible program before April 30 are guaranteed a minimum $500 Entrance Scholarship, or up to $5,000.