Parents Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Great Plains College?
Great Plains College offers an open and friendly learning environment with practical education and training options. We deliver a variety of post-secondary certificate, diploma and degree programs, as well as University programming, Safety Training, Adult Basic Education and English language training. Our campuses are located in Kindersley, Swift Current and Warman with additional programming at locations in Biggar, Maple Creek and Martensville.
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.
When should my child apply?
For most programs, applications are accepted year-round on a first come-first served basis. Apply early to secure your seat. Once the application is submitted, a student adviser will be in contact shortly to confirm the application has been received.
Please note: the Practical Nursing program does have application deadlines, please visit the program page to learn more.
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, reach out to a student adviser today.
Do you offer scholarships?
Since 2009, Great Plains College has provided nearly $2.5 million in Entrance Scholarships to students. Students who apply to a full-time student loan-eligible program before the scholarship deadline are automatically considered for an Entrance Scholarship of $500- $5,000. Grade 11 students are also eligible for an additional $1,000 Early Entrance Award. Visit our Scholarships and Awards page to learn more.