Admission Requirements & Costs

Admission requirements & costs

General admission requirements

Mount Royal has a general admission policy which must be met to be considered for admission into our academic programs. Once you have applied and we have received your supporting documentation, the Admissions and Recruitment Office will determine your admission category. Please note that the post-secondary category does not apply to University Entrance Option as applicants who have completed four transferable post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 are not eligible for this option. Your admission category will determine which general admission requirements you must meet to be considered for admission to your program of choice. Please review each category to ensure you are looking at the admission requirements which are relevant to your situation.

Program-specific admission requirements

Admission is competitive. Applicants must meet both the competitive admission average for the specific program and present specific required courses with the minimum required grades. The grade 12 subjects which may be presented for evaluation for admission to University Entrance Option include the following courses from Group A, B, and C. to allow applicants who are missing a specific course requirement or require a higher grade in a specific course an opportunity to upgrade their course(s), specific subjects such as English, mathematics, etc. are not required for admission to the University Entrance Option.

High School Standing

  1. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  2. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  3. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  4. Group A or B course — minimum grade 50%
  5. Group A, B, or C course — minimum grade 50%


Mature Standing

  1. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  2. Group A course — minimum grade 50%

Competitive admission average

Admission to Mount Royal is competitive, meaning students with higher grades will be considered first.

High School Applicant: competitive admission average will be calculated on two highest Group A courses.

Mature Applicant: competitive admission average will be calculated on two highest Group A courses.

Post-secondary Applicant

Applicants who have completed four (or more) post-secondary courses by December 31 for the Fall Semester or August 31 for the Winter Semester are not eligible for the University Entrance option. Therefore, there is no post-secondary admission route available. All applicants will be considered on the basis of high school or mature standing above. 

Final admission average

High School Applicant: must present a minimum admission average of 60%, calculated on the five appropriate Grade 12 courses. Must also present the required courses and minimum grades listed above.

Mature Applicant: must present the required courses and minimum grades listed above.

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Admission to a Mount Royal degree program following study in the University Entrance Option

Admission to the University Entrance option does not guarantee subsequent admission to a Mount Royal degree program. However, University Entrance students who meet the competitive admission average/GPA of the previous year for their intended degree program, and who meet all other general and program-specific requirements for the program, will be offered admission to the program. Grades used for this admission route must be final official grades in courses completed by Dec. 31 for admission to the upcoming Fall Semester. Such students must apply for admission to their intended degree program during early admission. Applicants who do not gain admission under this route may be considered based on their competitive admission average (below).

Money Matters

Costs are influenced by your circumstances including your program choice, living at home or living in residence, etc. Try our budget calculator to get an estimate of your costs.

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