Program Advising

University Entrance Option

Successful admission to Mount Royal programs involves meeting the admission requirements as well as presenting a competitive average for admission to that program

Meet Admission Requirements

  • Every MRU program has a list of specific courses that are required for admission to that program. These requirements can be found on each program’s individual home page under Admission Requirements & Costs.
  • If you are missing an admission requirement, meeting it is your first priority.

Meet Competitive Average

  • The number of credit courses you complete by June 30, 2018 will determine your admission category into a program.
  • Your admission category determines which grades Mount Royal will use to calculate your competitive average.

This table explains how we determine your admission category and competitive average.

Admission Categories
High School Mature Post-Secondary
Completes fewer than eight credit courses by June 30, 2018 (including transfer credit). Completes fewer than eight credit courses by June 30, 2018 (including transfer credit).
21 years of age or older by Sept.1, 2018.
Completes four or more credit courses by Dec. 31, 2017 (including transfer credit) AND
Completes eight or more courses by June 30, 2018.


Competitive Average Calculation
High School Mature Post-Secondary
Competitive average will be based on your top two "Grade A" High School subjects (or equivalents) completed by Dec. 31, 2017. Competitive average will be based on your top two "Grade A" High School subjects (or equivalents) completed by Dec. 31, 2017. Competitive GPA will be based on the four most recently completed credit courses by Dec. 31, 2017.
  • You can take a maximum of 30 credits (generally 10 courses) in University Entrance Option. Credit classes are University level courses. Upgrading classes are non-credit and do not count toward the 30 credit maximum. Using your 30 credits wisely involves purposeful planning to increase your chances of future admission to a program.
  • If you are missing admission requirements, register in these upgrading courses first.
  • If you meet the minimum requirements, and you are a high school or mature applicant, but your competitive average is not high enough, consider upgrading your best class(es).
  • Upgrading classes are non-credit and can be taken in addition to any credit courses.
  • The number of credit classes you take will affect your admission category.
  • To be a full-time student, you must take three 3-credit courses.
  • Every degree at Mount Royal includes General Education (Gen Ed) courses. UEO students are encouraged to complete their Foundation Gen Ed requirements from all clusters in addition to any upgrading or admission requirements.
  • Undergraduate studies 1001, 1002, 1003 and 1004 are courses designed to make you a better university student and can be used as an elective towards most programs.
  • For course descriptions, please follow this link to Interactive Course Search.

  • Courses from your intended major can sometimes be difficult to get into, but if you can, go ahead! Have a look at the advising guide for the program you intend to take next year for a list of first-year classes in that major.

Fall 2017 courses Winter 2018 courses
Upgrading to meet admission requirements Upgrading to meet admission requirements (if required)
Upgrading or credit courses to meet competitive average GNED Foundation courses
GNED Foundation courses Core courses from intended program

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Interactive Course Search or the Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues:

Apply through Student Aid Alberta.

Important tip: select University Transfer under Program Name, in order to select the correct program for University Entrance Option. 
Academic Advising Services hosts Advising Sessions for new students. You will not be able to register in your classes until you have attended an advising session, where you will have an opportunity to meet with your advisor and learn how you can gain admission into a degree program. You will also be able to build your Fall 2017 schedule. Register online for your Advising session.

Email your questions to and we’ll be happy to help you. Visit our website at for information that will help you get off to a successful start to the year.