Upon receipt of an application for admission and an official transcript from each current or previously attended post-secondary institution, transfer course equivalencies are assessed.
To be considered for transfer equivalency, each course must have been completed at a recognized accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum passing grade.
Regardless when a course was completed, normally it may be considered for a transfer equivalency. However, limitations do exist for time-sensitive courses, e.g. Computer Science, Midwifery, Nursing, and Science. Refer to Transfer Credit Assessment within individual program requirements.
You can view your transfer equivalencies through MyMRU. Only courses which have been assessed by the appropriate Chair and for which an equivalency exists are listed.
Transfer equivalencies are either direct* equivalents to specific Mount Royal courses or unspecified courses at the appropriate post-secondary level. Courses granted unspecified equivalents are indicated as XXXX, 1XXX, 2XXX, 3XXX. An unspecified transfer equivalency may satisfy an Elective but not a specific course requirement.
Courses completed in academic disciplines at the university level which are not offered by MRU are considered as an unspecified transfer equivalency.
If the transfer equivalency assigned by MRU is unspecified and you think it might transfer as a direct* equivalent, you need to provide the detailed course outline for assessment.
A detailed course outline includes: course outline, weekly structure, textbook(s), reading requirements, learning outcomes and instructor qualifications. Web or calendar descriptions are not accepted due to minimal content.
Email the detailed courses outlines to email@example.com. Include your Mount Royal Student ID number in the subject line. For each course, indicate the direct equivalent you are requesting.
Timelines for transfer equivalency assessments:
Deadline to submit detailed course outline(s) to
|Fall||April 15||June 15|
|Winter||October 15||December 15|
|Spring||February 15||April 15|
Failure to submit the detailed course outline by the deadline, may affect whether a course prerequisite has been met. Lack of the course prerequisite would limit your choice of courses when registering and/or result in your removal from a class list. Refer to Prerequisite Checking in this section below.
Transfer Equivalencies become Transfer Credit when the course satisfies a graduation requirement. If a higher grade is required to satisfy either course prerequisites or a program continuance (refer to individual program requirements), a transfer course with a minimum passing grade would not satisfy a direct equivalent.
A maximum of 50% of the program to which a student is officially admitted may be completed as Transfer Credit.
Students may register in a maximum of five (5) courses (between 14 and 19 credits) per semester depending on the program of study. Students who have completed all courses in a semester with a grade of "D" or better with a semester GPA of 3.00 or higher at Mount Royal may be permitted to register for course overload the following semester.
Prior to requesting course overload registration, you should review your academic record with your program chair or your academic advisor.
A student with less than satisfactory academic performance may be advised to take a reduced course load for their specific program in the Mount Royal Calendar.
Mount Royal can refuse student requests for course overload. If you have transferred from another institution you are not eligible for course overload in your first semester at Mount Royal.
When to register
Your registration access date is the first day you can register for classes for a specific semester.
You can register for your courses once you have received an Offer of Admission, paid the $200 Registration Deposit and met with an academic advisor. Details on how to access information on the advising process for your program are included with your Offer of Admission.
Registration usually begins:
Your registration access date is based on the number of credits you have accumulated. Students with the most credits at Mount Royal, and/or transfer credits from previous post-secondary institution(s) are given registration priority.
Registration for current students begins:
Check registration access date
You can check your registration access date in MyMRU
Under Registration Status you will find your registration access date as well as any holds that may be on your account.
If you have any holds which prevent registration, other than an advising hold, you should contact the Registration Help Line for assistance.
Advising Holds are removed after meeting with your academic advisor. Contact your academic advisor for details on advising for your program.
Online registration takes place via MyMRU
If you already have the Course Registration Number (CRN) for the courses you wish to register for, follow the steps below:
Looking up courses
If you do not know the courses you would like to register for you may look up classes that are being offered.
This page provides the opportunity to search for specific course numbers or all courses in a particular subject area. You may search for courses based on day and time.
The online schedule of classes has several columns of information.
Select: If a course is available for registration this column will have a box beside the course.
There may be codes that appear in this column that may affect your ability to register
C: identifies closed sections
NR: identifies sections that are currently unavailable for registration
SR: indicates that the student is not currently eligible to register (check your registration access date to see when you are eligible to register)
Course information is listed in the columns labeled CRN (Course Reference Number), Subj (Subject), Crse (Course Number), Sec (Section Number), Cred (Course Credits), and Title (Course Title).
Typ: This identifies the type of instruction being offered:
DD: Distance Delivery
BL: Blended Delivery
WKT: Work Term
FLD: Field Work
Days: The day(s) that a course is offered is listed in this column
TBA: To be announced
Time: The start and end time of the course
Cap: Class capacity
Act: Actual number of students registered
Rem: Number of open seats remaining
WL Act: Number of students on the waitlist
Please note there may be times when seats are remaining and there are students on the waitlist. The course will be listed as open but students will only have the option of wait listing for that particular section.
Instructor: The instructors name
Date (MM/DD): The day the course starts and ends
Location: Building and room number where the course will be held – Note, the majority of courses are held on the main campus and will be listed as LP (Lincoln Park).
Attribute: Courses that fall into an Arts and Science requirement area or is a General Education courses it will be noted
The online schedule lists any notes that are attached to a course that may affect your ability to register into a particular course. The note will be listed in the same row (or immediately below) as the affected course and/or section. Course notes include information regarding corresponding labs and tutorials; program restrictions and prerequisite checking. If you have questions regarding the notes, contact the Registration Help Line.
Registering for a course from the schedule
Once you have submitted your course registrations a Current Schedule heading will appear and all of your successful course registrations will be listed with a Registered Web status.
If there are errors with your registration, Registration Add Errors will appear and the courses with errors will be listed. The exact error will be listed under the status column.
If you exit this screen prior to resolving the error messages, your registration will not be saved.
Registration error messages: why they occur and how to resolve them
This course is full and has two students on the waitlist. You may waitlist for this course by selecting the "Wait Listed" action, then clicking on the Submit changes button (student would be #3 on the waitlist) or drop the class.
This course is reserved for students in a specific program of study.
You have chosen a course in which you are currently enroled. You will need to drop the section you are currently registered for before registering in a new section.
If you receive a Link error, you have attempted to register in one component of a course without the other components; lecture and/or supporting tutorial and/or lab.
L1 Required: the student has not registered in a lecture section
A1 Required: the student has not registered in a corresponding lab
T1 Required: the student has not registered in a corresponding tutorial
Maximum hours exceeded
Full-time students can register in a maximum of five (5) courses. Part-time students are normally restricted to two (2) courses. Students enroled in the Open Studies program are allowed to earn a maximum of 30 credits (typically ten, three-credit courses) while enroled as an Open Studies student. If your registration exceeds the maximum, this error will appear. You should contact the Credit Registration Help Line for registration assistance.
Only students who have completed all courses in a semester with a grade of "D" or better and have obtained a semester GPA of 3.00 or higher at Mount Royal may be permitted to register for course overload in the next semester.
You are attempting to register for a class that you have not successfully completed the prerequisite. Refer to the prerequisite checking section for more information.
Time conflict with CRN XXXX
The class with the error message overlaps by day and time with the course indicated. You must choose a different section of this course or a different course altogether. Alternatively, you may choose to modify the section of the conflicting course.
Year of Study
You are attempting to register for a course that is restricted to student in a specific year of study. Year of study is determined by the number of credits you have accumulated.
Please contact the registration administrator for your time ticket
You may have tried registering without selecting the correct registration term. Return to Registration Menu and select the appropriate term. Or you may be trying to register before your registration access date.
Note: if you exit without resolving registration errors, the registration will be lost.
If you require further assistance contact the Registration Help Line.
There are two ways to waitlist for a course.
Note: if you leave this page without submitting your changes the request to waitlist will not be submitted and the registration request will be lost.
It is your responsibility to check MyMRU to confirm whether you have been enroled in a course for which you initially waitlisted. Fees are not assessed for waitlisted courses. Once you have been given a seat in a previously waitlisted course, a new fee assessment will be established. It is your responsibility to ensure that this additional tuition is paid by the appropriate deadline.
If you are added to a course from a waitlist, but subsequently decide you do not wish to attend that particular course or section, you must formally drop that course from your timetable within the deadline dates specified in the Academic Schedule.
If you do not officially cancel or drop a course received from a waitlist, you will be considered registered in that course and will be charged full fees whether you attend or not.
The waitlist option is only available until three weeks prior to the start of each semester. After which, all waitlists will be cleared and you will only be able to register in courses where space is available.
If you wish to drop a course, you can do so by going to the Add/Drop Classes in MyMRU.
Prerequisites are courses you are required to have successfully completed prior to enroling in certain classes. Prerequisite checking is in effect for courses offered at Mount Royal, and will be monitored electronically or by the course instructor. Refer to the Course Listings page or the course descriptions listed in the Academic Calendar.
When you register online for a course with a prerequisite, a reminder may appear under the course listing indicating that an official transcript is required. This reminder will be removed from your account once the transcript has been received and you have met the required prerequisite. If your transcript has been received and you do not meet the prerequisite a new message will appear indicating that the prerequisite has not been satisfied and a registration adjustment is required.
It is your responsibility to ensure that an official transcript with the appropriate prerequisite and grade is submitted to the Office of the Registrar in accordance with the transcript deadlines outlined in the Academic Schedule.
You may also be stopped from registering for a course and recieve a registration message indicating a Prerequisite(s) Required. This also means that you have not satisfied the required prerequisite and will be required to provide proof of prerequisite before registration may proceed. There are several reasons this may occur:
It is your responsibility to de-register from any course(s) for which you do not satisfy the prerequisite. Failure to provide proof of successful completion may result in de-registration from that course(s).
If you have any questions regarding prerequisite checking please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register in person, select your courses and complete the Registration Add/Drop Form (available at the Registrar’s Office). Visit the registration wickets at the Registrar’s Office for assistance.
Auditing a course
If you would like to audit a course, you must receive permission in writing by the instructor to attend lectures in the course on the understanding that you may not participate in any assignments or examinations. Permission will be contingent on seat availability.
After the registration period has ended you may contact the Registrar's Office to verify space availability in the selected course.
If availability exists you will be given a Registration Form by the staff at the Registrar's Office. This form must be signed by your instructor and returned to the Registrar's Office by the end of the fourth week of classes.
Once you have registered to audit a course, you may not change to credit, nor may a student who has registered for credit in a course change to audit. You may, in succeeding semesters, take any course for credit, which has previously been audited.
Fees to audit a course are at a reduced rate.
Audit courses are reflected on the student’s permanent record with the "AU" symbol.