Admission Requirements

Aboriginal Applicants

You will be considered an aboriginal applicant if you are a Canadian who is a Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.

Aboriginal applicants will be assessed for admission under the applicable admission category (high school, mature, post-secondary); however there is additional information relevant to aboriginal applicants available below.


Aboriginal Admission Targets
Special consideration for designated seats may be available through a program specific Aboriginal admission target. To qualify for this category the applicant must:

  1. Self-identify as an Aboriginal applicant on the Application for Admission
  2. Meet the definition of an Aboriginal applicant
  3. Meet the minimum admission requirements as indicated in the general admission requirements for Mount Royal University as well as any program level admission requirements

Designated seats will be filled by Aboriginal applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply during Early Admission October 1 – February 1. Any unfilled designated seats will be released on June 1 to students applying under the general admission requirements.


Iniskim Centre
The Iniskim Centre is an academic support centre for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. It was created specifically to increase enrollment and retention of Aboriginal students at Mount Royal. While increasing awareness of distinct cultures, history and protocols, Iniskim Centre offers a wide range of programs and services. Please visit the Iniskim Centre website for more information on these programs and services or contact the Centre at 403.440.5596.