Admission Requirements

Mount Royal has a general admission policy which applies to most programs as well as specific admission requirements for each program. General admission requirements can be found in this section. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission if their primary or first language (meaning main language learned and used as a child) is not English.

Program specific admission information
The Admission Requirements chart (PDF) below will provide a list of the courses required for each program, however, please note that you will need to review your specific program of interest for detailed admission criteria.

Admission Requirements Chart (by program)

General Admission Requirements

Please read this carefully to ensure you are looking at the admission information which is relevant to your situation. Mount Royal also offers a variety of admission help.

Admission Resources

Admission Forms

Making the grade

Admission to Mount Royal is competitive, meaning students with higher grades will be considered first. Grade requirements vary from program to program. To help you determine if your grades are competitive, we have provided the following chart which lists the competitive average at the end of Early Admission for Fall 2014, and the projected range for the Early Admission average for Fall 2015. Please note that the competitive average is affected by the number of applicants who apply for a specific program, the number of spaces available in that program and the grades the applicants present. Therefore, we are unable to predict the competitive average with complete accuracy. Some programs may also require additional criteria such as an interview or a portfolio.

Program Name2014 Early Admission
Cut-off Average
2015 Projected
Early Admission Range
High School and Mature Categories 1Post-secondary Category 2High School and Mature Categories 1Post-secondary Category 2
Bachelor of Arts – Undeclared74%2.965%2.0
Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Sociology, Spanish65%2.065%2.0
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology79%3.35mid to high 70’s3.0 - 3.3
Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice82%3.7mid 70’s to low 80’s3.0 - 3.6
Bachelor of Business Administration80%3.5mid 70’s to 803.0 - 3.5
Bachelor of Child Studies – Child and Youth Care Counsellor82%3.75low to mid 70’s2.5 - 3.2
Bachelor of Child Studies – Early Learning and Child Care74.5%3.065% - 70%2.0 - 2.5
Bachelor of Child Studies – Post-DiplomaN/A2.0N/A 2.0 - 3.0
Bachelor of Communication – Information Design*65%2.065%2.0
Bachelor of Communication - Journalism75%3.0low 70’s to 752.5 - 3.0
Bachelor of Communication – Public Relations*74%2.9low 70’s to 752.5 - 3.0
Bachelor of Computer Information Systems75%3.0low to mid 70’s2.5 - 3.2
Bachelor of Education – Elementary86%3.88low to mid 80’s3.5 - 3.8
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education – Undeclared, Physical Literacy, Sport and Recreation Management76%3.125low 70’s2.5 - 2.9
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education – Athletic Therapy90%4.0mid 80’s to low 90’s4.0
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education – Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership65%2.065% to low 70’s2.0 - 2.5
Bachelor of Midwifery*91.5%4.0low 90’s4.0
Bachelor of Nursing91.5%4.0mid 80’s to low 90’s3.7-4.0
Bachelor of Science85%3.925low 80’s3.6 - 3.9
Bachelor of Applied Interior Design*70%2.570%2.5
Bachelor of Science – Computer Science – University Transfer80.5%3.57575% to low 80’s3.0 - 3.6
Aviation Diploma*60%2.060%2.0
Broadcasting Diploma*60%2.060%2.0
Social Work Diploma82.5%3.775high 70’s to low 80’s3.3 - 3.7
University Entrance Option60%N/A60%N/A

* For programs with non-academic criteria, applicants above the minimum average are moved through to the additional admission criteria assessment stage
1 High School and Mature applicants’ average is based on the top two Group A subjects
2 Post-secondary applicants’ GPA is based on the four most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses

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Admission categories

There are various admission categories for Mount Royal. Your admission category will be determined by the Admissions and Recruitment Office once you have applied for admission and we have your grade/transcript information on file. Here are the general descriptions:

High school applicants: You will be considered as a high school applicant if you are in your final year of high school, if you have left or completed high school, or if you have completed fewer than 8 post-secondary courses. The competitive (conditional) admission average will be based on your top two Group A subjects at the time of review.

Post-secondary applicants: You will be considered as a post-secondary applicant if you have completed 4 or more transferable post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 and will have completed at least 8 transferable post-secondary courses by June 30 for the Fall Semester or 8 post-secondary courses by Aug. 31 for the Winter Semester. The competitive (conditional) admission average will be based on your four most recently completed post-secondary courses as of Dec. 31 for the following Fall Semester.

Mature Applicants: You will be considered as a mature applicant If the previous categories do not apply to you and you are at least 21 years old by Sept. 1 for Fall Semester or Jan. 1 for Winter Semester. The competitive (conditional) admission average will be based on your top two Group A subjects at the time of review.

University Entrance Option: This option is intended for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree but do not currently meet the admission requirements and/or competitive admission average for the baccalaureate degree of their choice. Admission is competitive and applicants will be considered in the high school or mature student categories only.

Open Studies: This is an open category which allows applicants to enter Mount Royal to take credit and/or upgrading courses as long as you have met the English Language Proficiency Requirement - for Fall 2014 (if your first language is not English). Please note that if the number of applicants who apply during early admission for Open Studies exceeds the space available, applicants will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.

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International Applicants

All undergraduate credit programs and academic upgrading are considered as Designated Learning Programs and are eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit.

Although International applicants will be assessed for admission under the applicable admission category as indicated above, additional information for International applicants is available.

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 Aboriginal Student Admission

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.

Aboriginal applicant definition
For the purpose of the application and admission process an Aboriginal applicant is defined as a Canadian who is a Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.

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Certificate programs — admission information for each certificate program can be found at programs and courses.

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