Mount Royal has a general admission policy which applies to most programs (except certificates) as well as specific admission requirements for each program. General admission requirements can be found in this section.
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.
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 to Mount Royal is competitive, meaning students with higher grades will be considered first. Grade requirements vary from program to program.
Some programs may also require additional criteria such as an interview or a portfolio.
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.
Post-secondary applicants: You will be considered as a post-secondary applicant if you have completed 4 or more post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 and will have completed at least 8 post-secondary courses by June 30 for the Fall Semester or 8 post-secondary courses by Aug. 31 for the Winter 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.
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 (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.
Although International applicants will be assessed for admission under the applicable admission category as indicated above, additional information for International applicants is available.
Special consideration for designated seats may be available through a program specific Aboriginal admission target. To qualify for this category the applicant must:
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.
The admission requirements in this section apply to full-time and part-time admission to designated programs of study with the exception of the following programs: