Mount Royal has a general admission policy which applies to most undergraduate (credit) programs. Each program also has specific admission requirements. Please ensure you are familiar with both the general and specific admission requirements for the program(s) you select. 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.
Your admission category will be determined by the Admissions and Recruitment Office once you have applied for admission and we have received your high school and post-secondary (if applicable) grade and transcript information. Your admission category will determine which courses and grades will be used to calculate your competitive and final admission average. See the admission categories below to find out more about each type of applicant. Please read this carefully to ensure you are looking at the admission information which is relevant to your situation.
High school Applicant: You will be considered a high school applicant if you are in your final year of high school, if you have left or completed high school, and if you have completed fewer than eight post-secondary courses. Your competitive (conditional) admission average will be based on your top two Group A subjects at the time of review.
Post-secondary Applicant: You will be considered a post-secondary applicant if you have completed four or more post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 and will have completed eight or more post-secondary courses by June 30 (for the following Fall Semester). Your 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. Courses presented for admission must be from a recognized post-secondary institution and must be transferable courses as determine by MRU.
Mature Applicant: You will be considered a mature applicant if the previous categories do not apply to you and you are at least 21 years old by Sept. 1 (for the Fall Semester). Your competitive (conditional) admission average will be based on your top two Group A subjects at the time of review.
Program specific admission information
Degree and Diploma Programs
The Admission Requirements chart (PDF) will provide a list of the specific courses required for each program, however, please note that you will also need to review your specific program of interest for detailed admission criteria.
For further information on competitive admission averages, please see the Making the Grade chart below.
Admission information for certificate programs can be found at programs and courses.
Other Non-credential offerings
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 degree of their choice. Admission is competitive and applicants will be considered in the high school or mature admission category only. Applicants with more than four post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 (for the following Fall Semester) are not eligible to apply.
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 exceeds the space available, applicants will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.
- Apply Alberta Application Instructions for Changing Programs
- Group A, B and C Courses
- Transfer Equivalencies
- English Language Proficiency Requirement
- Provincial course equivalencies
- Advanced Placement Courses
- International Baccalaureate Courses
- Application for Admission
- Self-reported Grades Form
- Registration Deposit Form
Fall Semester 2015
- Release of Information Form
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 Name||2014 Early Admission |
|2015 Projected |
Early Admission Range
|High School and Mature Categories 1||Post-secondary Category 2||High School and Mature Categories 1||Post-secondary Category 2|
|Bachelor of Arts – Undeclared||74%||2.9||65%||2.0|
|Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Sociology, Spanish||65%||2.0||65%||2.0|
|Bachelor of Arts – Psychology||79%||3.35||mid to high 70’s||3.0 - 3.3|
|Bachelor of Arts – Criminal Justice||82%||3.7||mid 70’s to low 80’s||3.0 - 3.6|
|Bachelor of Business Administration||80%||3.5||mid 70’s to 80||3.0 - 3.5|
|Bachelor of Child Studies – Child and Youth Care Counsellor||82%||3.75||low to mid 70’s||2.5 - 3.2|
|Bachelor of Child Studies – Early Learning and Child Care||74.5%||3.0||65% - 70%||2.0 - 2.5|
|Bachelor of Child Studies – Post-Diploma||N/A||2.0||N/A||2.0 - 3.0|
|Bachelor of Communication – Information Design*||65%||2.0||65%||2.0|
|Bachelor of Communication - Journalism||75%||3.0||low 70’s to 75||2.5 - 3.0|
|Bachelor of Communication – Public Relations*||74%||2.9||low 70’s to 75||2.5 - 3.0|
|Bachelor of Computer Information Systems||75%||3.0||low to mid 70’s||2.5 - 3.2|
|Bachelor of Education – Elementary||86%||3.88||low to mid 80’s||3.5 - 3.8|
|Bachelor of Health and Physical Education – Undeclared, Physical Literacy, Sport and Recreation Management||76%||3.125||low 70’s||2.5 - 2.9|
|Bachelor of Health and Physical Education – Athletic Therapy||90%||4.0||mid 80’s to low 90’s||4.0|
|Bachelor of Health and Physical Education – Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership||65%||2.0||65% to low 70’s||2.0 - 2.5|
|Bachelor of Midwifery*||91.5%||4.0||low 90’s||4.0|
|Bachelor of Nursing||91.5%||4.0||mid 80’s to low 90’s||3.7-4.0|
|Bachelor of Science||85%||3.925||low 80’s||3.6 - 3.9|
|Bachelor of Applied Interior Design*||70%||2.5||70%||2.5|
|Bachelor of Science – Computer Science – University Transfer||80.5%||3.575||75% to low 80’s||3.0 - 3.6|
|Social Work Diploma||82.5%||3.775||high 70’s to low 80’s||3.3 - 3.7|
|University Entrance Option||60%||N/A||60%||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 at the time of review
2 Post-secondary applicants’ GPA is based on the four most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 for the following Fall Semester