Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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) transcript and grade 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 transferable post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 and will have completed eight or more by June 30 for the following Fall Semester. Your competitive (conditional) admission average will be based on your four most recently completed transferable 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.

Although International Students and Aboriginal Applicants are considered under the categories indicated above, please note that additional information is available.

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 competitive admission average section below.

Certificate Programs

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, or perhaps just applied a little too late in the admission process to gain entry into your desired program. 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. You may take university-level courses and/or upgrading courses if required.

Open Studies: This is an open category which allows applicants to enter Mount Royal to take university-level courses 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.

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 Admission Requirements chart (PDF) which lists the Competitive Average Range for each program for Fall 2016. This range is based on the Fall 2015 competitive admission average and should serve as a guideline only. Note that the competitive average is affected by the number of applications received 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.