Arts Academic Advising

New Student Advising

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts at Mount Royal University!  

Fall 2018 New student advising information will be available March 5, 2018.

Step 1
Understand your degree: You are fulfilling three degree components: depending on your Bachelor of Arts major, you will need between 16-20 courses for the major, 10-12 General Education courses, and up to 14 electives, for a total of 40 courses (the total number of General Education courses and electives required is dependent on the major). 


Step 2
Prepare: Read the advising guide thoroughly and pay special attention to the first-year course recommendations for your major and General Education information. You will need to read this information more than once. Give yourself time to understand and prepare for registration.

For information on first-year course selection for the Bachelor of Arts program, the Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice program, and the Bachelor of Interior Design program, please review the applicable program advising guide below. These guides have been developed to assist you with your transition to Mount Royal University. Contact information for your academic advisor is available in the program advising guide for your program.

Bachelor of Arts - major in Anthropology, English, History, Policy Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Undeclared

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Interior Design


Step 3 
Plan your course selection for fall semester: Identify courses you would like to take based on the pattern recommended for your major. As an Arts student, much of your fall course choice is up to you to decide so explore possibilities. Your first priority courses for registration are the specific ones listed for your major in the first-year course recommendations. After that, you are selecting courses for General Education requirements and electives of the degree. To assist with General Education course selection, use the General Education list of approved courses available here. You can also explore possible courses by searching Interactive Course Search (online Course Listings) or using the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar course descriptions (PDF document). Electives are any 3-credit course that is not restricted to you and you meet prerequisites to take. Course selection for General Education and electives is completely up to you. You are choosing 1000-level courses only (junior or first-year courses).


Step 4
Register courses and build fall schedule: Start to use the schedule of classes to register your fall courses. Go to your myMRU Register & Pay tab and find  Look up classes in the Register section. Search Fall 2018 CREDIT in Look up classes for offered course to register and build your fall schedule of classes. Be aware of days and times of courses because you are building your own schedule. Don't forget to plan breaks for lunch, studying, working out, and just hanging out on campus. Course registration for new students begins April 16, 2018 and remains open until September 14, 2018 (add/drop deadline). You will want to register as soon as you can to get the best course selection.


Step 5
More help is available: If you need additional help with the registration process use some of the helpful links below to assist you with getting registered in your fall classes.

1. Reread the program advising guide (above) for registration information and recommended first-year courses for your major and General Education requirements.

2. Use the General Education list of approved courses, the online Interactive Course Search and/or the course descriptions in the Academic Calendar to assist with course selection.

2. Use the tutorials available at www.mru.ca/registration.

3. Visit the Credit Registration website for answers to common registration related questions such as error messages and wait listing for courses. You can also contact the Registration Help Line by phone at 403.440.3303 or by email at creditregistration@mtroyal.ca.

4. Attend an advising session (April-May only).

5. Contact the Arts Academic Advising office:

Rachel Doe
Academic Advisor
EA 3157
403.440.8585
artsadvising@mtroyal.ca
mtroyal.ca/artsadvising

Step 1
Understand your degree: You are fulfilling three degree components: depending on your Bachelor of Arts major, you will need between 16-20 courses for the major, 10-12 General Education courses (depending on major), and up to 14 electives, for a total of 40 courses. Please access your mruGradU8 program audit to help understand how transfer credit is being applied to your new Mount Royal Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program. Go to myMRU, find the My Program link and then find the icon for mruGradU8. Click on the icon to open your audit and click on Process New to refresh the information. In addition to your mruGradU8 audit, it helps to review the Bachelor of Arts program information in the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar.
Step 2
Plan your courses: The mruGradU8 audit details the course requirements and components of the Bachelor of Arts program. Use this tool for course planning. For additional help with course selection, you can use the General Education list of approved courses. Electives are any 3-credit course of interest. You can also explore possible courses by searching the online Course Listings (Interactive Course Search) or using the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar course descriptions. Please make note of course prerequisites before registering. Course selection for General Education and electives is completely up to you. 
Step 3
Register courses: Once you have settled on some courses, you can use the schedule of classes found in your myMRU Register & Pay page – Look up courses. Look up courses allows you to locate courses for the upcoming Fall 2018 Credit semester and build your course registration. You can find credit registration assistance information on the Student Registration & Records website. If you are new to Mount Royal, registration access will begin April 16, 2018. If you are a current MRU student new to the Bachelor of Arts, check your registration access date in your myMRU Register & Pay page - click on When can I register?
Step 4
Check your transfer credit: If some of your transfer credit does not appear to be very specific (e.g. UNSP 1XXX or SLGY 2XXX) and you think you have completed equivalent content to specific course requirements you see in the audit, you may want or need to submit course outlines from your previous institutions to help determine more specific transfer credit. You can find information here about the process.
Step 5
More help is available: If you feel you need more assistance, you can call to book a one-on-one appointment with Rachel Doe, the Faculty of Arts academic advisor, to understand how your transfer credit is being applied to your new Mount Royal BA program and to assist you with determining courses for fall registration. Contact Arts Academic Advising at 403-440-8585 or email artsadvising@mtroyal.ca. 
Visit the Credit Registration website for answers to common registration related questions such as error messages and wait listing for courses. You can also contact the Registration Help Line by phone at 403.440.3303 or by email at creditregistration@mtroyal.ca.
Use the registration tutorials available at www.mru.ca/registration.