Admission requirements & costs
General admission requirements
Mount Royal has a general admission policy which must be met to be considered for admission into our academic programs. Once you have applied and we have received your supporting documentation, the Admissions and Recruitment Office will determine your admission category. This category will determine which general admission requirements you must meet to be considered for admission to your program of choice. Please review each category to ensure you are looking at the admission requirements which are relevant to your situation.
Program-specific admission requirements
Admission is competitive. Applicants must meet both the competitive admission average for the specific program and present specific required courses with the minimum required grades. In addition to meeting general admission requirements, admission to the Aviation Diploma requires the following specific high school courses (or equivalents).
Applicants in all admission categories must present:
- English Language Arts 30-1 — 60%
- Mathematics 30 - 1 — 60%
Competitive admission average
Admission to Mount Royal is competitive, meaning students with higher grades will be considered first.
High School Applicant: competitive admission average will be calculated on two highest Group A courses.
Mature Applicant: competitive admission average will be calculated on two highest Group A courses.
Post-secondary Applicant: competitive Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated on the four most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses (minimum 12 credits) completed by December 31.
Final Admission Average
High School Applicant: must present a minimum admission average of 60%, calculated on the five appropriate Grade 12 courses. Must also present the required courses and minimum grades listed above.
Mature Applicant: must present the required courses and minimum grades listed above.
Post-secondary applicant: must present a minimum admission Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 on the eight most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses (minimum 24 credits) completed by June 30. Must also present the required courses and minimum grades listed above.
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In addition to meeting all academic admission requirements, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Physical — Applicants must hold an unrestricted Class 1 Aviation Medical issued by Transport Canada, valid as of September 1 for the Fall Semester to which they are applying and must continue to hold a Class 1 Medical for the entire period of their training. Applicants should be aware that the major airlines may have vision restrictions that are more stringent than the basic Transport Canada requirements
- Private Pilot's License — Applicants must possess an unrestricted Canadian Private Pilot's License by September 1 for the Fall Semester to which they are applying.
Indigenous Student Admission
Each year ten percent of the seats in the Aviation Diploma program will be reserved for Indigenous applicants through an Indigenous admission target. Please visit Indigenous student admission for more information.
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Special program fees
A Private Pilot License (PPL) must be completed prior to entering the diploma program. Here is a list of flight schools in Alberta that you may wish to contact for information on the availability of a PPL program.
In addition to tuition and fees, you will be required to pay flight training fees as you progress through the flight courses over a two year period throughout the program. Fees are subject to change depending on operating costs for aircraft and related services. Some loan funding is now available for these components.
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