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 Bachelor of Child Studies requires the following specific high school courses (or equivalents).
Applicants in all admission categories must present:
- English Language Arts 30-1 – minimum grade 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 65%, 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.
CYCC or ELCC Diploma Graduate Entrance Option
Students possessing a completed CYCC or ELCC diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution, may apply through a competitive process directly into the third year of the BCST. Students accepted with a post-secondary diploma will normally receive transfer credit for up to 60 credits (20 courses) towards the Bachelor of Child Studies.
Students who possess previous post-secondary credit but have not completed a diploma, will be assessed on a course-by-course basis. Please consult an Advisor for details.
Aboriginal student admission
Each year, 15 percent of the seats in the Bachelor of Child Studies program will be reserved for Aboriginal applications through an Aboriginal admission target. Please visit Aboriginal student admission for more information.
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