Admission Requirements & Costs

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. Note that the post-secondary category does not apply to University Entrance Option as applicants who have completed four transferable post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 are not eligible for this option. Review each category to ensure you are looking at the admission requirements that 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. The grade 12 subjects that may be presented for evaluation for admission to University Entrance Option include the following courses from Group A, B, and C. to allow applicants who are missing a specific course requirement or require a higher grade in a specific course an opportunity to upgrade their course(s), specific subjects such as English, mathematics, etc. are not required for admission to the University Entrance Option.

High School Standing

  1. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  2. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  3. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  4. Group A or B course — minimum grade 50%
  5. Group A, B, or C course — minimum grade 50%


Mature Standing

  1. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  2. Group A course — minimum grade 50%

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

Applicants who have completed four (or more) post-secondary courses by December 31 for the Fall Semester are not eligible for the University Entrance option. Therefore, there is no post-secondary admission route available. All applicants will be considered on the basis of high school or mature standing above. 

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.

More admission information.Admission to a Mount Royal degree/diploma program following study in the University Entrance Option

Admission to the University Entrance Option does not guarantee subsequent admission to a Mount Royal degree/diploma program. To be offered admission to the program, University Entrance Option students must:

  • apply during Early Admission
  • meet specified course and grade requirements
  • meet additional admission criteria (where required)
  • meet the competitive admission average as indicated below

 

Competitive admission average

The competitive admission average will be based on the four (4) most recently completed post-secondary courses (minimum 12 credit hours) by December 31. Applicants will be required to meet the competitive admission Grade Point Average (GPA) of the previous year or reduced GPA for specific programs as determined on an annual basis. The reduced GPA will be a .3 reduction in GPA based on the Early Admission cut-off average of the previous Fall Semester. Exclusions for reduced GPA: Bachelor of Midwifery and programs where the .3 reduction would require reducing the GPA to less than 2.0.

OR

The competitive admission average will be based on the four (4) most recently completed post-secondary courses (minimum 12 credit hours) by April 30. Applicants will be required to meet the competitive admission GPA based on the Early Admission cut-off average of the previous Fall Semester ( or the current Fall Semester, if lower). Exclusions: Bachelor of Interior Design and Bachelor of Midwifery due to the timing of the non-academic criteria.

 

Final admission average

Final admission will be based on verification of admissibility once all final, official transcripts, including all previous high school and post-secondary coursework, have been received and reviewed and all conditions of admission (outlined in your conditional offer of admission letter) have been met. Unless a specific (higher) admission average is required for your specific program, you are required to have a 2.0 GPA based on the four (4) most recently completed post-secondary courses (minimum 12 credit hours) by June 30 for the Fall Semester. Official transcripts must include final grades for all subjects required by the program of study and be received by August 1 for admission to the Fall Semester. 

Money Matters

Costs are influenced by your circumstances including your program choice, living at home or living in residence, etc. Try our budget calculator to get an estimate of your costs.

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