Program Advising

Academic Upgrading

Successful admission to Mount Royal programs involves meeting the admission requirements as well as presenting a competitive average for admission to that program

Meet Admission Requirements

  • Every MRU program has a list of specific courses that are required for admission to that program. These requirements can be found on each program’s individual home page under Admission Requirements & Costs.
  • If you are missing an admission requirement, meeting it is your first priority.

Meet Competitive Average

  • The number of credit courses you complete by June 30, 2020 will determine your admission category into a program.
  • Your admission category determines which grades Mount Royal will use to calculate your competitive average.

This table explains how we determine your admission category and competitive average.

Admission Categories
High School Mature Post-Secondary
Completes seven or fewer credit courses by June 30, 2020 (including transfer credit). Completes seven or fewer  credit courses by June 30, 2020 (including transfer credit).
21 years of age or older by Sept.1, 2020.
Completes four or more credit courses by Dec. 31, 2019 (including transfer credit) AND
Completes eight or more courses by June 30, 2020.


Competitive Average Calculation
High School Mature Post-Secondary
Competitive average will be based on your top two "Grade A" High School subjects (or equivalents) completed by Dec. 31, 2019. Competitive average will be based on your top two "Grade A" High School subjects (or equivalents) completed by Dec. 31, 2019. Competitive GPA will be based on the four most recently completed credit courses by Dec. 31, 2019.
  • If you are missing admission requirements, register in these upgrading courses first.
  • If you meet the minimum requirements, and you are a high school or mature applicant, but your competitive average is not high enough, consider upgrading your best Group A subject(s).
  • For further information on academic upgrading courses, visit
  •  Advising Presentation with notes

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues:


We are looking forward to working with you!  Please fill out this google form to help us know a bit more about you and your goals.  Once your form is submitted, we will prepare and send you an initial set of online tools to help get started on understanding registration and course selection.  Once you have completed this preparatory work, you will be able to connect with your Academic Advisor.

If you have questions about this process, you can email at