Mount Royal has a general admission policy which applies to most undergraduate (credit) programs. Each program also has specific admission requirements. Please ensure you are familiar with both the general and specific admission requirements for the program(s) you select. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission if their primary or first language (meaning main language learned and used as a child) is not English.
Your admission category will be determined by the Admissions and Recruitment Office once you have applied for admission and we have received your high school and post-secondary (if applicable) transcript and grade information. Your admission category will determine which courses and grades will be used to calculate your competitive and final admission average. See the admission categories below to find out more about each type of applicant. Please read this carefully to ensure you are looking at the admission information which is relevant to your situation.
High school Applicant: You will be considered a high school applicant if you are in your final year of high school, if you have left or completed high school, and if you have completed fewer than eight post-secondary courses. Your competitive (conditional) admission average will be based on your top two Group A subjects.*
Post-secondary Applicant: You will be considered a post-secondary applicant if you have completed four or more transferable post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 and will have completed eight or more by June 30 for the following Fall Semester. Your competitive (conditional) admission average will be based on your four most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses as of Dec. 31 for the following Fall Semester. Courses presented for admission must be from an accredited post-secondary institution and must be transferable courses as determine by MRU.
Mature Applicant: You will be considered a mature applicant if the previous categories do not apply to you and you are at least 21 years of age by Sept. 1 for the Fall Semester. Your competitive (conditional) admission average will be based on your top two Group A subjects.*
*Applicants who are in Grade 12 in high school report in-progress and plan to complete courses with an anticipated grade on the application form for calculation of your competitive admission average. Anticipated grades should be based on your current grade or the actual grade for the previous level course (e.g. BIOL 30, use BIOL 20 - actual grade). Applicants who are upgrading courses at a post-secondary institution, through distance learning and/or through adult education are required to present final, official grades for the calculation of your competitive admission average.
Degree and Diploma Programs
The Admission Requirements chart (PDF) will provide a list of the specific courses required for each program, however, please note that you will also need to review your specific program of interest for detailed admission criteria.
For further information on competitive admission averages, please see the competitive admission average section below.
Admission information for certificate programs can be found at Programs Offered.
Other Non-credential offerings
University Entrance Option: This option is intended for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree but do not currently meet the admission requirements and/or competitive admission average, or perhaps just applied a little too late in the admission process to gain entry into your desired program. Admission is competitive and applicants will be considered in the high school or mature admission category only. Applicants with more than four post-secondary courses by Dec. 31 for the following Fall Semester are not eligible to apply. You take university-level courses and, if needed, you may also take upgrading courses within University Entrance Option.
Open Studies: This is an open category which allows applicants to enter Mount Royal to take university-level courses and/or upgrading courses as long as you have met the English Language Proficiency Requirement (if your first language is not English). Please note that if the number of applicants who apply during Early Admission exceeds the space available, applicants will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.
An occupational program (diploma or certificate) includes academic, practical and experiential learning in the community. It is designed to be flexible and geared toward the needs of students by preparing you for entry to practice in the career of your choice. Applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (if your first language is not English). Mount Royal offers occupational programs in three areas: Funeral Service, Massage Therapy and Personal Fitness Trainer.
- Apply Alberta Application Instructions for Changing Programs
- Admission Requirements chart (PDF)
- Group A, B and C Courses
- Transfer Equivalencies
- English Language Proficiency Requirement
- Provincial course equivalencies
- Advanced Placement Courses
- International Baccalaureate Courses
- International High School Credentials
- Application for Admission
- Self-reported Grades Form - for students who are in Grade 12 in high school
- Self-reported Courses Form - for students who are upgrading courses at MRU, other post-secondary institutions, distance delivery and/or through distance education
- Tuition Deposit Form
Fall Semester 2019
Winter Semester 2019
- Release of Information Form
- Declaration of Indigenous Status