Admission Requirements

Post-secondary Applicants

You will be considered a post-secondary applicant if you meet the following criteria:

Fall Semester: if you have completed four or more transferable post-secondary courses (minimum 12 credit hours) by Dec. 31 and will have completed eight or more (minimum 24 credit hours) by June 30.

Winter Semester: if you have completed eight or more transferable post-secondary courses (minimum 24 credit hours) by Aug. 31.

 

The required high school course and minimum and competitive Grade Point Average (GPA) required for admission varies by program. In addition to viewing these admission pages, it is important to review the specific requirements for the program you are considering.
All final official high school transcripts are required for admission assessment regardless of the level achieved. Each academic program at Mount Royal requires the successful completion of specific high school courses. The completion of these courses is necessary to ensure you have sufficient background to be successful in the program. Equivalent post-secondary courses may be substituted for required high school subjects. Required courses vary by program, please review the Admission Requirements chart (PDF) to see which courses are required for your program of choice.

Admission is competitive, meaning students with higher GPA will be considered first. The competitive average varies from program to program and from year to year.

Fall Semester: calculated on your four most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses completed by Dec. 31.
Winter Semester: calculated on your eight most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses completed by Aug. 31.

To be eligible for admission, you must present a minimum GPA. Unless a specific (higher) GPA has been indicated for your program of choice, post-secondary applicants are normally required to have a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

Fall Semester: calculated on your eight most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses completed by June 30.
Winter Semester: calculated on your eight most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses completed by Aug. 31.

A limited number of programs also require additional criteria such as an interview or portfolio. It is important to review the requirements for the specific program you are considering.

All final official post-secondary transcripts are required for admission and transfer credit assessment regardless of whether the institution and the courses are university level. Mount Royal will determine transferability of courses and what is used for admission purposes upon receipt of all of your official transcripts. Courses used for admission must be transferable courses as determined by Mount Royal University. This assessment will be available for you to view online and you will also be able to see how these courses transfer into your specific program once you have been admitted and have paid your $300 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Fall Semester: Official post-secondary transcripts showing completion of the Fall Semester (Dec. 31) must be received by Feb. 1 to be considered for Early Admission. Final official post-secondary transcripts showing all courses completed by June 30 are required following the completion of the Winter Semester or (where applicable) the Spring Semester and must be received by Aug. 1. 

Winter Semester:
Transcripts should be submitted following your application submission as an admission decision cannot be made until they are received. Final official post-secondary transcripts must be received by Mount Royal by Dec. 1.

Final official high school transcripts are also required for admission. Reporting of high school grades is required to ensure successful completion of the program specific admission requirements. Equivalent post-secondary courses may be substituted for required high school subjects where appropriate.

Fall Semester: Post-secondary applicants are required to list on their application for admission all Group A and B courses which are in progress and will be completed by June 30. Final official high school transcripts must be received by Mount Royal by Aug.1.

Winter Semester:  Final official high school transcripts must be received by Dec. 1.
  • Conditional admission is offered based on your competitive GPA as indicated above.
  • Your admission offer will be conditional until we receive all of your final official transcripts. Applicants must meet all admission requirements for their specific program (the conditions will be outlined in your conditional offer of admission letter).
  • All students issued a (conditional) offer of admission will be required to submit a non-refundable registration deposit by the date specified in your admission offer to accept your offer of admission.

Final official transcripts showing all high school and post-secondary courses you have completed are required to finalize your admission. All of your conditions of admission must be met. These transcripts must be received by:

Fall Semester: Aug. 1
Winter Semester: Dec. 1

Once official transcripts have arrived, they will also be assessed for equivalent courses at Mount Royal. This assessment will be available for you to view online and you will also be able to see how these courses transfer into your specific program within mruGradU8 once you have been admitted and have paid your registration deposit.

A student who has been required to withdraw (ie. academically disqualified) from Mount Royal, or any other post-secondary institution, will not be admitted to a program at Mount Royal until at least a12-month period has elapsed since the student was required to withdraw. A student may register in Academic Upgrading only during the 12-month waiting period and is only eligible to enroll in high school (upgrading) equivalency courses.

Applicants who have been required to withdraw from Mount Royal, or another post-secondary institution, for academic reasons may be considered for admission to their intended program of study, either on the basis of high school standing or mature standing, after 12-months has elapsed.