How to apply for admission


Step 1: Be prepared to apply

  • Before starting your application via the apply alberta webpage, please ensure you have your list of any prior education you have completed ready to report. This includes prior high school, or any post-secondary education.
  • If you are still in high school completing grade 12, you will be required to self-report any courses you are in-progress or planning to complete before June 30. 
  • If you are a post-secondary student completing any courses required for admission, you will need to self-report those courses as well. 
  • You are required to pay a non-refundable $100 application fee. You will need a credit card to complete this payment.


Step 2: Apply for admission

Visit our Apply Now page.

Fall Semester: Early admission is open from Oct. 1 to Feb 1.

Many universities offer early admission, which is exactly what it sounds like: a period of time where you can apply to your program(s) of choice earlier than the regular admission deadline. It is an ideal time to apply and helps expedite the process so you hear back earlier too.

At MRU, we actually receive most of our applications and fill the majority of our programs during early admission, which runs from October to February. All applications received during that time are evaluated equally. Once early admission has ended, remaining spots are offered to competitive applicants on an ongoing and first-come, first-served basis. If you wait too long to apply, your desired program may already be full.

The following four programs have a close date of February 1. 

  • Bachelor of Education – Elementary
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Interior Design

Note: Additional programs may be removed from the application on February 1 (if they are declared full). All other programs are open until they are declared full or August 31.


Winter Semester: Early admission is open from Oct. 1 - Nov. 1

We highly recommend that applicants apply to two programs. This provides an opportunity for a back-up program should you not be successful gaining admission to your first program of choice. There is no additional cost to apply to two programs on your application and we evaluate each program individually. If you receive an offer to one of these programs before the other and then receive another offer at a later date, you are able to switch your tuition deposit to your preferred program. 

To ensure you understand the admission process and requirements, review Commonly asked admission questions, general admission requirements, program-specific admission requirements and your program of choice. We also recommend that you meet with an admissions and  recruitment specialist to create a custom admission plan.


Step 3: Send in all final, official documentation before the deadline

You are strongly encouraged to have your application for admission and all supporting documents at Mount Royal by February 1 to be considered for Early Admission. For programs with a February 1 application deadline, the application for admission and all supporting documents (required for admission assessment) must be received by this date. Many programs remain open for applications beyond this date. Check Program Offerings for an up-to-date list of open and closed programs.

View the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement if your first language (learned and understood) is not English to ensure you can demonstrate adequate knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the English language to be successful at Mount Royal.

An official transcript is one that is mailed or emailed directly to Admissions at Mount Royal University from the issuing institution, or in some cases, the Ministry of Education. Please reach out to the issuing institution and have them send us your official transcripts as soon as possible.

The transcripts can be sent by the issuing institution either  to or to:

Admissions and Recruitment
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate, SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

Step 4: Apply for Residence

Visit our Residence page for information on housing options and to apply to live on campus.

  • Applications open on Oct. 1 and are ongoing.

Accommodation for student residence is guaranteed for those who apply and pay their residence deposit by June 15 for the Fall Semester.

Step 5: Apply for Scholarships

To be eligible for scholarships and bursaries, you must apply for Early Admission from Oct 1 - Feb. 1. You will need your Mount Royal student ID number to apply for awards. Your ID will be sent to you by email once you apply for admission. Apply for scholarships and bursaries from Nov. 1 to Mar. 1.

Step 6: Check your application status

Admission decisions will begin to be made in November or December for a limited number of applicants with a higher competitive admission average and will continue on an ongoing basis into July and August.

You can log into your Future Student Portal to check your admission status online. Login information will be emailed to you once you apply.

Step 7: Receive admission decision

You will receive an email  from Mount Royal with our admission decision and any required next steps.

If you are admitted to Mount Royal, you may receive a conditional offer of admission or a final offer of admission.

  • Conditional offer of admission: You have one or more items (conditions) outstanding. You will be able to view your admission conditions on your Future Student Portal, and may include specific admission requirements or outstanding final, official documents. You will receive a final admission email if these conditions are met by the deadline.
  • Final offer of admission: You have met all admission requirements and conditions and you are fully admitted.