Applying for admission to MRU

Everything you need to know about becoming a Mount Royal student.


If you are an international student or if you self-identify as First Nations, Métis, Non-status or Inuit there are additional supports and services available to help you through the admission process. See our international or Indigenous future student pages for more information.




Step 1

Prepare to apply


Mount Royal University offers degree programs in the arts, sciences, health and social services, education, communications and business, as well as diploma programs in aviation and social work. There are also Alternative Entrance Options if you don’t yet meet requirements for an intended program and occupational programs (diplomas and certificates) for specific career paths.

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Admission requirements

When you apply to MRU, there are both general and program-specific admission requirements you must meet depending on your chosen program(s). Become familiar with applicant categories, admission requirements, competitive admission averages and more.

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Check your application status

Your Future Student Portal is your source for all things admissions at MRU. Check the status of your application, conditions for admission, transcripts and more.

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Information sessions

Led by our admission and recruitment specialists, learn more about MRU programs, ask questions and get started on an application plan.

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Financing your education

Post-secondary education is an investment in your future. Explore tuition and costs, budget planning, scholarships and bursaries, financial aid and additional resources.

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Step 2

Submit your application

Applications for the fall semester open Oct. 1. Your application lets you apply for two programs at no extra cost. Once you’ve decided on the right program (or two) for you, it’s time to apply!

Early admission runs from Oct. 1 to Feb. 1. Programs in high demand can fill up fast, so we highly recommend applying early. Based on space and availability, applications for most programs continue to be accepted beyond this date.

Note: Some programs have a Feb. 1 application and document deadline.

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Step 3

After you apply

Generally, if you apply for admission during early admission (Oct. 1 to Feb. 1) you can expect a decision or update to your status between November and May. Some programs may take longer to make admission decisions due to a high volume of applications or additional admission criteria such as a portfolio or interview.

You can log in to your Future Student Portal to check your application/admission status at any time. Watch this tutorial video for step-by-step instructions on where to find this information under your account.

After your application has been submitted, you will receive an email with an MRU student number. With your student number you can begin applying for MRU Residence as well as scholarships and bursaries.


Future Student Portal

Your source for all things admissions at MRU. Check the status of your application, conditions for admission, transcripts and more.

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Explore MRU Residence

Residence Services prioritizes housing access for new students! All new students are encouraged to apply for housing as soon as possible.

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Apply for awards

Mount Royal offers hundreds of awards to new and continuing students. Applications for awards are open Nov. 1 to Mar. 1 each academic year.

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Step 4

Once you’re admitted

Congratulations! Once you’ve received an offer of (conditional or final) admission, you can accept your offer, continue working towards any conditions you may have, pay the $425 non-refundable tuition deposit and start planning your courses.

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We’re here to help

We want your transition to becoming a Mount Royal student to be as easy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, we’d love to chat.

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