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Academic upgrading

Learn how to apply


Expand your options — upgrade your high school marks or pick up courses you need for admission to a post-secondary program

Upgrade in a post-secondary setting

Personal touch — helpful, caring instructors, additional student resources and supports

Flexible — take only upgrading courses or combine with credit courses through OS or UEO


Getting into the program of your choice can be competitive. Improve your high school grades or pick up courses you need for admission by taking academic upgrading in English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Science, Social Science and Physics. Our courses cover the approved Alberta high school curriculum as well as additional skills that prepare students for first-year university coursework and can be used for admission to Mount Royal University and many other post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

Courses are delivered in-person and online.

Plan your studies

See what programs and courses Mount Royal has to offer and start planning which Academic Upgrading courses or grades you might need for admission.

Admission requirements and costs

Curriculum and courses


Information about the courses, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by the Academic Upgrading and Open Studies team.

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Open Studies

Interested in post-secondary studies but don’t know where to start? Explore Open Studies.

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University Entrance Option

Find your path to a Mount Royal degree.

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Explore your options

Explore your academic options with Mount Royal’s programs or build your professional development through our multitude of continuing education programs and courses.

Virtual Information Sessions

Select a session that suits you. Choose from general information, specific by program, drop in Q&A, or attend an Indigenous or international student session.