Admission Requirements & Costs

Admission requirements & costs

General admission requirements

Mount Royal has a general admission policy which must be met to be considered for admission into our academic programs. Once you have applied and we have received your supporting documentation, the Admissions and Recruitment Office will determine your admission category. This category will determine which general admission requirements you must meet to be considered for admission to your program of choice. Please review each category to ensure you are looking at the admission requirements which are relevant to your situation.

Program-specific admission requirements

Admission is competitive. Applicants must meet both the competitive admission average for the specific program and present specific required courses with the minimum required grades. In addition to meeting general admission requirements, admission to the Social Work Diploma requires the following specific high school courses (or equivalents).

Applicants in all admission categories must present:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 - minimum grade 65%
  • Social Studies 30-1 or Aboriginal Studies 30 - minimum grade 60%

Competitive admission average

Admission to Mount Royal is competitive, meaning students with higher grades will be considered first.

High School Applicant: competitive admission average will be calculated on two highest Group A courses.

Mature Applicant: competitive admission average will be calculated on two highest Group A courses.

Post-secondary Applicant: competitive Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated on the four most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses (minimum 12 credits) completed by December 31.

Final admission average

High School Applicant: must present a minimum admission average of 60%, calculated on the five appropriate Grade 12 courses. Must also present the required courses and minimum grades listed above.

Mature Applicant: must present the required courses and minimum grades listed above.

Post-secondary applicant: must present a minimum admission Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 on the eight most recently completed transferable post-secondary courses (minimum 24 credits) completed by June 30. Must also present the required courses and minimum grades listed above.

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Indigenous Student Admission

Each year 15 percent of the seats in the Social Work Diploma program will be reserved for Indigenous applicants through an Indigenous admission target. Please visit Indigenous student admission for more information.

 

Partnerships

In the Spring Semester 2022, Mount Royal University, in partnership with Everest Educational Services Inc., will offer the Social Work Diploma program to a specific group of students from India over a 26-month period from April 2022 to June 2024. Contact Everest Educational Services for further information about this offering and for details on the application process. This offering is not open to other applicants. 

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