Programs & Courses

International Pathway - Admission Requirements

Who is eligible to apply for the International Pathway Program?

To be eligible to apply for the International Pathway Program, International students must:

  • Reside and apply from outside of Canada or the United States
  • Have not previously attended any post-secondary institution
  • Apply for both the International Pathway Program and your intended degree/diploma program
  • Be missing one or more of the following requirements for your intended degree/diploma:
    • Competitive Admission Average
    • Course or grade requirements
    • English Language Proficiency requirement (institutional)

Admission requirements & costs

Applicants for the International Pathway Program must apply for your intended degree/diploma program when you apply for the International Pathway Program. If qualified for the degree/diploma, you will be (conditionally) admitted directly to your program. If not qualified, you will be assessed for both the International Pathway Program and for a conditional admission offer to your intended program for the following Fall Semester. Visit admission requirements for admission information for specific degree/diploma programs.

Admission requirements for the International Pathway Program

Applicants must meet both the Competitive Admission Average and present specific required courses with the minimum required grades. The Grade 12 subjects that must be presented for evaluation for admission include the following courses from Group A, B, and C.

  1. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  2. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  3. Group A course — minimum grade 50%
  4. Group A or B course — minimum grade 50%
  5. Group A, B, or C course — minimum grade 50%


English Language Proficiency requirement for the International Pathway Program

Applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirement (International Pathway).

Competitive admission average

Admission to Mount Royal is competitive, meaning students with higher grades will be considered first. The Competitive Admission Average will be calculated on the two highest Group A courses.


Final admission average

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


Conditional admission offer to future degree/diploma

Upon entry to the International Pathway Program, applicants who meet the Competitive Admission Average for your intended degree/diploma may be granted conditional admission to your intended degree/diploma for the following Fall Semester.


Admission to degree/diploma for International Pathway Program students

International Pathway students who were not previously granted conditional admission to your intended degree/diploma program may apply for admission within the stated timelines for the intended semester and must meet the following criteria:

  • Competitive Admission Average
  • Specified course and grade requirements
  • Non-academic criteria (where required)


Final admission

Final admission will be based on verification of admissibility once all final, official transcripts, including all previous high school (secondary) and post-secondary coursework, have been received and reviewed and all conditions of admission (outlined in your conditional offer of admission letter) have been met. Unless a specific (higher) admission average is required for your specific program, you are required to have a 2.0 GPA based on a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) of the most recently completed post-secondary courses (6 - 12 credit hours) by June 30 for the Fall Semester. Official transcripts must include final grades for all subjects required by the program of study and be received at MRU by
August 1 for admission to the Fall Semester.

 

Costs

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year (8 months)*
Tuition and Fees for the English language program (level 3)  $4,300
Tuition and Fees for Academic Upgrading and University level courses (based on 5 courses) $11,000
Books and Supplies $1,500
Residence (optional) $6,000
Transportation Calgary Transit U-Pass included in fees
Living Expenses and spending money $6,500
Approximate Costs  $27,800

*Based on 2020/21 fees.