Programs & Courses

International Pathway Program (new for Fall 2020)

Program description Are you an international student currently living outside of Canada or the United States who is missing one or more admission requirements for your intended degree or diploma program? The International Pathway Program provides an opportunity to complete Mount Royal’s highest level of the English Language Program while completing missing high school course requirements. At the same time, you can begin taking post-secondary courses towards your intended degree or diploma. You may also qualify for a conditional offer of admission to your future program at MRU.Program features

  • Full-time status for study permit, 8 – 10 months (September to April, with May and June study optional)
  • Small class sizes. Average of 31 students
  • Conditional admission offer to intended degree/diploma for the following Fall Semester, if qualified
  • Complete highest level of English Language Program to meet the English Language Proficiency requirement
  • Complete missing high school courses for intended degree/diploma, if required
  • Improve grades to meet Competitive Admission Average, if required
  • Complete post-secondary courses for credit towards your intended degree/diploma
  • Access excellent support services
  • Connect with international and Canadian students at the International Student Support Centre
  • Participate in social and cultural activities

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 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 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.
 

Sample curriculum – if English Language Proficiency (Institutional) requirement is not met

Fall Semester - Sept. to Dec.Winter Semester - Jan. to April
English Language Program – highest level, if requiredUndergraduate Studies – university level
High school upgrading course, if requiredGeneral Education Course – university level
 General Education Course – university level or additional high school upgrading course, if required
 General Education Course – university level or additional high school upgrading course, if required


Sample curriculum – if English Language Proficiency (Institutional) requirement is met

Fall Semester - Sept. to Dec.Winter Semester - Jan. to April
High school upgrading course, if requiredGeneral Education Course – university level
Undergraduate Studies course – university levelGeneral Education Course – university level
General Education Course – university level or additional high school upgrading course, if requiredGeneral Education Course – university level or specific course from intended degree/diploma
General Education Course – university level or additional high school upgrading course, if requiredGeneral Education Course – university level or specific course from intended degree/diploma


Costs – Estimated Expenses for Academic Year (8 months)*

Tuition and Fees for English language program (level 3) TBA
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
TransportationCalgary Transit U-Pass included in fees
Living Expenses and spending money$6,500
Approximately Costs Range TBA

*Based on 2019/20 fees.