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Mount Royal offers bachelor's degrees, diplomas and certificate programs in 36 majors. Specific admission requirements vary by program. If you meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply to your desired degree or diploma! If you don’t meet the requirements, don’t worry. Our alternative entrance options have you covered.

Don’t meet admission requirements for your degree or diploma?

Alternative entrance options at Mount Royal are the stepping stones to take you where you want to go. These educational options help you start your university experience while completing or upgrading courses. Enjoy all the benefits of being an MRU student while you work towards confidently applying to your chosen degree or diploma.

If you are looking to complete missing courses, boost existing grades, improve your competitive average, develop English language proficiency or simply want to try out a few courses before committing to a degree or diploma, there’s an alternative entrance option for you.

Explore your academic options

Start by selecting the category that best describes you

Domestic future student

Domestic student

Find the option that’s right for you

Apply to a degree or program

You have a desired program in mind and fully meet admission requirements

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University Entrance Option

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

You want to boost your grades or complete missing coursework for your future program

You want to take credit courses towards your desired program while you prepare for admission

You want a built-in community and the support of an academic advisor to keep you on track

Learn more 

Open Studies

You are unsure of your program interest

You want to sample credit courses before fully committing to a program

OR

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

You want to boost your grades for a more competitive average

Learn more 

Academic Upgrading

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

You want to boost your grades or complete missing courses

Learn more 

Language Education for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

You do not meet the English Language Proficiency requirement if your first language is not English

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

OR

You want to improve your English language proficiency to advance your career

Learn more 

Indigenous student

Find the option that’s right for you

Apply to a degree or program

You have a desired program in mind and fully meet admission requirements

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Indigenous University Bridging Program

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

You want to boost your grades or complete missing coursework for your future program

You want your learning to include cultural and academic support

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University Entrance Option

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

You want to boost your grades or complete missing coursework for your future program

You want to take credit courses towards your desired program while you prepare for admission

You want a built-in community and the support of an academic advisor to keep you on track

Learn more 

Open Studies

You are unsure of your program interest

You want to sample credit courses before fully committing to a program

OR

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

You want to boost your grades for a more competitive average

Learn more 

Academic Upgrading

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

You want to boost your grades or complete missing courses

Learn more 

International student

Find the option that’s right for you

Apply to a degree or program

You have a desired program in mind and fully meet admission requirements AND

You meet the English Language Proficiency requirement if your first language is not English

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University Entrance Option

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements AND

You meet the English Language Proficiency requirement if your first language is not English

You want to boost your grades or complete missing coursework for your future program

You want to take credit courses towards your desired program while you prepare for admission

You want a built-in community and the support of an academic advisor to keep you on track

Learn more 

International Pathway Program

You are an international student currently living outside of Canada or the United States

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

You want to complete MRU’s highest level of the English Language Program to meet the English Language Proficiency requirement

You want to boost your grades or complete missing coursework for your future program

You want to take credit courses towards your desired program while you prepare for admission

You want to receive a conditional offer of admission to your future degree or diploma

Learn more 

Language Education for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

You do not meet the English Language Proficiency requirement if your first language is not English

You have a desired program in mind but do not meet admission requirements

OR

You want to improve your English language proficiency to advance your career

Learn more 

Questions

Connect with a recruitment officer today. They can help recommend an option for you and the next steps to get you started.

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