Mount Royal has a general admission policy that applies to most undergraduate (credit) programs. Each program also has specific admission requirements. Please ensure you are familiar with both the general and specific admission requirements for the program(s) you select. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission if their first language (learned and understood) is not English.
Step 1: Find your admission category
Your admission category is determined by the Admissions department once they have received your application and your high school and post-secondary (if applicable) transcript and grade information. Your admission category will determine which courses and grades will be used to calculate your competitive and final admission average. See the admission categories below to find out more about each type of applicant. Please read this carefully to ensure you are looking at the admission information which is relevant to your situation.
High school applicant
You will be considered a high school applicant if you meet the following criteria:
- you are in your final year of high school, or
- you have left or completed high school, and
- you have completed fewer than eight post-secondary courses
You will be considered a post-secondary applicant if you meet the following criteria:
- Fall Semester: if you have completed four or more transferable post-secondary courses (minimum 12 credit hours) by Dec. 31 and will have completed eight or more (minimum 24 credit hours) by June 30.
- Winter Semester: if you have completed eight or more transferable post-secondary courses (minimum 24 credit hours) by Aug. 31.
You will be considered a mature applicant if you meet the following criteria:
- you do not meet the high school applicant requirements,
- you have not completed sufficient courses to be considered as a post-secondary applicant, and
- you are 21 as of Sept. 1 for the Fall Semester or Jan. 1 for the Winter Semester
Step 2: Meet the competitive average
Admission to Mount Royal is competitive, meaning students with higher grades will be considered first. Grade requirements vary from program to program. To help you determine if your grades are competitive, we have provided the Admission Requirements chart that lists the Competitive Average Range for each program. This range is based on the competitive admission average for the previous year and should serve as a guideline only. Note the competitive average is affected by the number of applications received for a specific program, the number of spaces available in that program, and the grades the applicants present. Therefore, we are unable to predict the competitive average with complete accuracy. Some programs may also require additional criteria such as an interview or a portfolio.
Step 3: Determine your program requirements
The Admission Requirements chart will provide a list of the specific courses required for each program, however, please note that you will also need to review your specific program of interest for detailed admission criteria. Some programs may also require additional criteria such as an interview or a portfolio.
Step 4: Meet the general admission requirements
Your general admission requirements are determined based on your applicant category:
- High school: High School applicants must present five Grade 12 level courses for admission. Included in these five courses, applicants must present the required subjects for their intended program of choice. The specific courses required for your program count towards your Group A courses. The additional subject(s) which may be presented for admission include the following courses from Group A, B, or C.
- Post-secondary: To be eligible for admission, you must present a minimum GPA. Unless a specific (higher) GPA has been indicated for your program of choice, post-secondary applicants are normally required to have a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). Some programs require a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- Mature: Mature applicants must present at least two Grade 12 level courses for admission. More than two may be required depending on the specific high school courses required for your program choice. The specific courses required for your program count towards your Group A courses.
For high school course work to be used for admission purposes, courses must be completed by June 30 for the Fall Semester. When completing your application, report all 5-credit Group A and B courses (or equivalents) that will be completed by June 30.
Step 5: Ensure that you meet English Language Proficiency (if relevant)
Applicants whose first language (learning and understood) is not English, must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement - Institutional as part of the admission process.