Admission Requirements

High School Applicants

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

 

The required high school courses and minimum and competitive average requirements for admission vary by program. In addition to viewing these admission pages, it is important to review the specific requirements for the program you are considering.

High School Courses

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.

Degree Programs

Specific courses required by the program must be included in your five subjects below:

  1. English Language Arts 30 – 1
  2. Group A course
  3. Group A course
  4. Group A or B course
  5. Group A, B, or C

Diploma Programs

Specific courses required by the program must be included in your five subjects below:

  1. English Language Arts 30 – 1
  2. Group A course
  3. Group A, B or C course
  4. Group A, B or C course
  5. Group A, B, or C course

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) which will be completed by June 30.

Group C courses do not need to be reported at the time of application but will be assessed later on in the admission process once final official transcripts have been received.

Admission is competitive, meaning students with higher grades will be considered first. Your competitive average will be calculated on your two highest Group A subjects. The competitive average varies from program to program and from year to year, For more information, see Admission Requirements chart (PDF) and refer to the competitive average range.

To be eligible for admission, you must present a minimum admission average calculated on your five appropriate Grade 12 subjects used for admission to your program. Most programs also require a minimum grade in specific courses. The Admission Requirements chart below provides a list of the specific required courses and minimum grade and the minimum final average for each program.

Admission Requirements chart (PDF)

A limited number of programs also require additional criteria such as an interview or portfolio. It is important to review the requirements for the specific program you are considering.
  • Conditional admission is offered based on your competitive average, calculated on your two highest Group A grades at the time of review. Equivalent post-secondary courses may be substituted for required high school subjects where appropriate.
  • Your admission offer will be conditional until we receive all of your final official transcripts.  Applicants must meet all admission requirements for their specific program (the conditions will be outlined in your conditional offer of admission letter).
  • All students issued a (conditional) offer of admission will be required to submit a $300 non-refundable tuition deposit by the date specified in your admission offer.
Final official transcripts from all high school and post-secondary institutions you have attended are required to finalize your admission. You must also meet all of your conditions of admission as outlined in your conditional admission offer letter. To be considered official, high school and post-secondary transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions and Recruitment Office from the issuing institution or provincial ministry of education. These transcripts must be received by:
Fall Semester: Aug. 1
Winter Semester: Dec. 1

Applicants who successfully complete Advanced Placement (AP) courses with a minimum grade of '4' may use applicable AP courses for the purpose of admission and/or transfer credit.

Applicants who complete both Advanced Placement courses and high school level courses, will be assessed on the grades which are most advantageous for you. This assessment will be based on an official AP transcript sent directly from the Advanced Placement program to the Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mount Royal University. Official AP transcripts may be requested through collegeboard.com.

AP courses approved for transfer credit

Applicants who successfully complete International Baccalaureate (IB) courses with a minimum grade of '5' may use applicable IB courses for the purpose of admission and/or transfer credit.

Applicants who complete both International Baccalaureate courses and high school level courses, will be assessed on the grades which are most advantageous for you. This assessment will be based on an official IB transcript sent directly from the IBNA office to the Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mount Royal University. Information on how to request official transcripts can be found on the International Baccalaureate Organization website.

IB courses approved for transfer credit

Home schooled applicants who present recognized secondary credentials, or by some other mean satisfy admission requirements, will be considered for admission to Mount Royal.