Oct 16, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2018-19 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admission



Initial Inquiry - Admissions and Recruitment Office

Program information, admission policies and procedures can be found throughout this Calendar or online at mtroyal.ca. You can submit an information request at mr4u.mymru.ca to receive further information on a program or you can apply for admission online (within the timelines specified in the Academic Schedule section of this calendar). Additional inquiries relating to admission may be directed to the Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3E 6K6. Telephone: 403.440.5000, Toll Free: 1.877.440.5001, Fax: 403.440.7252. Questions: mr4u.mymru.ca/ask

If you plan on living in residence to enjoy the full Mount Royal experience you may apply for residence within the appropriate timelines. More information on residence is available at mtroyal.ca/residence. Mount Royal has a variety of scholarships and bursaries available for entering students. Please visit mtroyal.ca/awards for information on these awards and to apply online.

General Admission Requirements

General Information

Mount Royal University has a general admission policy which applies to most programs as well as specific admission requirements for each program. General admission requirements can be found in this section. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission if their primary or first language (meaning main language learned and used as a child) is not English. Program-specific admission requirements can be found in the program section of this calendar See Academic Faculties & Programs .

The admission requirements in this section apply to admission for designated programs of study.

Students interested in enrolling in courses outside of a designated program of study may choose to apply for University Entrance Option or Open Studies. See the Academic Faculties & Programs  section of this calendar for further information.

Mount Royal University also offers occupational diploma and certificate programs which are designed to prepare students for entry to practice in a specific career. See the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension  for more information on these programs.

Admission to Mount Royal University is competitive and as such admission will be granted to those applicants who have the highest average based on the conditional admission criteria for each admission category. All high school and post-secondary transcripts are required regardless of the level attained.

For some programs, applicants may be required to participate in additional admission criteria. See Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties & Programs  section.

Admission Categories

There are three categories for admission to Mount Royal:

  • High School Applicant
  • Post-secondary Applicant
  • Mature Applicant

The admission category that the applicant will be considered under will be determined by Mount Royal on the following basis:

1) High School Applicant

Applicants will be considered as a High School Applicant if they are currently in high school or have left or completed high school, but have not completed sufficient post-secondary courses to be considered in the post-secondary category. To be eligible for admission on the basis of high school, applicants must present five appropriate grade 12 subjects (or their equivalents) with no grade below 50%.

Conditional Admission - High School Applicant

The competitive admission average for conditional admission will be calculated based on the top two Group A courses. Equivalent postsecondary courses may be substituted for required high school subjects where appropriate. Post-secondary courses used for admission to a program may also be applied to program graduation requirements, depending on the applicability of the course to the curriculum, the standard of performance achieved and the time limits of the program.

For some programs, applicants may be required to participate in additional admission criteria. See Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties & Programs  section of this calendar.

Final Admission − High School Applicant

Final admission will be based on verification of admissibility once all final/official transcripts, including all previous high school and post-secondary coursework, have been received and reviewed and all conditions of the applicant’s admission have been met. Unless a specific (higher) admission average is required as indicated in the Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties section of this calendar, high school applicants are required to have an overall admission average of 65% for degree programs and 60% for diploma programs on the five appropriate grade 12 subjects and remain in good academic standing if they are currently enrolled in any post-secondary coursework. Official transcripts must include final grades for all subjects required by the program of study as indicated in the General Admission Requirements and the Admission Requirements for each program and be received by August 1 for admission to the Fall Semester or by December 1 for admission to the Winter Semester.

2) Post-secondary Applicant

Applicants will be considered as a Post-secondary Applicant if they have completed four post-secondary courses (minimum 12 credit hours) by December 31 and will have completed eight post-secondary courses (minimum 24 credit hours) by June 30 for admission to the Fall Semester or will have completed eight post-secondary courses (minimum 24 credit hours) by August 31 for admission to the Winter Semester. Courses presented for admission must be from a recognized post-secondary institution and must be transferable courses as determined by Mount Royal University.

Conditional Admission - Post-secondary Applicant

The competitive admission average for conditional admission will be calculated based on the four most recently completed courses (minimum 12 credit hours) by December 31 for the Fall Semester or the eight most recently completed courses (minimum of 24 credit hours) by August 31 for the Winter Semester. Official transcripts showing all post-secondary courses completed by these dates are required to be considered for conditional admission. Post‑secondary courses used for admission to a program may also be applied to program graduation requirements, depending on the applicability of the course to the curriculum, the standard of performance achieved and the time limits of the program.

All final/official high school transcripts are also required by Mount Royal. Reporting of high school grades is required to ensure successful completion of the specific high school course requirements for the applicant’s program of study as indicated in the Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties section of this calendar. Equivalent post‑secondary courses may be substituted for required high school subjects where appropriate.

For some programs applicants may be required to participate in additional admission criteria. See Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties & Programs  section of this calendar.

Note: Students who have been required to withdraw from another Post‑secondary institution for academic reasons should refer to (Re)- admission to Mount Royal Following a Requirement to Withdraw, further on in this section of the Calendar.

Final Admission - Post-secondary Applicant

Final admission will be based on verification of admissibility once all final/official transcripts, including all previous high school and post-secondary coursework, have been received and reviewed and all conditions of the applicant’s admission have been met. Unless a specific (higher) admission average is required as indicated in the Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties section of this calendar, postsecondary applicants are required to have a 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) on the eight most recently completed post-secondary courses (minimum 24 credit hours).

Official transcripts must include final grades for all subjects required by the program of study as indicated in the General Admission Requirements and the Admission Requirements for each program and be received by August 1 for admission to the Fall Semester or by December 1 for admission to the Winter Semester.

Repeated Courses

When an applicant presents the same course with more than one grade (i.e. the course has been repeated), the higher grade shall be used for evaluating admissibility.

3) Mature Applicant

Applicants will be considered as a Mature Applicant if they do not meet the High School Applicant requirements and have not completed sufficient courses to be considered as a Post-secondary Applicant and are 21 years of age by September 1 for the Fall Semester or January 1 for the Winter Semester to which they are applying. All high school and post-secondary transcripts are required regardless of the level attained. Reporting of high school courses is required to ensure successful completion of the specific high school course requirements for the applicant’s program of study as indicated in the Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties section of this calendar and to provide grade information required for consideration for conditional admission - see below.

Conditional Admission - Mature Applicant

The competitive admission average for conditional admission will be calculated based on the top two Group A courses. Equivalent postsecondary courses may be substituted for required high school subjects where appropriate. Post-secondary courses used for admission to a program may also be applied to program graduation requirements, depending on the applicability of the course to the curriculum, the standard of performance achieved and the time limits of the program. For some programs, applicants may be required to participate in additional admission criteria - see Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties & Programs  section of this calendar.

Final Admission − Mature Applicant

Final admission will be based on verification of admissibility once all final/official transcripts, including all previous high school and post-secondary coursework, have been received and reviewed and all conditions of the applicant’s admission have been met. Mature applicants are required to remain in good standing if they are currently enrolled in any post-secondary coursework.

Official transcripts must include final grades for all subjects required by the program of study as indicated in the General Admission Requirements and the Admission Requirements for each program and be received by August 1 for admission to the Fall Semester or by December 1 for admission to the Winter Semester.

Admission to Non-Credential Offerings

Non-credential offerings fall outside of the standard admission categories indicated above.

University Entrance Option

University Entrance Option is intended for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree but do not currently meet the admission requirements and/or competitive admission average for their intended baccalaureate degree. Admission is competitive and applicants are required to meet specific course and grade requirements. Applicants will be considered in the high school or mature student categories only. Applicants who have completed four or more post-secondary courses by December 31 for the Fall Semester or by August 31 for the Winter Semester are not eligible to apply for admission.

A student is limited to a maximum of 30 credits (typically ten, three-credit courses) in the University Entrance Option and Open Studies combined. Any awarded grade (including ‘F’ grades) will count towards the limitation but withdrawals will not. Refer to the University Entrance Option section in this Calendar.

Open Studies

Open Studies is intended to remove many of the significant barriers inherent in a competitive admission process by providing opportunities for a variety of students to pursue academic courses outside of degree, diploma or certificate programs. A student is limited to a maximum of 30 credits (typically ten, three-credit courses) in Open Studies and the University Entrance Option combined. Any awarded grade (including ‘F’ grades) will count towards the limitation but withdrawals will not. Refer to Open Studies section in this Calendar.

Indigenous Student Admission

Special consideration for designated seats may be available through a program specific Indigenous admission target. To qualify for this category the applicant must:

  1. self-identify as an Indigenous applicant on the Application for Admission
  2. meet the definition of an Indigenous applicant
  3. meet the minimum admission requirements as indicated in the general admission requirements for Mount Royal University as well as any program level admission requirements

Designated seats will be filled by Indigenous applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply during Early Admission October 1 - February 1. Any unfilled designated seats will be released on June 1 to students applying under the general admission requirements.

Indigenous Applicant Definition

For the purpose of the application and admission process, an Indigenous applicant is defined as a Canadian who is a Status Indian/First Nations, Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.

Appropriate Grade 12 Subjects

Applicants must have the required subjects for their intended program of study - as specified within the Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties & Programs  section of this calendar. The additional subjects which may be presented for evaluation of admissibility include the following courses from Group A, B and C:

High School Standing

Degree programs

Specific courses required by the program must be included in the 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 course

Diploma programs

Specific courses required by the program must be included in the 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

Post-Secondary Standing

Specific courses required by the program must be presented for admission.

Mature Standing

Specific courses required by the program must be presented for admission.

  1. English Language Arts 30-1
  2. Group A course

Group A Courses:

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Mathematics 30-1 (or Mathematics 30-2 if accepted by the program)
  • Mathematics 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1 and/or Aboriginal Studies 30*
  • French 30, French 31, French Language Arts 30, Francais 30
  • All other Languages 30

*Aboriginal Studies can be used in lieu of Social Studies 30 - 1.

Group B* Courses:

  • Art 30
  • Art 31
  • Computer Science 3 or 4 (CTS Advanced)*
  • Drama 30
  • Music 30
  • Physical Education 30
  • Religious Studies 35
  • Social Studies 30-2

** Courses must be five credits.

Group C Courses:

  • Other five credit Grade 12 subjects or a combination of two-three credit grade 12 subjects
  • Five credits of Advanced Career and Technology (CTS) courses

Note:

  • Special Projects 30 cannot be used for admission.
  • Applicants cannot use two courses from the same subject area for the purpose of admission with the exception of Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 and Mathematics 31 or equivalent.

High School Matriculation Equivalents

Mount Royal University  academic upgrading courses may be used in place of Alberta Grade 12 (30-level) subjects for the purposes of admission to Mount Royal University and many other post-secondary institutions in Alberta. It is important to check with the institution directly to confirm use of any of these courses within the admission process at other post-secondary institutions in Alberta.

Mount Royal University Upgrading Course Corresponding Alberta High School Course
BIOL 0130   Biology 30
CHEM 0130   Chemistry 30
CHIN 1107 * Chinese 30
ENGL 0130   English Language Arts 30-1
FREN 1111 * French 30
ITAL 1101   Italian 30
JPNS 1107 * Japanese 30
MATH 0130   Mathematics 30-1
MATH 0132   Mathematics 30-2
MATH 0131   Mathematics 31
NTST 0130   Aboriginal Studies 30
PHYS 0130   Physics 30
SCIE 0130   Science 30
SOSC 0130   Social Studies 30-1
SPAN 1101   Spanish 30

* Indicates course has a prerequisite.

Notification of Admission Status

A letter mailed to an applicant’s address, as shown on the applicant’s record in Admissions and Recruitment (Enrolment Services), will be deemed adequate notice to the applicant for all matters concerning Mount Royal. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify Mount Royal of any change in address. Mount Royal will not be responsible for incorrect mailings or for missed deadlines due to an applicant’s failure to report a change of address or to have supporting admission documents delivered to Mount Royal by the dates required.

An email will be used to communicate with the applicant throughout the admission process where appropriate. The email address provided as part of the application for admission will be used for this purpose. Significant decisions regarding the outcome of the admission evaluation will be communicated through a letter mailed to the applicant’s address as indicated above.

Application Timelines

Fall Semester

Early Admission: October 1 - February 1

To be considered for Early Admission, the Application for Admission with self-reported courses and/or final/official high school transcripts and final/official post-secondary transcripts must be received at Mount Royal by February 1.

Ongoing Admission: February 2 - until the program is declared full

Applicants who submit their Application for Admission with self-reported courses and/or final/official high school transcripts and final/official post-secondary transcripts on or after February 2 will be considered on an ongoing basis until the program is declared full. Programs will be removed from the online application when they are declared full.

Application Deadlines

For application deadlines for specific programs, refer to the Admission Requirements for each program found in the Academic Faculties & Programs  section of this calendar. If no deadline is specified, applications will be processed until the program is declared full. Some programs may continue to accept applicants until August 31.

For programs with a specific application deadline, all documents as specified under Early Admission and Ongoing Admission above, must be received by the application deadline for that program.

Winter Semester

Please check Programs Offered section of the website or the online Application for Admission at mtroyal.ca to determine which programs are accepting applications for the Winter Semester as the list of programs is limited and may vary from year to year.

Early Admission: October 1 - November 1

To be considered for Early Admission, the Application for Admission and final/official high school transcripts and final/ official post-secondary transcripts must be received at Mount Royal by November 1.

Ongoing Admission: November 2 - until the program is declared full

Applicants who submit their Application for Admission and/or final/official high school transcripts and final/official post-secondary transcripts on or after November 2 will be considered on an ongoing basis until the program is declared full. Programs will be removed from the online application when they are declared full.

Application Deadline

Applications will be processed until the program is declared full.

Admission Procedures for Prospective Students

  1. Apply online by completing the Application for Admission Form: mtroyal.ca
    Note: You may apply for admission to two programs of study.
  2. A non-refundable $100 application processing fee is required with your Application for Admission. Credit card (Visa or MasterCard) payment is required at the time of completion of the online application through applyalberta.
  3. Complete course and grade information, as requested on the Application for Admission Form. Official transcripts are required for any completed courses.
  4. Official transcripts from all high school and post-secondary institution(s) you have attended are required for Mount Royal to make an admission assessment. Some transcripts (within the province of Alberta) will be obtained by Mount Royal on your behalf while you will be required to request others yourself. A list of the transcripts you will be required to obtain will be provided when you apply for admission.

An official transcript is one that is sent directly to the Mount Royal University, Admission office from the issuing body. This may be the Department of Education/Provincial Ministry (e.g. Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan and the Yukon), or the high school you attended if from another province or from any post-secondary institution(s). 

If you attended high school in any other province, write or fax the last high school you attended to request submission of your official high school transcript directly to Admissions at Mount Royal University. All documents (including transcripts) submitted for admission purposes become the property of Mount Royal University and will not be released to, nor photocopied for, the applicant or anyone outside of Mount Royal. Documents submitted by applicants who are not accepted or who do not attend are destroyed one year after the start of the semester for which admission was requested.

Admissions Procedures for International (Study Permit) Applicants

The Application for Admission and all supporting documentation (final/official high school and post-secondary transcripts) must be submitted according to the dates indicated in the Application Timelines section to be considered for Early or Ongoing Admission. If the original transcripts are not in English, applicants must also submit a certified English translation from a valid translation service.

There are two categories of international applicants:

  1. Those residing and applying from outside Canada. This type of applicant may be considered for admission to the Fall Semester only.
  2. Those presently living or studying in Canada at Mount Royal University or another institution. This type of applicant may be considered for admission to the Fall Semester or the Winter Semester (depending on program availability).

For applicants applying from outside of Canada or the United States, although applying and submitting documents during Early Admission (as indicated above) is recommended, the Application for Admission must be submitted by March 15 for the Fall Semester and all supporting documentation (all final/official high school and post-secondary transcripts as well as verification of the English Language Proficiency requirement - if required) must be received at Mount Royal by April 15 for admission to the Fall Semester. This is to allow time to process your application and to provide sufficient time to obtain a study permit.

Admitted international students are solely responsible for all arrangements relating to their immigration status and entry into Canada.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

The primary language of instruction and communication at Mount Royal is English and it is essential that all students have an adequate knowledge in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking in the English language in order for them to be successful in their studies. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency for the purpose of admission in one of the following ways if their primary or first language (meaning the main language learned and used as a child) is not English.

  1. Successful completion of the equivalent of two years of full-time study (minimum of three courses per semester excluding English as a Second Language courses) in an English language secondary or post-secondary institution or a combination of the two. Study must have been in an English speaking country* as recognized by Mount Royal and include the successful completion of English Language Arts 30-1 (or equivalent).
  2. Successful completion (with a grade of B- or better) of the highest level of the English for Academic Purposes program at Mount Royal’s Languages Institute.
  3. Presentation of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)** with an overall minimum score of 83 on the internet-based test (iBT) and a minimum score of 20 in each of the four testing sections. 1.800.468.6335 or ets.org/toefl
  4. Presentation of the International English Language Test (Academic IELTS)** with an overall minimum score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 5.0 in each band). ielts.ca
  5. Presentation of the Canadian Academic Language Assessment (CAEL)** with an overall minimum score of 70 (with a minimum score of 50 in each band). cael.ca
  6. Presentation of the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)** with an overall minimum score of 85 (must include the oral component with a minimum score of 3). cambridgemichigan.org/melab
  7. Presentation of the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)** with an overall minimum score of 58 (with a minimum score of 55 in each area). pearsonpte.com
  8. Presentation of the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)** with a minimum overall Grade B. cambridgeenglish.org

Please note that applicants must satisfy two separate and distinct English requirements for admission to Mount Royal:

  1. The English course required for admission to your intended program of Study AND
  2. This English Language Proficiency Requirement (if your first or primary language is not English).

Notes:
* For list of English speaking countries for the purpose of this ELP requirement, visit mtroyal.ca/admission
** All test results must be “official” meaning that they must be sent directly from the issuing institution to Mount Royal.

Applicants who do not meet the language requirement can apply to enter the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program offered through the Languages Institute at Mount Royal.

Limitations on Enrolment

Enrolment in Mount Royal University programs and courses is limited to the number of students who can be accommodated within available resources while maintaining quality of education. As a result, all programs of study at Mount Royal University have a fixed capacity on the number of students that may be admitted. All students who are issued a letter of acceptance will be required to pay a $425 non-refundable tuition deposit by the specific date indicated in their (conditional) offer of admission into the program. The deposit will apply toward tuition and fees for the semester to which the student is admitted. The balance of fees owing must be paid within the published timelines; see section entitled Fees and Deposits. Failure to pay the Tuition Deposit by the required date will result in cancellation of acceptance and the vacancy created will be offered to another qualified applicant.

Program waitlists will be formed for some programs, if necessary, during the admission cycle. Applicants who are placed on a waitlist may be notified at any point in the admission cycle if a space in the program becomes available. If the applicant does not gain admission by the first day of classes for the semester to which he or she has applied, the waitlist will not be carried forward to the next semester and the applicant must reapply if he or she wishes to be considered in a subsequent semester.

Registration in specific courses is subject to the availability of those courses at the time the student registers. Class capacity is limited in many disciplines; as a result, space in specific courses is assigned on a first come, first served basis. Delay in registering in a program of studies may result in the unavailability of some or all courses.

Admission Deferral

Applicants offered admission into an undergraduate credit program may request a deferral for up to one year. To be eligible for a deferral, the applicant must accept the offer of admission and pay the Tuition Deposit, meet all conditions outlined to qualify for final admission for the initial offer of admission. The applicant will be required to meet any additional admission requirements that may have been implemented for the new semester of admission.

Applicants requesting a deferral must submit a Request for Admission Deferral Form by August 15 for the Fall Semester or by December 15 for the Winter Semester outlining the reasons for the request and including the appropriate supporting documentation such as: a doctor’s letter which explicitly states why the physical or psychological condition made it impossible to attend Mount Royal for the specified time period; or proof of intended participation in an exchange or volunteer program which has specific timeline attached.

If the admission deferral is approved, the applicant may not attend any post-secondary institution during the year of the deferred admission.

Police Information and Other Background Checks

Certain programs include periods of placement or observation experience with community institutions or agencies as part of the course requirements. Many of these institutions or agencies, either for statutory reasons (e.g. Protection for Persons in Care Act) or for policy reasons, require police information or other background checks from employees as well. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain, at the student’s expense, the necessary checks. Further information regarding these requirements will be provided to the affected students at the appropriate time.

In some circumstances, the checks will be provided by the student directly to the institution or agency. In other circumstances, the institution or agency will require Mount Royal to coordinate the submission of the checks for all students in a particular course or program. Where Mount Royal is involved in the process, the information will be retained in a separate file within the department and used only for the purposes of placing students at the applicable institutions or agencies. This process will be done in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It is each institution’s or agency’s decision to accept or reject a student for placement or observation experience based upon the results of a police information or other background check. Since both completion of course requirements and eventual employment in a field of study may be dependent upon the results of such checks, students who have concerns should discuss the matter with the department chair or designate prior to applying for admission.

Police Information checks are normally obtained from the police department having jurisdiction where the student normally resides. For those who normally reside in the City of Calgary, the appropriate agency is the Calgary Police Service. This link contains information on requesting a PIC online. Not all institutions or agencies accept an ePIC. Check with your program if you are not aware of the specific requirements. Outside of Calgary, students should contact their local police agency. At the time of publication, the typical cost of a police information check was between $25 and $50.

Re-Admission to the Institution

Students are permitted to interrupt their studies for a maximum of six consecutive semesters (including the Spring and Summer semesters) and return to the same program of study. Students who have interrupted their studies for a longer period of time must apply for admission to a semester which has an intake for their program (normally Fall Semester), complete the application procedures in accordance with the application timelines, pay the non-refundable application processing fee, and be admitted upon each return. To qualify for Mount Royal graduation status, re-admitted students must fulfill the graduation requirements in effect at the time of their re-admission.

Re-Admission Following an Interruption of Program of Studies

Students who have interrupted their program for longer than the allowable period and wish to return to the same program will be required to reapply for admission and meet the current admission requirements in place for that program but will not be required to meet the competitive admission average if:

  1. they apply during early admission
  2. there is space available in the program to which they are seeking re-admission
  3. they have not taken courses outside of their program at Mount Royal University or attended another post-secondary institution in the interim.

The student’s application will be processed in the same time frame using the standard admission processes. A student re-admitted to the program is governed by the program requirements in effect at the time of the most recent admission.

Re-Admission to Mount Royal Following Academic Disqualification or a Requirement to Withdraw

A student who has been Required to Withdraw from Mount Royal, or any other post-secondary institution, will not be admitted to Mount Royal until at least a 12 month period has elapsed since the student was required to withdraw.

Applicants who have been Required to Withdraw from Mount Royal, or another post-secondary institution, for academic reasons may be considered for admission to their intended program of study, either on the basis of high school standing or mature standing, after a 12 month period has elapsed unless they have completed four or more additional post-secondary courses by December 31 for the following Fall Semester or by August 31 for the Following Winter Semester.

A student may register in non-credit academic upgrading courses, during the 12 month waiting period. Students who have been Required to Withdraw must apply for re-admission in accordance with re-admission procedures.

Re-Admission to Mount Royal Following Academic Disqualification or a Requirement to Withdraw from a Specific Program

A student who has been Required to Withdraw from a specific program at Mount Royal University, will not be re-admitted to that same program until at least a 12 month period has elapsed since the student was required to withdraw. A student will only be considered for re-admission to the same program where program requirements allow it.

A student who has been Required to Withdraw from a specific program at Mount Royal University or another post-secondary institution may apply and be considered for another program at MRU without serving the 12 month waiting period. A student applying for admission under these circumstances will be considered for admission under the same admission categories as all other applicants.

Admission Appeals

Students who have not been offered admission can request that the Chair and/or Dean consider an Exceptional Admission. There is no appeal of the Chair and/or Dean’s decision.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Applicants who successfully complete Advanced Placement (AP) courses may use applicable AP courses for the purpose of admission and/or transfer credit. Admission and/or transfer credit will be awarded on the basis of current articulation agreements with Alberta universities as cited in the AP section of the Alberta Transfer Guide. Applicants, who complete both Advanced Placement courses and senior matriculation/secondary school courses, will be assessed on the grades that are most advantageous for the student. Official transcripts must be ordered through the Advanced Placement program at collegeboard.com

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Applicants who successfully complete International Baccalaureate (IB) courses may use applicable IB courses for the purpose of admission and/or transfer credit. Admission and/or transfer credit will be awarded on the basis of current articulation agreements with Alberta universities as cited in the IB section of the Alberta Transfer Guide.

Applicants, who complete both IB courses and senior matriculation/secondary school courses, will be assessed on the grades that are most advantageous for the student. Official transcripts must be ordered through International Baccalaureate Organization. Information on how to request official transcripts can be found at ibo.org

Home School

Home-schooled applicants who present recognized secondary credentials will be considered for admission to Mount Royal.