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2023-2024 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
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First-Year Advising Guide - University Entrance Option

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Welcome to University Entrance Option at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to Mount Royal University! In your year of University Entrance Option, you will be able to work with your Academic Advisor on a plan for admission to your intended program. It is important that you understand your academic plan and notify your advisor if your plans change throughout the year.

You will not be able to register in courses until you have connected with Academic Advising Services.

Planning for a future program

Successful admission to Mount Royal programs involves meeting the admission requirements as well as presenting a competitive average for admission to that program

Meet Admission Requirements

  • Every MRU program has a list of specific courses that are required for admission to that program. These requirements can be found on each program’s individual home page under Admission Requirements & Costs.
  • If you are missing an admission requirement you will have until June 30, 2023, to complete it. We recommend completing upgrading courses for admission in the Winter semester.

Meet Competitive Average

  • You must have a minimum of four credit courses completed by December 31.
  • Your competitive average will be based on the four most recently completed and transferable 3-credit courses by December 31, 2023, for Fall 2024 admission.

Students who do not earn admission based on four most recently completed 3-credit courses by December 31, 2023, may be re-evaluated based on the four most recently completed 3-credit courses by April 30, 2024.  Some programs are exempt from this second evaluation.

Apply for your New Program

To be eligible for a new program for Fall 2023 at Mount Royal, you must apply during early admission (October 1 - February 1) and have completed at least four credit courses by April 30, 2023.

Choosing courses strategically

  • You can take a maximum of 30 credits (generally 10 courses) in University Entrance Option. Credit classes are University level courses. Upgrading classes are non-credit and do not count toward the 30 credit maximum. Using your 30 credits wisely involves purposeful planning to increase your chances of future admission to a program.
  • If you are missing admission requirements, register in these upgrading courses in your Winter and/or Spring semesters.
  • Upgrading classes are non-credit and can be taken in addition to any credit courses.

Choosing your classes

Every degree at Mount Royal includes General Education  (Gen Ed) courses. It is recommended that UEO students take 1-3 foundation General Education courses in their first semester. Students are also encouraged to take an Undergraduate studies course in their first semester. Undergraduate studies UGST 1001 , UGST 1002  are courses designed to make you a better university student and can be used as an elective towards most programs.

In the winter semester, students will be advised to take upgrading as needed. Additionally, students may also be advised to select additional courses that will count towards their intended program, such as from remaining foundation General Education courses, Tier 2 General Education courses, electives, or core courses (if available). For course descriptions, please follow this link to the online Academic Calendar.

Your academic year at a glance

Fall 2023 courses

 Winter 2024 courses

Choose four courses from the following:
  • Upgrading to meet admission requirements (if required)
  • Electives
  • Other electives
  • Core courses from your intended program, if possible.

Registering for courses

University Entrance Option students must connect with Academic Advising Services prior to registering for courses. 

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Before registering in courses, please visit the Tutorials page for useful videos to guide you on using MyMRU, our degree audit system (mruGradU8), and how to register for your courses.

We also have an online tool to help you plan your courses for the year: My Schedule Builder. View schedule options and create a timetable that works best for you. Access My Schedule Builder through your mymru.ca account under the Register & Pay tab, in the‘My Schedule Builder section.  

Loan application information

Apply through Student Aid Alberta. To be a full-time student, you must take three 3-credit courses in a semester (9 credits per semester qualifies as a full time

Important tip: select University Transfer under Program Name, in order to select the correct program for University Entrance Option.

Student loan applications will open in June.

Please visit the Financing Your Education page for more information about financing your education. 

Academic Advising

New Student Registration

Please consider attending our New Student Registration event for advanced access to registration. 

Your advisors have carefully prepared your advising information and are eager to begin working with you on your Mount Royal experience. After reading through this information carefully, please contact the advising office by emailing advising@mtroyal.ca to receive your personalized advising information. You must include your Name, ID number and intended program(s).

To help you prepare for advising, please take a look at the program advising guide for your desired program. These guides include a list of courses that a first-year student in the program would take.

You can also read through your Welcome Guide which contains great information about transitioning to MRU and the support services that are available. For any questions you may have, please email us at advising@mtroyal.ca

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