First-Year Entry with language support Requirements

This 4-year degree program is for students who require English language support. The first two years are a combination of foundational, preparatory and academic courses to help equip you for success at Royal Roads University and in Canada. Your final two years are a combination of academic courses, field trips, guest speakers, study abroad opportunities and more.

Admission Requirements

Graduation from a recognized secondary school or comparable senior high school, with a minimum “B” (73%) average in four academic grade 12 courses.

Applicants who don't meet the standard admission requirements may be eligible for consideration under our flexible admission process.

Not sure if you're qualified? Contact us to discuss your eligibility:


If English is not your primary language, please review our English Language Requirements

Application Requirements

All applications to this program require submission of the following information and supporting documents before your file can be assessed for admission:


In order to apply online, you will be required to create a log-in account using your email address. You will be required to list all credit programs you have completed or are currently enrolled in. An application fee may be required. If you are an international student applying through an RRU-approved agent, please contact them directly for assistance in completing your application. If your application fee(s) are being paid for by a sponsoring organization, please contact Student Accounts. Once submitted, you may check the status of your application at any time.



  • Applicants declaring permanent resident or Convention Refugee status in Canada must submit a copy of their Permanent Resident Card (PR card) along with their application.
  • Transcript evaluation fee or credential evaluation report, if submitting international transcripts.
  • An official English Language Proficiency score report or other evidence of proficiency if English is not your primary language.


For information on how and where to send your supporting documents, please refer to the document submission guidelines.


Early conditional offers may be made for students who demonstrate that they have completed or are currently enrolled in the required courses for their chosen program, and that their current grades meet the minimum requirements.  Conditional offers will be confirmed only after receipt of an official transcript that demonstrates that admission requirements have been met.

Transcripts are considered official only if submitted directly by the recognized authority of the providing institution in the institution's original, sealed envelope.  Electronic transcripts may be accepted from BC high school and post-secondary institutions.

Canadian secondary school students

If you are a current student at a Canadian secondary school, you are required to report your final grade 11 marks and your interim grade 12 marks with your application. 

BC secondary school students who have received a conditional offer must consent to the BC Ministry of Education sending official grades via the Student Transcripts Service (including interim grades in May and final grades in July).  Secondary students from other provinces who have received a conditional offer are required to provide a final official transcript on or before August 1.

International secondary school students

International secondary school students are required to provide in-progress transcripts showing all courses completed in grade 11 and in first term of grade 12, along with a list of second term courses where possible. 

A final official transcript and a copy of a diploma certificate issued by the relevant education authority must be submitted.  All international transcripts or credentials are subject to an international transcript and/or credential evaluation.

All other applicants

All other applicants, including secondary school graduates and mature students, must submit an official transcript showing all grade 11 and 12 courses taken, along with the final grade achieved for each course.

All applicants who have previously enrolled in post-secondary studies are also required to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions currently or previously attended for all credit courses and/or programs.

Flexible Admission

If you don't meet our standard admission requirements, your application may be reviewed under the Flexible Admission process. We will notify you if additional supporting documents are required.