First-Year Entry Requirements

Through challenge-based learning, you'll receive an interdisciplinary foundation for the first two years of your undergraduate program. You'll be immersed in world issues while acquiring the key knowledge and skills essential for today's careers. Working in teams, you'll design sustainable solutions for local challenges while learning transferrable skills, such as leadership, communication, critical thinking and collaboration. Visit the common foundations page to learn more about challenge-based learning in the first two years of this program.

Admission Requirements

Graduation from a Canadian secondary school or comparable senior high school, with a minimum “B” (73%) average in four academic grade 12 courses, including English 12 or English First Peoples 12 with a minimum grade of “B-" (70%).

Additional course requirements: Approved English 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-Calculus 11, approved Science 11, and approved Social Studies 11/12 (from the BC high school curriculum or equivalent).

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 courses and/or programs you have completed or are currently enrolled in. An application fee will be required. 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.



Royal Roads University’s undergraduate programs have been developed to promote applied and participatory learning in which students actively contribute to the learning and development of their cohort. Please review the Program Description web page for your program of interest carefully before answering the following questions in a one- to two-page essay:

  • What influenced your decision to apply to Royal Roads University?
  • What is it about the program that interests you and makes you feel it is suitable for you?
  • Why is change-making important to you?

If there is any other information that you feel might be of interest or relevance to your application, please include it in the Personal Statement.


  • 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 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.