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Yes. The application for admission to Memorial University is available online at:http://www.mun.ca/become/undergrad/admissions/apply/index.php
The deadlines for general admission to the University are as follows: March 1st for entry to the Fall Semester; October 1st for entry to the Winter Semester; February 1st for entry to the Spring Semester.
You should submit your application for admission as early as possible in advance of these deadlines. For the winter semester, you are encouraged to apply anytime after May 1st, and anytime following November 1st for the fall and spring semesters. This is especially important for International applicants who require letters of admission in order to begin the process for applying for a study permit from the Canadian government.
Deadlines for admission to specific programs or faculties may differ from those in place for general admission. For further information regarding admission to specific degrees or faculties, please consult the Admission to faculties and schools section of the Office of the Registrar's admission webpage (www.mun.ca/regoff/admission).
The University accepts applications from graduates of any recognized university preparation program who have successfully completed acceptable senior level high school courses in the following five subject areas: English; mathematics; a laboratory science; a modern/classical language or social science; and one other subject area. For students completing their studies in Canada, an overall average of 70 per cent is required. For more information, applicants can visit the Office of the Registrar’s webpage (www.mun.ca/regoff) and select Admissions from the left hand menu. Alternatively students can e-mail email@example.com or call at (709) 864-4431.
Completed applications (applications submitted with all required documents needed to assess eligibility for admission) for undergraduate admission to non-competitive programs are normally processed within 3-5 business days upon receipt of the application. Processing time is usually longer for applications received on or near an admission deadline. Applications for competitive programs or faculties are considered by the appropriate admissions committee following the application deadlines for the program in question. For further information, please see http://www.mun.ca/regoff/admission/comm.php.
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada, offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. We have four unique campuses, each with its own flavour. Canada does not offer a ranking system for its 60+ publicly funded universities. When selecting a university it is recommended that students research their options and choose a university which offers them the things they feel are most valuable in a university education. This may include factors such as the availability and focus of academic programs, location (rural or urban), student support services, community support and friendliness.
You may apply for general admission as an undecided student and declare or apply for your preferred program at a later date when you feel you are ready. You are encouraged to review the program and course requirements for programs that you may be considering to help you plan for your course selection. You may also wish to contact the Academic Advising Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or (709) 864-8801 for additional assistance. You can access the Academic Advising Centre website by following this link: http://www.mun.ca/advice
This is generally the case; however, from year-to-year program requirements offered on either campus may be changed. Whenever possible, academic units will take the course offerings available at both campuses into account when regulations are developed or changed so that students wishing to transfer are accommodated. Students interested in switching campuses following their first year are advised to review the degree requirements for their program. If a student remains uncertain, they should contact the Academic Advising Centre at email@example.com or (709) 864-8801 or the faculty or department offering the degree for detailed advice.
A full list of degrees and programs offered by Memorial University is available by referring to the Programs and Courses tab on the University’s main webpage at www.mun.ca or by visiting www.mun.ca/become/.
No, Memorial University does not require applicants to submit SAT scores. If you have completed the SAT, you may have a copy of your results sent to Memorial. This may be especially helpful for home-schooled students or students who do not meet Memorial's admission requirements through one of the categories listed under the Admission Regulations in the University Calendar.
Students studying at other recognized universities or colleges are invited to apply for admission to Memorial University. Admission or readmission of students transferring to Memorial University from another university or college is subject to Memorial's regulations governing Continuance and Readmission. The Continuance and Readmission Regulations can be found in the University Calendar, under University Regulations, Section 5.10. An online version of the University Calendar is available at http://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/. In addition to this information, transfer applicants will find information regarding the requirements for completing an application and for admission of transfer students at http://www.mun.ca/regoff/admission/Transfer_Students.php.
Students who apply to transfer to Memorial University from a diploma program or the College Transfer Year at the College of the North Atlantic do not need specific grades in order to be eligible for general undergraduate admission at Memorial. However, as with all transfer applicants, students are required to be in good/clear standing (eligible to continue) at the end of their most recent semester at the College. Please see the FAQ question "Can I transfer from another university or a college? If so, what do I need to do?" for information regarding transfer applicants from other universities or colleges.
Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic have arrangements for advanced standing or block transfer for students seeking to transfer from certain college programs to specific Memorial University undergraduate degree programs. The programs involved, along with course-by-course transfer eligibility, are listed in the Newfoundland and Labrador Transfer Guide which is published by the Newfoundland and Labrador Council on Higher Education and is available online at:http://www.edu.gov.nf.ca/council/trans98.htm
New applicants are accepted for each of the fall, winter, and spring semesters. However, certain degree programs only accept students for the fall semester. A student may apply for general admission for the winter or spring semester and submit a separate faculty application for the fall semester.
International students and students applying from other Canadian provinces are encouraged to seek admission to either the fall or winter semester in order to ensure that the full services required by such students, such as orientation, are available.
If you wish to change your program of study after you apply, you should confirm if there are any additional admission requirements or deadlines in place for your interested program. You should review the admission regulations for the program or degree to which you would like to apply, In particular, certain program may require a separate application. Once you are ready, you may contact the Admissions Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a change in your requested program of study, or if you have any questions about additional requirements for other programs.
You may apply for admission to more than program. You may request multiple programs on a single paper application. For applications submitted online, you will need to submit a separate application for each program. Once you have submitted an application, as long as you use the same application account, your personal information will be carried forward. You simply need to re-enter the Campus and Program of Study section to update your program choice.
Since English is the primary language of instruction at Memorial University, all applicants seeking admission to the University must possess an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English as a prerequisite to admission. Regardless of country of origin or citizenship status, applicants are required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language. Requirement for providing proof of English proficiency can be found in the current University Calendar (www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar) under University Regulations, Section 3.2.
All of the professional faculties and schools at Memorial have separate application deadlines and admission requirements. A number require the submission of a Supplementary Application for Admission that must be submitted in addition to the General Application for Admission/Readmission. If you are interested in any of these programs you should ensure that you meet the admission regulations by completing the required courses. The Guide to First Year or the admissions information provided for each program in the University Calendar are good sources of information. An advisor at the Academic Advising Centre can also help you determine the required courses for admission into a competitive program. To cantact the Academic Advising Centre please call (709) 864-8801 or email email@example.com.
No. St. John’s is on the east coast of the province, while Corner Brook is on the west coast. It is about a ten hour drive between both cities. Therefore, you will not be able to complete classes at both campuses during the same semester. However, during a semester you can register for in-class courses and courses through distance education. As a student studying via distance you'll enjoy the flexibility and convenience of studying in your own space at your own pace. Please refer to Distance Education’s website www.delts.mun.ca for more information.
Yes, we offer scholarships to both Canadian and International students. To view further information about Memorial scholarships and bursaries you can visit: http://www.mun.ca/scholarships/scholarships/entrancescholarships.php
Our automatic entrance scholarships are non-renewable. However some scholarships listed online at www.mun.ca/scholarships/ are renewable.
There are a number of athletic scholarships and awards available to student-athletes, but the amount and number vary among sports. This below link is a list of various scholarships available at Memorial for athletes: http://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=SCHO-0524
Entrance scholarships are automatic so no application is necessary. However, there are various scholarships online at: www.mun.ca/scholarships/ that require applications, eligibility for these scholarships vary.
At the end of each semester, to be eligible for continuance at the University, you are required to have either an overall average of 50 per cent in the courses for which you were registered on the last day for dropping courses without academic prejudice or obtained a cumulative average of at least 55 per cent in your entire undergraduate university career at Memorial. Students who, for the first time, fail to meet the continuance and readmission regulations will be given an academic warning. For further clarification, please contact the Academic Advising Centre at (709) 864-8801 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Continuance and Readmission Regulations can be found in the University Calendar, under University Regulations, Section 5.10. An online version of the University Calendar is available at www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/. Continuance and Readmission Regulations will be applied at the end of each semester to any student who is registered for at least nine credit hours on the last day for adding courses in a semester or session. If you were registered for nine credit hours as of that date, you are subject to these regulations.
A typical course load for a student for one year is 30 credit hours. When taking a full course load it typically takes four years to complete an undergraduate degree of 120 credit hours or more. However, a degree program with a co-op requirement or a student persuing honours will normally take an extra year to complete.
Memorial operates on a system of three semesters: Fall (September – December), Winter (January – April) and Spring (May – August). Most students typically attend Memorial for full-time studies during the Fall and Winter semesters. For specific start and end dates, you can view the University Diary at: http://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=GENINFO-0086
The University Calendar is the ultimate authority on the courses required for the completion of your degree. Please refer to the Calendar at www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/. The Academic Advising Centre (email@example.com) and Faculty Advisors in your chosen faculty can help you with the interpretation of the calendar. In addition, a degree audit will help you determine which courses you have left to complete to meet graduation requirements. Once you have completed 20 or more courses you can apply for a degree audit by completing a Request for Degree Advice form and submitting it to the Registrar’s Office. This form is available at www.mun.ca/regoff/forms.php, under Other Forms select Request for Degree Advice. You can also pick up a form at the Registrar’s Office or the Academic Advising Centre.
Memorial has over 60,000 alumni working all over the world. The power of a Memorial education is remarkable. It helps people transform in so many ways: personally, intellectually, and professionally.
The Academic Advising Centre offers advice on Memorial’s degree programs and the courses required for these programs. For further information, please contact the Centre at (709) 864-8801 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can access the Academic Advising Centre website by following this link: http://www.mun.ca/advice. You can view the Academic Advising Centre website at: http://www.mun.ca/advice/aac/.
A student who has previously been given an academic warning and again fails to meet the Continuance and Readmission Regulations at Memorial or another university will not be eligible for readmission for a specific period of time. For further information, please contact the Academic Advising Centre at (709) 864-8801 or e-mail: email@example.com. The Continuance and Readmission Regulations can be found in the University Calendar, under University Regulations, Section 5.10. An online version of the University Calendar is available at: www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/.