Admission Information


Application for Admission

Application for admission to Memorial University is made using the online General Undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission.

With the exception of Canadian transfer applicants from outside Newfoundland and Labrador seeking admission to programs with selective or limited admission, all applications are received and reviewed for general admission by the Admissions Office in the Office of the Registrar.

Applications for admission to programs with selective or limited admission are forwarded to the respective academic units by the Admissions Office once they are ready for review.



All applicants who meet Memorial University’s general undergraduate admission requirements are offered general admission. This may be an early provisional offer if the applicant is attending high school or another post-secondary institution at the time of application. If an early offer is given, admission eligibility is reviewed and confirmed once the applicant’s final official transcript is received. Some faculties or schools that offer direct entry to the first year of a program may have additional application or admission requirements. Admission to any program is subject to meeting the University’s minimum general admission requirements.

For general admission, applicants must complete graduation requirements for high school as determined by the appropriate authority in their province. They must obtain credits in at least five courses at the grade 12 level in each of the subjects listed in the High School Requirements Chart with an overall average of 70 per cent or above in the five courses used.

Applicants from other countries or who have completed an internationally-recognized curriculum (e.g. International Baccalaureate (IB)) should refer to the general admission requirements by curriculum or country as listed online at


Communication regarding applications

The Office of the Registrar contacts applicants by email to acknowledge receipt of their application and provide preliminary information. Applicants can monitor the status of submitted applications online to confirm required documents and if/when they have been received. Applicants are also contacted by letter to inform them of missing, required application documents.

General admission decisions are made and communicated by the Admissions Office on behalf of the Registrar. Applicants for admission to programs with limited or selective admission receive communication concerning their admission status directly from the academic unit. The timing of a faculty or school decision will depend upon status of the program application and the academic unit’s schedule and practices regarding admission of students.

The email address supplied on the application for admission may be used to correspond with students regarding their application status. However, correspondence regarding faculty or school applications, registration for courses and other enrolment advice is sent to all new and continuing students through their email account. It is the applicant’s responsibility to monitor both accounts regularly and to ensure that messages received from accounts are not filtered into junk mail folders.


Special admission

Where circumstances warrant, applicants who are new to post-secondary studies who are ineligible for admission to Memorial University under one of the high school or equivalent categories may request admission under the Special Admission category. These requests are considered by the University Committee on Admissions.

Students attending the St. John’s Campus may contact for additional information. Students applying to Grenfell Campus should contact


Transfer Credits for Enriched High School Courses

Memorial University recognizes (for transfer credit) certain high school courses completed through the Advanced Placement (AP) Program offered by the College Board and the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization. Credit for individual IB courses does not require completion of the IB Diploma. Minimum scores apply. See the International Baccalaureate (IB) Policy and Advanced Placement (AP) Policy Charts.

Further advice on transfer credits at Memorial is available from the Admissions office at

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Office of the Registrar:

Admissions Office
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
709 864 4431


The priority deadlines for submitting general applications for admission are:

  • March 1 fall semester
  • Oct. 1 winter semester
  • Feb. 1 spring semester

Some programs require supplemental application forms and/or additional information in order to determine admissability. Supplementary forms can be accessed through the Registrar's Office.