Registration Information


Please Note: It is very important to ensure you are registering for courses at the correct campus! 


How can I prepare for registration?

Students register for courses using Memorial Self-Service. You will need a user ID (student number) and a personal identification number (PIN) to access the system. The PIN for students registering for the first time is birth year and day. For example, a birth year of 1997 and a birth day of the fifth of any month will mean a PIN of 199705. Once entered, a new PIN must be created. This new PIN must be used every time the registration system is accessed. Setting up access to Memorial Self-Service will require you to create a security question and answer. This question and answer will be used to reset the newly created PIN if needed.

When is registration?

Registration for the Fall semester begins July 14.

Each student is assigned a time to register. This assigned time is the earliest that courses may be selected and added to a class schedule. To view your registration time log on to Memorial Self-Service, access the Student Main Menu and select Registration. You will be able to view your registration time for the upcoming semester. This information should be available by approximately the middle of June.

New students who have received early offers of scholarships from Memorial University will register first. For all other new students, registration priority is based on a schedule arranged in accordance with the first three letters of their last name.

It is important to register on the assigned date and time, or as soon as possible thereafter, to allow access to the best selection of available courses.

How will I know which courses to select?

You should register for the courses that were recommended during your high school advising session. If you did not have an advising session in your high school, or if you have additional questions about registration, you are encouraged to contact an academic advisor for assistance.

Email to reach an advisor at the St. John’s Campus, and to reach an advisor at Grenfell Campus.

How do I register?

There are several ways to register for courses.

  • You can draft a schedule of courses and make a note of the course reference number (CRN) for each course you want to add. You can register for all of the courses at once by entering the CRNs through the Add/Drop Classes menu option.
  • You can also register for courses through the Look Up Course Offerings menu option either by registering for them one at a time or adding the courses to a worksheet and registering for them all together.
  • Remember to register for Orientation. Note: Registering for Orientation will not affect the ability to register for a full course load. For further information about Orientation please visit the website at

What are wait lists?

  • A wait list is sometimes created for courses that have registration reserved for a particular group of students for a limited period of time. The wait list allows students to reserve a place in line for a possible seat in the course once the reserves are lifted.
  • Memorial Self-Service will allow you to be registered and wait-listed in a maximum of seven course sections. However, once you become registered in five courses, all the wait-listed courses currently held will become inactive. If a course is dropped, the wait lists will be reactivated.
  • If you are on a wait list, you should check your course registrations periodically through Memorial Self-Service. It is possible to become registered in a course if space becomes available; however, you will not be notified until you are sent your enrolment verification in late August.
  • It is strongly recommended that you not wait list for courses when there are open sections of the same course available. If you become registered in one course section, other wait-listed sections of that course will be dropped.
  • Wait lists will be deactivated approximately two weeks before the start of classes.
  • Students who were not able to register for a desired course, and who are no longer on a wait list, should speak with an advisor regarding available options.

What are some common issues with registration?

  • Some courses have a prerequisite or co-requisite course that is required in order to be able to register for that course.
  • Some courses are reserved for students in a particular program.
  • Students registering for mathematics courses may need to have written, or be registered for, the Mathematics Placement Test (Mathematics 1MPT) or the Calculus Placement Test (Mathematics 1CPT) before being able to add a mathematics course to their schedule. More information regarding registering for mathematics is available in the Mathematics course description section of this guide.
  • Students will need to register for a mathematics course before registering for certain science courses, such as physics.
  • Some course sections have the lecture combined with the lab, which means that when students register for the lecture, they will automatically be registered in the lab associated with that section. Other course sections may not have the lecture and lab combined; in this case students would need to register for the lecture and lab separately.


  1. It is very important to ensure you are registering for courses at the correct campus!
  2. Registering for a placement test for mathematics will not affect the ability to register for a full course load.

Is it possible to change courses after registration?

  • You should take care when dropping a course because you may be unable to add the course to your schedule again later.
  • If you drop a course that is the co-requisite of another course in your schedule, the other course will also be dropped.
  • If you make changes to your schedule, you should confirm that the appropriate changes have been made by reviewing your course registration.
  • You should always attempt to add a course before trying to drop one.

What should I do if I am having problems with registration?

  • If you are attending the St. John’s Campus, you can contact the Office of the Registrar at 709 864 4445 or email
  • If you are attending Grenfell Campus, you can contact the Office of the Registrar at 709 637 6298 or (toll-free) 1 866 381 7022 or email
  • You can access Memorial Self-Service as many times as necessary during registration.

Where can I find additional information?

  • Instructions are included in the Undergraduate Registration Procedures which will be available online by the end of June at
  • The Establishing Student Relationships Program will be in contact with you before registration either by email or telephone, to offer assistance.