Memorial University offers registration via the web or through a telephone registration system. Instructions for both are included in the Undergraduate Registration Procedures booklet, which will be mailed to you well in advance of the start of registration for the fall semester. As well, the web version of this booklet will be available online at by the end of June. Registration for the fall semester begins July 17. Please check the current Calendar for the start of registration in the winter and spring semesters. You should register for the courses that were recommended during your high school advising session.

If for any reason you do not have an advising session in April or May, or if you have changed your mind about the courses for which you were advised to register, you should contact the Academic Advising Centre at (709) 737-8801 before you register to arrange a telephone or in-person advising session. If you experience problems with the web or telephone registration system and need assistance, you can also contact the Office of the Registrar, room A-2001, telephone (709) 737-4445. Students attending Grenfell Campus should call (709) 637-6298 or toll free at 1-866-381-7022.

An alternative mail-in registration is available for students who do not have access to the web and who live in an area where touch-tone service is not available or who are hearing impaired and are unable to arrange help in registering.

Helpful hints for registering

The following hints are intended to assist you with registration:

  1. You will be sent a letter that confirms your eligibility to register as well as your program of study. It also states the date and time at which you may begin your registration. You should review the information in your letter to confirm its accuracy.
  2. 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 your last name.
  3. You should register at your assigned date and time or as soon as possible thereafter. This ensures that you will have the best selection of courses.
  4. Read this Guide and the Undergraduate Registration Procedures booklet, which will be mailed to you, before attempting to register. It should then be easier for you to follow web registration or understand the voice prompts given by the computer during telephone registration. As well, you will know how to deal with any problems that may arise.
  5. Draft a number of sample timetables before attempting to register as you may not get your first choice. You should also create a class schedule that has no clashes, i.e., more than one class or lab at the same time. The system will tell you there is a clash in your schedule, but it will not prevent you from keeping courses that have a timetable clash.
  6. You will need a personal identification number (PIN) to register. The PIN for students registering for the first time is birth year and day. For example, a birth year of 1988 and a birth day of the fifth of any month will mean a PIN of 198805. You must then create your own PIN. Do not tell anyone else what this number is. Every time you access the web or telephone registration systems from then on the new PIN must be used, so do not forget the number you create.
  7. Access the system as many times as necessary. If you are having trouble, end the session, review your material and try again. If no problems arise in the registration process, you should complete your registration in less than 5 minutes.
  8. You may use the registration system to change courses after you have completed your initial registration. If you make changes to your registration, you should confirm that the changes have been made by reviewing your schedule.
  9. You may be able to wait-list a course if it is full or if it is reserved for a particular group of students. If you are on a wait list, check course registrations periodically by accessing the system. You may become registered in the course if space becomes available; however, you will not be notified, until you are sent your Enrolment Verification in late August.
  10. The registration system will allow you to be registered and wait-listed in a maximum of seven course sections. When you are registered for five courses, all the wait-listed courses you currently hold will become inactive. However, if you drop a course, your wait lists will be reactivated. It is strongly recommended that you not wait-list for courses when there are open sections of the same course.
  11. If you are registering before your final admission status to the university has been determined, your registrations are provisional upon your meeting the admission requirements once your final high school grades become available. If you fail to meet those requirements, your course registrations will automatically be cancelled. You may also need to change courses in particular subjects (e.g., chemistry) depending on your final high school grade in that subject.
  12. If you decide that you will not be attending Memorial, you must drop the courses for which you have registered. This can be done through the registration system. Otherwise, you will be academically and financially liable for the courses. This is so even if you have not paid your fees!