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Direct Admission into Programs

Direct admission into some programs is possible upon successful admission to Memorial University. In addition to the general admission requirements, there may be further requirements for some of those programs.

Programs to which direct admission is possible by self-declaration (that is, simply by selecting the appropriate subject area on the Undergraduate Application for Admission / Readmission to Memorial University) include:

  1. Arts – Students can directly enter programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts by indicating their intended major listed on the Undergraduate Application for Admission / Readmission. Several major program options are not listed as they typically require completion of course work and a separate application to the department.
  2. Science – Students can enter the Bachelor of Science program, but they cannot select a major until they have completed specific university courses and gained the approval of the relevant department. Once the prerequisites are completed, a student will complete a "Declare / Change Academic Program Form" and / or a department application form.
  3. Business – Students can enter the Bachelor of Business Administration program or the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) – First Year (Term A/B) program. The Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) – First Year (Term A/B) admission is dependent upon admissibility into Mathematics 1000 or 1090. Further, students can apply directly to the pre-iBBA program (Term A/B) if they intend to apply later to the iBBA program.

Programs to which direct admission is possible but entry is competitive (the Undergraduate Application for Admission / Readmission for Memorial University doubles as the faculty application form) include:

  1. Engineering and Applied Science – Students can seek admission to the Bachelor of Engineering – Engineering One (First Year) but admission is dependent upon strong performance in advanced math, chemsitry, physics and English in high school. Grades above 80% are normally required for consideration.

Programs to which direct admission is possible but separate applications and/or additional documents are required include:

  1. Human Kinetics and Recreation – Students can seek admission directly from high school to any of the degree programs offered by the school. These include Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Physical Education, and Bachelor of Recreation (each also has Co-operative programs available). Admission is dependent upon completion of specific high school courses as well as supplementary departmental requirements. For the Bachelor of Physical Education programs, a First Aid Certificate and a swimming test are also part of the application process.
  2. Music – Students must submit additional documentation regarding their musical experience and objectives as well as a teacher reference letter. The deadline for this program is usually mid-January. Auditions are required as part of the application process and are usually scheduled for February and March.
  3. Nursing – Students can apply directly to Nursing through the Undergraduate Application for Admission / Readmission. Additional documents required include a self appraisal form, one reference form, as well as a copy of mid-term grades. The completion of specific high school courses is required and admission is competitive.

Grenfell Campus Programs to which direct entry is possible but a separate application is required:

  1. Fine Arts (Theatre) – Students must submit an additional application before the departmental deadline and an audition/interview is required.
  2. Fine Arts (Visual Arts) – Students must submit an additional application before the departmental deadline as well as a letter of intent and a portfolio of previous art work.

***Enrollment in both Fine Arts programs is limited and competitive.

For further details regarding specific program admissions processes and regulations, consult the University Calendar.

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