ADVICE for First-Year Students

 

February 2017

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PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINES

Some faculties and schools at Memorial have specific application deadlines and admission requirements. Many of these deadlines are coming soon. 

March 1

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Human Kinetics and Recreation
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

If you are interested in any of these programs, you should ensure that you meet the admission regulations by completing the required courses. Check the Guide to First Year, the University Calendar, or drop by the Academic Advising Centre to get the details on the courses and admission requirements.

For the full list of application deadlines for all MUN campuses, see the Registrar's Office Application Deadlines.


INFORMATION SESSIONS

You can find out more about degree programs offered at Memorial by attending one of the information sessions that are held weekly throughout the semester. The following sessions are hosted by the faculties and schools and the Academic Advising Centre and will be held in the Science Building, SN 4068 at 1:00pm unless otherwise stated.

  • February 15 - Engineering
  • March 1 - Business
  • March 8 - Occupational Therapy
  • March 22 - Science
  • March 29 - Arts

We encourage you to drop by these sessions and speak with the advisors regarding degree admission requirements and program regulations.


IMPORTANT DATES

  •  February 20 - February 24, 2017 Winter semester break begins at St. John's and Grenfell Campuses
  • February 27, 2017, Monday Lectures resume at St. John's and Grenfell Campuses

It is always a good idea to consult with the University Diary for a full list of relevant dates for the current academic year. You can also refer to the Office of the Registrar's Relevant Dates for information about registration times for each semester.


APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

To speak with an academic advisor, students can book an appointment online by following these steps:

  1. Login to my.mun.ca and select "Students" at the top
  2. Find the "Student Services" box, click "Launch" and then "MyMUNLife".
  3. Select the Academic Advising Centre tab.
  4. Select "Book an appointment with the Academic Advising Centre"
  5. Select a booking option. You can search by appointment type or by academic advisor.

Once the appointment is booked, the system will send a confirmation email to your @mun.ca email and a reminder email the day before the appointment. Students are also welcome to drop by the centre in SN 4053 between 8:30am - 4:45pm to speak with the next available advisor.


DEVELOPING YOUR STUDY SKILLS

Find out how to make the most of your study time by attending one of the Study Skills Workshops offered at the University Counselling Centre. These drop-in sessions provide an opportunity for you to discuss your concerns with a psychologist and develop helpful strategies to meet your academic needs. In previous sessions, students have worked on reading and study skills, time management, oral presentations, organizing knowledge for writing term papers and essays, and test anxiety. Sessions are offered throughout the term in UC-5000; have a look at the description and schedule to see if this might be helpful for you.

The Counselling Centre also offers personal and group counselling. To inquire or book an appointment, call 864-8874. Students in crisis can drop by for assistance during regular office hours.

After hours, students in residence in crisis should contact their Residence Assistant or Proctor and students off campus in crisis should utilize community-based mental health services such as the 24-hour mental health crisis line 737-4668 (local) or 1-888-737-4668 (province-wide) or the Health Sciences Emergency Department 777-6335.


CAREER EXPLORATION AND ADVICE

Whether you came to Memorial with a clear idea of your career path or you are wondering which direction to pursue, Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) can offer you advice and support as you explore your career options.

The CDEL team provides career advising, programs, workshops, events and opportunities for current students and alumni. They can connect you to work opportunities on and off campus as well as teach you how to connect with people in our community. They oversee MUCEP, ISWEP, SWASP, GradSWEP and other employemnt programs, organize experiential volunteer events, and host employer events for you. Postings for part-time, full-time, summer and graduate employment are advertised throughout the year at MyMunLife.

Career Development and Experiential Learning is located on the fourth floor of the University Centre in UC 4002 and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


ACADEMIC CRITERIA FOR CONTINUANCE IN THE UNIVERSTIY

At the end of each semester, in order to be eligible for continuance in the University, a student is required either:

  • to obtain a current average of 50% in the courses for which he or she is registered on the last day for dropping courses without academic prejudice, or
  • to have obtained a cumulative average of at least 55%.

Note: Most academic units have separate promotion or advancement criteria for continuation of students in specific programs of study. Students are advised to check the regulations of the appropriate academic unit for details. The appropriate committee on undergraduate studies may, at any time, require a student to withdraw for academic reasons.

Academic Warning
Any student who, for the first time, fails to meet the requirements outlined above will be given an academic warning. If you see an academic warning on your transcript please check your @mun email for information.


ADVICE Archived Newsletters:
September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

January 2017


ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTRE CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: advice@mun.ca
Tel: 709 864 8801
Fax: 709 864 2404
Twitter: @MUNadvice
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MUNadvice

Office Location & Hours

Science Building, Room SN 4053

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday (September - May)
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday (June - August)
  • Extended hours during the registration periods
  • Drop-ins welcome every day; appointments available Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Contact

Academic Advising Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca