Newsletter for students beyond first year

March/April 2017


Academic Advising for Undeclared Students Beyond First Year

Are you an undeclared student beyond first year that is unsure of what degree program to study? Have you applied to a degree program but were not accepted? Do you know what program you want to study but are not sure if you are on track for admission? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Academic Advising Centre has resources to help you develop an academic path.

The Academic Advising Centre has a number of resources to help support students who are beyond their first year of study. If you have any questions about programs, courses or other topics you can set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor. You can make an appointment over the phone, 709 864 8801, or online through MyMUNLife:

  1. Login to
  2. Select the Students tab
  3. Find the Student Services box, click Launch and then MyMUNLife
  4. Select the Academic Advising Centre tab

In addition to the services and advice available from the Academic Advising Centre website and Academic Advisors, this newsletter includes important information about the upcoming semester.

Important Dates for Winter 2017

The University Diary lists all relevant dates for the academic year. Below is a list of some important dates for this semester.

March 27 - Registration begins for Spring semester 2017 

April 5 - Lectures end, Winter semester

April 10 - Examinations begin, Winter semester

April 14 - Good Friday. No examinations

April 20 - Examinations end, Winter semester

Humanities and Social Sciences Information Session

All students interested in the Bachelor of Arts degree program are welcome to attend the following information session. This will be an opportunity to discuss admission requirements, program regulations and potential changes to programs.

March 29 
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Science Building, Room SN 4053

Final Examinations

The final exam schedule can be found in Self Service under the Academic Information Menu tab. If there is a problem with your exam schedule, for instance 3 examinations in less than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.

Final exams can be a stressful time for everyone, students as well as professors. There are many on-campus resources available to all for study aid or stress management.

  • University Counselling Center – UC5000
  • Math Help Center – HH3026
  • Chemistry Help Center – C2022
  • Computer Science Help Center – EN2031C
  • Economics Help Center – A3095
  • Physics Help Center – C3071
  • Writing Center – SN2053

What is a Degree Audit?

A degree audit is a very helpful tool that will ensure you are completing the correct courses to meet graduation requirements. You can apply for an audit when you have 20 or more courses completed.

To obtain an audit you must complete a Request for Degree Advice form and submit it to the Registrar's Office. 

Academic Standing

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 semester average of 50 per cent in the courses for which you were registered on the last day for dropping courses without academic prejudice, or
  • to have obtained a cumulative average of at least 55 per cent.

Any student who, for the first time, fails to meet the requirements outlined above will be given an academic warning. The regulations can be viewed in the University Calendar.

It is important to note that individual programs may have additional regulations for admission and promotion.

Counselling Centre: Drop-In Study Skills Clinics

Study skills clinics are available to help you make your academic work at Memorial more effective and rewarding. 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 the past, students have worked on reading and study skills, time management, oral presentations, organizing knowledge for writing term papers and essays, and test anxiety. Following the intake meeting, students will be registered in an online "Academic Skills Portfolio" page in D2L for further work and follow-up. These sessions are free of charge to registered Memorial students.

To learn more, drop by the Counselling Centre, 5th Floor, University Centre, or visit their website.

Career Development and Experiential Learning

Career Development and Exeriential Learning (CDEL) offers many different services such as: work and volunteer experience; career consultations; resume and cover letter critiques; as well as job search guidance.

ArtsWorks and ScienceM@tters are multi-session programs that focus on helping students discover how the skills and knowledge they're gathering while in pursuit of a bachelor of arts or science can be turned into tangible future employment or further study. More information and registration for the winter semester offering of these programs is available from the CDEL website.

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Academic Advising Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552