Academic Assistance for Undeclared Students Beyond First Year

March/April 2016


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 we can help!

The Maintaining Student Relationships Program (MSRP) is coordinated through the Academic Advising Centre. Its main focus is to help support undeclared students who are beyond their first year of study with developing an academic path. Therefore, if you are undeclared and beyond first year and have any questions about your academic path, you can set up an appointmentwith the Academic Advising Centre.

You can contact the Academic Advising Centre by phone at 709 864 8801, by email at, or by visiting us in the Science Building (SN 4053).

To stay up to date with important academic information, you can also...


Important Dates:


Lectures end April 6, 2016
Exams begin April 11, 2016
Exams end April 20, 2016
Final grades released April 25, 2016

A list of important dates for the Spring Semester, Intersession and Summer Session can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website.


Dealing with Exam Anxiety

Exam time is very stressful. Here are some helpful hints that will help you deal effectively with that stress:

While studying, try breathing more deeply than usual, or tensing and relaxing your muscles where you are experiencing tension.Visualize success. Imagine yourself sitting calmly in the exam room, reading the paper throughly, noting exactly what the questions are asking you to do, planning your time, producing detailed, thoughtful answers and doing well.In the exam room, jot down important information, like formulas, right at the start of the exam. Then keep clam by focusing on what you know and starting with the questions you understand.

The Counselling Centre offers great tips on dealing with test anxiety and other useful topics. Visit the Counselling Centre in the University Center, 5th Floor, room UC 5002.


Continuance and Re-Admission Regulations

To be eligible to continue your studies at Memorial you must meet the continuance and re-admission regulations at the end of each semester. The regulations apply to any student who is registered for at least nine credit hours on the last day for adding courses that semester; for the Winter semester the last day to add courses was Jan. 21, 2015. If you were registered for three or more courses as of that date, you are subject to these regulations:

At the end of each semester, in order to be eligible for continuance at Memorial University, you are required to have either:

  • obtained a current average of 50 per cent in the courese for which you were registered on the last day for dropping courese without academic prejudice;
  • or obtained a cumulative average of at least 55 per cent on your entire undergraduate university academic career at Memorial.

For more information, please see the University Calender.


Academic Warning

The first time you fail to meet the requirements outlined above, you will be given an academic warning. You will be permitted to return to university studies, but will be subject to the continuance and re-admission regulations as stated above.

If you have previously been given an academic warning and fail to meet the above requirements, you will not be eligible for re-admission until the following two semesters.

For more information, please see the University Calendar.


Registration - Spring Semester (Intersession and Summer Session) 2016

Registration for Spring, Intersession and Summer Session 2016 begins March 28. The last day to add courses for Intersession is May 16, for Spring Semester is May 23, and for Summer Session is July 4.

Should you require assistance, the Registrar's Office (A 2003) is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. You may also email for assistance.

For the most current information on registration procedures, students are encouraged to access the registration information on the Office of the Registrar website.


Helpful Places and Links?

Academic Advising Centre: Science Building, SN 4053

Answers: University Centre, UC 3005

Career Development and Experiential Learning: University Centre, UC 4002

Cashier's Office: Arts & Administration, A 1023

Counselling Centre: University Centre, UC 5011

Registrar's Office: Arts & Administration, A 2003

Each of the locations listed above provide support to students in a variety of ways, from providing academic advice and helping students choose courses, to helping students get involved on campus. Students should visit each location to see how the centres can help!


Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL)

CDEL is Memorial University's one stop shop for career support and guidance. Services are provided for students and alumni of MUN. At CDEL you can meet with a career advisor, attend a career-preparation workshop, or stop by one of the many special events hosted on campus. Check out the various links on the website to learn more!



Please get in touch with an advisor if you have any questions about what courses you should take in the next semester.




Academic Advising Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552