Registration and First Year Information Newsletter

Fall 2017

Welcome to Memorial University! We are very excited about meeting each one of you in September. We have a number of important items for you to consider regarding the registration process and your arrival at MUN.

Please note:

  • It is the student's responsibility to provide all required documentation as soon as it is available and confirm that they meet the final admission requirements to Memorial. For all students outside of the Newfoundland high school system, if you have not done so already, be sure to have an official copy of your final transcript from your school sent to the following address: Admissions Office, Office of the Registrar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7.
  • If you will not be attending Memorial this fall, please contact the Admissions Office by email admissions@mun.ca or by telephone (709) 864-4431 to request that your application be withdrawn for the Fall 2017 semester

PRE-REGISTRATION WEBINARS

The Academic Advising Centre will offer two pre-registration webinars to help you learn about our registration process and answer questions you may have. If you are not available to participate in our webinars, do not worry. You can email advice@mun.ca to obtain a copy of the presentation after the webinar sessions have taken place. If you plan to join our webinar, we encourage you to email us at advice@mun.ca and let us know.

Note:

  • You should use Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser. You will not be able to enter the webinar room using Internet Explorer.
  • It is recommended to use a laptop or desktop computer to enter the webinar room; tablets and mobile devices do not support all the features of the room.
  • When the webinar room is open, if you are not able to enter, please contact CITL for technical support citl.mun.ca/support/

Domestic students: June 29 at 4:00pm (Newfoundland Time)
You can gain access to the webinar room starting on June 29 at 3:30pm.
To enter the room, click here

International students: July 5 at 10:00am (Newfoundland Time)
You can gain access to the webinar room starting on July 5 at 9:30am.
To enter the room, click here

 


REGISTRATION

Did you know that you can find out your assigned registration date and time in your @mun.ca email? If you have not set up your mun email, please follow the link, www.mun.ca/student-setup to set up your my.mun.ca account. We strongly recommend that you register as close as possible to your assigned registration time.

To confirm your registration time, log into my.mun.ca, select “Students,” click on “Launch Memorial Self-Service,” select "Student Main Menu" and open the “Registration” tab.

Once you familiarize yourself with the online registration procedures and the registration process, you will be ready to log into the registration system through Memorial Self-Service. For frequently asked questions related to registration, please visit www.mun.ca/advice/guide/registration.

We strongly recommend you to log on to Memorial Self-Service before your assigned time for registration, so you can plan your schedule and become familiar with the system.


ACADEMIC ADVICE

We recommend that you read the information provided in the Guide to First Year to help plan your course selection for your first semester as well as to learn about services and supports available at MUN.

Please feel free to contact an Academic Advisor or another representative from Memorial if you need any assistance regarding your course selection. Email advice@mun.ca and request an Academic Advisor to contact you. Please include your student number and your intended program of study in your email.


EXTENDED HOURS DURING REGISTRATION

The Academic Advising Centre will offer extended hours to provide support to students during registration from July 11 - July 13 and July 17 - July 20 (8:30 to 6:45pm). Students can book an appointment for the extended hour service starting on June 16. If there are no appointments available, you can still email advice@mun.ca or phone (709) 864-8801 for support during the extended hours.


MATH PLACEMENT TESTS

Depending on your high school Math courses, grades and your intended program of study at Memorial, you may need to write the Math Placement Test or the Calculus Placement test. The Course Criteria Chart for Mathematics will help you determine if you need to write the MPT or CPT. The MPT is designed to assess your basic mathematics skills with the intention of ensuring that you register for the Mathematics course that is best suited for you. The CPT is an examination of a student’s knowledge of differential calculus. A sample test for both the MPT and CPT can be found on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website.

For out of province students and international students, you should register for the MPT or CPT examination along with your other courses by adding the course Mathematics 1MPT or Mathematics 1CPT. Once you register for the MPT or CPT you are able to register for your desired math course.

If you do not obtain the appropriate mark on the MPT or the CPT, an Academic Advisor can assist you with deciding which courses you should take. You can contact an academic advisor by emailing advice@mun.ca or calling (709) 864-8801.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

For students planning to attend Memorial University from outside Canada, we encourage you to read the Before You Arrive and After You Arrive websites provided by the Internationalization Office (IO). This information will provide you with a list of items to consider before and after your arrival. This includes information about registering for the airport greeting service, checking in with IO and learning about services available to international students.


SUMMER ORIENTATION FOR ACADEMIC READINESS (SOAR)

A comprehensive two-day orientation experience for incoming students designed to encourage students to connect, engage, and belong at Memorial.

Music and Business students: July 6-7, 2017
Science students: July 13-14, 2017
All programs: July 17 -18, 2017
Engineering students: July 20-21, 2017

Fee: $90 (includes all meals and overnight accommodation)
For students who are interested in attending, register online: www.mun.ca/soar.

If you have any questions about SOAR, please send your email to julia.halfyard@mun.ca or call (709) 864-3543.


HOUSING

The Student Housing office does not cancel on-campus accommodation for applicants who are ineligible for final admission due to final high school results. Students who are denied admission for this reason must notify Student Housing at housing@mun.ca to cancel their accommodations. This request should be made immediately following confirmation of final admission status.

For the Fall 2017 semester, new residents can move into residence beginning on September 3. You can learn more about living on our campus, including a check list of items you may want to bring with you by visiting the Student Residences' website, www.mun.ca/residences.

If you have questions about your housing status for the fall semester, please email Memorial’s Student Housing Office at housing@mun.ca. Y


SCHOLARSHIPS

If you have received an early entrance scholarship offer from Memorial, please note that you will receive confirmation of your scholarship after final admission averages have been confirmed. A letter confirming your scholarship will be sent to the permanent mailing address you have on file with the university.

If you did not receive an early scholarship offer but feel you qualify for an entrance scholarship, please contact the Scholarships Office to inquire about this possibility, scholarships@mun.ca. Payments for entrance scholarships will be applied to students’ Memorial University accounts throughout the fall and the early part of the winter semester.


FIRST YEAR SUCCESS

You may have heard about the First Year Success (FYS) program. The FYS program is aimed at helping students to have a positive and successful experience during their first year of studies. It is designed to support those students who may be undecided about their future career or academic paths, are concerned about the transition to university (class size, work load, supports, etc.), think they may be starting Memorial with an admissions average between 70-75% or near that, and/or want additional support and guidance in their first year. First Year Success blends well with the first year courses for most intended degree programs to support a successful start to your academic career.

It includes:

  • The courses University 1010 and 1500 in the fall and University 1020 in the winter
  • Smaller classes
  • Learning communities and networks
  • Ongoing academic and career advising

Through the courses and advising sessions, students can get a clearer sense of the expectations of university learning, the supports available to them, and the skills required to meet with success. FYS provides a good environment for becoming better connected with your instructors and peers and better prepared for the rest of your university career. To find out more about FYS, go to www.mun.ca/success or contact fys@mun.ca .


FACULTY ADVISOR OR AAC ADVISOR

To ensure you know who you can approach for your questions or concerns, you will be assigned a faculty advisor or AAC will be assigned to you as your faculty advisor once you have registered for your Fall semester courses. A registration confirmation email will be sent to you toward the end of August to inform you who your advisor is. Once you start your courses in September, please feel free to contact your assigned faculty advisor for questions and/or support. You can always contact the advisors at the Academic Advising Centre for your questions.


HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY MY FEES?

Did you know you can make a payment on your student account using your bank's online or telephone payment system? Memorial University can be set up as a payee for most major banks. Just follow three easy steps presented on the Cashier's Office website.

Tuition fees and all other fees are due upon registration and must be paid by the first day of classes. Once you register for courses you are financially liable for them unless you drop them by the appropriate deadlines. Fees must be paid by the Wednesday, September 6, 2017 deadline to avoid a late payment penalty. You can view a detailed list of the amount you are owing at any time through Memorial Self Service in the Financial Information section. As well, an invoice will be sent to you through your @mun.ca email account.

Memorial University offers students a variety of payment methods. To learn more about fees payment see the Cashier's Office information. For a detailed listing of all financial regulations and fees, please see the Fees and Charges section of the current University Calendar. For other financial inquiries, please contact the Cashier’s Office in St. John’s at (709) 864-8226 or (709) 864-8229.


HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHICH BOOKS ARE REQUIRED?

You can find out which books you need for your courses from the bookstore online. Simply go to the Memorial University Bookstore website, select "Books" followed by "Textbook Search" from the main menu.


WHERE DO I GET MY STUDENT ID AND WHAT IS IT FOR?

You can get your campus card (student identification card) at the ASK office (University Centre 3005) or you can request your card online.

The primary use is for identification purposes (necessary when taking final examinations), but the campus card can also be used as a library card, as a photocopying card, and as a means to gain access to public laser printers on campus. The card also allows students to gain access through certain electronic doors on campus. If you plan to live on campus, your student identification card will serve as your key to your residence.

You can put money on your card online, at the QEII Library or at any other location on campus where campus card loading machines are found. If you should have any concerns about getting your campus card, please contact Ask at (709) 864-7461 or email campuscard@mun.ca.


CHANGE IN YOUR PERSONAL INFO?

Changes to your contact information can be made through Memorial Self-Service. Please check this information and ensure it remains accurate once you arrive in St. John’s. 


HOW CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY CLASS SCHEDULE?

You may change your schedule through Memorial Self-Service after you have completed your initial registration. Keep in mind that, once you drop a course, you may not be able to add it to your schedule again should another student register for the available space. Also, if you drop a course that is a co-requisite of another course in your schedule, the other course will also be dropped.

If you have concerns about registration or changing your schedule, please do not hesitate to contact the Academic Advising Centre at (709) 864-8801 or advice@mun.ca. To learn how to book an appointment with an academic advisor please visit the Academic Advising Centre website.

Should you have questions that have not been answered in this newsletter, perhaps the information is listed in our Guide to First Year. If not, or if you need further clarification, please contact us at advice@mun.ca.


RESP AND EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND FORMS  

Registered Educational Savings Plan (RESP) agencies and Educational Scholarship Trust Fund companies may require that a student and the University submit completed forms to confirm a student’s full-time attendance, duration of degree program, and year of study. You should submit your agency's form(s) to the General Inquiries counter of the Office of the Registrar at A2003 well in advance of the upcoming registration period. It is suggested that you provide this form by July 1, 2017. The form may also be scanned as an attachment from your @mun.ca e-mail account to enrolsrv@mun.ca. Include your student number, your plan number and your registration time. Make sure you register as soon as your registration window opens. Once you have registered as a full-time student in a minimum of nine credit hours for the semester, we will submit the form(s) and enrolment verification to the RESP agency or Educational Scholarship Trust Fund company. About one week after you have registered as a full-time student, you should contact the RESP agency or Educational Scholarship Trust Fund Company representative to confirm receipt.

If you wish to authorize a parent or another third party to discuss with us your RESP or Educational Scholarship Trust Fund application status, an Information Release Form is available.

Inquiries may be directed to enrolsrv@mun.ca or telephone: (709) 864-8260 or fax: (709) 864-2337.


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