Online Learning

The Faculty of Arts is committed to offering accessible education to both traditional and non-traditional students. With this mandate in mind, we are constantly upgrading and updating courses and programs offered via distance and online learning.

For further details on courses listed above, please see the DELT course listing.

Process and Procedures for Admission

Applicants For Concurrent Studies

Admission Criteria

  • Applicants in or about to enter their final year of high school with a superior academic record (i.e. normally an overall average of 85% or above) may apply to enrol in university courses (excluding distance education courses). The applicant for concurrent studies must be enrolled in a high school and completing a slate of courses that meets the course requirements for admission to the University as specified in Applicants Who Have Followed the High School Curriculum of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Applicants will be required to submit a letter requesting enrolment in a specific course; an official high school transcript; and a letter from the high school principal or guidance counsellor clearly recommending admission for concurrent studies.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application for admission/readmission together with the appropriate fee. For further information refer to Fees and Charges.
  • An applicant for concurrent studies wishing to enrol in courses at the St. John's campus will be permitted to do so based on the recommendation of the University Committee on Admissions. Applicants wishing to enrol in courses at the Corner Brook campus will be permitted to do so based on the recommendation of the Special Admissions Committee at Grenfell Campus. Eligibility to enrol is limited to one semester but may be renewed on the recommendation of the relevant committee.

Enrolment for concurrent studies students will normally be limited to three credit hours in a given semester. Fees and deadlines are the same as for regularly admitted students. University credit will be awarded after successful completion of the course(s) and successful completion of the requirements for admission to the University.

Adult Applicants

The Faculty of Arts welcomes applications from adults who may not meet the minimum high school admission requirements but who can demonstrate their preparedness for university-level studies in acceptable ways. For further information please see www.mun.ca/regoff/admission/

Labrador Applicants

Please contact Martha MacDonald, Associate Director of the Labrador Institute at Martha.macdonald@mun.ca or (709) 896-6213.

Mature Student Status - Admission Criteria

  • An applicant, 21 years of age or older within one month after the beginning of the semester or the session to which admission is being sought, who has not fulfilled the admission criteria outlined in any of the above categories may be admitted to the University with the approval of the University Committee on Admissions.
  • Applicants for mature student status will be required to submit proof of age; two letters of reference from persons competent to assess the candidate's ability to proceed with university studies; a letter from the applicant outlining the grounds for requesting special consideration; and high school marks and marks from post-secondary institutions, if applicable.
  • Applicants will be required to submit a completed application for admission/readmission together with the appropriate fee. For further information refer to Fees and Charges.
  • Applicants for mature student status may be required to show through an interview that they possess the potential to proceed with university studies.

Since admission as a mature student is not on the grounds of age alone, the University Committee on Admissions reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

Applicants Who Are Senior Citizens

Admission Criteria

  • An applicant, 60 years of age or older within one month after the beginning of the semester/session to which admission is being sought, may be admitted to the University as a senior citizen, upon submission of a birth certificate or other proof of age.

Applicants From Other Countries

Applicants from other countries not listed below may contact the University by writing to the Admissions Office, Office of the Registrar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1C 5S7, or by e-mail at admissions@mun.ca or through the website at www.mun.ca for further information.

United Kingdom - Admission Criteria

  • Applicants from the United Kingdom are required to have the General Certificate of Education or the Scottish Leaving Certificate of Education with a minimum of "Ordinary" or "Lower-Level" passes in five subjects acceptable to the University Committee on Admissions.
  • Applicants completing the "Higher Level" subjects of the Scottish Leaving Certificate and applicants completing the "Advanced Level" subjects of the General Certificate of Education should refer to Transfer Credit.
  • Also refer to 2.3.7.4, Other Information.

Hong Kong, Malaysia, West Indies and West Africa - Admission Criteria

  • Applicants from Hong Kong, Malaysia, West Indies and West Africa are required to have the General Certificate of Education with passes in five academic subjects at the "Ordinary Level" acceptable to the University Committee on Admissions.
  • Applicants completing the "Advanced Level" subjects of the General Certificate of Education should refer to Transfer Credit.
  • Also refer to 2.3.7.4, Other Information.

United States - Admission Criteria

  • Applicants from the United States must have completed a High School University Preparatory Program (Grade XII) with a passing mark in the appropriate Grade XII course in each of the five areas listed below with an overall average of not less than 70% in the courses selected.
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Laboratory Science (1 of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology or Physics)
    • Social Science/Modern Classical Language Elective
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