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How to apply

Five steps to applying

Step One: General application to Memorial University

Are you currently a registered student at Memorial University?

  • If not, then you must complete a General Admission application to Memorial University before you can apply to the School of Pharmacy.
    Click here for information on General Admission to MUN.

Are you a registered student at Memorial but have not taken any courses for the past two consecutive semesters?

  • If so, then you must re-apply.
    Click here for an Application for Re-admission to MUN

If you are a current MUN student or have completed step one, proceed to step two.

Step Two: Course requirements

Have you completed all the courses required for admission to pharmacy?

  • Students who have completed the pre-admission courses at a post-secondary institution other than Memorial University should contact the Registrar's Office at to determine their course equivalencies.
  • The student is  responsible for making sure that they have met the pre-admission course requirements.

If you have not completed or are missing pre-requisite courses, your application will be deemed incomplete.

If you have completed the pre-requisite courses, or if you are a first-year post-secondary student who will have completed the pre-requisite courses by the end of the winter semester (2014), proceed to step three.

Step Three: Application for admission to the School of Pharmacy

If you have completed steps one and two, you're ready to apply to the school. The pharmacy program begins in the fall semester (September) so you must apply by March 1st.

  • Already have a School of Pharmacy application filled out? Proceed to step four.
  • Don't have a School of Pharmacy application? Applications for admission in September 2014 are available here.  

Step Four: Supporting documents

Along with your application to the School of Pharmacy and your general Memorial University application (if necessary) there are two more things we need.

1.) Your university/college transcript(s). Please submit the following as per the deadlines set out below.

MUN students who have not attended another post-secondary institution:

  • You do not need to submit a transcript as it will be obtained for you. 

MUN students who have attended other post-secondary insitutions or students not at MUN

  •  Up-to-date official transcripts from every university and/or college attended (other than Memorial University) must be forwarded directly to the Registrar's Office
  • If you are currently registered at a university and/or college, have your official transcript sent directly from the institution to the Registrar's Office.
  • If the transcript(s) is not in English or French, a notarized translation into English is required.
  • If you are taking courses during the winter semester, you must submit an *Unofficial copy of your transcript as soon as your marks are available, but no later than May 1st, in order for your application to be fully assessed.


  • March 1, 2014 - official transcript(s) from every university and/or college attended (other than Memorial) must be forwarded directly by the institution to the Registrar's Office. 
  • May 1, 2014 - unofficial transcript or grade report showing final grades for winter semester courses, if applicable, are due.
  • June 1, 2014 A final official transcript of all final grades from the 2013/2014 academic year.    

2) The application fee of $125 for Canadian applicants or $175 for international applicants payable by either:

  • Visa or Mastercard
  • A certified cheque or money order payable to the Memorial University.
  • This fee is non-transferable, non-refundable and MUST accompany your application by the deadline of March 1, 2014.

Step Five: Submit your completed application package

Let's review. You should have the following: 

  • MUN General Application for Admission/Re-admission (if necessary)
  • School of Pharmacy Application for Admission
  • University/College transcripts forwarded to MUN (if necessary)
  • Application fee payable to Memorial University of Newfoundland

If you have all the above, then you are ready to submit your application package to the School of Pharmacy.

You can mail your completed application to:

Registrar's Office
c/o Memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7


Fax: (709) 864–4893

All applications for admission in September 2014 MUST be submitted by March 1, 2014. Applications received after this date will not be processed.

For current MUN students, receipt of your application will be acknowledged by the School of Pharmacy using your MUN email address.

For transfer students receipt of your application will be acknowledged by the School of Pharmacy using the e-mail address provided on your application.

Based on your Academic Score, by mid-May you will be advised of your application status, i.e., whether or not you have been invited for an interview, waitlisted for an interview or denied an interview.  Interviews will be held June 6 and 7, 2014.

If you have accepted our invitation to interview but then do not show up, future applications for admission will not be considered for two years. 

Offers of admission will be made by mid to late  June. 


* What will you accept as an "unofficial transcript"?

We recognize that many universities do not formally release winter semester grades until after May 1st; however we require all winter semester grades to be received by early May in order to complete processing of your application and make decisions regarding students selected for interviews. Therefore, we will accept an email or fax from either the student or the course coordinators/instructors indicating the final course marks for winter semester courses.

These emails should be sent to or faxed to (709) 777-7044 by May 1, 2014.

Please note that students are still required to submit an official copy of their winter semester marks to the School of Pharmacy no later than June 1st, 2014. All unofficial marks will be checked against official transcripts before offers of admission are made.

Students who complete their winter semester studies at Memorial University do not need to submit their winter semester marks as these will automatically be added to your file as they become available.

How many people apply to the program and how many are accepted?

We receive approximately 275 applications each year. Ninety-six are invited for an interview and 40 are offered admission.

Can I apply directly to an upper year if I have already completed several years of university or have completed one or more degrees?

No, all applicants will be considered for the first year of the program.

Applicants offered admission will be assessed for transfer credits upon admission. However, even with the maximum allowable number of course exemptions the total length of the program remains the same.

If you have transfer credits for courses in the program you will have a reduced course load in the years which those course are generally taught.

Since the program includes a number of courses (for which equivalent courses are not offered elsewhere) and the previous year of the program always serves as a pre-requisite year, it is not possible to be eligible for direct entry to an upper year of study.

Can I apply directly to an upper year if I am transferring from another Faculty of Pharmacy?

No, all applicants will be considered for entry to the first year of the program and will be assessed for transfer credit upon admission.

It is not possible for students from other schools of Pharmacy to be admitted directly to an upper year of study due to the differences in courses and program.

Is the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) used for admission purposes?

No, we do not consider PCAT scores in our admission decisions.

Are applicants who have completed more than the one year of university study given preference?

No, preference is not given to applicants who have completed more than the one year of university study. Many of our applicants have completed several years of university or have already completed one or more degree(s) but they are not given any special preference.