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Revised Admission Policies

Repeat Course Policy

New for admissions as of September 2012 is the way in which repeated courses will be treated.

In the past, the average grade of all course attempts at a particular course was used in calculating the academic score (both for pre-admission courses and for courses used in determining the cumulative average).

This year, for repeated courses, the highest grade achieved will be used in calculating the academic score.

However, students should be aware that the Admissions Committee will give consideration to the student’s ability to handle an academically challenging program.

This may include consideration of such factors as the course load taken throughout university, and the number and frequency of repeat course attempts.

Definition of Newfoundland & Labrador Residency Status

The criteria used in determining residency status has changed from previous years. The following criteria will now be used to determine resident status.

However, applicants who are living or have lived in Newfoundland and Labrador and do not meet these criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Individuals will be deemed residents of Newfoundland and Labrador if they:

  • Are currently residing or have permanent address in the province and attended school for five years during primary to high school inclusive, or
  • Are currently working full-time in the province for three years continuously, or
  • Have been attending a post-secondary educational institution in the province for three years continuously, as of September 1 of the year in which admission is being sought, or
  • Are currently residing or have permanent address in the province for three years continuously because of family relocation (e.g. parent or spouse), or
  • Are currently residing or have permanent address in the province for one year because of obtaining Landed Immigrant status.

Any Questions? First, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you still need help, feel free to email pharminfo@mun.ca or call (709) 777-8300.





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