University Regulations

ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (UNDERGRADUATE)

1 ADMISSION/READMISSION INFORMATION

2 ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
2.1 English Language Secondary Institution
2.2 English Language Post-Secondary Institution
2.3 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
2.4 Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
2.5 Carleton Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment
2.6 Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)
2.7 Memorial University of Newfoundland's English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
2.8 Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) Examination
2.9 Other

3 CATEGORIES OF APPLICANTS, ADMISSION CRITERIA AND OTHER INFORMATION
3.1 Applicants Who Have Followed the High School Curriculum of Newfoundland And Labrador
3.2 Applicants Who Have Followed the High School Curricula of Other Provinces of Canada
3.3 Applicants for Concurrent Studies
3.4 Applicants Who Have Followed the Adult Basic Education Program (ABE)
3.5 Applicants Applying For Mature Student Status
3.6 Applicants Who Are Senior Citizens
3.7 Applicants from Other Countries
3.8 Applicants Transferring from Other Recognized Universities or Colleges
3.9 Applicants Who Are Requesting Special Admission

4 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TESTS
4.1 English Language Placement Test
4.2 Mathematics Placement Test

5 TRANSFER CREDIT
5.1 Advanced Placement (AP)
5.2 Enriched Courses and Ontario Grade XIII/OAC
5.3 Advanced and Higher Levels
5.4 International Baccalaureate Diploma
5.5 Member Institutions of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
5.6 Other Universities, Colleges and Institutes
5.7 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams

6 CHALLENGE FOR CREDIT


1 ADMISSION/READMISSION INFORMATION

This section applies to all undergraduate applicants except those applying to the Faculty of Medicine.

Applicants seeking admission to the Faculty of Medicine should refer to the Faculty of Medicine regulations for information.

Applicants seeking admission to a particular faculty or school may be required to submit a faculty or school application in addition to the application for admission/readmission and should refer to appropriate faculty or school regulations for procedures, deadlines, admission requirements and further information.

1.1 Applications for admission/readmission should be submitted by the deadline dates listed in the UNIVERSITY DIARY. Applications received later or post-marked later than the stated deadline dates will be processed as time and resources permit. Application forms and other information may be obtained by contacting the University in writing to the Admissions Office, Office of the Registrar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF, A1C 5S7, or by e-mail at admissions@ mun.ca or through the website at www.mun.ca.

1.2 Each application must be accompanied by a $40.00 application processing fee. An additional application processing fee of $40.00 is required from non-Canadian applicants or applicants transferring from post-secondary institutions outside of Newfoundland and Labrador. Neither fee is refundable nor will it be credited to the applicant's financial account under any circumstances. Information regarding other fees and charges is specified under FEES AND CHARGES.

1.3 Applicants who have previously attended Memorial University of Newfoundland and have not registered for courses for the past two consecutive semesters (Fall, Winter, Spring) are required to submit a new Application for Admission/Readmission together with the $40.00 application processing fee.

1.4 The admission criteria required of each category of applicant is specified under CATEGORIES OF APPLICANTS, ADMISSION CRITERIA AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.

1.5 Admission to some courses, programs and/or the University may be limited by the University when it deems the facilities and resources available to it are not adequate to provide for additional students. Consequently possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be granted admission to a course, a program and/or the University.

1.6 The University may set its own matriculation examinations either in separate subjects or in all those required for matriculation, and may refuse admission to any applicant failing to attain a satisfactory standard in these examinations.

1.7 The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

1.8 Applicants may be required to provide medical evidence of their fitness to pursue university studies.

2 ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

Since English is the primary language of instruction at this University, all applicants seeking admission to Memorial University of Newfoundland must possess an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English as a prerequisite to admission. Regardless of country of origin or of citizenship status, applicants will be required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language based on one of the following forms.

2.1 English Language Secondary Institution

Applicants are required to have successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time instruction in an English language secondary institution as recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland including successful completion of appropriate course(s) in English at the Grade XII or equivalent level. English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are not acceptable for meeting this requirement.

2.2 English Language Post-Secondary Institution

Applicants who have attended a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the language of instruction must have successfully completed the equivalent of 30 credit hours. These 30 credit hours must include 6 transferable credit hours in English courses. For information on transfer credit refer toTRANSFER CREDIT.

2.3 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

A minimum score of 550 is required on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The official results of the TOEFL must be forwarded to Memorial University of Newfoundland directly from the Educational Testing Service.

Information regarding the TOEFL program is available from the Educational Testing Service, TOEFL/TSE Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., 08541-6151, from U.S. embassies or consulates, or from offices of the U.S. Information Services.

Applicants will be required to write a placement test in English language prior to the commencement of classes to determine the appropriate course in English for which they should register. For further information refer to ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TESTS.

2.4 Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

A minimum score of 85 is required on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). The official results of the MELAB must be forwarded to Memorial University of Newfoundland directly from the appropriate testing authority.

Information on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) testing program may be obtained from the Testing and Certificate Division, University of Michigan, 2001 North University Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A., 48109-1057.

Applicants will be required to write a placement test in English language prior to the commencement of classes to determine the appropriate course in English for which they should register. For further information refer to ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TESTS.

2.5 Carleton Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment

Minimum band scores between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking), with at least two band scores of 60 are required on the Carleton Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment. The official results of the CAEL must be forwarded to Memorial University of Newfoundland directly from the appropriate testing authority.

Information regarding the Carleton Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment may be obtained from the Ottawa Test Centre, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Carleton University, 215 Paterson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6.

Applicants will be required to write a placement test in English language prior to the commencement of classes to determine the appropriate course in English for which they should register. For further information refer to ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TESTS.

2.6 Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)

Minimum band scores of 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing are required on the Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST).

The official results of the CanTEST must be forwarded to Memorial University of Newfoundland directly from the appropriate testing authority.

Applicants will be required to write a placement test in English language prior to the commencement of classes to determine the appropriate course in English for which they should register. For further information contact the Department of English Language and Literature.

2.7 Memorial University of Newfoundland's English as a Second Language(ESL) Program

Applicants are required to have successfully completed Memorial University of Newfoundland's English as a Second Language (ESL) program together with an acceptable score, as noted above in 2.6, on the CanTEST administered by the Department of English Language and Literature at this University.

Applicants may be required to write a placement test in English language prior to the commencement of classes to determine the appropriate course in English for which they should register. For further information contact the Department of English Language and Literature.

2.8 Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) Examination

A minimum score of 3 is required on the College Board, Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) examination. The official results of the APIEL examination must be forwarded to Memorial University directly from the College Board.

Information regarding the Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) examination is available from the College Board at www.collegeboard.com or by calling toll free at 888-225-5427.

Applicants will be required to write a placement test in English language prior to the commencement of classes to determine the appropriate course in English for which they should register. For further information refer to ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TESTS.

2.9 Other

Other forms of proof of English language proficiency, acceptable to the University Committee on Admissions, may be considered.

Applicants will be required to write a placement test in English language prior to the commencement of classes to determine the appropriate course in English for which they should register. For further information refer to ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TESTS.

3 CATEGORIES OF APPLICANTS, ADMISSION CRITERIA AND OTHER INFORMATION

The categories of applicants applying for admission/readmission as well as the admission criteria and other related information are listed below. Before a final admissions decision can be reached all required documents must be received. All documents must be official and be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office, Office of the Registrar from the appropriate institution(s) or source(s). Photocopied documents are not acceptable unless duly certified.

3.1 Applicants Who Have Followed The High School Curriculum of Newfoundland And Labrador

3.1.1 Admission Criteria

The courses below are courses designed for students who intend to seek post-secondary education at the University or other institutions whose programs demand levels of proficiency equivalent to those required by the University. Applicants shall have completed Graduation Requirements for high school as set down by the Department of Education and obtained credits in the following subjects with an overall average of not less than 70% compiled from the grades received in those courses at the 3000 level.

3.1.2 Other Information

3.2 Applicants Who Have Followed The High School Curricula of Other Provinces of Canada

3.2.1 Admission Criteria

- English
- Mathematics
- Laboratory Science (1 of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Earth Systems, Environmental Science, Geology or Physics)
- Social Science/Modern Classical Language
- Elective

3.2.2 Other Information

3.3 Applicants For Concurrent Studies

3.3.1 Admission Criteria

3.3.2 Other Information

3.4 Applicants Who Have Followed The Adult Basic Education Program (ABE)

3.4.1 Admission Criteria

Applicants shall have completed the Level III Adult Basic Education Certificate (ABE) with the approved combination of thirty-six credits set down by the Department of Education and successfully completed, with an overall average of not less than 70%, the following courses as outlined below:


Mathematics: IM 3115, 3211, 3212, 3213 and 3216 OR
Mathematics: IM 3218, 3219 and 3221


Biology: IB 3113, 3115, 3211, 3212A/B, 3214, 3316 OR
Chemistry: IH 3111, 3112, 3113, 3114, 3116, 3117, 3118, 3215 OR
Environmental Science: IS 3214 OR
Geology: IS 3212 OR
Physics: IP 3111, 3112, 3213, 3215, 3216

3.4.2 Other Information

3.5 Applicants For Mature Student Status

3.5.1 Admission Criteria

3.5.2 Other Information

3.6 Applicants Who Are Senior Citizens

3.6.1 Admission Criteria

3.7 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, NF, A1C 5S7, or by e-mail at admissions@mun.ca or through the website at www.mun.ca for further information.

3.7.1 United Kingdom - Admission Criteria

3.7.2 Hong Kong, Malaysia, West Indies And West Africa - Admission Criteria

3.7.3 United States - Admission Criteria

- English
- Mathematics
- Laboratory Science (1 of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Earth Systems, Environmental Science, Geology or Physics)
- Social Science/Modern Classical Language
- Elective

3.7.4 Other Information

3.8 Applicants Transferring From Other Recognized Universities or Colleges

3.8.1 Admission Criteria

3.8.2 Other Information

3.9 Applicants Who Are Requesting Special Admission

Where circumstances warrant, applicants not meeting the regulations for ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY may be admitted to Memorial University of Newfoundland with the approval of the University Committee on Admissions.

3.9.1 Admission Criteria

3.9.2 Other Information

4 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TESTS

In addition to the following, more detailed information regarding the English language and Mathematics placement tests is available from the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics respectively.

4.1 English Language Placement Test

4.1.1 With the exception of applicants who demonstrate English language proficiency under the regulations, ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS (English Language Secondary Institution and English Language Post-Secondary Institution), all other applicants will be required to write a placement test in English language. This test must be taken prior to the commencement of classes to determine the appropriate English course for which an applicant should register. For further information concerning English language proficiency requirements refer to ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS.

4.1.2 Students whose performance in the placement test in English language indicates that appropriate placement is in English 102F will be required to register in, and successfully complete English 102F before registering in higher level courses in English.

4.2 Mathematics Placement Test

4.2.1 Applicants intending to register for the first time in any 1000 level mathematics course must submit a score for either an Advanced Placement calculus Examination or other standardized tests acceptable to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

4.2.2 Students whose score in the Advanced Placement Calculus examination or other standardized test is not acceptable to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be required to register in a mathematics course determined by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

5 TRANSFER CREDIT

Outlined below are the various categories for which transfer credit may be considered.

Applicants wishing to be considered for advanced standing or transfer credit must submit, in addition to the Application for Admission/Readmission, an Application for Transfer Credit Evaluation which can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

Official transcript(s) and calendar descriptions and/or outlines of courses claimed for credit are also required and should be sent directly to Memorial University of Newfoundland from the institution attended.

In order to allow sufficient time for evaluation, these documents should be received at least two months prior to the commencement of the semester to which the applicant is seeking admission. It is the student's responsibility to provide the pertinent documents, and until they are received, the Office of the Registrar is unable to commence an evaluation or to advise students of their standing at this University.

When transfer credit is awarded for work completed at another institution, only equivalent Memorial University of Newfoundland course(s) and credit(s) are recorded on the Memorial University of Newfoundland transcript. Grades received from other institutions are not recorded nor included in averages.

Applicants who have not received the results of a transfer credit evaluation prior to the assigned registration time for the semester in which they propose to begin studies should contact the Admissions Office for further assistance.

5.1 Advanced Placement (AP)

5.2 Enriched Courses And Ontario Grade XIII/OAC

5.3 Advanced Or Higher Levels

5.4 International Baccalaureate Diploma

5.5 Member Institutions of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)

5.6 Other Universities, Colleges and Institutes

5.7 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams:

6 CHALLENGE FOR CREDIT

Memorial University of Newfoundland recognizes that some students may have achieved competence in certain subject areas through experience gained elsewhere. This experience, which may warrant consideration for academic credit at the undergraduate level, may consist of courses taken at "non-university" institutions or skills acquired from work or learning outside the university. It should be noted that challenge for credit is not offered for Work Terms or Internships.

Since course challenge is not offered by all academic units nor for all courses within a unit, students are advised to consult with the appropriate academic unit to determine whether or not a particular course is offered for challenge.

Where challenge for credit is offered, it is available under the following conditions:

6.1 Challenge for credit is available only to those students who have applied for admission or who are currently registered at the University.

6.2 Applications to challenge for credit are available at the Office of the Registrar. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar and must receive approval from the head of the academic unit offering the course(s). The academic unit may require documentary material from the student and/or an interview before making its decision whether or not to accept the challenge. The academic unit involved will be responsible for deciding the scheduling and appropriate method of evaluation, which may consist of a variety of possible modes of evaluation including written, practical and oral.

6.3 A student who has applied for transfer credit evaluation may not apply to challenge for credit until the transfer credit evaluation has been completed.

6.4 Memorial University of Newfoundland will consider for credit courses that have been granted credit through a Challenge for Credit process by another recognized university or college. Award of credit will be subject to evaluation and recommendation by the appropriate academic unit(s) and University Regulations.

6.5 For the purpose of satisfying the regulations RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A FIRST DEGREE and RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND DEGREE(GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS), a successful challenge for credit shall be considered the equivalent RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A FIRST DEGREE and RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND DEGREE (GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS) of a transfer credit and shall be recorded on the transcript as a pass (PAS). Challenge grades are not included in averages.

6.6 The appropriate fee must be paid at the time of application. For further information refer to FEES AND CHARGES. If the application is accepted for consideration, the fee is not refundable nor is the student permitted to withdraw the challenge.


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