2005 - 2006 Calendar

University Regulations

Fees and Charges

Admission to the University

Academic Advising

General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate)

Non-Academic Regulations

Non-Academic Regulations

FEES AND CHARGES

1 INFORMATION GOVERNING PAYMENT OF FEES AND CHARGES
1.1 General Regulations
1.2 Methods of Payment
1.3 Penalties for Noncompliance with Payment of Fees and Charges

2 APPLICATION AND ADMISSION FEES
2.1 Undergraduate Students
2.2 Graduate Students

3 TUITION AND RELATED FEES
3.1 Undergraduate Students (other than Medical Students)
3.2 Undergraduate Students (Medical Students)
3.3 Undergraduate Students (Pharmacy Students)
3.4 Graduate Students
3.5 Post-Graduate Residents and Interns
3.6 Lifelong learning
3.7 Distance Education and Learning Technologies
3.8 Penalties for Late Registration

4 RESIDENCE (HOUSING) AND MEALS FEES AND CHARGES
4.1 St. John's Campus
4.2 Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

5 STUDENT ORGANIZATION FEES
5.1 St. John's Campus
5.2 Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
5.3 International Student Health, Drug, and Dental Insurance

6 FEES AND CHARGES PERTAINING TO APPEALS
6.1 Challenge for Credit Fee
6.2 Supplementary Examination Fee
6.3 Reread of Final Examination Fee

7 MISCELLANEOUS FEES AND CHARGES
7.1 Recreation Fee (The Works)
7.2 Student Parking Fees
7.3 Books and Supplies
7.4 Damages or Destruction to University Property


FEES AND CHARGES

The fees and charges indicated herein are as of the date of printing. The University reserves the right to make changes to the regulations, fees and charges listed below. Any questions concerning fees and charges should be directed to the Cashier's Office in St. John's or the Bursar's Office in Corner Brook.

1 INFORMATION GOVERNING PAYMENT OF FEES AND CHARGES

1.1 General Regulations

1.1.1 Tuition fees, residence fees, student union fees and health/dental insurance are due once a student registers regardless of the method of registration, and must be paid by the fee deadline to avoid a late payment penalty.

1.1.2 Students who are using a scholarship, bursary, Canada Student Loan, or other award for the payment of fees may be permitted to have their tuition fees outstanding until they have received the award or Canada Student Loan.

1.2 Methods of Payment

1.2.1 Cash/Debit card: must be paid in person at the Cashier's Office in St. John's or the Bursar's Office in Corner Brook.

1.2.2 Cheque: may be mailed, or delivered in person, to the Cashier's Office in St. John's or Bursar's Office in Corner Brook, or placed in the night deposit slot at the Cashier's Office in St. John's. A dishonored charge will be made for each cheque tendered to the University and not honored by the bank. A student with a dishonored cheque record must pay fees by cash, certified cheque or money order.

Dishonored cheque charge ............................................$25

1.2.3 Credit card: Visa and MasterCard are the only accepted cards. Payment using this method should be done through the telephone registration system or via the web at www.mun.ca.

1.2.4 Payroll deductions: graduate students receiving funding through the University payroll system may elect to pay their tuition and other charges by payroll deduction. The policy and form for payroll deductions are available at the School of Graduate Studies, the Cashier's Office, and at www.mun.ca.

1.2.5 Student Aid: students paying fees from a Canada Student Loan will have the amount owing signed out automatically from their loans.

1.2.6 Telephone banking: information on the use of telephone banking systems can be obtained from local branches of banks.

1.2.7 Tuition voucher: students receiving a tuition voucher must present the tuition voucher and pay the balance of their fees to the Cashier's Office by the published deadlines to avoid being assessed a late payment fee.

1.3 Penalties for Noncompliance with Payment of Fees and Charges

1.3.1 Students who, without approval, pay their fees later than the deadlines specified in the UNIVERSITY DIARY will be assessed a late payment fee.

Late payment fee (assessed by the Director of Financial and Administrative Services) ..Maximum of $75

1.3.2 Students who have not paid all fees or arranged for fee payment with the Director of Financial and Administrative Services prior to the first day of lectures, as stated in the UNIVERSITY DIARY, may have their registration canceled at the discretion of the University. Such students will then be required to reregister after all fees are paid and after the first day of lectures, as stated in the UNIVERSITY DIARY, but no later than the end of the regular registration period.

1.3.3 Outstanding accounts, including accounts outstanding pending the receipt of a scholarship, bursary, or similar award, must be paid in full by cash, money order, or certified cheque. Students with outstanding accounts will:

be ineligible to register for courses for a subsequent semester;

not be permitted into residence;

not be issued an academic transcript;

not be awarded a degree, diploma or certificate.

1.3.4 Accounts outstanding on the last day of examinations in a semester/session will be charged interest at the prime interest rate plus two percent per annum. Such interest will apply effective the first day of lectures in that semester.

2 APPLICATION AND ADMISSION FEES

Unless otherwise noted, these application and admission fees are non-refundable.

2.1 Undergraduate Students

2.1.1 University Calendar fee: a University Calendar will be supplied free to undergraduate students newly admitted to the University.

University Calendar fee for others ....................$5

2.1.2 General Application Processing Fee: this fee is payable with each application for admission or readmission to the University.

Undergraduate students who have never attended a post-secondary institution or who have previously
attended Memorial, excluding medical students ...........................................................$40

Undergraduate students who have attended a post-secondary institution outside of Newfoundland
or who are non-Canadian applicants, excluding medical students ...............................$80

Medical students ..............................................$75

2.1.3 Fees in addition to General Application Processing Fee

Challenge for credit is charged at one half of the fee associated with the credit hour value of each course

2.1.4 Admission Fees in addition to General Application Processing Fee

Bachelor of Pharmacy (per semester fee for students entering September 2005 or thereafter).....................$1500

Bachelor of Technology .....................................................................$300

Bachelor of Maritime Studies .............................................................$300

2.1.5 Application Fee in addition to General Application Processing Fee

School of Pharmacy............................................................................$75

2.1.6 Penalities for Noncompliance with Payment of Application and Admission Fees
Late fees: all late fees are payable when assessed.
Late application fee
Up to one week after deadline .............................................................$30
Each subsequent week to final date for receipt of applications ...............$10

2.2 Graduate Students

2.2.1 Application Processing Fee: payable with each application for admission to the University.

Application Processing Fee ..........................................................................................................$40

3 TUITION AND RELATED FEES

3.1 Undergraduate Students (other than Medical Students)

3.1.1 Unless otherwise specified, tuition fees are charged according to the credit hour value associated with the registered course(s). Courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise indicated

3.1.2 For the purposes of calculating tuition:

the credit hour value of each of the A and B components of a linked course shall be equivalent to one half of the credit hour value of the B component (see GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN THE CALENDAR);

the credit hour value of F courses and non-degree courses (i.e. certificate programs) shall be three; and

the credit hour value of courses with "W" in the final position of the course number, excluding co-operative education work terms, shall be three.

3.1.3 Fees for citizens of Canada and permanent residents

Fee per credit hour ..................................................$85    

Co-operative education work terms ............................................................................$323

Technology 4100 and Technology 4200......................................................$1,154.00

Maritime Studies 4100 and Maritime Studies 4200......................................$1,154.00

Music 141A, 141B, 241A, 241B, 346A, 346B, 446A and 446B (per course) ..............$454

Computer Science 3700 (per semester) .........................................................................$154

3.1.4 Fees for international students

Students entering in September 2003 or later
      Fee per credit hour....................................................................... $293.33

Students entering prior to September 2003
     Fee per credit hour for the academic year 2005/2006.......................................................................$292.66

Co-operative education work terms
      Students entering September 2003.......................................................................$1,020
      Students entering prior to September 2003 .......................................................................$840

Technology 4100 and Technology 4200..............................................................$3,999.93

Maritime Studies 4100 and Maritime Studies 4200..............................................$3,999.93

Music 141A, 141B, 241A, 241B, 346A, 346B, 446A and 446B (per course) ....................$1,573.311

Computer Science 3700 (per semester) ................................................................................$533.32

3.1.5 Tuition refunds based on withdrawal from course(s)

A student dropping courses within two weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester will not be liable for tuition fees for those courses. Students dropping courses after that time will receive tuition fee refunds on a prorated basis. Any student who drops a course from two weeks to three weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester shall have 50% of the tuition refunded. Any student who drops a course from three weeks to four weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester shall have 25% of the tuition refunded. No tuition will be refunded for courses dropped after five weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester. For the actual dates relating to these refunds, see the UNIVERSITY DIARY.

In the case of sessions, accelerated courses and courses offered outside of the normal time frame of a semester or session, the tuition refund drop periods will be prorated accordingly.

Tuition fees will not be refunded for any reason, including medical, for courses dropped after the final refund date.

3.2 Undergraduate Students (Medical Students)

3.2.1 Fees for citizens of Canada and permanent residents

Annual tuition fee (September 1 - $3,125, January 1 - $3,125) .............................................$6,250

3.2.2 Fees for international students

Annual tuition fee.................................................................................................................$30,000

    3.3    Undergraduate Students (Pharmacy Students)
3.3.1    Special Fees: In addition to the semester fees, the following program charge a special fee:
            •    Non-refundable fees charged Fall and Winter semesters for Bachelor of Pharmacy students entering September 2005 or thereafter.......$1500

3.4 Graduate Students

3.4.1 Fees are payable at the time of registration. All graduate students must be registered in each semester of the three-semester academic year throughout the period of their program until all academic requirements for the degree have been met and they have been deemed eligible to graduate by the School of Graduate Studies. Final dates in each semester for notification of completion of academic requirements, in order to be deregistered from Graduate Registration 9000/Medicine 9900 without incurring liability for continuance fees, are included in the UNIVERSITY DIARY.

3.4.2 There is a minimum fee for all graduate degrees. The amount of this fee for both Canadian and international students will depend on the semester fees in effect during his or her period of registration. Semester fees are subject to review at least annually. They are:

Program Fee Per Semester for Citizens of Canada and Permanent Residents Fee Per Semester for International Students # of Semesters Fee Must Be Paid

Masters candidate:
Plan A
Plan B
Plan C

$733
 $486
$1,010

             $953
             $632
          $1,312

6
9
3
Master of Business
Administration (Executive Option)

   $7,000

          $7,000

4

Master in Oil and Gas Studies
$10,500
        $10,500
3
Master of Science in Medicine (Applied Health Services Research)
   $2,000
          $2,000
6

Doctor of Philosophy candidate (for students admitted prior to September 1, 2004


$911           $1,183 9

Doctor of Philosophy candidate (for students admitted after to September 1, 2004


$683
$887
12

3.4.3 At the time of first registration, each diploma or masters's candidate must select a payment plan. The fee payable in the first and subsequent semesters will depend upon the payment plan selected. Once selected, the payment plan will remain in effect for the duration of the student's period of registration, and cannot be changed. Payment Plan C is available for selected programs only.

3.4.4 A student who completes his or her program in a period of time shorter than that covered by the selected payment plan will, in his or her final semester be required to pay the difference between the product of the semester fee in effect in that final semester and the number of times which a fee should have been paid in accordance with the payment plan selected, and the actual amount paid.

3.4.5 A student whose program extends beyond the period covered by the selected payment plan will be assessed the appropriate program continuance fee for each additional semester of registration. Continuance fees will be charged until the program is complete.

3.4.6 The program continuance fees per semester for citizens of Canada and permanent residents entering September 2004 are:

Masters candidate .........................................................................................$334

Graduate Diploma candidate ..........................................................................$162

Doctor of Philosophy candidate .....................................................................$570

3.4.7 The program continuance fees per semester for citizens of Canada and permanent residents, and international students entering September 2004 are:

Masters candidate ...........................................................................................8.15% of the total program fee for Plan A

Graduate Diploma candidate ...........................................................................8.15% of the total program fee

Doctor of Philosophy candidate........................................................................8.15% of the total program fee

3.4.8 The program continuance fees per semester for international students entering prior to September 1, 2004 are:
 Masters candidate  ......................................................................................... $434
 Graduate Diploma candidate ........................................................................... $210
 Doctor of Philosophy candidate ......................................................................  $741

3.4.9 The semester fees listed above cover only the courses (if any) prescribed for the program by the academic unit and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. A student taking courses which are not part of the approved program must pay for them separately in accordance with the fee schedule for undergraduate courses.

3.4.10 A graduate student who is permitted by the Dean of Graduate Studies to transfer from a diploma program to an allied master’s program or from a master’s program to a PhD. program before the former is completed will be required to pay the difference between the fees for the two programs, based on the PhD. semester fee in effect during each semester of the Master’s program. This additional payment shall be made over the duration of the remaining semesters for which PhD. program fees are owed, or over three semesters, whichever is greater.

3.4.11 A graduate student who wishes to withdraw from his or her graduate program must inform the Dean of Graduate Studies, in writing, within three weeks after the first day of lectures in the semester. Failure to do so will result in the student being held responsible for the fees due to the end of that semester.

3.4.12 Where a thesis is required by a particular degree or program, a fee will be charged to cover the cost of binding two copies of the thesis.

Thesis binding fee .............................................................................................$20

3.4.13    Special Fees: In addition to the semester fees, the following programs charge a special fee:
                •    Master of Education (Information Technology)
                    charged half in semester 1 and half in semester 4................................................................................................................$2,550
                •    Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Option)
                    charged in semester 4 for students on Plan A and semester 7 for students on Plan B .........................................................$12,813
                •    Post-Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) Diploma
                    charged in semester 1.......................................................................................................................................................$12,813

3.5 Post-Graduate Residents and Interns

Registration fee per annum ..................................................................................$500

3.6 Lifelong Learning

3.6.1 Diploma in Information and Communications Technology
Option 1:
Full-time and includes a work term (payable over three consecutive semesters).....................................................     $15,000
Option 2: Full-time without a work term (payable over three consecutive semesters $5,000, 5,000,  and $3,000) ...................   $13,000
Option 2: Part-time without a work term (payable over seven consecutive semesters).............................................. ...............   $10,000
Repeat Course fee.......................................................................................................................................................................    $295 per credit hour
Program Continuance Fee for full-time students who do not complete the program in  the normal program period ..........................   $352

3.7 Distance Education and Learning Technologies

3.7.1 For distance education courses, there are administrative fees which are charged in addition to the tuition fees for these courses. These fees cover the cost of course materials (excluding textbooks), rental of video and audio tapes and management of web courses.

Administrative fees (per credit hour for Newfoundland and Labrador addresses)..............................$17

Administrative fees (per credit hour for out of province addresses) ...................................................$34

Change of examination location fee  ..................................................................................................$50

Deferred examination fee  .................................................................................................................$65

3.8 Penalties for Late Registration

3.8.1 A late registration fee is assessed by the Registrar and applies to students who register after the deadline specified in the UNIVERSITY DIARY.

Basic fee .............................................................................................................$20

Additional fee per day ..........................................................................................$10

4 RESIDENCE (HOUSING) AND MEALS FEES AND CHARGES

4.1 St. John's Campus

For additional information on residences see the section of the Calendar dealing with Student Housing.

4.1.1 General Residence Fees: this fee will not be refunded and will not be credited to the student's account.

Residence application fee .......................................................................................$20

4.1.2 Residence deposit: charged only to students who are applying to live in residence for the first time (due May 31 for Fall semester; November 15 for Winter semester). The deposit is creditable and may be refunded when all conditions pertaining to it are met. All students will be required to place a deposit unless exempted, in writing, by the Director of Student Housing and Food Services.

Residence deposit .................................................................................................$200

4.1.3 Residence fees during semesters: the fees and charges below are per semester, per person, unless otherwise noted. For further information, contact Student Housing and Food Services.

Paton College
--Room charge
Double ..................................................................................................................$887
Single ....................................................................................................................$1,060

--Meal charge
19 meals per week ...............................................................................................$1,456
14 meals per week ...............................................................................................$1,396
10 meals per week ...............................................................................................$1,292

Burton's Pond Apartments
Single ....................................................................................................................$1,114
Family Unit (per month, per apartment) .................................................................$685

4.1.4  Residence fees between semesters: students who need to stay in residence between semesters may be accommodated providing space is available and reasonable notice is given in writing to Student Housing and Food Services. Students are required to pay the full charge on receipt of notification of acceptance.
          Room rates (per night, per person)
                •    Paton College and Burton's Pond Apartments.....................................................................$7
4.1.5  Penalties for noncompliance with payment of fees and charges
                •    Students with outstanding fees will not be permitted into residence without approval from the Director of Financial and Administrative Services.
                •    Students not returning to residence must cancel a room assignment by July 1 (for Fall semester) or December 1 (for Winter semester). Failure to do so                       will result in a cancellation charge.         
          Cancellation charge ...................................................................................................$300

4.2 Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

The fees and charges below are per semester, per person, unless otherwise noted.

4.2.1 General residence fees: this fee will not be refunded and will not be credited to the student's account.

Residence application fee ...........................................................................................$20

4.2.2 Residence deposit: charged only to students who are applying to live in residence for the first time (due May 31 for Fall semester; November 15 for Winter semester). The deposit is creditable and may be refunded when all conditions pertaining to it are met.

Residence deposit ......................................................................................................$100

4.2.3 Residence fees during semesters

Room ..........................................................................................................................$1,005

Apartment
Single ........................................................................................................................$1201
Family Apartment (per month) .....................................................................................$500
Bachelor Unit (per semester).....................................................................................$1130

4.2.4  Residence fees between semesters: students who need to stay in residence between semesters may be accommodated providing space is available and reasonable notice is given in writing to Student Housing. Students are required to pay the full charge on receipt of notification of acceptance.

Room rates (per night, per person):
    Apartment ..................................................................................... $12
    Residence ..................................................................................... $10

5 STUDENT ORGANIZATION FEES

Student organization fees are collected by the University as a service to the student body. They are payable prior to, or at the time of, registration.

5.1 St. John's Campus

All fees are per semester and are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

5.1.1 Undergraduate students (full-time)

General fees
    Student Union fee ............................................................................................................$35
    Canadian Federation of Students' fee (not collected Spring semester) ................................$3
    Canadian Federation of Students - Newfoundland and Labrador fee (not collected Spring semester) ...$3
    Media Fee ........................................................................................................................$4

Health/Dental Plans

Students who have alternative health and dental coverage may opt out of the plan(s) by completing a Waiver of Participation from at the MUNSU Office.

The deadline to opt out of the health and dental plans for any given academic year is two weeks after the first day of lectures  in September.  Only students who were not full time or not enrolled in the Fall semester may opt out in the Winter semester. The deadline will be two weeks after the first day of classes.

Student Health Plan .................................................................................................................$81

Dental Plan ..............................................................................................................................$65

5.1.2 Undergraduate students (part-time)

Student Union fee .....................................................................................................................$15

Media fee ..................................................................................................................................$4

5.1.3 Graduate students

Union fee .........................................................................................................................$20

Canadian Federation of Students - Provincial (not collected Spring semester).....................$3.60

Canadian Federation of Students - Federal (not collected Spring semester).........................$3.60

Drug and Health Insurance Plan (per annum) ............................................................................................$347.58

Dental Insurance Plan (per annum) ...........................................................................................................$181.16
                   
5.1.4 Post-graduate residents and interns

Union fee (per annum) ........................................................................................................$5

5.1.5 Nursing students (fee collected in the Fall semester)

Canadian Nursing Students' Association fee (full-time students, per annum) ...........................$5

Canadian Nursing Students' Association fee (part-time students, per annum)...........................$3

5.2 Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

5.2.1 Undergraduate Students (full-time)

Health Plan ...................................................................................................................................$68

Student Union fee ..........................................................................................................................$45

S.U.B. Fund (not collected Spring semester) ..................................................................................$5

Canadian Federation of Students - Newfoundland and Labrador fee (not collected Spring semester)..............$3

Canadian Federation of Students' fee ............................................................................................$3

5.2.2 Undergraduates (part-time)

Union fees .......................................................................................................................................$7

5.3 International Student Health, Drug, and Dental Insurance (varies from year to year)

5.3.1 All students (undergraduate and graduate) studying on a student visa at Memorial University of Newfoundland will be required, as a condition of registration, to purchase health insurance. Such students should check with the International Student Advisor for the current rate. Drug and dental insurance is required of all International students. Students should check with the International Student Advisor for the current rate.

6 FEES AND CHARGES PERTAINING TO APPEALS

6.1 Challenge for Credit Fee

Fee one half of the fee associated with the credit hour value of the course

6.2 Supplementary Examination Fee

Fee .............................................................................................................................................$50

6.3 Reread of Final Examination Fee

Fee ..............................................................................................................................................$50

7 MISCELLANEOUS FEES AND CHARGES

7.1 Recreation Fee (The Works)

Students must pay a recreation fee.

Fee (St. John's Campus and Fisheries and Marine Institute)

Per semester ..................................................................................................................................$40

Per session .....................................................................................................................................$20

7.2 Student Parking Fees

7.2.1 Students may purchase permits on a semester or per annum basis.

Per semester ...............................................................................................................................$13.80

Per annum ...................................................................................................................................$41.40

7.3 Books and Supplies

7.3.1 Students should be prepared to meet an expenditure to cover the cost of textbooks and supplies each semester. Students should consult their professors before purchasing any new or used textbooks or laboratory manuals.

7.4 Damages or Destruction to University Property

7.4.1 Unwarranted damages or destruction to University property will be charged to the responsible party or parties, and are payable when assessed.


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 Canadian 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 International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
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 supplementary 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 to TRANSFER 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 (ETS), 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. The Division of Lifelong Learning at Memorial University of Newfoundland is an official ETS testing center and may be contacted at (709)737-7979 or online at www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning.

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 Canadian 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 Canadian 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 2.5, on the CAEL 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 International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
A minimum overall band score of 6.5, with at least band 6 in each of Writing and Reading. The official results of the IELTS must be forwarded to Memorial University of Newfoundland directly from the appropriate testing authority.

Information regarding the IELTS may be obtained from the IELTS Subject Officer, University of Cambridge Local, Examinations Syndicate, 1 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EU, U.K. or via www.ielts.org.

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.
•    English: English 3201 (2 credits); or the former combination of Language 3101 (1 credit) and one of Thematic Literature 3201(2 credits) or Literary Heritage 3202 (2 credits).
•    Academic or Advanced Mathematics: One of Mathematics 2200, 2201, 2204, or 2205 and one of  Mathematics 3200, 3201, 3204, or 3205 (valued at 2 credits each).
•    Laboratory Science: Four credits in Laboratory Science (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Earth Systems, Physics), including at least two credits at the 3000 level chosen from 1 of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, Earth Systems 3209, or Physics 3204 (valued at 2 credits each).
•    Social Science/Modern or Classical Language: Two credits at the 3000 level in a Social Science area or in a Modern or Classical Language.
•    Electives: Two credits at the 3000 level in elective courses chosen from the subjects above or from additional courses approved by the Department of Education for offering at the 3000 level for certificate purposes.

3.1.2 Other Information
•    Early Final Acceptance: Applicants in their final year of high school who have achieved a minimum overall average of not less than 85% in select 2000 level courses in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Laboratory Science may be granted final admission prior to the release of final high school results. This does not preclude the application of selective admission criteria for particular faculty/school programs.
•    Provisional Acceptance: Applicants in their final year of high school who are not eligible for Early Final Acceptance, but who have completed, or who are completing a slate of courses which meets the course requirements specified in Applicants Who Have Followed the High School Curriculum of Newfoundland and Labrador, may be granted provisional acceptance prior to the writing of final examinations. This provisional acceptance will remain valid until the final examination results are released by the appropriate authorities at which time a final determination of each applicant’s admission status will be made. Provisionally accepted applicants who meet all requirements will be granted a final acceptance, whereas applicants who fail to meet all requirements will have their provisional acceptance revoked. This does not preclude the application of selective admission criteria for particular faculty/school programs.

    Advanced Placement: Applicants completing Advanced Placement courses through the Advanced Placement Program offered by the College board should also refer to TRANSFER CREDIT Advanced Placement (AP).

•    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS will apply to all applicants.

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

3.2.1 Admission Criteria
•    Applicants from other provinces of Canada are required to have successfully completed Grade XII in the University Preparatory Program (in the case of Quebec students, Secondary V Certificate) with a passing mark in each of the following Grade XII academic or advanced-level subjects and an overall average of not less than 70% compiled from the grades received in the courses selected:

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

•    For further information concerning specific provinces, applicants 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.

3.2.2 Other Information 
•    Early Final Acceptance: Applicants in their final year of high school who have achieved a minimum overall average of not less than 85% in select Grade 11 courses in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Laboratory Science may be granted final admission prior to the release of final high school results. This does not preclude the application of selective admission criteria for particular faculty/school programs.
•    Provisional Acceptance: Applicants in their final year of high school who are not eligible for Early Final Acceptance but who have completed, or who are completing, a slate of courses which meets the course requirements in Applicants Who Have Followed the High School Curricula of Other Provinces of Canada may be granted provisional acceptance prior to the writing of final examinations. This provisional acceptance will remain valid until the final examination results are released by the appropriate authorities at which time a final determination of each applicant’s admission status will be made. Provisionally accepted applicants who meet all requirements will be granted a final acceptance, whereas applicants who fail to meet all requirements will have their provisional acceptance revoked. This does not preclude the application of selective admission criteria for particular faculty/school programs.
•    Advanced Placement: Applicants completing Advanced Placement courses through the Advanced Placement Program offered by the College Board should refer to TRANSFER CREDIT Advanced Placement (AP).
•    Applicants seeking credit for enriched High School Grade XII courses or Ontario Grade XIII/OAC courses should refer to TRANSFER CREDIT Enriched Courses And Ontario Grade XIII/OAC.
•    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS will apply to all applicants.

3.3 Applicants For Concurrent Studies
3.3.1 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 Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. 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.

3.3.2 Other Information
•    English Language Proficiency Requirements will apply to all applicants.

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
                Geology: IS 3212 OR
                Physics: IP 3111, 3112, 3213, 3215, 3216

3.4.2 Other Information
      •    English Language Proficiency Requirements will apply to all applicants.

3.5 Applicants For Mature Student Status
3.5.1 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.

3.5.2 Other Information
•    English Language Proficiency Requirements will apply to all applicants.

3.6 Applicants Who Are Senior Citizens
3.6.1 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.

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, NL, 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
•    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 3.7.4, Other Information.

3.7.2 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 3.7.4, Other Information.

3.7.3 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

•Also refer to 3.7.4, Other Information.

3.7.4 Other Information 

•    Early Final Acceptance: Subject to satisfying the University’s English Language Proficiency requirements, applicants from other countries in their final year of high school who present a minimum overall average of not less than 85% or equivalent in select courses in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Laboratory Science, may be granted final admission prior to the release of final high school results. This does not preclude the application of selective admission criteria for particular faculty/school programs.
•    Provisional Acceptance: Applicants in their final year of high school who are not eligible for Early Final Acceptance consideration but who have completed, or who are completing a slate of courses which meets the course requirements as specified under Applicants From Other Countries may be granted provisional acceptance prior to the writing of final examinations. This provisional acceptance will remain valid until the final examination results are released by the appropriate authorities at which time a final determination of each applicant’s admission status will be made.  Provisionally accepted applicants who meet all requirements will be granted a final acceptance, whereas applicants who fail to meet all requirements will have their provisional acceptance revoked. This does not preclude the application of selective admission criteria for particular faculty/school programs.
•    Applicants from other countries should submit official matriculation certificates at least two months prior to the commencement of the semester to which they are seeking admission. Certificates in a language other than English or French should be accompanied by notarized English translations.
•    Applicants from other countries may be required to submit with their application, a statement of satisfactory financial resources.
•    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS will apply to all applicants.

3.8 Applicants Transferring From Other Recognized Universities or Colleges
3.8.1 Admission Criteria

•    The admission of applicants from other recognized universities or colleges will be subject to the regulations for ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY in addition to GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS, REGULATIONS FOR CONTINUANCE AND READMISSION. In order to allow sufficient time for assessment of possible transfer credit, applicants should refer to TRANSFER CREDIT for information on the transfer credit application and evaluation process and requirements.

3.8.2 Other Information
•    In addition to the $40.00 non-refundable application processing fee, a fee of $40.00 is required of all applicants who apply for admission from post-secondary institutions outside of Newfoundland and Labrador and/or non-Canadian applicants. Neither fee is refundable nor will it be credited to the applicant's financial account in any circumstances. For further information refer to FEES AND CHARGES.
•    Students applying for transfer from other recognized universities or colleges shall submit their High School Diploma and official transcript(s) from all universities and colleges attended. All documents must be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office, Office of the Registrar from the appropriate institution(s). These documents must be certified and official and received in the Office of the Registrar not later than two months prior to the first day of lectures in any semester, as stated in the UNIVERSITY DIARY. An application is not considered complete until these documents have been received.
•    Applicants transferring from other universities or colleges should also see TRANSFER CREDIT.
•    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS will apply to all applicants.

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
•    Applicants must submit a completed application for admission/readmission together with the appropriate fee. For further information refer to FEES AND CHARGES
•    Applicants must submit a letter to the Committee outlining the grounds for requesting special consideration and provide a letter from a school principal, guidance counsellor, employer or other responsible person substantiating those grounds.
•    In order to allow sufficient time for reasonable and consistent consideration of special cases, supporting letters must be received at least one week prior to the beginning of the semester to which admission is being sought.

3.9.2 Other Information
•    ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS will apply to all applicants.

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

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 registration period for 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.

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

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 University Regulations and evaluation and recommendation by the appropriate academic unit(s).
6.5
For the purpose of satisfying the regulations RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A FIRST DEGREE and RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND DEGREE under (GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS), a successful challenge for credit shall be considered the equivalent of a transfer credit and shall be recorded on the transcript as a pass (PAS). Challenge grades are not included in averages. For further information refer to  RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A FIRST DEGREE and RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND DEGREE.
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.


ACADEMIC ADVISING

During their period of study at the University, students are expected to make some very important academic decisions, the consequences of which can significantly affect the course of their academic careers. While the responsibility for making these decisions rests with students individually, they are not expected to make such decisions without access to sound academic advice.

Students should seek advice on matters such as course selection, telephone registration, dropping/adding course registrations, selecting/changing an academic program, entrance requirements for degree programs and interpretation of university regulations. It is especially true that students in the early stages of their degree program should seek academic advice.

Students who are considering enroling at the University or who are in their first year of study at the University or who have not declared an academic program can obtain academic advice from the following sources: those students attending the St. John's Campus should contact the Academic Advising Centre, Office of the Registrar, located in the Science Building room SN4053, at 737-8801; those students attending the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College campus should contact the Senior College Academic Adviser at the Office of the Registrar, located in the Arts and Science Building in room AS270, at 637-6298.

Students who have declared their major or have been accepted to a School or Faculty can obtain academic advice from a faculty adviser assigned by their School/Faculty/ Department. Students should contact the head of the relevant academic unit to be assigned a faculty adviser.

Students are also encouraged to approach their professors for academic advice or referral to the appropriate source of advice.

While it is the responsibility of students to see that their academic programs meet regulations in all respects, academic advice is provided as a service of the University.


GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS (UNDERGRADUATE)

Memorial University of Newfoundland is governed by the principles of fairness, academic integrity and the timely provision of information and by regulations whose purpose is to ensure fair and equitable treatment for the entire University community. Some regulations deal with the normal workings of the University (continuance, registration deadlines, etc.) and pertain to all undergraduate students. Other regulations, however, especially those concerned with classification of degrees and academic conduct, apply to certain students in certain specific situations.

The Office of the Registrar will assist students with any questions or problems which arise concerning the interpretation of regulations. It is, however, the responsibility of the student to see that his or her program meets University regulations in all respects. Every student has the right to request waiver of GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS (UNDERGRADUTE). In addition, every student has the right to appeal decisions resulting from a request for waiver of GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS (UNDERGRADUTE). For further information refer to Waiver of Regulations and Appeal of Regulations.

Descriptions and regulations for individual programs can be found in the appropriate academic-unit section of this Calendar. The terminology is explained in the GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN THIS CALENDAR.

1 Classification of Students

2 Degree and Departmental Regulations

3 Residence Requirements

4 Registration

5 Attendance

6 Evaluation

7 Examinations

8 Grading

9 Dean's, Director's, and Principal's List

          9.1 General Information
          9.2 Procedure and Criteria

10 Continuance and Readmission

11 Academic Misconduct

12 Graduation

13 Waiver of Regulations

14 Appeal of Regulations


1 Classification of Students

1.1 Full-time students:

1.1.1Students who have been admitted to this University and who are registered for the duration of any semester in at least 9 credit hours or at least 5 credit hours in a session are deemed full-time students.

1.1.2 Notwithstanding the above and the regulations governing the Marine Institute technology diploma programs, students who have been declared as pre-Bachelor of Technology or pre-Bachelor of Maritime Studies are deemed full-time students if they are registered for either: three non-degree courses and a minimum of 3 degree credit hours, or two non-degree courses and a minimum of 6 degree credit hours.

1.1.3 Students who are registered for the duration of any semester in a co-operative education work term, the internship required of the Computer Industry Internship Option (CIIO), or the studentship required of the School of Pharmacy will be deemed full-time students.

1.1.4 Provided he or she has been admitted to the University, the President of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Union (MUNSU) shall be deemed, for the purpose of membership on University committees, the Senate and the Board of Regents, to be a full-time student during his or her tenure, to a maximum of one term, while President of the Union.

1.2 Part-time students are students who have been admitted to the University and who are registered for fewer than 9 credit hours in any semester or fewer than 5 credit hours in any session.

1.3 First-year students are students who have earned fewer than 18 credit hours.

1.4 Second-year students are students who have earned from 18 to 47 credit hours inclusive.

1.5 Third-Year Students are students who have earned from 48 to 77 credit hours inclusive.

1.6 Fourth-Year Students are students who have earned from 78 to 107 credit hours inclusive.

1.7 Fifth-Year Students are students who have earned not fewer than 108 credit hours.


2 Degree and Departmental Regulations


Every student seeking a bachelor's degree shall comply with all the course requirements governing the award of that degree.

2.1 Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science
2.2 Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - All Other Faculties and Schools
2.3 Further Credentials
2.4
Time Limits



2.1 Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science

2.1.1 A student completing a degree program in the Faculty of Arts or in the Faculty of Science will normally follow the degree regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes a course(s) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a program.

2.1.2 In the case of departmental regulations for a major or minor, a student will normally follow regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes a course in that subject at the 2000 level or above which may be applied to the major or minor program respectively. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a program.

2.2 Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - All Other Faculties and Schools

2.2.1 A student registered in any faculty or school, other than the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science, will normally follow regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes a course(s) in that faculty or school following formal admission to that program. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a program.

2.2.2 A student in either the Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, or Faculty of Medicine who fails to obtain promotion or is not registered for full-time studies for one or more semesters and is readmitted to full-time studies in the faculty will normally follow regulations in effect at the time of readmission.

2.2.3 A student in the School of Music who is required to withdraw from the Bachelor of Music degree program for academic reasons, or who has withdrawn from the principal applied study course will normally follow regulations in effect at the time the student is readmitted to the School. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a program.

2.3 Further Credentials

2.3.1 Students may obtain more than one undergraduate degree at this University but not in the same major subject. Students are also encouraged to consider proceeding to more advanced studies at the honours or graduate level.

2.3.2 A student will not be awarded the same bachelor's degree more than once by this University (e.g., if a student has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from this University the student will not be awarded a second Bachelor of Arts degree from this University).

2.3.3 A student who has completed a Bachelor's degree from this University may complete the requirements for another major or minor.  A notation indicating the completion of the requirements for the additional major or minor will be included on the student's academic record.

2.3.4 For further information refer to Residence Requirements - Second Degree.

2.4 Time Limits

2.4.1 Notwithstanding these regulations, the University may place limits on the time permitted to complete a program under any given set of regulations. In addition, detailed scheduling of courses and/or practical experience, e.g., work terms, internships, field placements, may be changed as the University deems appropriate or necessary.


3 Residence Requirements

3.1 General Information
3.2 First Degree
3.3 Second Degree



3.1 General Information

3.1.1 Residence requirements are met by attendance at classes on a campus and/or by the number of credit hours completed at this University.

3.2 First Degree

3.2.1 For a first bachelor's degree students shall have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours through attendance at classes on the campus of a recognized university or university college. Distance education courses may be used to satisfy the requirements of this clause only for the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Bachelor of Maritime Studies, Bachelor of Nursing (Post-RN) and Bachelor of Technology.

3.2.2 Students shall complete at this University the last 30 credit hours required for the degree. There are exceptions to this requirement as follows:

3.2.3 Students who have taken courses in the subject of their major at another university are required to complete at least 12 credit hours in that subject at this University.

3.3 Second Degree

A student who has already completed a bachelor's degree may undertake a second bachelor's degree, but not in the same major, subject to the condition outlined below:

3.3.1 Every student for a second bachelor's degree shall complete at least 30 credit hours at this University beyond those required for the first degree. These credit hours must be applicable to the degree sought. Students who have completed a first degree at this University may be permitted to take at another university up to 6 of the 30 credit hours required in this clause.


4 Registration

4.1 General Information
4.2 Student Responsibility
4.3 Registration Priority
4.4 Adding Courses
4.5 Course Weight/Course Load
4.6 Dropping Courses
4.7 Withdrawing from the University
4.8 Auditing of Courses


4.1 General Information

4.1.1 The University provides two methods for registration: the Student Web at www.mun.ca/regoff/ or the Telephone Registration System (TRS) at (709)733-9949.

4.1.2 No student may register after the end of the registration period. In the case of accelerated courses and courses offered outside the normal time frame of a semester or session the registration period will be prorated with respect to all associated deadlines.

4.1.3 The University reserves the right to require a student to withdraw without academic prejudice from a course, courses, or program in which the student is improperly registered.

4.2 Student Responsibility

4.2.1 Students are strongly encouraged to seek academic advice before registering.

4.2.2 The responsibility for taking all steps necessary for registering and ensuring that a student's registration is appropriate, correct, and proper rests solely with the student. The University will make every effort, through its various academic counseling and advising services, to ensure that students are informed of the suitability and accuracy of their registrations.

4.2.3 Students must register for courses at or after the assigned registration time and before the end of the registration period as defined in the University Diary.

4.3 Registration Priority

4.3.1 The University uses a registration priority system that assigns the date and time that students register. Priority for registration is determined by a combination of three factors: closeness to graduation (i.e., number of credit hours completed); a student's academic achievement (i.e., GPA), and a student's program of study (i.e., degree, major, minor).

4.3.2 Academic units may reserve spaces in course sections for students in a particular degree, major, minor, or the like.

4.3.3 For further information on registration priority consult the booklet Undergraduate Registration Procedures.

4.4 Adding Courses

4.4.1 General Information

4.5 Course Weight/Course Load

Course load is the sum of course weights. In a session the course load is double. For the purposes of determining course load, each course is weighted with the credit hour value associated with that course, unless otherwise specified as follows:

4.5.1 Semester Course Load: The normal course load in a semester shall be 15 credit hours, except where academic regulations require more than that number. No student shall register for more than 15 credit hours or more credit hours than required by degree regulations in a semester except with the written permission of the dean, director, principal, or executive director of the student's faculty, school, college or institute.

4.5.2 Session Course Load: The normal course load in a session shall be 6 credit hours. No student shall register for more than 6 credit hours in a session except with the written permission of the dean, director, principal, or executive director of the student's faculty, school, college or institute.

4.6 Dropping Courses

4.6.1 General Information

4.6.2 Dropping Courses Without Academic Prejudice

4.6.3 Dropping Courses With Academic Prejudice

Students dropping courses except under the provisions outlined under Dropping Courses Without Academic Prejudice will have the letter grade of DRF and a numeric grade of 0% entered on his or her record for each course dropped.

4.6.4 Work Terms

Students registered for a co-operative education work term should refer to the appropriate academic-unit section of this calendar with respect to regulations regarding work terms.

4.6.5 Tuition Fee Implications

4.7 Withdrawing from the University

4.7.1 General Information

4.7.2 Withdrawing from the University Without Academic Prejudice

4.7.3 Withdrawing from the University With Academic Prejudice

Any student dropping courses except under the provisions outlined under Withdrawing from the University Without Academic Prejudice will have the letter grade DRF and a numeric grade of 0% entered on his or her record for each course withdrawal.

4.7.4 Work Terms

Students registered for a co-operative education work term should refer to the appropriate academic-unit section of this calendar with respect to regulations governing withdrawing from work terms.

4.8 Auditing of Courses

4.8.1 Individuals auditing courses must have met the University's admission or readmission requirements as stated in ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (UNDERGRADUATE).

4.8.2 In order to audit any course, an individual must receive permission from the instructor in that course and the head of the academic unit in which the course is offered. Permission cannot be given until the number of registrations is known. Factors to be considered shall include class size, impact on students registered for credit, and other matters judged relevant by the academic unit.

4.8.3 Individuals auditing courses shall limit their participation to that deemed appropriate by the instructor.

4.8.4 Auditors are not permitted to write formal examinations or have their work formally assessed.

4.8.5 Audited courses will not be considered as meeting prerequisites, admission, or course requirements for any undergraduate programs, nor will audited courses be listed on the individual's transcript of University studies.


5 Attendance

5.1 Attendance regulations must be approved by the Senate and will be allowed only in cases where the academic unit has demonstrated that attendance is necessary for safety reasons, for teaching practical skills, or for attaining other clearly specified objectives. This may include an attendance regulation that may, by itself, cause a student who contravenes the regulation to fail or be dropped from a course.

5.2 The course where an attendance regulation is to be enforced must have the statement "attendance required" included in the calendar description.


6 Evaluation

6.1 Method of Evaluation
6.2
Informing Students of the Method of Evaluation
6.3 Changing the Method of Evaluation
6.4 Good Writing Skills
6.5 Completing a Course


6.1 Method of Evaluation

6.1.1 The method of evaluation in any course shall be determined by the academic unit subject to all University regulations.

6.2 Informing Students of the Method of Evaluation

6.2.1 The method of evaluation and required prerequisites or co-requisites shall be made known to students before the end of the first week of lectures in any semester or session.

6.2.2 This information shall be in typewritten or computer-generated format and shall be provided in paper form to the students present in each class during the first week of lectures. In the case of Web-based courses, this information may be provided electronically.

6.2.3 The following shall be included in the explanation of the method of evaluation:

6.2.4 When it is determined that there will be a common final examination for day and evening sections of a course, students must be so informed in the explanation of the method of evaluation for the course and prior to the end of the registration period.

6.3 Changing the Method of Evaluation

6.3.1 The explanation of the method of evaluation, as made available to the class in the first week of lectures, shall be changed only if:

6.4 Good Writing Skills

6.4.1 Regardless of the method of evaluation, good writing skills are required for effective communication. Students are, therefore, expected to demonstrate proficiency in logical organization, clarity of expression and grammatical correctness in their writing. For further information refer to Grading - Good Writing.

6.5 Completing a Course

6.5.1 When it is prescribed that students, once registered, must complete a particular course, it is understood that they shall, when required, attend lectures given in the course, perform laboratory projects, and exercises that may be assigned and any other written or oral exercises prescribed, write or otherwise answer tests and examinations given in the course throughout the semester or session, including any final examinations, and shall obtain an overall passing grade in the course in accordance with the prescribed evaluation procedures.


7 Examinations

7.1 Scheduling of Examinations
7.2 Scheduling of Final Examinations
7.3 Exemptions From Final Examinations and Procedures for Applying to Write Deferred Examinations
7.4 Access to Final Examination Scripts
7.5 Rereading of Final Examination Scripts


7.1 Scheduling of Examinations

7.1.1 No laboratory examinations totalling more than one laboratory period in length shall be given in any laboratory course in any week during a lecturing period in any semester or session. Such examinations shall be administered in the laboratory time period assigned for that course section. The application of this clause in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Faculty of Medicine is subject to interpretation by the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies. The Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies may grant a waiver of this clause for laboratory examinations in individual courses in a given term upon recommendation of the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies. Such waivers will be considered only if it can be shown that such laboratory examinations do not conflict with regularly scheduled sessions of another course for any student involved.

7.1.2 Any other examinations shall not extend beyond the class period assigned to that course section in any week during a lecturing period in any semester or session. The application of this clause in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Faculty of Medicine is subject to interpretation by the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies. The Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies may grant a waiver of this clause for examinations in individual courses in a given term upon recommendation of the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies. Such waivers will be considered only if it can be shown that such examinations do not conflict with regularly scheduled sessions of another course for any student involved.

7.1.3 During the last two weeks of the lecturing period in any semester or the last week of the lecturing period in any session, no examinations or assignments, whether in-class or take home, shall be administered or assigned. However, assignments which have been notified under Evaluation  may be submitted and oral and laboratory examinations may be administered. The application of this clause in the Faculty of Education (with respect to accelerated courses), the Faculty of Medicine, the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (with respect to activity courses,  accelerated courses and courses offered outside the normal time frame during the Spring semester), and the School of Nursing is subject to interpretation by the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies.

7.1.4 No examinations of any nature shall be held between the last day of lectures and the start of the formal examination period in any semester or session. The application of this clause to the Faculty of Education (with respect to accelerated courses), the Faculty of Medicine, the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (with respect to accelerated courses and courses offered outside the normal time frame during the Spring semester) and the School of Nursing is subject to interpretation by the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies.

7.1.5 In the event of an officially declared emergency which results in the cancellation or interruption of in-class examinations or tests previously scheduled and notified to be held in the final class period of the third last week of lectures of a semester or the second last week of lectures of a session, teaching units may reschedule such examinations or tests in the next regularly scheduled class or as early as possible in the second last week of lectures of a semester or the last week of lectures of a session. In no circumstances can the rescheduled examinations or tests be held in the last week of lectures of a semester.

7.2 Scheduling of Final Examinations

7.2.1 Final examinations, if any, whether of the normal two-hour duration or longer, shall be held in each course at the end of the semester during which it was given in accordance with the schedule of examinations published by the Office of the Registrar. The application of this clause to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) and all degree programs offered by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation is subject to interpretation by the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies.

7.2.2 Normally, course sections offered during the day will have their final examinations, if any, scheduled in the day, and course sections offered in the evening will have their final examinations, if any, scheduled in the evening. When a student is unable for good reason to write a final examination scheduled outside the provisions of this clause, the student will be entitled to write a deferred examination. For further information refer to Exemptions From Final Examinations and Procedures for Applying to Write Deferred Examinations.

7.2.3 When an academic unit determines that there will be a common final examination for day and evening sections of a course, students must be so informed in the explanation of the method of evaluation for the course and prior to the end of the registration period.

7.2.4 Where possible, academic units should inform the Office of the Registrar when they submit their class schedules if it is anticipated that a common final examination will be required for day and evening sections of a course, so that this information can be publicized in the class schedule for the appropriate semester. Academic units should indicate whether the examination is to be held during the day or the evening.

7.3 Exemptions From Final Examinations and Procedures for Applying to Write Deferred Examinations

7.3.1 A student who is prevented from writing a final examination by illness or bereavement or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated in writing, may apply, with supporting documents, to have the course graded or have the final examination deferred. This application must be made within one week of the original date of the examination to the head of the appropriate academic unit.

7.3.2 The decision regarding the request of the student to have a course graded or have the final examination deferred, including information on the appeals route open to the student in the case of a negative decision, must be communicated in writing to the student and to the Registrar within one week of the receipt of the student's complete application. For further information refer to Appeal of Regulations.

7.3.3 In those cases where the academic unit accepts the extenuating circumstances the student may be permitted to write a deferred examination or, with the consent of both the academic unit and the student, the grade submitted may be based on term work alone. An interim grade of ABS will be assigned by the academic unit in the case of a student granted a deferred examination. This grade will be replaced by the final grade which must be received by the Registrar within one week following the start of classes in the next academic semester or session.

7.3.4 A student who is prevented from writing a deferred examination by illness, bereavement, or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated in writing, may apply, with supporting documents, to the head of the appropriate academic unit to have the deferred examination further deferred. This application must be submitted within one week of the scheduled date of the deferred examination. The examination will be postponed to a time not later than the last date for examinations in the semester following that in which the student was enrolled in the course.

7.4 Access to Final Examination Scripts

7.4.1 A student has a right to see his or her final examination script. However, the script is the property of the University and the University retains full possession and control of the script at all times. This regulation upholds the authority and judgement of the examiner in evaluation.

7.4.2 To access a final examination script, a student must make a written request to the head of the academic unit in which a course is offered. This request is subject to the following conditions:

7.5 Rereading of Final Examination Scripts

7.5.1 A student may apply to have a final examination script reread whether or not he or she has obtained a passing grade in that course.

7.5.2 A student who wishes to have a final examination script reread must make application in writing to the Office of the Registrar within one month of the official release of grades by the University. When a rereading is requested, the University will make every reasonable attempt to have the rereading conducted by a faculty member(s) other than the original marker(s).

7.5.3 An appropriate fee per course must be paid at the time of application. For further information refer to FEES AND CHARGES - Reread of Final Examination Fee. If the final numeric grade is raised after rereading, the fee is refunded. If the final numeric grade is unchanged or lowered, the fee is forfeited.


8 Grading

8.1 Letter Grades, Numeric Grades and Points Per Credit Hour
8.2 Descriptions of Letter Grades
8.3
Good Writing
8.4
Linked Course
8.5
Incomplete Grades
8.6 Calculation of Averages
8.7 Aegrotat Status


8.1 Letter Grades, Numeric Grades and Points Per Credit Hour

The academic standing of each student will be based upon the course(s) for which he or she was registered as of seven weeks following the first day of lectures in any semester. The final evaluation submitted to the Registrar shall consist of one of the following letter grades with the appropriate numeric grade and points awarded for each credit hour as follows:
Letter Grades Numeric Grades Points Per Credit Hour
A 80-100% 4
B 65-79% 3
C 55-64% 2
D 50-54% 1
F below 50% 0
PWD (pass with distinction) - indicates excellent performance no numeric grade not applicable
PAS (pass) - indicates performance meets expectations no numeric grade not applicable
FAL (fail) - indicates failing performance no numeric grade not applicable
DR (drop) - drop without academic prejudice no numeric grade not applicable
DRF (drop fail) - drop with academic prejudice 0% 0
ABS (absent) - absent for acceptable cause no numeric grade not applicable
INC (incomplete) - incomplete pending final grade no numeric grade not applicable
AEG (aegrotat) no numeric grade not applicable


8.2 Descriptions of Letter Grades

8.3 Good Writing

8.3.1 Students at all university levels should have reasonably sophisticated and effective communication skills and are expected to demonstrate proficiency in logical organization, clarity of expression and grammatical correctness. Good writing is expected of students in all courses. Upon graduation students should be capable of expressing complicated ideas clearly and concisely and should be able to develop arguments in a logical manner. When, in the judgement of the instructor, a student persistently fails to display a reasonable standard of writing, the instructor may consider this when assigning a final grade.

8.3.2 Good writing is characterized by the following qualities:

8.4 Linked Course

8.4.1 A linked course is a course comprising two components and is normally identified by the letter "A" or "B" as the last character of the course number. No credits or points are assigned to the "A" part of a linked course. No credits or points are given until the "B" part is completed. Credits and points will be awarded upon successful completion of the B part and will be attributed to the B part only.

8.5 Incomplete Grades

8.5.1 A student who, for extenuating circumstances, is unable to complete the requirements of a course may, with the approval of the appropriate academic unit, be granted a letter grade of incomplete (INC) in the course. This grade shall be valid for only one week following the start of classes in the next academic semester or session as stated in the University Diary. In the event that a numeric grade has not been received by the Registrar by this deadline the INC shall be changed to the letter grade F with a numeric grade 0%.

8.5.2 Students unable to complete the requirements of a course by the end of one week following the start of classes in the next academic semester or session as stated in the University Diary, may be permitted an extension of time not exceeding the end of the semester following that in which the INC was given. Such an extension may be granted by the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies, on the recommendation of the academic unit. In special circumstances, students registered for a Social Work Internship may be given an extension not exceeding two semesters.

8.6 Calculation of Averages

Only courses evaluated using final grades with associated numeric grades and points are included in the calculation of all averages. In calculating current averages the grades obtained in the A part of linked courses shall be included, while the grades obtained in foundation courses and work terms shall be excluded. Credit received as a result of transfer credit and challenge for credit are not included in the calculation. These calculations may be expressed as averages or grade point averages.

8.6.1 Current average: is a method of expressing a student's performance for the semester. The current average is based on final grades. The current average is calculated by computing the sum of the numeric grade in each course multiplied by the course weight and dividing that sum by the total of the course weights.

8.6.2 Cumulative average: is a method of expressing a student's performance over his or her academic career recorded since the beginning of the 1980-81 academic year. Where any given course, or an equivalent or cross-listed course, is attempted two or more times and is not repeatable, only the best attempt is included in the average. The cumulative average is calculated by computing the sum of the numeric grade in each course multiplied by the credit hour value and dividing that sum by the total number of credit hours attempted.

8.6.3 Current grade point average: is a method of expressing a student's performance for the semester. The points associated with each letter grade are multiplied by the course weight. The current grade point average is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total of the course weights.

8.6.4 Cumulative grade point average: is a method of expressing a student's performance over his or her academic career recorded since the beginning of the 1980-81 academic year. Where any given course, or an equivalent or cross-listed course, is attempted two or more times and is not repeatable, only the best attempt is included in the average. For each course used in the calculation, the points associated with each letter grade are multiplied by the course credit hour value. The cumulative grade point average is calculated by dividing the total number of points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted.

8.7 Aegrotat Status

8.7.1 Students in their final semester or session before graduation, who have been absent from a final examination where one has been scheduled or who have been prevented from completing the semester's or session's work, for reasons which qualify them to write a deferred examination, may, in exceptional circumstances, be given credit for the course on the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies.

8.7.2 Application for aegrotat status, with full details duly authenticated, must be made to the Registrar, indicating each course for which the application is being made, within one week after the last day of final examinations.


9 Dean's, Director's, and Principal's List

9.1 General Information
9.2 Procedure and Criteria


9.1 General Information

Memorial University of Newfoundland acknowleges the academic success of its students in various ways.  One of these is by naming students to the appropriate dean's, director's, or principal's list.  Annually, every academic unit will name to its list a maximum of 10% of its students, selected on the basis of academic performance in the nominating period.

9.2 Procedure and Criteria

9.2.1 At the end of the Winter semester, academic units will nominate students to the appropriate list based on academic performance in the three preceding semesters, Spring, Fall, and Winter.

9.2.2 Students on the dean's, director's, and principal's lists will be selected based on the following minimum criteria:
          •   The student must have obtained a grade point average of at least 3.5 in the credit hours completed in the preceding Spring, Fall, and Winter semesters.
          •   The student must have attended full-time in at least two of the three preceding semesters.
          •   The student must have successfully completed at least 27 credit hours over the preceding Spring, Fall, and Winter semesters, although an academic unit may require that the 27 credit hours be completed in any two of the three preceding semesters.
           •   In consideration of specific program requirements, individual academic units may include students who have successfully completed, over the three preceding semesters, a course load other than 27 credit hours, but which is consistent with the course load defined by the program.

9.2.3 A notation will be placed on the student's transcript indicating that the student has been named to the dean's, director's, or principal's list.


10 Continuance and Readmission

10.1 Eligibility for Continuance
10.2 Academic Warning
10.3 Ineligibility for Readmission


These regulations will be applied at the end of each semester to any student who is registered in a course load of at least 9 credit hours on the last day for adding courses in a semester or session, including a student who later drops courses and changes status to that of a part-time student.

10.1 Eligibility for Continuance

10.1.1 Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University

At the end of each semester, in order to be eligible for continuance in the University, a student is required either:

10.1.2 Academic Criteria for Continuance in Programs of Study

10.1.3 Other

10.2 Academic Warning

10.2.1 Any student who, for the first time, fails to meet the requirements outlined under Eligibility for Continuance - Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University will be given an academic warning.

10.2.2 Certain conditions may be set for students who have been given an academic warning. Any conditions will be set by the head of the appropriate academic unit and will be administered in conjunction with the Registrar. These conditions may include, but are not limited to the following:

10.3 Ineligibility for Readmission

10.3.1 Any student who has previously been given an academic warning and who again fails to meet the requirements, as outlined under Eligibility for Continuance - Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University, at this or another recognized university or college, will not be eligible for readmission to the following two semesters.

10.3.2 Any student who has previously been given an academic warning and who fails, for the second time, to meet the requirements, as outlined under Eligibility for Continuance - Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University, at this or another recognized university or college, will not be eligible for readmission to the following three semesters. To be considered for readmission after this period, the student will need the recommendation of the head of the appropriate academic unit, or, in the case of a student with an undeclared program of study, a senior faculty advisor.

10.3.3 Any student who fails, for the third time, to meet the requirements, as outlined under Eligibility for Continuance - Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University, at this or another recognized university or college, will be considered for readmission only on appeal following a period of withdrawal of at least six semesters. This appeal will be considered by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies only on the recommendation of the head of the appropriate academic unit, or in the case of a student with an undeclared program of study, a senior faculty advisor.

10.3.4 Certain conditions may be set for students who are readmitted after a period of ineligibility. These conditions are outlined under Academic Warning.

10.3.5 Academic units reserve the right to deny readmission where a student has been determined to have engaged in unprofessional conduct. The code of ethics of the appropriate profession will serve as the guidelines when making this determination. However, should there not be an appropriate code of ethics, the following standard will apply: unprofessional conduct is that conduct which involves a breach of the duties required by professional ethics.

10.3.6 The University reserves the right to deny a student readmission where, in the opinion of the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies, following appropriate professional consultation, there is a reasonable likelihood that the student's health or behaviour could endanger the lives, health, or safety of other persons on-campus or off-campus where such a location pertains to University studies. If the University denies a student readmission, the student must be advised of the nature of the case, must be provided with an opportunity to answer the case, and must be advised of the right to appeal before the penalty imposed takes effect. For information regarding the appeal procedure refer to Appeal of Regulations.

10.3.7 These regulations notwithstanding, the readmission of any student at this University is subject to all University regulations.


11 Academic Misconduct

11.1 Principles
11.2 General Information
11.3 General Procedure
11.4 Academic Offences
11.5 Procedures for Informal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences
11.6 Procedures for Formal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences
11.7 Transcript Entries Related to Penalties
11.8 Disposition of Documentation


11.1 Principles

Within the University community there is a collective responsibility to maintain a high level of scholarly integrity. Students are expected to adhere to those principles which constitute proper academic conduct. Academic misconduct cannot be condoned or even appear to be condoned. Students have the responsibility to know which actions, as described under Academic Offences, could be construed as dishonest or improper. Students are reminded that for further guidance on proper scholarly behaviour they should seek advice from their instructors and faculty advisors. 

11.2 General Information

11.2.1 These procedures shall apply to all academic offences relating to undergraduate studies involving, but not limited to, those students who either have been or who are enrolled at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Notification of an allegation of academic misconduct will be forwarded to the last known mailing address of the student as noted on the files at the Office of the Registrar. The University reserves the right to implement action under these procedures where an allegation has been made against a student but where reasonable efforts to contact the student are unsuccessful.

11.2.2 A student who wishes to attend classes, laboratories or other educational activities while an investigation under these procedures is being carried out, can do so only with the written permission of the academic unit concerned. This provision excludes students charged with an offence under the Code Of Disciplinary Procedures For Students. For information regarding theCode Of Disciplinary Procedures For Students contact the Office of Student Affairs and Services.

11.2.3 While a student can continue in a program of studies, if eligible, while an investigation under these procedures is being carried out, the University does not accept liability for any consequences to the student's progress. However, the University may take these consequences into account, as appropriate and to the extent feasible, in cases where charges are dropped or the student is not found guilty. The consequences arising from an investigation and any negative decision rendered may include retroactive effect on grades or promotion within a program. 

11.3 General Procedure

11.3.1 When a member of the University community (faculty, staff, student) has grounds for belief that an academic offence has been committed, that person shall report the matter without delay to the head of the appropriate academic or administrative unit. There should then be an attempt between the parties concerned to resolve minor offences. Only if resolution proves impossible, or one party is dissatisfied with the resolution, should the head of the academic or administrative unit become further involved.

11.3.2 If, in the judgment of the head of the academic or administrative unit, the offence warrants resolution through informal procedures, the individuals involved will be advised to attempt to resolve the matter through Procedures for Informal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences. In the event that no resolution is possible through informal procedures between the individual parties, the head of the academic or administrative unit will institute formal proceedings.

11.3.3 If, in the judgement of the head of the academic or administrative unit, the alleged offence against University regulations is such as to warrant resolution through formal procedures, the head of the academic or administrative unit will refer the matter to the chair of the appropriate committee on undergraduate studies, and Procedures for Formal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences will be implemented.

11.3.4 In all cases, it is the responsibility of the academic or administrative unit to ensure that fairness and impartiality are achieved in the treatment of students. 

11.4 Academic Offences

11.4.1 In the following section the plural shall be deemed to include the singular.

11.4.2 Academic offences shall be deemed to include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

11.5 Procedures for Informal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences

11.5.1 General Information

These procedures will not be applied to cases involving alleged offences on final examinations. Alleged offences on final examinations are governed by the Procedures for Formal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences.

11.5.2 Explanation of Procedures

If, upon receiving a report of an alleged academic offence, the head of the academic or administrative unit decides that an attempt should be made to resolve the matter informally the following procedures shall apply:

11.5.3 Failure to Appear or Respond

11.5.4 Penalties in the Case of Informal Resolution

A student who has been found guilty of an academic offence will be subject to a penalty or penalties commensurate with the offence. Some cases may warrant more than one penalty for the same offence, and previous academic misconduct will be taken into account in determining penalties. The range of penalties and their determination are:

11.6 Procedures for Formal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences

11.6.1 General Information

If the matter cannot be resolved following the Procedures for Informal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences, or if, in the opinion of the head of the appropriate academic or administrative unit, the allegation involves a major breach of University regulations, or in the case of alleged offences on final examinations, the following Procedures for Formal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences shall apply.

11.6.2 Explanation of Procedures

11.6.3 Failure to Appear or Respond

11.6.4 Penalties in the Case of Formal Resolution

A student who has been found guilty of an academic offence will be subject to a penalty or penalties commensurate with the offence. Some cases may warrant more than one penalty for the same offence, and previous academic misconduct will be taken into account in determining penalties. Enforcement of penalties resulting from Procedures for Formal Resolution of Alleged Academic Offences will be overseen by the Registrar. The range of penalties and their determination is:

11.7 Transcript Entries Related to Penalties

11.7.1 Transcript entries shall relate to the penalty(ies) imposed as follows:
Penalty Transcript Entry
Reprimand No transcript entry
Reduction of Grade Entry of final grade for course
Probation "On probation at the University for academic misconduct until [Day, Month, Year]"
Suspension "Suspended from the University/Faculty/School/Program/Course for academic misconduct until [Day, Month, Year]"
Expulsion "Expelled from the University for academic misconduct effective [Day, Month, Year]"


11.7.2 The transcript entries for "probation" or "suspension" will be removed entirely upon the expiration of the penalty. 

11.8 Disposition of Documentation

11.8.1 The disposition of documents relating to allegations under these procedures shall be as follows:


12 Graduation

12.1 Application for Graduation - Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
12.2 Classification of General Degrees
12.3 Classification of Honours Degrees
12.4 Diplomas and Certificates


12.1 Application for Graduation - Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

Students in their graduating year must apply to the Registrar to be admitted to a degree or to be awarded a diploma or certificate. Application must be made on the prescribed form which is available from the Office of the Registrar. The deadlines for application are listed in the University Diary for the Spring and Fall convocations.

12.1.1 No student can be awarded a degree, diploma or certificate unless and until an average of at least 2 points has been obtained on the total number of credit hours required for such degree, diploma or certificate. The degree of Doctor of Medicine is not included in this requirement since all courses comprising the degree are graded on a PAS or FAL basis.

12.1.2 It is the duty of the Registrar to certify to the Senate, where appropriate, that students for degrees, diplomas and certificates have met all the regulations and requirements of the University. 

12.2 Classification of General Degrees

12.2.1 General degrees are awarded as "Classified", "Unclassified" or are not classified, in compliance with such regulations as may be required by the academic unit(s) offering the program(s). Refer to the degree regulations of the academic units for further information.

12.2.2 General degrees are awarded in three classes based on the system for granting points set forth in Grading - Letter Grades, Numeric Grades and Points Per Credit Hour, and determined as follows:

12.2.3 When a student obtains credit for more credit hours than are required for the degree, his or her total degree points shall include only those received for the credit hours required. In eliminating from the total points those received for credit hours beyond the requirements of the degree, the credit hour(s) for which the student receives the fewest points shall be disregarded, provided that no credit hour is disregarded that is a requisite for the degree.

12.2.4 Where a student receives more than one classified bachelor's degree, the class of each degree will be determined independently by applying the scheme set forth in Classification of General Degrees and provided that in determining the points total for each degree only those credit hours may be counted which are applicable towards the degree concerned.

12.2.5 A student who has been granted credit for courses completed at Memorial University of Newfoundland before the introduction of the point system, and/or one who has been given credit for courses completed at another university, will have the class of his or her degree determined by applying the scheme set forth in Classification of General Degrees in proportion to the total of required credit hours completed at Memorial University of Newfoundland since the introduction of the point system.

12.2.6 An Unclassified degree will be awarded a student who has completed at Memorial University of Newfoundland, fewer than one-half of the credit hours required for the degree, or fewer than one-half of the required credit hours since the introduction of the point system. All students shall, however, obtain an average of 2 points or better on the total number of the credit hours required for the degree taken at this University since the introduction of the point system.

12.2.7 The following degrees are not classified: Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Maritime Studies, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Post-Secondary Education (as a second degree), Bachelor of Special Education, Bachelor of Technology, Doctor of Medicine, and all degrees offered by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. 

12.3 Classification of Honours Degrees

12.3.1 Honours degrees may be Classified or not classified in compliance with such regulations as may be required by the academic unit offering the program. Refer to the appropriate degree regulations of the academic units for further information.

12.3.2 A student who has been granted credit for courses completed at Memorial University of Newfoundland before the introduction of the point system, and/or one who has been given credit for courses completed at another university, will have the class of his or her honours degree determined in proportion to the total number of required credit hours completed at Memorial University of Newfoundland since the introduction of the point system.

12.3.3 An honours degree awarded a student who has completed at Memorial University of Newfoundland, fewer than one half of the credit hours required for the degree, or fewer than one half of the required credit hours since the introduction of the point system, may be Unclassified or not classified. 

12.4 Diplomas and Certificates

12.4.1 Diplomas and certificates are not classified.


13 Waiver of Regulations

13.1 All undergraduate regulations notwithstanding, the University reserves the right, in special circumstances, to modify, alter or waive any regulation in its application to individual students where, in the judgement of the head of the appropriate academic unit or committee, merit and equity so warrant. Requests for waivers should be directed as follows:

13.2 Any student whose request for waiver of regulations has been denied has the right to appeal. For information regarding the appeal procedure refer to Appeal of Regulations - Appeal Procedures.


14 Appeal of Regulations

14.1 General Information
14.2 Appeal Procedures
14.3 Information Required in Letters of Appeal
14.4 Information Required for Medical Certificates

14.1 General Information

14.1.1 Every student has the right to appeal decisions resulting from the application of University regulations.

14.1.2 Appeals will be considered in the case of illness, bereavement or other acceptable cause, duly authenticated.

14.1.3 For assistance in the appeals process, students are advised to consult with the Office of the Registrar.

14.1.4 In preparing an appeal a student may consult advisors or facilitators. Such advisors or facilitators may include a faculty advisor, a counselor, a representative from the Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Union (MUNSU) or faculty who have made themselves familiar with the appeals process and who are willing to undertake the role of student advisor or facilitator.

14.1.5 Appeals are made before specific committees that exist at the University to provide an objective review of cases. The appeals process is designed to assist students at critical points in their university career, not to intimidate them. Refer also to Appeal Procedures for information concerning where appeals should be directed.

14.1.6 While the University makes provision for students to appeal regulations, the academic, financial or other consequences of the appeals process rests with the students.

14.1.7 A student whose appeal is denied will be advised in the letter of denial of the next avenue of appeal that may be taken. Should a student's appeal be denied by the Senate, the student will be advised that within the University no further appeal is possible.

14.2 Appeal Procedures

14.2.1 The responsibility for making an appeal before the appropriate committee of the University rests with the student.

14.2.2 A student who is ineligible to officially register for courses but who wishes to attend classes, laboratories or other educational activities while an appeal is in progress can do so only with the written permission of the academic unit concerned. This provision excludes students charged with an offence under the Code Of Disciplinary Procedures For Students. For information regarding the Code Of Disciplinary Procedures For Students contact the Office of Student Affairs and Services.

14.2.3 Any student whose request for waiver of regulations has been denied has the right to appeal. Any such appeal should be made in writing clearly stating the basis for the appeal and should be directed as follows:

14.3 Information Required in Letters of Appeal

14.3.1 All appeals must be made in writing clearly stating the basis for the appeal and must be directed to the appropriate University committee.

14.3.2 Reasons for initiating an appeal, including medical problems, bereavement and/or other acceptable cause, must be stated in the letter of appeal.

14.3.3 Students must present independent evidence to corroborate statements made in the letter of appeal. Preferably, this evidence will come from a professional, such as a physician, a counselor, or a professor. However letters from other knowledgeable parties may be acceptable.

14.3.4 In cases where an appeal is made on medical grounds, medical notes must be sufficiently specific to allow appropriate consideration of the student's case. The note must also clearly state that, in the opinion of the physician, the problem was serious enough to have interfered with the student's work. Students should refer to the policy respecting Information Required for Medical Certificates for more complete information.

14.3.5 Students claiming bereavement as grounds must provide proof of death and evidence of a close personal relationship between themselves and the deceased.

14.3.6 Confidentiality: The committees to which appeals are made do require substantial information about the reasons for the appeal in order to make their decisions. However, the committees also recognize the student's rights to confidentiality. With this in mind, a student may discuss the reasons for his or her appeal with a University or College counselor, who, with the student's permission and provided sufficient reasons exist, may then write a letter to the appropriate committee confirming that there were sufficient grounds for an appeal without disclosing the special personal and confidential details of the case.

14.4 Information Required for Medical Certificates

14.4.1 Students who request permission to drop courses, to withdraw from University studies, to have examinations deferred or to obtain other waivers of University, departmental or course regulations based on medical grounds are required by the University to produce a note from a physician in support of their request. Such notes must be sufficiently specific to allow a proper consideration of the student's case. The University requests that all medical notes be on letterhead, be signed by the physician and include details on the following:

14.4.2 Confidentiality: The University respects the confidentiality of all material contained in medical notes. Physicians are strongly advised to retain a copy of the medical note in case the medical note needs to be verified or reissued at a later date.


NON-ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

A. DISCIPLINE

The President may use all means deemed necessary for maintaining discipline. Students found guilty of misbehaviour may be suspended or fined on the authority of the President, or expelled from the University by the President on the authority of the Board of Regents. (See the Discipline Code.) 

B. TRAFFIC AND PARKING REGULATIONS ON CAMPUS

Students, employees, service personnel, and other persons having a direct association with the University, Health Sciences Centre, or the Fisheries and Marine Institute wishing to park a vehicle in a designated area on campus must obtain a parking permit.  Traffic and parking regulations on campus are enforced by Campus Enforcement and Patrol assisted by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

Application forms for vehicle parking permits, copies of the Traffic and Parking Rules and Regulations, and other information pertaining to traffic and parking on campus, are available at the Campus Enforcement and Patrol Office, Facilities Management Building, or the Health Sciences Centre, Room H-2302, or the Fisheries and Marine Institute, Room 2062.



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