Office of the Registrar
University Regulations (2008/2009)
4 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 (Undergraduate). In addition, every student has the right to appeal decisions resulting from a request for waiver of General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate). 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.

4.1 Classification of Students
  1. Full-time students:

    1. Students 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  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.

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

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

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

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

  7. Fifth-Year Studentsare students who have earned not fewer than 108 credit hours.