Office of the Registrar
School of Pharmacy (2017/2018)
5 Admission Regulations for the School of Pharmacy

In addition to meeting the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS students applying for admission to programs offered by the School of Pharmacy must meet the appropriate admission regulations of the School.

5.1 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Full-Time Program
5.1.1 General Information
  1. Admission will be to the first year of the full-time, entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy program in the Fall term.

  2. Entry to the School is competitive for a limited number of seats. Priority is given to applicants who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The final decision on admission is determined by the Committee on Undergraduate Student Admissions of the School of Pharmacy.

  3. As part of the regular quota, one seat per year is available in the program for bona fide residents of Newfoundland and Labrador First Nations or Aboriginal ancestry who have met the minimum numeric grade and course requirements for admission to the program.

  4. The Committee on Undergraduate Student Admissions of the School of Pharmacy considers each applicant’s academic background and information on the applicant’s personal characteristics and achievements as given by the applicant. Normally, personal interviews (which may include both a written and oral component) will be required. Reports from referees may also be considered.

  5. The School of Pharmacy does not require certificates of conduct (criminal record checks), or other screening procedures as a condition of admission to its program. However, applicants should be aware that a certificate of conduct will be required as part of the registration process with the Newfoundland and Labrador pharmacy licensing body. In addition, applicants should be aware such certificates of conduct or other screening procedures may be required by practice experience sites used by the University for academic course assignments necessary for graduation. Such sites may refuse to accept students on the basis of information contained in the record check or other screening procedure thus preventing the students from completing a practice experience or other clinical requirement. As a result, such students may not be eligible for promotion or graduation. It is the students’ responsibility to have such checks and screening procedures completed as required and at their own expense. The screening procedures of any given site may change from time to time and are beyond the control of the University.

5.1.2 Application Forms and Deadlines
  1. The application for admission or readmission to programs offered by the School of Pharmacy is submitted online; current and returning Memorial University of Newfoundland applicants should apply using the Admissions menu within Memorial Self-Service at www5.mun.ca/admit/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin. Applicants who are new to Memorial University of Newfoundland should follow the application instructions at www.mun.ca/undergrad/apply. The deadline date for submission of applications is February 1st for Fall admission.

  2. All supporting documentation and fees for admission to the program must be received on or before the deadline of February 1st in any year.

  3. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

5.1.3 Admission Requirements

Applicants who are not currently students at Memorial University of Newfoundland must apply for admission to the University under the Categories of Applicants, Admission Criteria and Other Information outlined under UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - Admission/Readmission to the University (Undergraduate). In addition to meeting these regulations, applicants to the School must meet requirements as indicated below.

  1. To be considered for admission, an applicant must have completed the 30 credit hours outlined below by the end of the Winter term for the year in which admission is being sought. These courses and credits must have been taken at Memorial University of Newfoundland or accepted for transfer credit from an academic institution. The 30 credit hours are:

    • Biology 1001 and 1002

    • Chemistry 1050 and 1051

    • 6 credit hours in English (a Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) course is recommended)

    • Mathematics 1000 and 1001

    • Physics 1020 or 1050, and Physics 1021 or 1051

  2. For students attending Grenfell Campus, the following course offerings are acceptable for admission to the School;

    • Biology 1001 and 1002

    • Chemistry 1200 and 1001

    • 6 credit hours in English (a Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) course is recommended)

    • Mathematics 1000 and 1001

    • Physics 1020 or 1050, and Physics 1021 or 1051

  3. Normally an application will not be considered from an applicant who cannot produce evidence that the above requirements have been met or will have been met by end of the Winter term of the year in which admission is being sought.

  4. An unsuccessful applicant who wishes to reapply for admission is required to submit the application forms relevant to the year of reapplication and will be required to enter into the competition for that year.

5.1.4 Acceptance Procedures
  1. The decision of the Committee on Undergraduate Student Admissions of the School of Pharmacy will be sent electronically to applicants by the Dean of the School. No other form of notification will be considered official.

  2. Applicants shall have 10 calendar days from the date of offer of admission in which to confirm acceptance. The signed intention to accept the offer must be accompanied by a deposit of $500, which will be credited towards tuition fees. The deposit will be forfeited if the applicant subsequently declines the offer or fails to register in the Pharmacy program for the Fall term.

  3. If the acceptance form and deposit is not received within 10 calendar days, the offer by the School will be withdrawn, and the applicant will be notified.

  4. Students who fail to register for courses for the Fall term of admission will be considered withdrawn from the program. Such applicants, if they wish to be considered for admission in the future, must submit a new application for admission to the program.

Applicants requiring additional information may refer to the School of Pharmacy website at www.mun.ca/pharmacy/.