In principle, priority for registration is determined by three
- Students' programme of study (i.e., degree, major,
- Closeness to graduation (i.e., number of credits
- Students' academic achievement (i.e.,
Academic units may allocate spaces in course sections for students
in a particular program of study, based upon students' declared
degree, major, and/or minor.
Students are classified into one of the following categories and
their priority in registration is determined by the rules for that
category as described below:
- New Memorial University students with early offers of
For Fall registration, new Memorial
University students with early offers of scholarships will register
first. For Winter registration, new Memorial University students
who received early offers of scholarship (interim admission average
of 90% or higher) and those receiving an Entrance scholarship
(final admission average of 85% or higher) will register first.
For both Fall and Winter registration, within the group, students
are ranked based on surname, alternating each semester between
starting with those whose surnames begin with "A" and those whose
surnames begin with "M".
- Other new Memorial University students:
For their first semester and contiguous second semester these
students register second. Within the group, students are ranked
based on surname, alternating each semester between starting with
surnames that begin with "A" and starting with surnames that begin
- Current and returning Memorial students:
These students register next and students within this category are
divided into two groups: the first group comprising students who
have accumulated 90 or more credit hours and the second group
comprising those who have accumulated fewer than 90 credit hours.
Within each of these two groups, the students are ranked by a
registration grade point average (GPA), which is defined as the
better of either the GPA based on the last 30 attempted credit
hours, or the cumulative GPA.*
- College Transfer Year (CTY) students from the College
of the North Atlantic (CNA):
These students register
with the same priority as those in category 3, however, in
determining the registration GPA, the grades in the courses
completed in the College Transfer Year are included. The assignment
of points to a grade is done applying Memorial's grade point scale.
In accordance with Memorial's policy on transfer of credit, grades
are not assigned for the transferred courses, but are included for
calculation of registration GPA, only.
- Other Transfer students:
For their first
and contiguous second semester at Memorial, these students will be
permitted to register at the mid-point of the time for the two
registration groups as defined in category 3., i.e. either in the
group with 90+ credit hours or in the group with fewer than 90
credit hours. Transfer students with a degree from another
institution or with 90+ credit hours of transfer credit are
included in the 90+ credit-hour group and all others are included
with the fewer than 90 credit-hour group. Beyond the second
contiguous semester the priority for these students will be
determined by registration GPA, as defined for category 3.
* In determining total earned credit hours and the
registration GPA, the following will be included:
- For Fall Semester registration, work completed up to and
including the previous Winter Semester.
- For Winter Semester registration, work completed up to and
including the previous Spring Semester.
- For Spring Semester registration, work completed up to and
including the previous Fall Semester.