American-Patterned Curriculum

General Admission Requirements


High School Graduation Diploma awarded by a school recognized by its State Department of Education.

For International American Schools (not located in the United States of America), the school must be accredited by one of the six Regional accrediting bodies in the United States of America.


Required Subject Areas

  1. English
  2. Mathematics*
  3. Laboratory Science* (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
  4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language
  5. Elective

*Students who are missing an eligible mathematics or laboratory science course, who apply for admission to a program that does not require completion of these courses, will be considered for general admission. In this case, an eligible course in subject groups 1 to 4 may be used to substitute the missing course. Students who are missing eligible courses in two subject areas should contact

Applicants who have completed certain International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses may be eligible for transfer credit.


General Admission Criteria

Admission average
  • Overall “B” average in the required subject areas at the grade 12 level. This will normally be considered the equivalent of at least three grades of B with no more than one D and a “pass” in all subject areas.
Proof of English Proficiency
  • Proof of English language proficiency beyond diploma completion is normally not required. Please refer to the University Calendar for further details.
Competitive program entry (if applicable)
  • Admission to some programs is competitive for a limited number of spaces. A higher admission average and/or supplementary information may be required as part of the faculty-specific admissions. For further details, refer to the supplementary application forms and documents page.


Additional Notes

Memorial generally does not require that applicants complete the College Board’s SAT examinations; however, students are welcome to submit their scores if they have already written the SAT and wish to share their result.

The College Board SAT Subject Test in Mathematics - Level 1 (SATM1) may be accepted in place of Memorial’s Math Placement Test (MPT) if a minimum score is attained. Visit the Department of Mathematics & Statistics for information on placement requirements.


Supporting Documents Required

If you are currently in high school

When you apply (early decision)
When you complete your examinations (final decision)
  • Final official high school transcript sent by post or courier directly from the issuing authority.


If you have completed high school and not attended a post-secondary institution


If you have attended a post-secondary institution


Submitting Your Documents

Official documents will only be considered official when received by post or courier directly from the issuing authority in a sealed envelope.

Supporting documents should be sent to:

By Mail/Post:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
P.O. Box 4200
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7
In Person/Courier:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
Room A2000
Arts and Administration Building
230 Elizabeth Ave.
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7



709 864 4431
709 864 2337
Documents: (Documents only, no replies sent. Transcripts received here are considered to be unofficial.)

International inquiries:


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