ADVICE for first-year students

April 2019

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April 5   Lectures end
April 10  Examinations begin
April 19 Good Friday. No examinations
April 20 Examinations end
April 25  Final grades released via Memorial Self-Service beginning at 5 p.m.

It is always a good idea to consult with the University Diary for a full list of important dates for the current academic year. You can also refer to the Office of the Registrar's Important Dates and Announcements for information about registration times for each semester.


The final exam schedule can be found in Self Service under the Academic Information Menu tab. If there is a problem with your exam schedule, for instance three examinations in less than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.


Registration for the Spring semester has begun. Check your email or Self Service for your registration time.

Course offerings for Spring 2019 are available to view through Self-Service and at Course Offerings.

If you have questions or need advice on choosing courses, be sure to visit the Academic Advising Centre in SN 4053.


Current students can book an appointment with an academic advisor using the NAVIGATE app or desktop version.

Prospective and returning students can schedule an appointment by calling or emailing us.

Drop-ins are also welcome everyday; however, you may have a slight wait for the next available advisor.


Exams have begun!

This can be a stressful time for students. The following tips can help you prepare for exams and complete the semester successfully:

  • prepare a schedule. Plan your study time. Be sure to inlcude breaks and lots of time to sleep.
  • organize your study space. Gather your notes. Make sure you have a comfortable and well-lit space to study.
  • plan study groups. Review course material with classmates and friends.
  • eat regular and healthy meals and snacks. Try to avoid junk food.
  • get to bed at a reasonable hour the night before the exam. You will want to be well rested to be able to think clearly.


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

To obtain a current average of 50 per cent in the courses for which he or she is registered on the last day for dropping courses without academic prejudice,


To have obtained a cumulative average of at least 55 per cent.

Note: Most academic units have separate promotion or advancement criteria for continuation of students in specific programs of study. Students are advised to check the regulations of the appropriate academic unit for details. The appropriate committee on undergraduate studies may, at any time, require a student to withdraw for academic reasons.

Academic Warning
Any student who, for the first time, fails to meet the requirements outlined above will be given an academic warning. If you see an academic warning on your transcript please check your @mun email for information.

ADVICE Archived Newsletters:

September 2018
October 2018
November 2018
December 2018
January 2019
February 2019
March 2019



Tel: 709 864 8801
Fax: 709 864 2404
Office Location: Science Building, Room SN 4053


8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday (September - May)
8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday to Friday (June - August)
Extended hours during the registration periods
Drop-ins welcome every day; appointments available Monday, Wednesday and Friday


Academic Advising Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000