ADVICE for First-Year Students

 

February 2018

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PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINES

Some faculties and schools at Memorial have specific application deadlines and admission requirements. Many of these deadlines are coming soon. 

February 1

  • Pharmacy

March 1

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Human Kinetics and Recreation
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

If you are interested in any of these programs, you should ensure that you meet the admission regulations by completing the required courses. Check the University Calendar, or drop by the Academic Advising Centre to get the details on the courses and admission requirements.

For the full list of application deadlines for all MUN campuses, see the Registrar's Office Application Deadlines.


INFORMATION SESSIONS

You can learn more about degree programs offered at Memorial by attending one of the information sessions that are held weekly throughout the semester. The following sessions are hosted by the faculties and schools and the Academic Advising Centre and will be held in the Science Building, SN 4078 at 1:00pm unless otherwise stated.

  • February 7 - Nursing
  • February 7 - Education (Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree Conjoint with the Certificate in STEM Education
  • February 14 - Business
  • February 28 - Arts
  • March 5 - Occupational Therapy (Arts & Administration 2071)
  • March 7 - Science
  • March 21 - HKR
  • March 28 - Police Studies

We encourage you to drop by these sessions and speak with the advisors regarding degree admission requirements and program regulations.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • February 1 - Last day to drop Winter Semester courses and receive a 25% refund of tuition fees. No tuition fees will be refunded for courses dropped after this date. 
  • February 19 - Winter semester break begins at St. John's and Grenfell Campuses
  • February 26, Lectures resume at St. John's and Grenfell Campuses
  • March 1 - Last day for students to drop Winter Semester courses without academic prejudice

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


APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

To speak with an academic advisor, students can book an appointment online by following these steps:

  1. Login to my.mun.ca and select "Students" at the top
  2. Find the "Student Services" box, click "Launch" and then "MyMUNLife".
  3. Select the Academic Advising Centre tab.
  4. Select "Book an appointment with the Academic Advising Centre"
  5. Select a booking option. You can search by appointment type or by academic advisor.

Once the appointment is booked, the system will send a confirmation email to your @mun.ca email and a reminder email the day before the appointment. Students are also welcome to drop by the centre in SN 4053 between 8:30am - 4:15pm to speak with the next available advisor.


Study Tips

Studying should not be left until the night before an exam. It is never too early in the semester to develop good study habits!

  1. Study everyday - reviewing material everyday will help you understand and retain the information.
  2. Pick a place to study that is comfortable, quiet and free of distractions.
  3. Study at a time that works best for you. Some people study better in the morning and others prefer later in the day. It is not recommended to study past your normal bedtime.
  4. Ask for help. Talk to your professors about the things you don't understand. Talk to your friends and fellow students too. You can also visit the Help Centres.
  5. Get enough sleep! You need to be well rested to perform at your best. 


CAREER EXPLORATION AND ADVICE

Whether you came to Memorial with a clear idea of your career path or you are wondering which direction to pursue, Career Development and Experiential Learning (CDEL) can offer you advice and support as you explore your career options.

The CDEL team provides career advising, programs, workshops, events and opportunities for current students and alumni. They can connect you to work opportunities on and off campus as well as teach you how to connect with people in our community. They oversee MUCEP, ISWEP, SWASP, GradSWEP and other employemnt programs, organize experiential volunteer events, and host employer events for you. Postings for part-time, full-time, summer and graduate employment are advertised throughout the year at MyMunLife.

Career Development and Experiential Learning is located on the fourth floor of the University Centre in UC 4002 and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


ADVICE Archived Newsletters:

September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017
January 2018


ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTRE CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: advice@mun.ca
Tel: 709 864 8801
Fax: 709 864 2404
Twitter: @MUNadvice
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MUNadvice

Office Location & Hours

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

Contact

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