ADVICE for first-year students

January 2019

ADVICE is a newsletter created by the Academic Advising Centre for first-year students and this is your January edition. The Academic Advising Centre is here to provide academic guidance so that you can make the most of your experience at Memorial. One of the ways we do that is through regular monthly news offering all first-year students current information about academic issues and resources. The January edition provides information that you may find useful at this point in the semester.

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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% in the courses for which he or she is registered on the last day for dropping courses without academic prejudice, or
  • to have obtained a cumulative average of at least 55%.

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.


Jan. 2, 
Orientation for all new first semester students
Jan. 3, 
Lectures begin for Winter semester courses
Last day for students to pay fees for Winter semester courses without incurring the LATE PAYMENT FEE
Jan. 17,
Last day to add Winter semester courses.
Last day to drop Winter semester courses and receive a 100% refund of tuition fees.
Jan. 24,
Last day to drop Winter semester courses and receive a 50% refund of tuition fees.
Jan. 31,
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.


To find out more about degree programs and their requirements, go to one of the faculty and school information sessions hosted by the Academic Advising Centre.

Jan. 8EducationSN 40681:00-1:50pm
Jan. 16PharmacySN 40681:00-1:50pm
Jan. 23EngineeringEN 10001:00-1:50pm
Jan. 23Social WorkSN 40681:00-1:50pm
Jan. 30Humanities & Social SciencesSN 40681:00-1:50pm
Feb. 6NursingSN 40681:00-1:50pm
Feb. 13BusinessA 206512:00-12:50pm
Feb. 27Human Kinetics & RecreationSN 40681:00-1:50pm
March 6ScienceSN 40681:00-1:50pm

All students are welcome to attend!



Office Location & Hours

Science Building, Room SN 4053

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday to Friday (September - May)
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 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