Information before you arrive

Fall 2016


Thank you for your interest in attending Memorial University! We have a number of important items for you to consider regarding the registration process and your arrival to MUN.


Please note:

  • It is the student's responsibility to provide all required documentation as soon as it is available and confirm that they meet the final admission requirements to Memorial. For all students outside of the Newfoundland high school system, if you have not done so already, be sure to have an official copy of your final transcript from your school sent to the following address: Admissions Office, Office of the Registrar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7.
  • If you will not be attending Memorial this Fall, please contact the Admissions Office by email or by telephone (709) 864-4431 to request that your application be withdrawn.


 Registration Webinars

The Academic Advising Centre will offer two webinars to help you learn about our registration process and answer questions you may have. For students who are interested in attending the webinars, please send your request to and indicate which webinar you will attend. We will send out an email to all registrants with a link to the webinar two days prior to the webinars. 

  • Canadian students: June 29 at 4:30pm (Newfoundland Time)
  • International students: July 6 at 10 am (Newfoundland Time) 

 Academic Advice

If you have not already been in contact with an Academic Advisor or another representative from Memorial regarding your course selection, please send an email to and request that an Academic Advisor contact you. Please include your student number and your intended program of study in your email.

It is also recommended that students read the information provided in the Guide to First Year prior to contacting an advisor so that you can have your questions ready. 


To understand your responsibilities in registering, as well as to prepare for and complete your registration, you should review the Registration procedures information found on the Office of the Registrar's website.

You should also review the registration information found in the Guide to First Year.

Look for an email, in your @mun email account, providing your time to register for courses for the Fall 2016 semester. This time will be the earliest that you are able to select courses. You can also view your assigned registration time in Self Service under the Registration information. There are three different ways that you can access Self Service:

  • Memorial Login ( Memorial ID or MUN email address and password required
  • MUN Portal ( Memorial ID or MUN email address and password required. Self Service may be launched from within the MUN Portal.
  • Memorial Self-Service MUN ID and PIN required. PIN is initially set to birth year and day (YYYYDD)

Pay careful attention to ensure that you register for courses at the correct campus! 

 Making changes to your class schedule

You may change your schedule through Memorial Self-Service after you have completed your initial registration. Keep in mind that, once you drop a course, you may not be able to add it to your schedule again should another student register for the available space. Also, if you drop a course that is a co-requisite of another course in your schedule, the other course will also be dropped.

If you have concerns about registration or changing your schedule, please do not hesitate to contact the Academic Advising Centre at (709) 864-8801 or To learn how to book an appointment with an academic advisor please visit the Academic Advising Centre website

 International Students

For students planning to attend Memorial University from outside of Canada, we encourage you to read through the Step-by-Step Checklist provided by International Students Advising (ISA). This information will provide you with a list of items to consider before and after your arrival.

This includes information on the English Placement Test, requesting the airport greeter service, checking in with ISA and learning about services available to international students.

 English Placement Test

All undergraduate students accepted and beginning a program at Memorial University for the first time (or who did not take the English placement test previously) who were required to provide proof of English proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS scores are reminded that they must also take the English Language Placement Test (EPT).

Students need to register for this test by going to the English as a Second Language website and selecting the English Placement Test for Bachelor's and Graduate Degree Students tab. Information about the September writing will be available soon.

Students who were not required to provide proof of TOEFL or IELTS because they met the requirement of English Language Secondary Institution do not need to take the EPT providing they plan on taking English 1080; if they do not want to take English 1080 and want to take English 1020 then they must take the placement test.

 Math Placement Test

Depending on your high school math courses and grades and your intended program at Memorial, you may need to write the Math Placement Test or the Calculus Placement test.

The Course Criteria Chart for Mathematics will help you determine if you need to write the MPT or CPT. The MPT is designed to assess your basic mathematics skills with the intention of ensuring that you register for the mathematics course that is best suited for you. The CPT is an examination of a student’s knowledge of differential calculus. A sample test for both the MPT and CPT can be found on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website.

Registration for Fall 2016 courses will begin in July. You can register for the MPT and CPT examination along with your other courses by adding the course Math 1MPT or Math 1CPT. Once you register for the test you can then register for your intended math course. If you do not obtain the appropriate mark on the MPT or the CPT, an Academic Advisor can assist you with deciding which courses you should take. You can contact an academic advisor by emailing or calling (709) 864-8801. 


We strongly encourage you to attend Orientation in September. Learn about Memorial's campus, services, and supports and begin your Orientation at Welcome Week. Welcome Week is the first week of your University Life. A full slate of events will start on Monday, Sept. 5 and run through the week

You can register for Orientation when you register for your courses. It is listed as Orientation 1000 within the course selections. 


For the Fall 2016 semester, new residents can move into residence beginning Sept. 4. You can learn more about living on our campus, including a check list of items you may want to bring with you by visiting the On-Campus Housing office website.

If you have questions about your housing status for the Fall semester, please email Memorial’s Student Residences at You can also consult the Student Residences website for information regarding living on and off campus.

Student Residences does not cancel on-campus accommodations for applicants who are ineligible for final admission due to final high school results. Students who are denied admission for this reason must notify Student Residences at to cancel their accommodations. This request should be made immediately following confirmation of final admission status.

 Change your personal information

Changes to your contact information can be made through Memorial Self-Service. Please check this information and ensure it remains accurate once you arrive in St. John’s. 

 How and when do I pay my fees?

 Did you know you can pay your student account using your bank's online or telephone payment system? Memorial University can be set up as a payee for most major banks. Just follow 3 easy steps presented on the Cashier's Office website.

Tuition fees and all other fees are due upon registration and must be paid by the first day of classes. Once you register for courses you are financially liable for them unless you drop them by the appropriate deadlines. Fees must be paid by the Wednesday, September 7, 2016 deadline to avoid a late payment penalty. You can view a detailed list of the amount you are owing at any time through Memorial Self Service in the Financial Information section. As well, an invoice will be sent to you through your email account.

Memorial University offers students a variety of payment methods. To learn more about fees payment see the Cashier's Office information. For a detailed listing of all financial regulations and fees, please see the Fees and Charges section of the current University Calendar. For other financial inquiries, please contact the Cashier’s Office in St. John’s at (709) 864-8226 or (709) 864-8229.

How do I get a student ID and what is it used for?

 You can get your campus card (student identification card) at the ANSWERS office (University Centre 3005) or you can request your card online.

The primary use is for identification purposes (necessary when taking final examinations), but the campus card can also be used as a library card, a photocopying card, and a means to gain access to public laser printers on campus. The card also allows students to gain access through certain electronic doors on campus. If you plan to live on campus, your student identification card will serve as your key to your residence.

You can put money on your card online, at the QEII Library or at any other location on campus where campus card loading machines are found. If you should have any concerns about getting your Campus Card, please contact Answers at (709) 864-7461 or email

 How can I find out which books are required?

You can find out which books you need for your courses from the bookstore online. Simply go to the Memorial University Bookstore website, select Textbooks from the main menu and choose the courses for which you would like to have information. Once you locate and highlight the course, select the Search button and you will be able to see a list of which books have been ordered for the class, as well as the cost.


If you have received an early entrance scholarship offer from Memorial, please note that you will receive confirmation of your scholarship after final admission averages have been confirmed. A letter confirming your scholarship will be sent to the permanent mailing address you have on file with the university.

If you did not receive an early scholarship offer but feel you qualify for an entrance scholarship, please contact the Scholarships Office to inquire about this possibility.

Payments for entrance scholarships will be applied to students’ Memorial University accounts throughout the Fall and the early part of the Winter semester.

Educational Scholarship Fund information

If you require a Confirmation of Enrolment form sent on your behalf to an Educational Scholarship Trust Fund (ESTF) company, it is suggested that you provide the Office of the Registrar with this form by July 1, 2016 . Please ensure the beneficiary information is completed and signed and either a scanned copy is sent to from your email account or dropped off at the Office of the Registrar (A-2003, Arts and Administration Building, St. John’s). Once you have registered as a full-time student for the Fall 2016 semester, the ESTF form will be sent.


  We hope to see you at Memorial soon!


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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