Information for prospective students and applicants

Questions with an asterisk (*) are new or recently updated

*Have decisions for admissions been delayed?

In light of the COVID-19 issues currently unfolding, Memorial University had to pause admissions decisions from March 18-20. Admission decisions processing resumed as of March 23. 

*How should I submit physical copies of documents required for my application?

We are currently reviewing the processes to deal with these unexpected delays. Mail Services will continue to receive any couriered documents and deliver them to Admissions Office. However, processing delays have been put in place to ensure our staff's health and safety. Continue to check for updates.

*What should I do if I cannot get access to my required admissions documents?

If you can get a digital copy of the required document from the required institution, you can request that they email it to If the institution cannot email it directly to Memorial, then you can email it to the same email address. If the institution is not able to provide you with a document, then send the most recent copy of the document you have to and we will follow up with you if more information is required. Please be sure to submit your documents in pdf format and include your Memorial student number if possible.

*There is no one answering the Admissions phone line. What should I do?

Our staff have been requested to work remotely. It is suggested that you email your questions/inquiries to We will be monitoring and answering this email address.

*When will I hear about my transfer credit request?

Processing of transfer credits have been paused from March 18-27. We are expecting to resume processing by March 30. However, priority will be given to application processing in the first instance.

Will I still receive my admissions letters and email?

Yes. Once admissions processing resumes on March 24, emails regarding your admission application will resume as well.

*How can I check on the status of my application?

You can monitor your application and supporting documents status online using the credentials used to submit your application at or through Memorial Self Service.

I am not able to write the standardized test required for proof of English proficiency. What shoud I do?  

Currently, we are processing applications based on the information we have received to date. If you have not provided any proof of English proficiency then we will base admission on performance in any English courses you have completed to date. We will offer provisional admissions based on this review but we are still planning to request official test results be provided for final admission. Alternate arrangements may have to be made for Spring 2020 semester admissions.

Below are updates from some test agencies:

TOEFL updates
IELTS updates



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