Information for prospective students and applicants

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

*With public exams cancelled, what are the undergraduate general admission requirements for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students in the graduating class of 2020?

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Memorial’s Senate waived the undergraduate general admission overall average requirement of 70 per cent for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students in the graduating class of 2020 who apply to attend Memorial University in the 2020-21 academic year (Fall 2020, Winter 2021, or Spring 2021). Applicants will need to have completed graduation requirements for high school as set down by the Department of Education and obtained passing credits in the subjects outlined in the university Calendar, which include English, mathematics, laboratory science, social studies or modern/classical language and an elective. Visit the FAQ for prospective students and applicants for more information.

Admission requirements for competitive admission programs will be assessed by the Faculties/Schools in the context of the current situation.

*What if I applied for a direct entry, competitive admission program?

Admission requirements for competitive admission programs including Engineering, Fine Arts, Human Kinetics and Recreation, Music, Nursing will be assessed by the Faculty/School given the current situation.

*I am a Newfoundland and Labrador high school student who completed level III courses but I am not in the graduating class of 2020. What does that mean for me?

Advice will be requested from the Department of Education on how to accommodate applicants who have received final results for Level III courses completed in 2020 and apply to Memorial for subsequent academic years.

*I am a Newfoundland and Labrador high school students who did not graduate or complete any level III courses in 2019-2020? Does this apply to me?

Applicants who have graduated from high school in Newfoundland and Labrador prior to 2020 and who are not registered in 3000-level high school courses in 2020 will be required to meet the admission requirements as specified in the Calendar.

*What if I am a secondary (high school) student from outside of Newfoundland and Labrador who will graduate in 2020?

Applicants who have followed the high school curricula of other provinces of Canada and applicants who followed the high school curriculum of another country or a recognized standardized curriculum will be required to meet the admission requirements as specified in the Calendar.

As we receive more information on how courses are being graded by each provincial/national educational body, we will review the requirements accordingly. Students are encouraged to email admissions@mun.ca with any concerns.

*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 continuing to receive mail and courier packages through our Mail Services. However, processing delays have been put in place to ensure our staff's health and safety. It may take 7-14 business days for paper documents to be processed. Continue to check www.mun.ca/undergrad/apply for updates. Updated May 1, 9:45 a.m.

*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 admiss.docs@mun.ca. 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, send the most recent copy of the document you have to admiss.docs@mun.ca 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.

We can use unofficial documents to assess an application for a provisional/conditional acceptance. However, to make a final admission decision we will need official transcripts from the educational organizations which can be provided from a verified organizational email address or through online verification. Updated May 1, 9:45 a.m.

*What should I do if I can’t get my official WAEC/NECO test results?

We cannot assess your application until we receive an academic transcript. We are currently accepting WAEC scratch cards for verification. If you did not write the WAEC/NECO then you can send in a copy of your high school transcript and we can assess for provisional acceptance. However, for now we will not make a final admission decision without the WAEC/NECO. Alternate arrangements may have to be made if the current testing situation continues. Updated May 1, 9:45 a.m.

*What if I do not receive final admission but I am completing courses during the Spring 2020 semester/Summer session/Intersession?

If you complete courses during the Spring 2020 semester/Summer session/Intersession and you still have provisional acceptance you will receive credit for courses completed and passed in the semester/session. If your final documents are received and you do not meet final admission requirements your admission will be revoked which means you will no longer be eligible to attend Memorial. Therefore, it is important for you to provide as much accurate and current documentation as possible to ensure your provisional acceptance is accurate. Updated May 1, 9:45 a.m.

*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 admissions@mun.ca. 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. The transfer credit process resumed on April 6. The response time may be delayed due to our current process for handling paper documents. Updated May 1, 9:45 a.m.

Will I still receive my admissions letters and email?

Yes. Admissions processing resumed on March 24, and emails regarding your general admission applications have resumed as well. Updated May 1, 9:44 a.m.

*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 https://www5.mun.ca/admit/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon or through Memorial Self Service.

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

It is our understanding that a number of testing organizations have begun online offerings of their exams and we will accept these test score through online verification or digital submission from the educational/testing organization.

As well, we have approved the use of Duolingo English Test - DET for proof of English proficiency for the Spring (May) and Fall (September) 2020 semester intakes. Our required score of the DET is 115.

Alternate arrangements may have to be made if the current testing situation changes. Updated May 1, 9;45 a.m.

Below are updates from some test agencies:

TOEFL updates
IELTS updates

*With the Spring (May) 2020 semester moving to all online/remote delivery courses, should I defer my application to Fall (September) 2020?

International students living outside of Canada who have received either a provisional or final general acceptance for the Spring (May) 2020 semester as of April 27, 2020 have been sent a replacement general admission letter for Spring (May) 2020. This letter outlines their general admission status and allows students to register for online courses in the Spring semester. Applicants were also sent a general admission letter for the Fall (September) 2020 semester. If you received an acceptance before April 27 and did not receive the letters you will need to make a deferral request through the normal process.

International students living outside of Canada whose applications are assessed and who receive a provisional or final general acceptance for Spring 2020 after April 27 will automatically receive a Spring 2020 admission letter and a Fall 2020 admission letter.

Applicants for competitive-entry programs will hear from faculties/schools directly.

Newfoundland and Labrador and other Canadian applicants can request a deferral, if necessary, as per the current Applicant Deferral process. As well, applicants currently completing Memorial’s ESL program will need to defer through the normal process. Updated May 1, 9:44 a.m.

Are campus tours being offered for undergraduate students?

The Student Recruitment Office is not booking tours for prospective students at this time. We encourage you to explore our campuses on our interactive campus map.

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