How to register for an HSS elective as a non-student

If you are not currently enrolled as a student at Memorial, but you meet the criteria below, you can apply to Memorial and take a course in our faculty:

  • You are 21 or older
  • You have not registered for a course at Memorial in the last three semesters
  • You are not (immediately) interested inbeing admitted to a degree program.

You must apply under 1 of these 2 admission options:
  • Non-degree student 
    If you have never been a student at Memorial University
  • Non-current student
    If you have been a student at Memorial in the past, but it's been more than a year since you registered for a course.

Note: Non-degree students will be subject to the same academic and non-academic regulations as all undergraduate students at Memorial. Also, if there is a cap on the number of students a course can accommodate, preference will first be given to HSS students who have declared a major. 

Instructions to register as a non-degree or non-current student

If you already have an admissions portal account with Memorial, you can skip steps 1 and 2. 

In order to apply to Memorial, you will need to set up an Admissions Portal account.

To do so, visit, and click the "create account" link shown here:

For the field "Entry Term," use the dropdown arrow to display your options, then choose which semester you'd like take a course.



For "Academic Level," choose "Undergraduate."

You will note that once you choose 'Undergraduate," a new field appears: "Area of Interest." You must choose Non-Degree (Undergraduate) as your Area of Interest

You will notice that, when you choose "Non-Degree (Undergraduate)," a new field appears, titled "Academic Program." You must choose Non-Degree Student (Undergraduate) or Non-Current Student (undergraduate) as your Academic Program

Once you have created your password, click the "Click Account" button to finalize creating your account:


Check your email.

Within 5 minutes of creating your account, you should receive an email from Memorial University.

In the email, locate the link that says "Click Here to activate your account."

Click the link to activate your account

In order to register for a course at memorial, you need to apply and be accepted to Memorial as a student. 

Now that you have an account with Memorial University, you can apply as a non-degree or non-current student for an upcoming semester here:

Sign in with the email and password you created in step 2:


Once you sign in, you will see a section titled "My Applications."

Click the red "Create New Application" button:

For your "Application Listing," choose "Start Undergraduate Application - Canadian/New Returning."

As you start filling in fields, you will notice new questions appear.

Entry Term: Choose the term in which you'd like to take a course

Campus: Choose your campus

Area of interest: Choose Humanities and Social Sciences (undergraduate)

Academic program: unless you are actually pursuing a degree, choose "Bachelor of Arts - Unable to declare a major (unsure major)."

Click the red submit button.

Click the red submit button.

Once your application to Memorial has been accepted (Step 3), you will be eligible to register for a course, via Memorial's Self-service website

However, you will need a MUN log in ID or email address in order to log into the Memorial Self-Service website.

If you were a previous student at Memorial, your previous MUN Log In ID or email may work.*

If you are applying as a non-degree student, who has never had a MUN log in ID or email, you can create a MUN log-in ID here*

*Note: You will need your 7- or 9-digit Memorial Number to create a self-service account. You should have received your Memorial Number in the email you received after you applied to Memorial as a non-degree student. If you applied as a non-current student, your Memorial student number is the same as it was before.

For help in retrieving a Memorial Student Number, email

To register for a course, go to:

Log in using your MUN log in ID and password (Step 4).

From the menu options, choose "Student Main Menu," as shown here:

You will see a list of options here, including "Registration."

Click on registration:

Course offerings will appear one month before registration opens

Course offerings for a coming semester generally appear one month before registration opens.

To see course offerings before you're able to register, see upcoming course offerings on the Registrar's Office page, or use the HSS upcoming undergrad courses database.

Check your registration time

From the registration menu, you will see a link to "View Registration Times." Click on it to see when you are eligible to register for a course.

You cannot register for a course until your assigned registration date has occurred. You can register for a course any time after the date shown here. Note that current undergraduate students who have declared a major will get registration priority, meaning they can register for courses before non-degree or non-current students. 


Register for a course

To register for a course, once course offerings for a coming semester are listed, and once your registration time has arrived, click "Look up Course Offerings."

Select the term you want to get your course under the "Search by Term" drop down menu, and then click the Submit button.

Select the broad academic subject/department in which you want to take a course (Ex: Spanish or Sociology).

    Locate a course of interest and click "View Selections."

    You will see all available slots you can take this course in this semester:

    1. Click the Register, or Add to Worksheet buttons.
    2. Click Submit Changes.