NEW FOR 2019: Accelerated Option
Pending Senate Approval - the Fast-Track Option will be replaced by the Accelerated Option beginning in September 2019.
Accelerated Option Information:
The Accelerated Option is for students who have completed a full two-year course load (minimum 60 credit hours) of a university undergraduate program.
This three-year option runs over eight consecutive semesters.
The deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants must also ensure that all supporting documents are received by this deadline.
High School courses must include:
- Biology 2201 and 3201, or their equivalents
- Chemistry 3202, or equivalent
- Math 3200 or 3201, or equivalent
A minimum of 60 credit hours at the university level.
These 60 credit hours must include the following:
- Six credit hours in English with a Critical Reading and Writing Designation
- Three credit hours in Sociology, Anthropology or Archaeology
- Psychology 1000, or equivalent
A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
A minimum of 12 credit hours per semester in two of the last six semesters.
Applicants are no longer required to have completed the following courses for admission, but they are part of the Accelerated Option:
- Statistics 2500, or equivalent;
- Biochemistry 1430, or equivalent;
- Biology 3053, or equivalent.
Statistics 2500, Biochemistry 1430 and Biology 3053:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to take all or some of these three courses before applying as they are a graduation requirement. Students who do not complete these courses before beginning the Option will have to complete them in order to graduate.
If applicants do not have Biochemistry 1430 and Biology 3053 completed, or equivalent, and wish to complete these courses on-campus at Memorial University, they can contact Memorial University School of Nursing in St. John's or Western Regional School of Nursing in Corner Brook for more information about obtaining permission to register for these courses. NOTE: Pre-requisites, as listed in the University Calendar, for Biology 3053 and Biochemistry 1430 do not have to be completed for admission purposes if applicants obtain permission to register for these required courses.