High School Applicants




Applicants are required to complete an online, open-response situational judgment test called CASPer*. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory to maintain admission eligibility. To learn more about CASPer, which helps assess applicants for non-academic attributes or people skills, go to https://takealtus.com/

*Note: Applicants do not have to complete CASPer snapshot.

CASPer test dates for Memorial University (Undergraduate Nursing) for the upcoming application period:

  • Nov 3, 2022 - 8:00 PM EST
  • Dec 6, 2022 - 5:00 PM EST
  • Jan 19, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST
  • Feb 2, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

To book your CASPer test, please visit the CASPer website

High school applicants are eligible to apply to the 4-Year Option of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program. See here to apply. High school students are not eligible to apply for the Accelerated Option. 

Priority for admission is given to applicants who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. However, out-of-province and international applicants are encouraged to apply.
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Memorial University. 

Required Courses:

The following high school courses, or their equivalents, are required for admission into the Bachelor of  Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program, 4-Year Option:

  • Biology 2201 (out-of-province equivalent example: Biology 11)
  • Biology 3201 (out-of-province equivalent example: Biology 12)
  • Chemistry 3202 (out-of-province equivalent example: Chemistry 12)
  • English 3201 (out-of-province equivalent example: English 12)
  • Math 3200 OR Math 3201 (out-of-province equivalent example: Math 12)
  • Social Science 3xxx or Modern Language 3xxx (2 credits at the 3000 level)*

*For out-of-province high school applicants that do not have a social science or modern language Grade 12 course completed, an additional Grade 12 science course, other than the ones listed above, must be completed.

Admission Averages:

Admission averages for high school applicants are based on grade 12 mid-term grades from the above six courses. The nursing admissions office will check at the end of the school year to ensure that mid-term averages have been maintained and that the final average is generally the same or higher. To be competitive, high school applicants should have an average of 85% or higher in the above 6 courses. Due to the competitive nature of the nursing program, this recommended average may vary from year-to-year.

 Required Documents and Deadlines:

  • Mid-term grades: high school applicants must submit a copy of their mid-term grades by March 1. All other required documents must be submitted by February 3. Mid-term transcripts must be submitted in PDF FORMAT to admiss.docs@mun.ca. Memorial does not have access to mid-term grades so applicants must ensure that they are submitted on time.
  • Personal statement: must be submitted with the nursing application
  • CASPer test: applicants must write the test by the last available testing date. However, scores are sent directly from CASPer to the Nursing Admissions Office. Applicants do not need to submit their scores. 
  • Please note: our system cannot accept .jpeg documents - If you submit your document as .jpeg, your document will not be uploaded to your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are submitted before the nursing document submission deadline.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are submitted before the nursing document submission .

 Important Information for High School Applicants:

  • Applicants can log into their application account to ensure that all documents have been received by the Admissions Office. If you would like to inquire about a missing document, please contact nursingadmissions@mun.ca before the February 3 deadline.
  • There is no difference between semesterized and non-semesterized high schools for the purposes of admission into the BScN Program. All high schools, semesterized and non-semesterized, should have grades available by March 1 in which they must submit to the MUN Admissions Office.
  • The final grades for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students are accessed by Memorial University automatically. Therefore, Newfoundland and Labrador applicants do not have to submit final grades. 
  • Out-of-province high school applicants can submit an unofficial high school midterm transcript but will have to arrange for an official final high school transcript to be sent directly to Memorial University's Admissions Office once final grades are released in June/July via email at admiss.docs@mun.ca
  • For the Fall 2023 admission cycle, references will only be asked of applicants upon request. The faculty will reach out to applicants during the Winter Semester if this is required.

Admission Decisions:

Admission decisions for high school applicants should be emailed by the end of April. Emails are sent to the personal email account as well as to the MUNmail account, therefore applicants should set up their MUNmail account as soon as possible. Reminder letters regarding missing documents, as well as other important correspondence from the university, are sent from the admissions office to the applicant’s MUN email address. Applicants should check the junk mail folder of their personal email account just in case the email goes in that folder.

Required Requisite Skills and Abilities for Nurse Practice:

Students who are thinking of a career in Nursing should review the required Requisite Skills and Abilities to ensure they meet all of them as they are the required guidelines for Nursing practice. All admitted students to the BScN Program must meet the CRNNL Requisite Skills and Abilities for Entry-Level Registered Nurse Practice in order to continue with their acceptance.