After Application

1. Application received!

Once your application for admission has been received by the Office of the Registrar, your Memorial University Student ID will be confirmed or created. Your Application Summary and Credit Card Receipt are your confirmation that your application has been submitted successfully and will be processed by the Office of the Registrar. Applications are normally processed in the order that they are received.

The Office of the Registrar will contact you by email, using the address supplied on your application, to acknowledge receipt of your application once processing has begun. This email message will link you to important information for applicants and new students to Memorial University and will confirm your:

  • Student identification number.
  • Program of study requested.
  • Personal address and other contact information.

At this time, the Office of the Registrar will accept transcripts and other documents required for applications.  As they arrive, they are matched with each related application as soon as possible.

2. How long does it take to receive and process my application for admission and supporting documents?

Applications are normally received and processed within three business days following submission. Application processing times during peak periods (early January to late March) may be longer.

Supporting documents may take a little longer. Please allow 10 to 15 business days for domestic mail, three to five weeks for international mail, and two to three business days for emailed, faxed or couriered documents to be received and processed for review.

3. How can I check the status of my application? 

New students to Memorial University can return to the Online Application for Admission, using their application login ID and PIN, to track the status of their application.

Current or former Memorial students who applied using Memorial Self-Service can check the status using the "Admissions" menu there.

Applications for certain programs may require you to submit additional documents beyond those listed in your online application summary. Academic units or programs with additional requirements include the Faculty of Education, the Schools of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Music, Pharmacy and Social Work; and the Bachelor of Nursing and the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Please refer to "Admission to Faculties and Schools" for further information.

4. Something missing?

The Office of the Registrar will contact you by email to remind you if documents that are required for your general application have not been received. You can also track the status of required documents, as outlined above.

The documents required to complete your general application for admission are described for each admission category on the application for admission and, if additional documents are required for applications to specific programs, under the related notes for each related program of study listed on the application.

5. How will I hear about my admission status?

Applications for general admission are reviewed within the Office of the Registrar once they are complete. These decisions are communicated by email from the Office of the Registrar to the address provided on your application for admission.

Decisions regarding applications for degrees with limited or selective admission are made by the related academic units.  These decisions are communicated either by letter or emailed to the address provided on your application for admission.

6. When will I hear about my admission status?

Decisions regarding general admission are normally made within several days following the receipt of all required documents. An email confirming your general admission or readmission status will normally be sent by the Office of the Registrar within two business days after a decision is made regarding admission eligibility.

If you have applied for admission to a program with limited or selective admission, you will hear from the related academic unit directly once a decision has been made.

Faculties or schools with selective or limited admission normally assess applications within one month following the related application deadline. Each academic unit has its own method of assessing applications. In some cases, decisions may be made as applications are completed. The timing of faculty or school decisions depends upon the program involved and, in some cases, the applicant’s category of admission or circumstances. For more details, you are advised to contact the academic unit responsible for the program for which you have applied.

7. Can I receive early admission if I am still in high school or if I'm attending another university or college?

Applicants who are currently completing courses in high school or at another recognized post-secondary institution may be considered for early general admission once all documents, other than the final official transcript, have been received. A separate request is not required. Students preparing to meet the University's English proficiency requirements may also be eligible for early admission if this is the only other item that is outstanding.

Early admission is always subject to a review of final, official transcripts or test score reports to ensure that admission requirements are met at that time.

8. I've been offered admission. What happens next?

You're on your way!

Memorial Self-Service and Email: Once you are offered early (provisional) or final general or faculty/school admission, the decision is added to the university’s student administration system. Within 24 hours of this update, your Memorial Self-Service and email accounts will be ready for you to use for login and setup. It's very important that you set up these accounts as soon as possible after you've been admitted.

Registration: Registration normally begins six to eight weeks prior to the start of classes and a notice of your permission to register will be sent to you via your email account. These are sent approximately one month prior to the start of registration or, if you've been admitted within one month of the start of registration, once your application record has been updated to reflect your admission.

Academic Advice: If you would like any assistance with your program or course selection, or advice regarding registration, an academic advisor in our Academic Advising Centre will be happy to assist you.

Not coming?: Unless asked by an office, you are not required to confirm your offer of admission to Memorial University. You may certainly do so by contacting However, keep in mind that, if you have already registered for courses, you are liable for your course registrations and the related university deadlines. 

9. I still have questions.

You will the find answers to many other common questions using the  Frequently Asked Questions pages.

Still have questions? Contact us.


Office of the Registrar

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000