Academic Criteria for Continuance

At the end of each semester, in order to be eligible for continuance in the University, a student is required either:
to obtain a current average of 50% in the courses for which the student is registered on the last day for dropping courses without academic prejudice, or to have obtained a cumulative average of at least 55%.

The Academic Criteria for Continuance in the University will be applied at the end of each semester to any student who is registered in a course load of at least 9 credit hours on the last day for adding courses in a semester or session, including a student who later drops courses and changes status to that of a part-time student.

Academic Warning

Any student who, for the first time, fails to meet the requirements for Academic Continuance will be given an Academic Warning.

An Academic Warning means that a student’s academic performance is unsatisfactory. Students are able to continue their studies. Only one Academic Warning is possible throughout a student’s time at Memorial; if a student’s performance falls below the Academic Continuance requirement again they will be required to withdraw from Memorial.

Students can view their Academic Status on their transcripts, which they can see through Memorial Self-Service.

Students who have been given an Academic Warning may wish to take advantage of services at Memorial:


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