I've Applied. Now What?

1. Prepare and submit your documents

Supporting documents required

We outline the supporting documents required for admission and how to submit your documents on the admission requirement pages. How you submit your documents depends on your category of admission and the admission requirements specific to you:

Submitting your documents

Applying for Winter (January) 2021 or Spring (May) 2021
(includes intersession/summer session)

Applicants will be contacted via email, using the address specified on the application, to acknowledge receipt of an application once processing has begun. The confirmation will include the following information: 

  • student identification number
  • program of study requested
  • personal contact information 
  • application login id and pin

Once you receive this email, you can submit your transcripts and other supporting documents.

Applying for Fall (September) 2021
Unofficial document submission

Unofficial documents are documents you can submit yourself.

On the "My Account" page in the application portal under the My Applications section of the page you will see a listing by semester and program of your active applications.

If you select View for each application you will be able to access the Supplemental Items and Documents tab. On this tab you will find a listing of the unofficial documents required for your application. The listing will show you which items are required and each item will indicate Choose File. Select Choose File to upload a copy of the document indicated. You can upload each document individually by selecting Upload Now after you load each item or you can upload all the items at one time and select Upload All.

Offical document submission

Official documents are documents that need to be submitted from the issuing institution. They cannot be uploaded by the applicant. They have to be sent by mail, courier, or an authorized email account to Memorial University by the issuing institution.

You will receive an email after your application has been processed indicating the Official documents required for your application. It is your responsibility to contact each institution to have the document sent to Memorial. As each document is received by Memorial you will be sent an email acknowledging receipt of the document. You should keep track of received documents. We will send reminder emails if official documents have not been received in a timely manner.

Make sure you submit your documents before the document deadlines.

The fine print
  • Digital documents should be submitted in pdf format where possible.
  • Once documents are submitted to Memorial University they become the property of Memorial University and cannot be returned to the sender.

2. Check the status of your application 

Applying for Winter (January) 2021 or Spring (May) 2021
(includes intersession/summer session)

If this is your first time applying, you can check the status of your application, including the status of your supporting documents (i.e., if received and processed) by logging in to the online application for admission. Forget your login credentials? You can find your application login ID and PIN information in your application acknowledgement email (i.e., the email confirming that your application has been processed).

Current or former Memorial students can log in to Memorial Self-Service to check the status using the "Admissions" menu.

Applying for Fall (September) 2021

You can check the status of your application through the "My Account" page in the application portal.

3. Review processing times

Application processing will begin on the following dates:

  • winter semester (Jan. to April) – Feb. 28
  • spring semester (May – Aug.) – Sept. 30
  • fall semester (Sept. to Dec.) – Nov. 19*

* Newfoundland and Labrador high school applicants can expect to have their applications processed starting on Nov. 30.

After these dates, you can expect the following processing times:

  • Applications - three business days. Application processing times during peak periods (early Jan. to late March) may be longer.
  • Supporting documents - five to 10 business days after they are received to be processed.
  • General admission application decisions - three to seven business days after all required documents are received and processed. Admissions Decisions will be posted online in the same location where you applied. They will also be communicated via email. Applications received during peak periods (early Jan. to late March) may take longer for a decision.
  • Competitive-entry program applications - normally assessed within one month following the related application deadline.
    You can contact the academic unit responsible for the program for which you have applied to find out when you'll hear from them.

4. Plan your finances

Our students benefit from one of the lowest tuition fees in Canada, since our tuition is subsidized by our provincial government. To assist students with their finances, we provide opportunities to work on-campus and receive scholarships.

Entrance scholarships 

Newfoundland students 

To be considered for an early entrance scholarship offer, you must apply for admission to Memorial by the March 1 priority deadline. In order to qualify for an early scholarship offer, you must have an early admission average of 90% or higher. No transcript is required. Your previous year final grades and current year registrations are obtained from the Department of Education automatically.

Out-of-province Canadian students

To be considered for an early entrance scholarship offer, you must submit an interim transcript showing your completed grade 11 and grade 12 courses to date by the March 1 priority deadline. 

International Students

Applicants meeting the entrance scholarship criteria will be automatically considered for non-renewable entrance scholarships. No additional application is required.

5. Academic accommodations

While you wait to hear from us, check out our on-campus living options. First year students can apply to live in Macpherson College or Paton College and are guaranteed a room in residence. You must receive a provisional acceptance on your application before you can apply to live in our residences.

6. Check out residence options

While you wait to hear from us, check out our on-campus living options. First year students can apply to live in Macpherson College or Paton College and are guaranteed a room in residence. You must receive a provisional acceptance on your application before you can apply to live in our residences.

Contact

Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

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