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
COVID-19 process disruptions

We continue to receive mail and courier packages through our Mail Services. However, processing delays have been put in place to ensure our staff's health and safety. It may take 7-14 business days for paper documents to be processed.

If you are having difficulties obtaining your documents, we provide further options for submitting official/unofficial documents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

Make sure you submit your documents before the document deadlines. Where possible, provide your student ID number with your document(s). As your documents are received, they are matched to your application. If we haven't received your documents within three weeks of your application acknowledgement, we will remind you by email of any outstanding supporting documents. 

2. Check the status of your application 

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.

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.) – Oct. 30*

* 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 your online application for admission and will 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 

NEW: The process by which early entrance scholarship offers will be made is currently under review and will be communicated to all schools in the province once the review is complete.

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. 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.


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