New Brunswick

General admission requirements

To be eligible for general admission, you will need to successfully complete senior level high school courses in the following five subject areas:

Subject AreaEligible NB Courses
(English Language Stream)
Eligible IB Courses
1. EnglishEnglish 121/122English (Standard or Higher Level)
2. Mathematics*One of:
  • Foundations of Math 120
  • Pre-Calculus Math A120/B120
  • Calculus 120
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Mathematics
  • Math Studies
3. Laboratory Science*One of:
  • Biology 121/122
  • Chemistry 121/122
  • Physics 121/122
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language (MCL)One of:
  • Canadian Geography 120
  • Canadian History 122
  • Economics 120
  • Law 120
  • Native Studies 120
  • Political Science 120
  • Sociology 120
  • World Issues 120
  • French 121/122
  • French Immersion Language Arts 120
  • Mandarin 120
  • Latin 120
  • Spanish 120
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Global Politics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • World Religions
  • any language acquisition course
5. ElectiveA second course in one of the categories above or one of:
  • Accounting 120
  • Business Organization and Management 120
  • Canadian Literature 120
  • Computer Science 120
  • Journalism 120
  • Laboratory Tech Life Science 120
  • Media Studies 120
  • Music 120
  • Nutrition for Healthy Eating 120
  • Theatre Arts 120
  • Visual Arts 120


Any subject area (Standard or Higher Level)


Subject AreaEligible NB Courses
(French Language Stream)
1. EnglishOne of:
  • Français 12 (10411-10412)
  • Français Langue Première 12 (10421)
2. Mathematics*One of:
  • Math B or C (30411)
  • Pre-Cal Math (30421)
3. Laboratory Science*One of:
  • Biologie 12 (53411-53412)
  • Biologie 12 (53421)
  • Chimie 12 (52411)
  • Physique 12 (51411)
  • Physique 12 (51421)
4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Langauge (MCL)One of:
  • Droit 12 (45411)
  • Géographie 12 - Enjeux du Monde Contemporain (41411)
  • Histoire de L'Acadie 12 (42411)
  • Institutions Politiques, Économiques et Juridiques 12 (43411)
  • Initiation à la Vie Économique 12 (44411)
  • Espagnol 12 (23411/23421)
5. ElectiveA second course in one of the categories above or one of:
  • Musique 12 (92411)
  • Arts Visuels 12 (91411)
  • Initiation a L'Art Dramatique 12 (93411)
  • Éducation Physique 12 (71411)
  • Introduction aux Sciences de L'Activité Physique 12 (72411)
  • Education Physique - Leadership 12 (71421)
  • Comptabilité 12 (84411)
  • Entrepreneuriat 12 (83411)
  • Environmental Science (54411)
  • Astronomy (55411)
  • Statistics (31411)
  • Arts Visuels et Médiatiques 12 (94411)

You will need an overall average of at least 70% in the five Grade 12 courses that are used to fulfil the subject area requirements listed above. If more than one course satisfies a subject area, the course with the highest grade is used to determine your admission average.

*Students who are missing an eligible mathematics or laboratory science course, who apply for admission to a program that does not require completion of these courses, will be considered for general admission. In this case, an eligible course in subject groups 1 to 4 above may be used to substitute the missing course. Students who are missing eligible courses in two subject areas should contact for further information.

Applicants who have completed certain International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses may be eligible for transfer credit.

Admission to some programs is competitive for a limited number of spaces. A higher admission average and/or supplementary information may be required as part of the faculty-specific admissions.

Supporting documents required

If you are currently in high school

When you apply (early decision)
  • Interim (unofficial) transcript showing current course registrations should be e-mailed as soon as it is available. These are needed to evaluate early admission eligibility.
  • If you are applying for admission to the bachelor of nursing, or bachelor of fine arts, you should e-mail an unofficial copy of your mid-year grade/progress report (issued by your school in January/February) no later than February 18.
  • Supplementary information required for competitive-entry programs may be required with your application.
When you finish grade 12 (final decision)


If you have completed high school and not attended a post-secondary institution 


If you have attended a post-secondary institution


English language proficiency

If you have not attended an English medium high school in Canada for at least three years, you may be required to provide further proof of English language proficiency.


Submitting your documents

Applicants are encouraged to submit all available official documents before their assigned registration time to assist with course registration and the final admission decision.

All required official documents must be submitted by the document deadline. Official documents must be received by mail directly from the issuing school/institution in a sealed envelope, unless the issuing school/institution has been pre-authorized for e-mail submission.

Supporting documents should be sent to:

By mail/post:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
P.O. Box 4200
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7
In person/courier:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
Room A2000
Arts and Administration Building
230 Elizabeth Ave.
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7



709 864 4431
709 864 2337
Documents: (Documents only, no replies sent. Transcripts received here are considered to be unofficial.)



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