Nova Scotia

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 NS CoursesEligible IB Courses
1. EnglishEnglish 12English (Standard or Higher Level)
2. Mathematics*One of:
  • Math 12
  • Advanced Math 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12
  • Calculus 12
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Mathematics
  • Math Studies
3. Laboratory Science*One of:
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Geology 12
  • Physics 12
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics 
4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language (MCL)One of:
  • Economics 12
  • Géographie Planétaire 12
  • Global Geography 12
  • Global History 12
  • Global Politics 12
  • Philosophy 12
  • Political Science 12
  • Law 12
  • Sociology 12 (Academic Level)
  • Core French 12
  • Integrated French 12
  • Immersion FLA 12
  • MCL 12
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 12
  • Astronomy 12
  • Communications Technology 12
  • Drama 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Exercise Science 12
  • Film and Video Production 12
  • Music (Performance) 12
  • Physical Education Leadership 12
  • Visual Arts 12
Any subject area (Standard or Higher Level)

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 admissions@mun.ca 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 wish to be considered for an early offer of an entrance scholarship, or 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 March 1.
  • 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
Canada
In person/courier:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
Room A2000
Arts and Administration Building
230 Elizabeth Ave.
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7
Canada

 

Phone:
Fax:
Email:

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

Inquiries: admissions@mun.ca

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