General and Competitive Entry Programs

General admission

Students applying for admission to one of the following programs are reviewed for general admission:

General admission means that you must meet the minimum admission requirements of the University to be admitted.

A general admission decision allows for provisional or early admission decisions so you can apply for a study permit or register for courses while you await competitive-entry program decisions.

*General admission to all bachelor of science majors as well as bachelor of arts majors in computer science, pure mathematics, psychology and statistics require completion of specified university level courses. Direct admission to these majors is not available. Students interested in competing these programs should apply to the unable to declare/unsure major.


Competitive-entry program admission

If you're applying to a competitive-entry program, some of these programs will have additional admission requirements and higher standards than those for general admission. Standards may fluctuate slightly from year to year depending on the caliber of applicants. Meeting minimum application and admission requirements does not guarantee admission to these programs.

Applications for these programs are forwarded directly to the academic unit for consideration. If you are unsuccessful with admission to a competitive-entry program, you can still be considered for a general admission program.

Direct entry

Most applicants who apply for direct admission into a competitive-entry program are reviewed first for general admission in either bachelor of arts or bachelor of science. For example, bachelor of engineering applicants will be considered first for a bachelor of science with the major unable to declare/unsure.

If you have previously attended a Canadian post-secondary institution (not College of the North Atlantic), you will only be considered for direct admission to the competitive-entry degree program.

Direct entry into the following competitive-entry programs is possible:

Once your application is received and/or assessed for general admission eligibility, your application will be forwarded to the academic unit for consideration. Decisions will be made by the academic unit and communicated to you via email.

Non-direct entry

Direct admission to some of our competitive-entry programs is not available. Applications to programs with non-direct entry are forwarded directly to the academic unit for consideration.

If you're seeking admission to one of the following programs, you must complete a certain number of university level courses (varies by program) before admission:

If you're seeking admission to one of the following programs, you must hold a bachelor's degree:

  1. All inquiries, applications, and forms regarding admission to the doctor of medicine should be directed to the Faculty of Medicine's Admissions Office.

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