Newfoundland and Labrador

General admission requirements

To be eligible for general undergraduate admission, you will need to successfully complete high school graduation requirements with at least 10 credits in senior level courses in the following five subject areas: 

Subject areaEligible Grade 12 coursesEligible IB courses
1. English English 3201 English (Standard or Higher level)
2. Mathematics One of:
  • Mathematics 3200
  • Mathematics 3201
  • Mathématiques 3230
  • Mathématiques 3231
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation
3. Laboratory Science One of:
  • Biology 3201
  • Biologie 3231
  • Chemistry 3202
  • Chimie 3232
  • Physics 3204
  • Earth Systems 3209
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language (MCL)

One of:

  • Social Studies 3201
  • Sciences Humaines 3231
  • two credits at the 3000 level in Religious Studies, French or other MCL
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. Elective Two credits in any subject area at the 3000 level Any subject area (Standard or Higher level)

An overall average of at least 70% is required in the 10 credits 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. Two additional credits are required in each of mathematics (2200, 2201, 2204, 2205, 2230 or 2231) and a laboratory science (Science 1206, Sciences 1236 or any 2000-level course in biology, chemistry, physics or earth systems); these additional credits are not used in the calculation of the final admission average.

Applicants who have completed certain Newfoundland and Labrador curriculumInternational 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 acceptance)
  • No transcript is required. Your previous year final grades and current year registrations are obtained from the Department of Education automatically.
  • Supplementary information for competitive-entry programs may be required with your application.
When you finish grade 12 (verified acceptance)
  • Your final official transcript will be supplied automatically by the Department of Education.

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

  • Request an official transcript be sent to the Office of the Registrar from the Department of Education. A transcript submitted by any other means will not be considered official.
  • Supplementary information required for competitive-entry programs may be required with your application.

If you have attended a post-secondary institution

  • You are required to apply as a transfer student, except in the situations below. In addition to the information provided on this page, please refer to the university or college applicant requirements.
    1. If you are a current high school student who has taken courses at Memorial University as part of our concurrent studies program, please select Current NL H.S. as your Admission Category in the online application. No further documents are required.
    2. If you have attended a post-secondary institution to complete a high school upgrading program only (e.g. Adult Basic Education, CAS Transition), please select Comb. H.S. Prgs as your Admission Category in the online application. If you have not yet completed this program, an interim transcript should be uploaded to the admissions portal or sent by email. When the program is completed, an official transcript must be sent directly from the issuing institution via email, post or courier.


English Language Proficiency

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


Submitting your documents

If you are currently in high school or graduated this year, your final high school results will be sent automatically from the Department of Education.

All other applicants are encouraged to submit all available official documents before their assigned registration time to assist with course registration and the verified acceptance 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:

Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
P.O. Box 4200
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7

Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
Room A2000
Arts and Administration Building
230 Elizabeth Ave.
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7

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