General admission requirements

To be eligible for general undergraduate admission, you will need to successfully complete Grade 12 with senior level high school courses in the following five subject areas: 

Subject areaEligible Grade 12 coursesEligible IB courses
1. English One of:
  • English (ENG4U)
  • English (EAE4U)
English (Standard or Higher level)
2. Mathematics* One of:
  • Math of Data Management (MDM4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation
3. Laboratory Science* One of:
  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Physics (SPH4U)
  • Earth and Space (SES4U)
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language (MCL)* One of:
  • Analysing Current Economic Issues (CIA4U)
  • Canadian and International Law (CLN4U)
  • Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U)
  • Canadian and World Politics (CPW4U)
  • Canada: History, Identity, and Culture (CHI4U)
  • Challenge and Change in Society (HSB4U)
  • Classical Civilization (LVV4U)
  • Deconstructing Anti-Black Racism (IDC4U)
  • Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice (HSE4M),
  • Families in Canada (HHS4U)
  • French (FRA4U)
  • Introduction to International Business (BBB4M)
  • Issues in Human Growth and Development (HHG4M)
  • Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context (NDW4M)
  • Philosophy: Questions and Theories (HZT4U)
  • Religious Education or Church and Culture (HRE4M)
  • World Cultures (HSC4M)
  • World History: The West and the World (CHY4U)
  • Core French (FSF4U)
  • Extended French (FEF4U)
  • French Immersion (FIF4U)
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 A second course in one of the categories above or one of:
  • Dramatic Arts (ADA4M)
  • Computer Science (ICS4U)
  • Exercise Science (PSE4U)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IDC4U)
  • Introduction to Kinesiology (PSK4U)
  • Music - Advanced (AMI4M)
  • Music - Vocal (AMV4M)
  • Music - Percussion (AMP4M)
  • Music - Repertoire (AMR4M)
  • Music - Guitar (AMG4M)
  • Nutrition and Health (HFA4U)
  • Organizational Studies (BOH4M)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting (BAT4M)
  • Studies in Literature (ETS4U)
  • Spatial Technologies in Action (CGO4M)
  • The Environment and Resource Management (CGR4M)
  • The World of Fashion (HNB4M)
  • The Writer's Craft (EWC4U)
  • Visual Arts (AVI4M)
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, and a passing grade in each subject. 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 course in one of subject groups 2, 3 or 4, who apply for admission to a program that does not require completion of these courses, will be considered for general undergraduate admission. In this case, an eligible course in subject groups 1, 2, 3 or 4 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 acceptance)
  • Interim (unofficial) transcript showing current course registrations should be uploaded to the admissions portal along with your application or e-mailed as soon as it is available. These are needed to evaluate early admission eligibility.
  • Supplementary information required for competitive-entry programs may be required with your application.
When you finish grade 12 (verified acceptance)

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 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

Documents: admiss.docs@mun.ca (Documents only, no replies sent.)
Inquiries: admissions@mun.ca