General admission requirements

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

Subject AreaEligible Secondary V CoursesEligible IB Courses
1. English English Language Arts (536) English (Standard or Higher Level)
2. Mathematics One of:
  • Technical and Scientific Math (506)
  • Science Math (506)
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Mathematics: analysis and approaches
  • Mathematics: applications and interpretation
3. Laboratory Science One of:
  • Chemistry (504)
  • Physics (504)
One of the following at the Standard or Higher level:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics 
4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language (MCL) One of:
  • Ethics and Religious Culture (502)
  • Contemporary World (504)
  • French as a Second Language (504)
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:
  • Drama (504)
  • Entrepreneurship (504)
  • Physical Education and Health (502)
  • Visual Arts (502)
Any subject area (Standard or Higher Level)

You will need an overall average of at least 70% in the five Secondary V 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.

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 Secondary V

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 Secondary V (verified acceptance)

If you have completed Secondary V and not attended a post-secondary institution or CEGEP 

  • Final official transcript (mailed directly from your school or e-mailed directly from verified high school account).
  • Supplementary information required for may be required with your application.

If you have attended a post-secondary institution or CEGEP

  • You are required to apply as a transfer student. In addition to the information provided above, please to the university or college applicant requirements.

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. Please ensure your transcript includes Secondary III-V.


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