General and competitive entry programs
General admission means that you must meet the minimum admission requirements of the University to be admitted. General admission allows for an early acceptance decision so you can apply for a study permit or register for courses while you await competitive-entry program decisions.
Students applying for admission to one of the following programs are reviewed for general admission:
St. John's campus
- Bachelor of arts*
- Business One (leading to the bachelor of commerce programs)
- Bachelor of science*
- International bachelor of arts*
- unspecified program
*Admission to all science majors as well as arts majors in computer science, pure mathematics, psychology and statistics require the completion of specified university level courses. Direct admission to these majors is not available. Students interested in completing these programs should select "general admission" on the application for admission.
- Bachelor of arts
- Bachelor of business administration
- Bachelor of environment and sustainability
- Bachelor of science
- Certificate in sustainable rural communities
- unspecified program
Non-degree, concurrent studies, visiting and exchange students are not reviewed for general admission, and must submit a new application for admission if they wish to complete a credential. Other current Memorial University students and applicants with verified acceptance who wish to change between general admission programs or majors should contact email@example.com for assistance.
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.
Some competitive programs are available immediately after high school (direct entry), while other programs require university-level course work to be completed prior to admission (non-direct entry).
If you are applying from high school or from an international post-secondary institution for a direct-entry program, your application will be 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 bachelor of science general admission.
If you have previously attended a Canadian post-secondary institution, you will only be considered for admission to the competitive-entry degree program.
Direct entry into the following competitive programs is possible:
- Bachelor of engineering (Engineering One)
- Bachelor of fine arts (theatre) - Grenfell Campus
- Bachelor of fine arts (visual arts) - Grenfell Campus
- Bachelor of human kinetics and recreation co-operative
- Bachelor of kinesiology
- Bachelor of music
- Bachelor of science in nursing
- Bachelor of physical education (general or teaching)
- Bachelor of recreation
- Certificate in business administration
- Certificate in leadership - Marine Institute
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.
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:
- Bachelor of commerce (co-operative) (beyond term a/b)
- Bachelor of education (primary/elementary) (as a first degree)
- Bachelor of maritime studies (maritime management) - Marine Institute
- Doctor of pharmacy (entry to practice)
- Bachelor of social work (as a first degree)
- Bachelor of technology - Marine Institute
- Certificates and diplomas offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Diploma in business administration
If you're seeking admission to one of the following programs, you must hold a bachelor's degree:
- Bachelor of education (primary/elementary) (as a second degree)
- Bachelor of education (intermediate/secondary)
- Doctor of medicine1
- Bachelor of music education
- Doctor of pharmacy for working professionals
- Bachelor of social work (as a second degree)
- Bachelor of special education
- All inquiries, applications, and forms regarding admission to the doctor of medicine should be directed to the Faculty of Medicine's Admissions Office.
Applications to programs with non-direct entry are forwarded to the academic unit for consideration. Decisions will be made by the academic unit and communicated to you via email.
Transfer applicants who have attended institutions outside of Canada may be considered first for general admission (bachelor of arts or bachelor of science) in addition to the competitive entry program.