Home-schooled student requirements

Memorial University welcomes home-schooled applicants. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis.

Supporting documentation required

In the absence of a high school transcript from an accredited institution, the following documentation is required:

  • Scholastic test scores:
    Canadian Achievement Test (CAT) or SAT
  • Personal statement:
    The applicant’s letter should provide an overview of the curriculum used in home-based education: subjects studied and topics covered, text books used, who provided instruction, and how testing was achieved. It should also discuss the applicant’s academic abilities, extra-curricular activities, interests, goals and any other information that demonstrates preparedness for university-level study.
  • Letter of academic reference:
    The reference should be from a third party outside the home and should discuss the applicant’s skills and abilities and preparation for academic studies at the university-level.
  • Transcripts:
    Official transcripts from accredited post-secondary institutions (if applicable). Refer to our university or college transfer applicant requirements.

Submitting your documents

  • CAT results should be forwarded in a sealed envelope from CAT to the Office of the Registrar.
  • SAT results should be forwarded directly from the College Board to the Office of the Registrar.
  • References should be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar by the referee.
  • Transcripts should be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Office of the Registrar.

By e-mail:
admiss.docs@mun.ca (Documents only, no replies sent)

By mail/post:
Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
P.O. Box 4200
St. John's NL A1C 5S7