I've applied. Now what?

1. Prepare and submit your documents

Supporting documents required

We outline the supporting documents required for admission and how to submit your documents on the admission requirement pages. How you submit your documents depends on your category of admission and the admission requirements specific to you:

When you submit your application, the admissions portal will allow you to upload select unofficial documents. We may be able to consider you for early acceptance based on unofficial documents. However, to make a verified acceptance decision for all applicants, we will need the official documents associated with your category of admission and curriculum. As well, any evaluation for transfer credit will not begin until official transcripts are received. 

You will receive an email after your application has been processed indicating the official documents required for your application. It is your responsibility to ensure that each official document is submitted to Memorial through the appropriate means for your academic background as detailed through the links above. As each official document is received by Memorial, you will be sent an email acknowledging receipt of the document. You will not receive an acknowledgment for documents submitted that are not required for an admission decision. We will send reminder emails if official documents have not been received in a timely manner.

Make sure you submit your documents before the document deadlines.

The fine print
  • Digital documents should be submitted in pdf format where possible.
  • Once documents are submitted to Memorial University they become the property of Memorial University and cannot be returned to the sender.

2. Review processing times

After submitting your application, you can expect the following processing times:

  • Applications - five business days. Application processing times during peak periods* may be longer. You will receive an application acknowledgment email with your Memorial student number when this step is complete.
  • Supporting documents - 10 business days after they are received to be processed. Processing may take longer during peak periods* or if further document verification is required.
  • General admission application decisions - 10 business days after all required documents are received and processed. Applications received during peak periods* may take longer for a decision. Official letters will be sent via email.
  • Competitive-entry program applications - normally assessed within one month following the related application deadline. You will hear directly from the academic unit responsible for the program for which you have applied.

*Peak periods include January-March and July-August.

3. Plan your finances

It’s never too early to start thinking about how you will cover the cost of your studies. Take a moment to review the latest details on undergraduate tuition and fees. To assist students with their finances, we provide opportunities to work on-campus and receive scholarships.

4. Academic accommodations

New students to Memorial who wish to avail of the supports provided for disabilities or other accessibility-related challenges should contact the Accessibility Services office on the St. John’s campus or Grenfell Campus as early as possible to give sufficient time to get their accommodations in place.

5. Check out residence options

While you wait to hear from us, check out our on-campus living options. First year students on the St. John's campus can apply to live in Macpherson College or Paton College. You will be able to apply for residence after you receive an offer of admission.

Grenfell Campus applicants should explore the Student Housing options in Corner Brook.