American-patterned curriculum

General admission requirements


High School Graduation Diploma awarded by a school recognized by its state Department of Education.

For International American Schools (not located in the United States of America), the school must be accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies in the United States of America:

  • Cognia
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Required subject areas

  1. English
  2. Mathematics*
  3. Laboratory Science* (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
  4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language*
  5. Elective

*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 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

Applicants who have completed certain International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses may be eligible for transfer credit. 

General admission criteria

Grade requirement
  • Minimum average of B in the required subject areas at the grade 12 or equivalent level, with a passing grade in each subject.
English language proficiency
  • Proof of English language proficiency beyond diploma completion from a regionally-accredited school is normally not required, but may be requested at the discretion of the admissions officer. Refer to our English language requirements for further details.
Competitive program entry (if applicable)
  • 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.

Additional notes

Memorial generally does not require that applicants complete SAT or ACT examinations; however, students are welcome to submit their scores if they wish to share their result.

The College Board SAT may be accepted in place of Memorial’s Math Placement Test (MPT) if a minimum score in the mathematics section is attained. An official score report should be sent directly from the College Board. Visit the Department of Mathematics & Statistics for information on placement requirements.


Supporting documents required

If you are currently in high school

When you apply (early acceptance)
When you complete your examinations (verified acceptance)

If you have completed high school and not attended a post-secondary institution

If you have attended a post-secondary institution


Submitting your documents

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

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