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Can someone give me advice on my intended degree program?

Academic advisors in the Registrar’s Office offer advice on Memorial University degree programs. For further information, please contact an advisor at 709-637-6298 or e-mail .

How many years will it take me to finish my degree?

A typical course load for a student for one year is 30 credit hours. Many programs require 120 credit hours of courses. Therefore, if you are taking a full course load, it takes four years to complete most degree programs. Note: Some professional and co-op programs may require more time to complete.

What if I am unsure about what program I want to apply for?

If you are a new applicant, you may apply for general admission as an undecided student and declare or apply for your preferred program at a later date when you feel you are ready. You are encouraged to review the program and course requirements for programs that you may be considering to help you plan for your course selection. You may also wish to contact an advisor in the Registrar’s Office at or 709-637-6298 for additional assistance.

Which courses should I register for this semester?

If this is your first time attending Memorial University, you will be contacted by an academic advisor from one of the campuses of Memorial University. This usually happens during the months of April and May. In addition to reviewing information about your transition to university, an advisor will assist you with course selection. If you are not contacted before registration begins in July, contact the Registrar’s Office at 709-637-6298 or e-mail

What is the Math Placement Test and who should write it?

The Math placement Test (MPT) is a 2 hour, standardized, non-calculator test that is written by students entering Memorial University. It is written once and it attempts to direct students to an appropriate math course based on their ability with basic mathematical concepts. The test should be written by students who will be taking any first year Mathematics course at the St. John's Campus of Memorial University; students who will be taking Math 1000 at Grenfell Campus; and students interested in the Bachelor of Nursing program. If you are unsure of your path, it makes sense for you to write the MPT.

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