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Can someone give my students advice on their 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 a student to finish their 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 a student is 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.

Which courses should a student register for this semester?

If this is a student's first time attending Memorial University, they 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 the students transition to university, an advisor will assist them with course selection. If a student is not contacted before registration begins in July, they should contact the Registrar’s Office at 709-637-6298 or e-mail

What if a student is unsure about what program they want to apply for?

Students may apply for general admission as an undecided student and declare or apply for their preferred program at a later date when they are ready. Students are encouraged to review the program and course requirements for programs that they may be considering to help them plan for their course selection. Students may also wish to contact an advisor 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 only once by students entering Memorial University. The MPT 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 a student is unsure of their path, it makes sense for him/her to write the MPT.

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