How to accept your offer

Let us know you're coming before the deadline given in your letter of acceptance. 

Your official letter of acceptance can be found on Minerva.  To consult your letter and verify your deadline, login to your Minerva account (Applicant Menu > Applicant Status) select your application and click on the PDF link next to your decision.  This is your official letter of acceptance (you will not receive a hard copy by mail) - you may print copies for your files and you can also use printed copies for your Study Permit and CAQ applications.

Most students admitted up to and including April 20, will have a confirmation deadline of May 1. If your admission to McGill was offered after April 20, then you will have 10 days from that date to confirm.

How to accept your offer on Minerva

1) Login to your Minerva account (Applicant Menu > Applicant Status) select the application and click the "Accept this offer" link.

2) Pay the $400 (non-refundable) deposit by credit card (amount of the deposit may vary depending on your program).

If you don’t respond by the deadline, your place may be given to the next person on the waiting list – so be sure to confirm and register on time! If you run into problems while trying to confirm or register, don’t worry – just contact Service Point for assistance. (Music students, email Music Admissions).

We know that cost is an important part of your decision to accept an offer of admission.  We encourage you to plan your finances and apply for financial aid before you accept.  You have 30 days following the date you received your offer of admission to apply for financial aid, but apply as early as possible to get the information you will need to make a well-informed decision.

“I’ve been admitted to one of my program choices, but am still waiting for a decision on another program.  Should I accept now?”

If you are decided on McGill, you can accept your first offer now.  Accepting your first offer will not influence the review of your other program choices. If you are later admitted to a second program and you wish to accept that offer, you must contact Service Point to request a change.


"Can I request an extension to the confirmation deadline?"

Given competition for McGill programs, we must enforce our confirmation deadlines. Nonetheless, if you are unable to confirm by the deadline you may request an extension by completing this webform (available starting April 10,2017) .  The Admissions Unit reserves the right to refuse extension requests.


Can I defer my offer of admission?

Most faculties allow you to defer your admission to McGill for up to one year. If you have not yet registered for any courses and wish to defer your admission to a later date, you must make an official request no later than August 31 to the Deferral Coordinator by emailing the deferral [at] mcgill.ca (Deferral Coordinator). If you miss the deferral deadline, you will have to apply for readmission to McGill through your faculty.

If you are granted a deferral, you will generally not be permitted to pursue any post-secondary studies elsewhere. However, during a deferral students are nonetheless permitted to take up to 2 special-interest classes (up to a maximum of 12 credits). Such course work must be reported prior to registering for McGill courses. Note: transfer credit may or may not be granted by McGill according to Faculty policy, as well as the student’s particular program and performance.