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Applicants from Canadian High Schools outside Quebec and Ontario

Deadlines

Where a deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the effective deadline will be the following business day.

Deadline

Application

February 1

Submission of supporting documents*:

Major Scholarship applicants

February 7

All other applicants

May 4

Architecture applicants: Portfolio submission

March 8

Application to Music and submission of supporting documents

January 15

Application to Religious Studies (B.Th.) and submission of supporting documents

May 1

* It is in the interest of all applicants to complete their files as quickly as possible. The upload feature (in Minerva) facilitates the submission of documents by allowing applicants to upload their own documents (for further information, see: www.mcgill.ca/applying/submitting-your-documents).

When program space is limited, preference may be given to applicants who have provided all required supporting documents earlier on. Should a program reach its capacity prior to the deadline for submission of documents, incomplete applications may be cancelled.

Admission Requirements

If you are applying to McGill University from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan or Yukon, you must have a high school diploma that gives you access to university education in your home province or territory.

  • Admission to McGill University is based on an average of the results of five academic Grade 12 level courses (regardless of the calendar year in which they were taken), including all the required prerequisites. Generally speaking, all marks are taken into consideration in determining admission, including those of failed or repeated courses. To see which courses are considered "academic," consult the following: http://www.mcgill.ca/undergraduate-admissions/counsellors-and-advisors/canada-outside-quebec-and-ontario/academic-courses.
  • For students applying on the basis of a Grade 12 diploma issued by the Nunavut Department of Education, the language course, Inuktitut, and the social science course, Aulajaaqtut, are regarded as academic courses and may be included in the top-five course average.
  • If you come from a school where the language of instruction is English, then Grade 12 English must be included in the five courses. If you come from a school where the language of instruction is French, then Grade 12 French is required. English and French Second Language courses are not accepted as prerequisites.
  • You are required to self-report your grades using a designated web form, which will be accessible using your Minerva PIN beginning January 6. Additional information is found in Documentation and at www.mcgill.ca/applying/submitting-your-documents/selfrep-grades/ .

If you complete the IB Diploma or certificates concurrently with a regular high school program, you will normally be considered for admission based on your high school record and subsequently be awarded advanced standing credits based on final IB results.

High school students are not eligible for direct admission to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Social Work.

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Dietetics and Human Nutrition

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (precalculus)
  • At least two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Grade 12 English or French

Architecture

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (precalculus)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
  • Grade 12 Physics
  • Grade 12 English or French
  • Portfolio by March 8

Arts

  • Grade 12 English or French

Arts and Science (B.A. & Sc.)

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (precalculus)
  • At least two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Grade 12 English or French

Education

  • Grade 12 English or French
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (precalculus) is recommended for applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary (Mathematics)
  • It is recommended that applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary (Science and Technology) meet the same requirements as for Kinesiology

B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must also meet Music requirements.

Engineering

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (precalculus)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
  • Grade 12 Physics
  • Grade 12 English or French

Kinesiology

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (precalculus)
  • At least two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Grade 12 English or French

Management

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (precalculus)
  • Grade 12 English or French

Music

  • Grade 12 English or French

Audition and academic record determine admissibility.
B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must also meet Education requirements.

Nursing (B.Sc.(N.))

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (precalculus)
  • At least two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Grade 12 English or French

Nursing (Integrated Program) (B.N.I.)

Not eligible for admission.

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy (B.Sc.Rehab.Sci.)

Not eligible for direct admission.
Minimum one year of university studies with completion of all prerequisite courses.

Religious Studies (B.Th.)

Applicants with a high school diploma with a competitive average may be considered.
For further information: www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/prospective/undergraduate/bth

Science

  • Grade 12 Mathematics (precalculus)
  • At least two of Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Grade 12 English or French

Social Work (B.S.W.)

Not eligible for direct admission.
Minimum one year (30 credits) of university studies.

Documentation

If you are applying to Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, B.A. & Sc., Education, Engineering, Management, Music, Nursing or Science from a high school in Canada (other than Quebec and Ontario), you are required to self-report your grades using a designated web form, which will be accessible using your Minerva PIN beginning January 6. All self-reported grades will be verified.

  • To access the self-reporting form you will need to log in to Minerva and select the Applicant menu.
    For more information on self-reporting, consult the web at www.mcgill.ca/applying/submitting-your-documents/selfrep-grades or contact us by email.
  • If you need to submit grade revisions or additions after submitting your self-reported-grades, these must be sent to McGill by email and must include your name and application number.
  • In the case of a discrepancy following verification, admission decisions based on self-reported grades are subject to change without notice.

Transcripts should show interim grades for the current year for courses in progress. "Interim grades" means one of the following:

Terms per year

Interim Grades

Two terms

First term

Three terms

First two terms

Four terms

First two terms

Two semesters

First semester finals and second semester mid-terms

If you are in a combined high school / International Baccalaureate Diploma program, please arrange for your predicted IB results to be uploaded or sent to McGill.