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Applicants from Ontario High Schools

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: Interim grades

April 10

All other applicants: Updated grades

May 15

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 an applicant from Ontario, you must have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) by the time you commence your university studies. McGill University reviews Ontario high school applications for admission based on its own calculation of the "top six" pre-university (4U, 4M) course average. A minimum of six 4U and/or 4M courses are required for admission.

  • At least four of the six required courses, as well as all prerequisite courses, must be taken at the 4U level.
  • All grades for required 4U and 4M courses are taken into consideration, including any grades for failed or repeated courses. In addition, depending on the program, certain prerequisite courses are included. The McGill calculated average excludes most applied courses. However, all types of performing arts courses at the 4M level (allowing only a maximum of two) will be eligible for inclusion in the top-six average. This may vary from the calculation used at other institutions.
  • If you come from a school where the language of instruction is English, then 4U-level English must be included in the six courses. If you come from a school where the language of instruction is French, then 4U-level French must be included in the six courses.
  • English and French Second Language courses are not accepted as prerequisites.

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 Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Social Work.

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Dietetics and Human Nutrition

  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
  • At least two of: Biology SBI4U, Chemistry SCH4U, Physics SPH4U
  • 4U English or French

Architecture

  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
  • Chemistry SCH4U
  • Physics SPH4U
  • 4U English or French
  • Portfolio by March 8

Arts

  • 4U English or French

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

  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
  • At least two of: Biology SBI4U, Chemistry SCH4U, Physics SPH4U
  • 4U English or French

Education

  • 4U English or French
  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U 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

  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
  • Chemistry SCH4U
  • Physics SPH4U
  • 4U English or French

Kinesiology

  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
  • At least two of: Biology SBI4U, Chemistry SCH4U, Physics SPH4U
  • 4U English or French

Management

  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
  • 4U English or French

Music

  • 4U English or French

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

Nursing (B.Sc.(N.))

  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
  • At least two of: Biology SBI4U, Chemistry SCH4U, Physics SPH4U
  • 4U 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 an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a competitive average may be considered.
For further information: www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/prospective/undergraduate/bth.

Science

  • Calculus and Vectors MCV4U
  • At least two of: Biology SBI4U, Chemistry SCH4U, Physics SPH4U
  • 4U 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 currently studying at an Ontario high school and are registered with the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), you must provide your correct OUAC number so that McGill University can electronically access your transcripts. Please verify the accuracy of your OUAC number carefully; an incorrect number will delay the admission process. If your number is not available at the time of application, you can submit it at a later date via Minerva. If, for any reason, your electronic transcripts cannot be obtained from OUAC, you will need to upload a copy to your file.

Note:

If you are an Ontario high school student who will graduate before April, who has taken or will take any distance, night, or correspondence courses, or who will take summer school courses during the summer prior to university entry, it is very likely that some of your grades will not show on the electronic transcript we get from OUAC. Therefore, you must upload a transcript of these grades.

If you are not registered with OUAC, your unofficial transcripts may be uploaded via Minerva. 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.