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Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form is available on the web. See the “Step-by-Step Guide to Applying to McGill Online” for instructions.

The application for admission is the first step in the process of becoming a student at McGill. Please check the section relevant to your academic background for deadlines and to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements of the program you are applying to. Admission is competitive and depends on the space available; applicants possessing the minimum requirements are not guaranteed acceptance.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $100.00, payable by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, is required. Music applicants must pay an additional audition fee of $61.56.

Note: Unless otherwise specified, all dollar figures quoted in this guide are in Canadian funds.

Uploading documents and tracking the Status of Your Application

A notice acknowledging receipt of your application to McGill University will be sent to the email address indicated on your application.

This acknowledgement notice will contain a McGill identification number and a PIN which you can subsequently use to log on to Minerva, McGill’s self-service web-based administrative system, at www.mcgill.ca/applying/knowingstatus/.

You will be able to upload your documents for most programs and check the status of your application and documentation on Minerva.

Fall 2014 Term (begins September 2014)

The majority of students enter McGill University in September. Admission availability in January is limited.

Applications must be submitted on or before the deadlines for admission to the Fall term given for each applicant type.

Priority is given to applications received on time.

Late applications:

  • will not be considered for scholarships.
  • will not be considered for limited enrolment programs, unless written permission to apply late is obtained in advance from the Admissions Office concerned.
  • will be considered for non-limited enrolment programs, only as time permits.

McGill University reserves the right to cancel, or transfer to a subsequent term, any application submitted after the deadline dates listed, without prior notice.

Supporting documents should be provided as soon as they are available after the application has been submitted, and not later than the deadline, as noted for each applicant type. It is in the interest of all applicants to complete their files as quickly as possible. Should a program reach its capacity prior to the deadline for submission of documents, incomplete applications may be cancelled. The upload feature through Minerva facilitates the submission of documents. For instructions consult www.mcgill.ca/applying/submitting-your-documents.

Winter 2015 Term (begins January 2015)

Most McGill University undergraduate programs do not admit students in January. To find out which programs will be open for January admission, please visit www.mcgill.ca/applying in early October.

Note 1: Most programs in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences admit students in January, except for Freshman programs and the Farm Management Technology Program.

Note 2: If you are applying to Music, please visit www.mcgill.ca/music/future-students/undergraduate in early November to determine program availability for January. Although most Music programs are closed in January, some exceptions may apply.

Note 3: The Faculty of Religious Studies admits students to the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) program in January and May. For January and May application deadlines, please visit www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/theological/bth.