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Applicants from Quebec CEGEPs

Students admitted on the basis of the CEGEP Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) are normally granted 30 credits of advanced standing, reducing a 120-credit requirement to 90 credits or six semesters. Some programs are longer, including B.Eng.(Bioresource), Dietetics, Engineering, Music, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, and most programs in Education. For more information about the length of programs at McGill, refer to the Programs, Courses and University Regulations publication at www.mcgill.ca/study.

Note: Advanced standing credits for Music applicants vary, depending on the results of placement exams that typically take place in August before the term begins.

Deadlines

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

Deadline

Application

March 1

Submission of supporting documents*:

Major Scholarship applicants

March 7

All other applicants

April 15

Application from students at Quebec lycées Marie-de-France and Stanislas and the Quebec Alexander von Humboldt German School

March 1

Submission of supporting documents*:

Major Scholarship applicants

March 7

All other applicants

April 15

Architecture applicants: Portfolio submission

March 8

Social Work applicants: Supporting documents*

April 15

Application to Music and submission of supporting documents

January 15

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

May 1

Application to Dentistry, Law, or Medicine

Refer to the faculty websites

* It is in the interest of all applicants to complete their files as quickly as possible. 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

At this time, students completing a Quebec Secondary V Diploma are not directly admissible to undergraduate study at McGill. Quebec high school graduates who attend one full year of university study outside Quebec may be admissible as Transfer students. Please note that courses completed at schools or institutions designed primarily to offer religious education (such as bible colleges, seminaries, or yeshivas) normally are not considered equivalent to university study. Please consult the appropriate McGill University admissions office prior to applying, if you have any questions.

Pre-University DECs

If you have obtained a Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) or you expect to obtain a DEC prior to the start of classes, you are eligible to apply to McGill.

DEC "Sciences, Lettres, et Arts" and DEC "Computer Science and Mathematics"

If graduating with a DEC in “Sciences, lettres, et arts" or a DEC in "Computer Science and Mathematics", you are eligible for admission to undergraduate programs at McGill University. If applicable, you may be required to complete any missing portion of prerequisites at McGill in addition to, or as part of, your program requirements.

Please consult the documents DEC Entrance Requirements and DEC Equivalences.

Technical DECs

If you are graduating with a three-year technical DEC, you may be eligible for admission to undergraduate programs at McGill.

To determine whether you have the program prerequisites, please consult the documents DEC Entrance Requirements and DEC Equivalences.

Cote R

McGill University uses the “cote de rendement au collégial” (CRC), commonly known as the Cote R, rather than CEGEP percentage grades in making admission decisions for most programs. The Cote R is a method of comparing and ranking students from CEGEP; it measures how far above or below the class average you place, with adjustments based on the relative strength of the group. To view the admission standards for previous years, see www.mcgill.ca/applying/admissionsguide/standards/cegep.

Note that Music uses percentage grades rather than the Cote R.

Other Quebec Schools

For most undergraduate programs, students applying from the lycées Marie-de-France or Stanislas and completing the French Baccalaureate are reviewed for admission on school transcripts that show marks out of 20. Additional information can be found in section 1.9 “Applicants from High Schools Outside Canada and the U.S.A.”

Students applying from the Quebec Alexander von Humboldt German School and completing the Abitur should refer to section 1.9 “Applicants from High Schools Outside Canada and the U.S.A.” 

CEGEP applicants to McGill University must complete the prerequisites outlined below to be eligible for consideration.

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Dietetics and Human Nutrition

A DEC in an appropriate science program, and the following prerequisites:

B.Eng.(Bioresource)

  • Biology - NYA (00UK)
  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)

B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)

  • Biology - NYA (00UK)
  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB (00UN, 00UP)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)

If applying to the B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Agricultural Economics only, you will be considered with a DEC in Social Science if it includes Mathematics 103 and 203. An overall Cote R of 24 is required with 24 or better in each of the mathematics prerequisites. If accepted, you will then be required to complete one course each of biology, chemistry, and physics.

B.Sc.(Food Science)

  • Biology - NYA (00UK)
  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB (00UN, 00UP)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)

B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) (Dietetics), B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) (Nutrition), B.Sc.(Food Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)

  • Biology - NYA, General Biology II (00UK, 00XU)
  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB, Organic Chemistry I (00UL, 00UM, 00XV)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB (00UN, 00UP)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)

Architecture

  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)
  • Portfolio by March 8

Arts

  • No specific prerequisite courses. However, the following applies:
  • Courses in statistics and biology are recommended for applicants to Psychology
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ) are recommended for applicants to Computer Science or Mathematics
  • Mathematics - NYA (00UN) and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics NYA (00UK, 00UL, 00UR) are recommended for applicants to the School of Environment program

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

  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB, (00UN, 00UP) (Applicants with Social Science Mathematics - 103, 203 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Minimum of four science courses from the following:
  • Biology - NYA, General Biology II (00UK, 00XU)
  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)
  • Courses in statistics and biology are recommended for applicants to Psychology
  • Mathematics NYC (00UQ) is recommended for applicants to Computer Science or Mathematics

Education

  • No specific prerequisite courses
  • Mathematics NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ) are 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

  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)

Kinesiology

  • Biology - NYA, General Biology II (00UK, 00XU)
  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB (00UN, 00UP)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)

Management

  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ) or 103, 203, 105 (022X, 022Y, 022Z)

Music

A DEC in Music or equivalent. If you have a DEC in a field other than music, you must have the equivalent music prerequisites. No additional prerequisite courses are required. Audition and academic record determine admissibility. (Music does not use the Cote R.) B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must also meet Education requirements.

Nursing (B.Sc.(N.))

  • Biology - NYA, General Biology II (00UK, 00XU)
  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB, Organic Chemistry I (00UL, 00UM, 00XV)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB (00UN, 00UP)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)

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

  • 180.AO CEGEP Nursing Program, completed within the last three years (at Dawson, Heritage, John Abbott, or Vanier)
  • If you are from another CEGEP, you will be considered on an individual basis.

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

  • Biology - NYA, General Biology II (00UK, 00XU)
  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB, Organic Chemistry I (00UL, 00UM, 00XV)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB (00UN, 00UP)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)

Science

  • Biology - NYA (00UK)
  • Chemistry - NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM)
  • Mathematics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ)
  • Physics - NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT)

General Biology II (00XU) is recommended for applicants to biological and biomedical science programs.

Social Work (B.S.W.)

  • No specific prerequisite courses

Religious Studies (B.Th.)

Applicants with a CEGEP DEC with a minimum average Cote R of 24 may be considered. For further information: www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/theological/bth.

Documentation

As a CEGEP student, you are not required to submit official transcripts. However, you must enter your Permanent Code during the application process. Applications from CEGEP students submitted without a valid Permanent Code will not be processed until a valid Permanent Code is provided. McGill University will obtain an official transcript electronically from the MELS. If, for any reason, the University cannot obtain an electronic copy of your marks, an official copy may be requested from your CEGEP.

Note: If you intend to enrol in a Summer CEGEP course in the semester before university entry, please inform the appropriate McGill University admissions office in writing, no later than June 10. Please state the name and code of the summer course and the reasons the course is being taken. Students admitted to McGill University are required to complete their DEC; otherwise, admission might be revoked.