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September 2014 Admission Requirements for Canadian High School Students (except Ontario and Quebec)

The values listed below are not the grades that will be required for admission in September 2015. Rather, they are the lowest grades used for admission for September 2014; grades that are equal to or better than those listed do not guarantee admission for September 2015. Admission to McGill is competitive and subject to availability of space. As such, minimum grades for entry may fluctuate up or down by as much as 5% in any given year.

McGill’s calculation of the “Top 5”

Canadian high school applications (except those from Ontario) are reviewed for admission based on McGill’s own calculation of the "top five" grade 12 level course average. Depending on the program to which you have applied, certain prerequisite courses must be included; more information is available on our website. All grades for prerequisite grade 12 courses are taken into consideration, including any grades for failed or repeated courses. In the case of a repeated course, McGill generally averages the grades for all attempts. Note that McGill’s calculation of the admission average may vary from those used at other institutions.

Please click here [.pdf] for a printable version of this table.

Faculty or School
Top Five
Admission Minima
Prerequisite
Courses

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
All B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs
Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))
Concurrent B.Sc. (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.))
Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.))


75% overall;
75% in each math and science course in Top 5


Gr.12 English or French;
gr.12 math (or calculus);
two of gr.12 biology, chemistry or physics

Architecture, School of (B.Sc.(Arch.)) *
NOTE: The decision to admit also takes into account the portfolio ranking.

90% overall;
80% in each math and science course in Top 5

Gr.12 English or French;
gr.12 math (or calculus);
gr.12 chemistry and physics

Arts (B.A.)

86% overall;
80% in each English or French course in Top 5

Gr.12 English or French

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

88.5% overall;
80% in each English or French and 85% in each math and science course in Top 5

Gr.12 English or French;
gr.12 math (or calculus);
two of gr.12 biology, chemistry or physics

Dietetics and Human Nutrition, School of
(B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.)) ⊕
Dietetics



Nutrition



85% overall;
80% in each math and science course in Top 5

75% overall;
75% in each math and science course in Top 5

Gr.12 English or French;
gr.12 math (or calculus);
two of gr.12 biology, chemistry or physics

Education (B.Ed.)
   Kindergarten/Elementary Education
   Secondary Education
   Physical Education
   TESL*


83.5% overall;
83.5% overall;
84% overall;
82% overall;

80% in each English or French course in Top 5


Gr.12 English or French

Kinesiology (B.Sc. (Kinesiology))

89% overall;
83% in each math and science course in Top 5

Gr.12 English or French;
gr.12 math (or calculus);
two of gr.12 biology, chemistry or physics

Engineering (B.Eng.)
   Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering
   General Engineering
(www.mcgill.ca/engineering/student/undergrad/general)
   Mining & Materials Engineering



   Civil Engineering
   Chemical Engineering
   Mechanical Engineering


85% overall;
85% overall;

85% overall;
84% in each math and science course in Top 5

93% overall;
94.5% overall;
94.5% overall
85% in each math and science course in Top 5


Gr.12 English or French;
gr.12 math (or calculus);
gr.12 chemistry and physics

Management (B.Com.)

93.6% overall;
80% in each English or French and 85% in each math course in Top 5

Gr.12 English or French;
gr.12 Math (or calculus)

Nursing, School of (B.Sc.(N.))

81.5% overall;
80% in each math and science course in Top 5

Gr.12 English or French;
gr.12 math (or calculus);
two of gr.12 biology, chemistry or physics

Science (B.Sc.)
   Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences
   

   Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences


92.5% overall;
89% overall;

85% in each math and science course in Top 5


Gr.12 English or French;
gr.12 math (or calculus);
two of gr.12 biology, chemistry or physics

The Schulich School of Music has its own admission office. Please contact them directly for more information.
⊕ Macdonald Campus
* Additional documentation is required. Architecture applicants must submit a portfolio; TESL applicants must pass a language test.


September 2013 admission requirements for Canadian (excluding Ontario and Quebec) high school students

Please see the Admission Requirements for Canadian High School Students: September 2013 [.pdf] document to view the required minima for admission in September 2013.


September 2012 admission requirements for Canadian (excluding Ontario and Quebec) high school students

Please see the Admission Requirements for Canadian High School Students: September 2012 [.pdf] document to view the required minima for admission in September 2012.


September 2011 admission requirements for Canadian (excluding Ontario and Quebec) high school students

Please see the September 2011 Admission Requirements for Canadian High School Students (except Ontario and Quebec) [.pdf] document to view the required minima for admission in September 2011.