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Admission standards for September 2014 - Ontario High School Students

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 6”

Ontario high school applications are reviewed based on McGill’s own calculation of the "top six" pre-university (4U and 4M) course average. A minimum of six 4U and 4M courses are required for admission; at least four of these required courses, as well as all prerequisite courses, must be taken at the 4U level. Depending on the program to which you have applied, certain prerequisite courses must be included; more information is available on our website. The calculation of the admission average will include many performing arts courses, but will exclude most applied/technical courses. Note that McGill’s calculation of the admission average may vary from those at other institutions.

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

Faculty or School Top Six Admission Minima Prerequisite Courses
Agricultural and Environmental
Science

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 6


4U English or French;
4U Calculus and Vectors;
two of 4U 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 amth and science course in Top 6

4U English or French;
4U Calculus and Vectors;
4U Physics;
4U Chemistry
Arts (B.A.) 86% overall;
80% in each English or
French course in Top 6
4U 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 6
4U English or French;
4U Calculus and Vectors;
two of 4U 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 6
75% overall;
75% in each math and science course in Top 6

4U English or French;
4U Calculus and Vectors;
two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Education (B.Ed.)
Kindergarten/Elementary Education
Physical Education
Secondary Education
TESL*



Kinesiology (B.Sc. (Kinesiology))

83.5% overall;
84% overall;
83.5% overall;
82% overall;
80% in each English or
French course in Top 6

89% overall;
83% in each math and science course in Top 6
4U English or French







4U English or French;
4U Calculus and Vectors;
two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Engineering (B.Eng.)
Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering
General Engineering
Mining & Materials Engineering



Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering


85% overall
85% overall
85% overall;
84% in each math and science course in Top 6

93% overall;
94.5% overall;
94.5% overall;
85% in each math and science course in Top 6


4U English or French;
4U Calculus and Vectors;
4U Physics; 4U Chemistry
Management (B.Com.) 93% overall;
85% in each math course in
Top 6
4U English or French;
4U Calculus and Vectors
Nursing, School of (B.Sc.(N.)) 81.5% overall;
80% in each math and science course in Top 6
4U English or French;
4U Calculus and Vectors;
two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Science (B.Sc.)
Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group
Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group



92.5% overall;
89% overall;
85% in each math and science course in Top 6


4U English or French;
4U Calculus and Vectors;
two of 4U 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 academic entrance requirements for Ontario high school students

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


September 2012 academic entrance requirements for Ontario high school students

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


September 2011 academic entrance requirements for Ontario high school students

Please see the Admission Requirements for Ontario High School Students: September 2011 [.pdf] document to view the required minima for admission in September 2011.


To see the actual, competitive admission standards for previous years, consult www.mcgill.ca/applying/standards/ontario/.