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Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

Estimated Minimum CGPA Ranges and Prerequisite Coursework required for University Transfer Applicants

At McGill, university transfer applications to all programs are considered on the basis of space available.  

Admission is competitive; therefore, transfer applicants should demonstrate well above-average academic performance in their university/college work, as well as in their prior studies.  Performance should be strong overall and in the prerequisite courses associated with the McGill program sought. Prerequisites must be university-level, cover specific subjects, and include labs (in the case of science courses). For details, refer to http://www.mcgill.ca/applying/admissionsguide/2014-15/other.  

In an effort to best inform prospective transfer applicants, we have provided in the table below the estimated minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ranges and prerequisite coursework required for University Transfer applicants to McGill University. This is based on admission data from 2009 to 2014. Applicants with grades equal to or higher than those listed are encouraged to apply; however, please note that possession of these academic requirements does not guarantee admission.  

The majority of admission decisions on transfer applications are made in late May and June.

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Faculty or School

Minimum CGPA Range out of 4.0  (or equivalent ) 

Minimum Prerequisite Courses*

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

(Macdonald Campus)

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Bioresource Engineering

2.5 - 2.7

  • One semester of calculus for science
  • Two semesters of biology, chemistry and/or physics (with labs) 

 

Architecture

NOTE: The decision to admit also takes into account the portfolio ranking.

3.3 - 3.5;

B+ in each prerequisite

  • One semester each of differential and integral calculus
  • One semester of linear algebra
  • Two semesters each of chemistry and physics (mechanics, electricity & magnetism, waves & optics) (with labs)

Portfolio required

Arts

3.3 - 3.5

No specific courses

Arts and Science

3.5 - 3.9;

B in each prerequisite

  • One semester each of differential and integral calculus
  • Two semesters of biology, chemistry and/or physics (with labs).

Dietetics and Human Nutrition (Macdonald Campus)

Dietetics

         

Nutrition

 



3.0 - 3.5;

B in each prerequisite

2.7 - 3.0;

B- in each prerequisite

  • One semester of calculus for science
  • Two semesters of biology, chemistry and/or physics (with labs) 

 

Education

Kindergarten/Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Physical Education

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

 

2.7 - 3.5


2.7 - 3.0

3.3 - 3.5

2.7 - 3.0

 

No specific courses;

Language test required for TESL.

 


Kinesiology


3.3 - 3.5;

B in each prerequisite


  • One semester each of differential and integral calculus
  • Two semesters of biology, chemistry and/or physics (with labs).

Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering

Mining & Materials Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

 

 

3.3 - 3.9;

3.3 - 3.7;

3.0 - 3.3;


3.0 - 3.3;


3.3 - 3.7;

B in each prerequisite

  • One semester each of differential and integral calculus
  • Two semesters of chemistry and/or physics (with labs) or one of each.

 

Management

3.3 - 3.7;

B in each math

  • One semester course covering differential and integral calculus.

Applicants from Québec institutions should also have one semester of linear algebra.

Nursing  

3.0 - 3.3;

B in each prerequisite

  • One semester each of differential and integral calculus
  • Two semesters of biology, chemistry and/or physics (with labs).

Physical and Occupational Therapy  

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy  

 


3.2 - 3.5

3.5 - 3.7

  • One semester each of differential and integral calculus;
  • Two semesters each of biology, general chemistry, and physics (mechanics, electricity & magnetism, waves & optics) (with labs)
  • One semester of organic chemistry (with lab)

Science

Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences

Neuroscience†

Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences

 

3.3 - 3.8;


N/A;

3.3-  3.5;

B in each prerequisite

  • One semester each of differential and integral calculus
  • Two semesters of biology, chemistry and/or physics (with labs).

 

Social Work

3.0 - 3.3

No specific courses;

Social Work Analysis, CV, and two (2) reference letters required.

The Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Religious Studies, and the Schulich School of Music have their own admission offices. Please contact them directly for more information.

* Any remaining basic math/sciences beyond minimum requirements must be completed in addition to program requirements.

†The Neuroscience Group is extremely competitive. Actual admission minima varied depending on previous academic credentials and no one minimum CGPA value is indicative of the strength of the applicant pool.