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Checking your application status

You should receive an acknowledgment notice after we receive your application. Use the McGill ID number and PIN provided to log on to Minerva to check the status of your application.

As your supporting documents are received and recorded, you will be able to verify in Minerva which documents (if any) are still missing. Please note that you are responsible for completing your application and McGill normally does not send reminders about outstanding items to complete files.

The Applicant Menu on Minerva

Minerva's Applicant Menu houses several options that assist students in their application process. Follow these steps to access your applicant options.

  1. Click the Login to Minerva icon found on the sidebar.
  2. Log in using your McGill ID and PIN.
  3. Select the Applicant Menu.
  4. Select one of the options displayed here. The options available to you change depending upon your current application status.
    • Apply for Admission
    • View Application and Documentation Status 
      Here you can view documentation requirements and upload documents if you are eligible, as well as view admission decisions.
    • Apply for a Major Entrance Scholarship
    • View Financial Aid & Awards 
      For recipients of basic or major scholarship offers.
    • Submit OUAC Reference Number 
      Ontario high school students can use this option to submit or view information pertaining to their OUAC reference number.
    • Submit Self-Reported Grades 
      For applicants to Agricultural and Environmental Science, Arts, B.A. & Sc., Education, Engineering, Management, Science or Nursing from a high school in Canada outside of Ontario and Quebec.
    • View Student Housing Status

The application review process

The application review process begins when we receive your application and the required fee, at which point we'll send you an Acknowledgment Notice by e-mail. As the documents supporting your application (transcripts, etc.) are received, they are added to your file. Please note that during peak periods, there may be a delay between the receipt of a document and the date on which it is recorded in our information system.

See Decision dates for information on approximate release dates for admission decisions to most undergraduate programs.

Updating your mailing and e-mail addresses

No matter where you are in the application process, you can always update your e-mail and postal addresses at:
Minerva > Personal Menu > Addresses and Phones.

It's important to check your e-mail regularly, as we'll send updates on the status of your application to the address you've provided. To make sure you receive our e-mails, add the McGill domain (@mcgill.ca) to the safe senders list in your e-mail program.