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Release dates for admission and entrance scholarships decisions

The date on which McGill will communicate its decision on your application is determined by several factors:

  • the completeness of your application by the deadline;
  • the type of educational institution you last attended (see table below);
  • the specific program(s) to which you applied (see note below regarding limited enrolment programs).

You may view the status of your application(s), including the receipt of supporting documents on Minerva. For more information, see Checking your application status.

For applications to Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (including Dietetics and Human Nutrition), Architecture, Arts, Education, Engineering, Environment, Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Science, and/or Social Work, the table below indicates when you're likely to receive your admission decision.

The following programs have their own schedules for releasing admission decisions. For details, please refer to the faculty website:

Entrance scholarships

We consider all eligible applicants for non-renewable one-year entrance scholarships. However, only those who are awarded such a scholarship will be notified, normally within days of the admission decision.

For renewable Major entrance scholarships, for which an application is required, all applicants will be notified of their updated status within a week or two of the admission decision.

Decision dates 2014/15

The dates below are tentative.

Regular applicantsEstimated dates for posting of admission decisions for September 2014

High school outside the U.S. and Canada

January 6 - mid to end of May 2014

United States high school

January 24 - March 26, 2014 (extended to April 4, 2014)

Canadian high school outside Ontario and Quebec

February 1 - February 28, 2014
early admission decisions to selected candidates.
March 1 - mid to end of April 2014
admission decisions to all other candidates.

Ontario high school

March 1 - March 14, 2014
early admission decisions to selected candidates.
May 1 - May 16, 2014
admission decisions to all other candidates.


March 3 - May 9, 2014
(later for some limited enrolment programs).

Mature student applicants

May 9  - July 31, 2014
Transfer and exchange applicantsEstimated dates for posting of admission decisions for September 2014

University Transfers from non-Canadian institutions

February 24 –mid to end of May 2014

Exchange student applicants

End of April (begin posting of admission decisions) - end of May 2014

Special and Visiting applicants

May 1 - July 17, 2014

University Transfers from Canadian institutions

Canadian and non-Canadian citizens

May 1 - July 18, 2014
January admissionEstimated dates for posting of admission decisions for January 2015

CEGEP (complete with all prerequisites)

November 8 – December 6 2014


November 8 – December 6 2014

If you do not receive a decision within the timeframe indicated, it may be because your file is incomplete or we have not yet completed file review. If you have questions, please contact Enrolment Services.

Incomplete application
You can check the status of your application on Minerva (for more information, see Checking your application status).

Late application
Priority is given to processing applications that are received on time. Therefore, decisions on late applications will be made as time permits after the dates listed above.

Limited enrolment programs
You may receive your admission decision later than the dates listed above, if you have applied to a particularly selective, limited enrolment program.

Reconsideration of an Admission Decision

Starting on March 1, any applicant whose request for admission has been denied may submit a written request for  reconsideration of the admission decision. The request must include information in support of reconsideration, see Reconsideration of an Admission Decision [.pdf].  This request must be sent to the admissions office which denied admission. Regardless of when they are received, requests will only be processed after March 1.  It is not normally possible to reconsider admission decisions  made after June 10th.