Ontario high school

Minimum grades accepted for admission last year (September 2017) and prerequisites by program - Ontario high schools

  • Below are the lowest grades used for admission for September 2017.
  • Grades that are equal to or better than those listed below do not guarantee admission in 2018. 
  • Admission to McGill is competitive and subject to availability of space. As such, minimum grades may fluctuate up or down by as much as 5% in any given year.

Consult the Ontario high school admission requirements and deadlines for complete information on the admission review process (McGill's Top 6 calculation) and application deadlines.

Faculty or School

Top 6 Minimum Grades (Sept. 2017)

Prerequisite Courses

Agricultural and Environmental Science (Macdonald Campus)

  • All B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs

  • 76% overall;
  • 76% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French;

  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;

  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics

 

 

 

  • Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))

  • 75% overall;
  • 75% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.))

  • 76% overall;
  • 76% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • Concurrent B.Sc. (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.))

  • 77% overall;
  • 77% in each math and science course in Top 6

Architecture (B.Sc. Arch.)*
 

  • 90% overall;
  • 85% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French;

  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;

  • 4U Physics; 

  • 4U Chemistry

* Architecture applicants must submit a portfolio

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

Arts (B.A.)

  • 86.5% overall;
  • 83% in each English or
    French course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French

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

  • 92% overall;
  • 83% in each English or French
  • 86% 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*
  • 82% overall;
  • 80% in each English or
    French course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French

* B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL must submit a Letter of Intent

** TESL applicants must also pass a language test.

Note: The decision to admit takes into account the evaluation of the Letter of Intent.  

Note: Additional courses are recommended for applicants to B.Ed. Secondary Education domains in Mathematics and Science & Technology:

Mathematics:

  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;

 

Science & Technology:

  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics

 

  • Physical Education
  • 83% overall;
  • 80% in each English or
    French 
    course in Top 6
  • Secondary Education*
  • 82% overall;
  • 80% in each English or
    French 
    course in Top 6
  • TESL**
  • 81% overall;
  • 80% in each English or
    French course in Top 6

Engineering (B.Eng.)

  • Bioengineering**
  • 95.5% overall;
  • 90% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • 4U Physics;
  • 4U Chemistry

 

** Bioengineering: New program in 2017. Admission minima may fluctuate significantly in the first few years of a program. 

  • Chemical Engineering
  • 93.5% overall;
  • 86% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • Civil Engineering
  • 91.5% overall;
  • 86% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering
  • 94% overall;
  • 87% in each math & sci. course in Top 6
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • 94% overall;
  • 86% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • Materials Engineering
  • 90% overall;
  • 85% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • Mining Engineering
  • 90% overall;
  • 85% in each math and science course in Top 6

Human Nutrition (B.Sc. Nutr.Sc)* (Macdonald Campus)

  • Nutrition
  • 79.5% overall;
  • 77% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics


Kinesiology (B.Sc. (Kinesiology))

  • 86% overall;
  • 83% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Management (B.Com.)

  • 94.5% overall;
  • 85% in each English or French in Top 6;
  • 85% in each math course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors

Music (B.Mus)

The Schulich School of Music has its own admission office. Please consult Music Admissions for more information.

Nursing (B.Sc.(N.))

  • 84% overall;
  • 82% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Religious Studies (B.A.; B.Th.)

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
See Arts  
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)
For information on admission requirements and applying, see Theology.  

Science (B.Sc.)

  • Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group
  • 93% overall;
  • 86% in each math and science course in Top 6
  • 4U English or French;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group
  • 91.5% overall; 
  • 86 % in each math and science course in Top 6
     
  • Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences Group
Minima not available (New Program Group)

Admission Standards for September 2016 - Ontario high school students

Please see thePDF icon Admission Standards for September 2016 - Ontario High School Students document to view the required minima for admission in September 2016


Admission Standards for September 2015 - Ontario high school students 

Please see the PDF icon Admission Standards for September 2015 - Ontario High School Students document to view the required minima for admission in September 2015.


The information was current at the time of posting but may be subject to change without notice.


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