University (Transfer and Second Degree)

Estimated minimum CGPA ranges and prerequisite requirements

Admission is competitive and 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.

In an effort to best inform prospective transfer applicants, we have provided the estimated minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ranges and prerequisite coursework required. This is based on admission data from 2009 to 2015.

Applicants with grades equal to or higher than those listed are encouraged to apply; however, possession of these grades does not guarantee admission.  

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
Concurrent B.Sc. (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.))
Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.))

 

Nutrition

 

 

2.5 - 2.7

 

 

 

2.7 - 3.0;

B- in each prerequisite

  • One semester of calculus for science
  • Two of: biology (one semester with lab), chemistry (one semester with lab) or physics (one semester with lab)

 

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

Program currently not available
  • 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

(For Nutrition - see Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

3.0 - 3.6;

B in each prerequisite

 

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

 

Education

Kindergarten/Elementary Education*
Secondary Education*
Physical Education

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)*
*NOTE: The decision to admit takes into account the evaluation of the Letter of Intent.

 

2.7 - 3.5
2.7 - 3.0
3.3 - 3.5

2.7 - 3.0

 

No specific courses;

Language test required for TESL, Letter of Intent required for all B.Ed. programs except Physical Education.

 

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 - 3.9;
3.0 - 3.9;

3.0 - 3.4;
3.3 - 3.9;
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

3.6 - 3.9;

B in each math

  • One semester each of differential and integral calculus.

Applicants from Québec institutions must also have one semester of linear algebra. 
Admission is extremely competitive for this program and dependant on space.

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


 

 

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.

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


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