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ID Cards for New Students

All students who register for courses at the School of Continuing Studies are given a McGill ID card. (Note: This does not apply to students taking non-transcript courses.)

You will need your McGill ID card to access many services on campus, including the McGill Library, and your ID Card is mandatory for final examinations.

To obtain your ID card, you need to:

  • be registered in the current session
  • allow 24 hours or one full working day following registration before requesting an ID card at Client Services
  • present two pieces of identification (one must be a photo ID)
  • present a document that indicates your McGill Student Number, such as your letter of acceptance or invoice

You will not be able to obtain an ID card if:

  • you have not paid your tuition fees for a past or current session
  • you have not submitted your Quebec Permanent Code documentation
  • you have an incomplete  citizenship, immigration status or residency file

To replace lost, damaged or stolen ID cards, there is a $25 replacement fee.

Returning Students

If you are a returning student, you will need to get a new McGill ID card:

  • if you have the old version of the ID card
  • if your card has expired
  • or if you have changed programs or faculties.

There is no charge for the new card, but you will need to hand in any old proximity card you have