After Applying

Making changes or cancelling your application

Any change or update to your application information must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Office. Changes in personal information such as addresses or phone numbers can only be done via your Minerva account. Details can be found in the Personal Menu section on Minerva.

An application can be cancelled via your Minerva account.

To expedite the admission process, the Admissions Office required the McGill ID number and the name in all communications pertaining to application files. 

Tracking the status of your application

The status of your application can be tracked by logging into Minerva, under the Applicant menu, using your McGill ID number.

It is strongly recommended that applicants check their application status on a regular basis, e.g. once a week, as there may be updates or additional requests required as part of the dossier review.

An indication of 'Ready for review' means that your file is complete and under review by the Admissions Committee. Your status will indicate 'Ready for Review' until a final decision is rendered.

Final decisions

Decisions rendered by the Admissions Committee are final and not subject to appeal. Reconsideration is only granted in exceptional cases (e.g. clerical error)

Final decisions are released by electronic mail and confirmed via your Minerva account.

The first offers of admission should be made by early November.

Accepting an offer

Successful applicants must respond to the offer of admission within three business days. Acceptance of an offer must be accompanied by a deposit of $500 CAD which will be applied against tuition fees. 

A candidate may be placed on the waitlist if the application is considered admissible but there are no available seats at that particular moment in the process. Our Admissions Office does not release rankings, including positions on the waitlist and reserves the right to withdraw its offers should candidates not confirm within the assigned timeframe. Candidates who accept to be placed on the waitlist must be reachable at all times and keep their contact information up-to-date via Minerva.

Deferring admission

An applicant to the Degree Completion program cannot defer his/her admission.