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Withdrawals

Regulations Concerning Withdrawals

  • A course withdrawal means you have chosen to discontinue one or more courses.
  • A University withdrawal means you have chosen to discontinue your entire term or year of studies.
  • Students who drop their last Fall or Winter course by the end of the add/drop period of that term are considered withdrawn from the University.

Advising for Newly Admitted Students

All students are required to seek academic advising about their programs from the department in which they study: For advising dates/contact information as well as course selection and registration information for new students, please refer to the Faculty of Education section on the Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students website.  Students should also refer to the detailed information available from their department (links below).


Inter/Intra Faculty Transfers and Readmission

Inter-Faculty Transfer

Students currently registered in a degree at McGill (and who will not be graduating), can apply to transfer to a different faculty degree program.

  • For September Admission only the application period is from
    March 1st - June 1st.
  • Applications must be made on Minerva.
  • Students applying to the B.Ed. Kindergarten/Elementary PIF option must pass the French Language Proficiency Test.

Policies for Students

Student Rights and Responsibilities

 The Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities is the official souce of information about your personal and academic rights and responibilities.

Academic Integrity

As a McGill student, you are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations concerning academic honesty.

Perhaps more important, it is also your responsibility to help maintain the academic integrity of the University.

FAQ - Applying: Prospective Students

Q: I am thinking about coming to McGill.
Is there anyone I can speak to?

A: The Welcome Centre is a good place to learn about life at McGill. They can set up tours and even arrange for you to sit in on classes. They will also answer questions regarding admission to the university.

For more information visit McGill's prospective students website.

Tel.: 514-398-6555 
Email: welcome [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Freshman (UO) Students

Students whose highest level of education is high school are admitted into Year 0 (U0), the Freshman Year.

The Freshman (U0) year is followed by Year 1 (U1) when you will take the Year 1 courses for your Bachelor of Education program,  or the Year 1 courses for the Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology).

Advanced standing  of up to 30 credits may be granted to students who obtain satisfactory results in International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Levels, and Advanced Placement res

Advanced Standing and Transfer Credits for Newly Admitted Students

Students who have completed courses at another accredited university/college or who have written AP, IB,  A level, or French Baccalaureate examinations may be eligible for transfer credits which can be counted towards a McGill degree.

Registration for Currently Registered Students

All students should refer to the Minerva web site to register, access and maintain important information, and complete administrative requirements.