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Summer 2015 Registration

Summer 2015 Registration opens March 12, 2015, on Minerva for new and returning students.

New students or graduate students who plan to register for courses only or for Full-Time status for the Summer 2015 session are advised to read these instructions. 

It is each student's responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their own record by registering within the stated deadlines.

New* or Reinstated Students

  • Must register for the Summer 2015 session on Minerva to add the registration confirmation course REGN RCGR, CRN# 153, by May 1, 2015.
  • Must add/drop/withdraw courses by the deadline date specified for each course according to the Class Schedule

*NOTE:  All new students must complete the mandatory Academic Integrity Tutorial on Minerva, as stated in their admission letter.   A reminder will be sent to new students who have not completed this tutorial at the end of May with a warning that a Hold will be placed on their record at the beginning of July.  For new students with this Hold, the hold will automatically be lifted when the student completes the tutorial.

Returning Students - Registration for Courses Only

  • Must add/drop/withdraw courses by the deadline date specified for each course according to the Class Schedule.

Registration for Full-time Status

  • Returning Students in Non-Thesis Programs:
    • Must register on Minerva for a minimum of 12 credits of courses to have full-time status, by May 1, 2015
  • Returning Students in Thesis Programs:
    • Must register on Minerva for course REGN STOR (CRN#  531) Conf. Summer Term of Residence, by May 1, 2015.

Note:  Only students in Masters programs who must complete their third term of residence in the Summer 2015 term should register for this course.

Note:  International students who were awarded a Differential Fee Waiver (DFW) by their academic unit in Fall 2014 for the current year should NOT register for this course in Summer 2015, as their status should remain as “Continuing’ status for Summer 2015.

Returning Students in Thesis Programs

Students in Thesis programs, who are registered in the same program in Winter 2015, are not expecting to graduate at the end of the Winter 2015 term, and will not register in Full-time status in Summer 2015, will automatically be registered for the Summer 2015 term in March 2015.  Students will be charged fees for Summer 2015 according to their registration status as per the list below and the Summer fees will be due on April 28, 2015:

  • Thesis Continuing” status -  No fees charged; may register for courses
  • Additional Session” status  -  $864.80 charged for Summer fees; may register for courses
  • Thesis Evaluation” status   -  $176.93 charged for Summer fees; may not register for courses

Fee Information

Detailed Summer 2014 fee information for all graduate student statuses is available on the Student Accounts web site at Summer Fees.

How to register

  • Review your acceptance package and return all documents requested to Service Point reception desk, attention Management of Academic Records, Enrolment Services.

  • Follow your academic unit's instructions to determine the list of courses for which you should register. In some cases, your unit will have invited you to an orientation / advising session, or informed you that courses should be selected after meeting with an adviser. In other cases, your unit will have prepared a list of courses for which you should register. 

  • Be sure to review the registration schedule.
  • Register on MINERVA. Minerva is McGill's web-based information system providing service to students, faculty, and staff. It allows students to register and make course changes on the web. Please read the instructions in every section carefully before registering, including all menu items in the left sidebar of the page.
  • Verify your address, telephone number, courses and fees on MINERVA.

Please note that students who are on Time Limitation, or who have outstanding holds or fees and fines from previous terms will not have access to registration or course changes. Please also note that successful completion of registration is contingent upon acceptable academic standing in the previous session.

For further information about registration, please see the registration section of the Graduate e-calendar and direct all inquiries to Service Point.

Course offerings

The University Course Calendar provides an exhaustive list of the courses that exist or that may be offered, while information about course offerings for the current or upcoming session can be found on Minerva in the Class Schedule section. In addition, many units publish detailed syllabi related to the courses being offered in the current or upcoming terms on their own websites. Having trouble finding what you're looking for? Contact your Graduate Program Director or Secretary

McGill Writing Centre offers courses for graduate students whose first language is not English, and some writing courses are offered in other units. These courses cannot be counted toward the requirements of a graduate program, and are considered ‘extra courses’. The graduate e-calendar contains a full listing of extra courses for graduate students.

Registration/withdrawal policies & procedures

Students looking for information about course registration/withdrawal policies should refer to the Regulations section of the Graduate e-calendar. Among other things, this section includes information about the course change period and course withdrawal policies

Please Note: As a result of an ongoing integration of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Enrolment Services, policies and procedures are currently undergoing review and revision.  Updates will be communicated to units as decisions are made.

Registering for full courses

To register for a course that is full, students must:

  1. Go to the academic unit offering the course to ask the professor or graduate coordinator if space can be made available for them to take the course
  2. If the academic unit allows the student to take the course the unit must increase the enrolment limit of the course
  3. Once that is done, the student can register for the course on Minerva.

Please note:  Some units may issue a capacity override (permit) to allow you to register for the course on Minerva.

Registering for undergraduate courses

To register for an undergraduate course (excl. School of Continuing Studies courses and courses offered by the French Language Centre), students must:

  1. Obtain approval from the academic unit offering the course; a permit override will be placed on your McGill record
  2. Submit a Request for Course Change Form

The Request for a Course Change Form will be sent to your academic unit. If the unit supports the request, then the unit will forward the request to the Management of Academic Records Office, Enrolment Services, along with the recommendation from the unit's Graduate Program Director (GPD).

    To register for undergraduate courses offered by the School of Continuing Studies, student must apply directly through the Continuing Studies website.

    To register for courses offered by the French Language Centre, students must:

    1. Obtain a permission memo from their academic unit
    2. Go directly to the French Language Centre with the permission memo
    3. The student will be given a Permit to Register themselves for the course via Minerva.

    Withdrawing from/dropping/adding courses after the deadline has passed

    To add/drop/withdraw a course after the deadline has passed, students must submit a Course Change Request form available at Student Records Forms to their academic unit. If the unit supports the request, then the unit will forward the request to the Management of Academic Records Office, Enrolment Services, along with the recommendation from the unit's Graduate Program Director (GPD).

    Withdrawal from the University

    Students who wish to withdraw from McGill should consult the Withdrawal regulations stipulated in the e-calendar, and submit a Request for University Withdrawal form available at Student Records Forms. Please note that this form is sent to the Management of Academic Records Office, Enrolment Services.


    Mandatory online academic integrity tutorial

    As of spring 2011, graduate students must complete a mandatory online academic integrity tutorial, which may be accessed via Minerva (Student Menu > Academic Integrity Tutorial). New students must complete the tutorial within their first semester in order to prevent a Hold being placed on their record. Refer to registration deadlines for more details.