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Exemption deadlines

Exemptions must be claimed by:

  1 2 3
  Minerva form opens for confirmation of coverage/exemption request Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on IHI fee Deadline to request an exemption online and submit supporting exemption documents
Summer April 15 April 26 May 31
Fall August 15 August 29 September 30
Winter December 15 January 6 January 31

If you apply for an exemption in Minerva by the deadlines indicated in the second column, this will ensure that you are not charged interest on the unpaid International Health Insurance fee while you wait for your documents to be processed. Interest charges will not be reversed for late exemption requests.

Exemption documents received after the above deadlines in the third column may be considered on a case by case basis, but you will be responsible for paying any interest or late payment fees as they appear on your student fee account. Please ensure that the supporting document that you are submitting clearly indicates a coverage date that begins September 1st or earlier for the fall term, January 1st or earlier for the winter term and May 1st or earlier for the summer term. After the above deadlines all exemption requests and supporting documents must be submitted directly to International Student Services  either in-person or by international [dot] health [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email). Exemptions from the International Health Insurance plan cannot be processed retroactively for previous terms or academic years.