Instructions for graduate students taking undergraduate (under 500 level) language courses in German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish. To register for an undergraduate language course in any of our four languages, graduate students must follow the instructions below.
STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO START THE PROCESS 3 TO 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.
- Obtain approval from Languages, Literatures, and Cultures by submitting a completed department form (Graduate Student Taking Undergraduate Course Approval Form) to the undergraduate coordinator – Mr. Shawn Whelan (shawn [dot] whelan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)). If you receive approval from us, our undergraduate coordinator will place a permit override on your McGill record;
- You must then go to www.mcgill.ca/students/records/forms - this brings you to the Student Records “Forms” page;
- Scroll down to “For Students in Graduate Programs;”
- Click on “Request for Registration/Course changes.” You will have to log-in to view this form;
- You select the Department you are registered in;
- Select “I want to register for an undergraduate (below 500 level) course; enter the term;
- From there on, follow the questions on the electronic form and once complete, you hit submit.
This “Request for a Course Change Form” will be sent to your graduate department. If your department supports your request, your department will forward the request to the Management of Academic Records Office, Enrolment Services, along with the recommendation from the departmental GPD.
To register for undergraduate courses offered by the School of Continuing Studies, students must apply directly through the Continuing Studies website.
To register for courses offered by the French Language Centre, students must:
- Obtain a permission memo from their department
- Go directly to the French Language Centre with the permission memo
- The student will be given a Permit to Register themselves for the course via Minerva.
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 departments as decisions are made.