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How to apply for graduation

Time to think of graduation

Undergraduate students and non-thesis LL.M. students who expect to graduate at the end of a term must do the following:

  1. Si vous avez l'intention de vous joindre à un barreau après avoir terminé vos études, vous avez la responsabilité de connaître les dates-limites et processus d'admission. Assurez-vous de connaître ces informations au moins un an d'avance. Voir le site du CDO pour plus d'info.
  2. Apply for graduation on Minerva. If you are away on exchange, please sao [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (contact the SAO) directly.
  3. Review the Graduation and Convocation on the McGill Student Information site for information regarding the convocation ceremony, how to make sure your name is spelled the way you want on the diploma, when to pick up your diploma, etc.
  4. Review your academic record in order to ensure you have met all the degree requirements.
  5. Complete the CDO Graduation Survey

It is the student's responsibility to inform the SAO of his or her intention to graduate.

If you are in your final year

Students in their final year are strongly advised to verify that they will have satisfied the degree requirements for graduation by the end of that year. Use the Program Requirements (degree audit) Form found on the SAO's Forms webpage to assist you.

Students expecting to graduate should complete the following steps in their last term:

  1. Verify TOTAL CREDITS: 105 for the B.C.L./LL.B.; 120 cr. for the B.C.L./LL.B. with Honours, ; 123 cr. for the B.C.L./LL.B. with Major; 123 cr. for the B.C.L./LL.B. with Minor.
  2. Verify you have met/registered for ALL Required and Complementary courses for your program, INCLUDING the writing requirement.
  3. Verify that your “Expect to Graduate” flag is on your record via MINERVA. See McGill Student information: Applying to graduate.

Apply to graduate

To view deadlines and procedures on how to apply to graduate, please go to: Student information: Applying to graduate.

Career Development Office graduation survey

Before students graduate from the Faculty, they are asked to fill out the CDO graduation survey, available on CareerLink. It takes only a few minutes to complete and is essential to the work of the CDO and to improving services for future students.

For more information, contact the placement [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Career Development Office) .

Convocation ceremonies

See McGill's Convocations website for convocation schedules.