How to apply
Step 1:Complete your application forms and pay the application fee
If you are new to McGill, you must create an account using the McGill web-based application system (the "Web-App" system) to build and submit your application to the University. A step-by-step guide is found in the 'Consult' section at the link provided below. If you require assistance, use the Help function found at the top right of each page or contact Enrolment Services at 514-398-7878.
If you already have a Minerva account, log into the Minerva system and use the Applicant menu to create your application. Ensure that your contact information is up-to-date before completing the application.
For all applicants...
Read more ► http://www.mcgill.ca/applying/online/
DEADLINE ► This step must be complete before 9 p.m. (Montréal local) of the application deadline (November 1 for medical programs, March 1 for Med-P program).
A confirmation of your application, including a 9-digit McGill identification (ID) number, will be sent via e-mail once the Web-App system runs its cycle (after 9 p.m.). This means that applications submitted after 9 p.m. will not be processed until the next cycle. This McGill ID number will grant you access to the University's Minerva system, required for the subsequent steps of your application. To learn more about McGill's Minerva system, you can review the information at Minerva for Guests or read the IT knowledge base article.
Some important notes before using the system:
- The application fee is payable by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) at the end of the application.
- All of our programs, including the joint programs, are found under the application type of 'Undergraduate/Professional'. (Do not select Postgrad Med/Dent Education as this is for post-doctoral studies)
- All of our programs are only available for application for the Fall term of the given year.
- When asked about your educational background, you should select the highest level of education you have or will have achieved prior to starting your program of choice. For example, if you are in the final year of your Bachelor's degree, select Bachelor's Degree / Equivalent as this your anticipated level of education (by the time you are admitted, should you be admitted).
- The 'Education Category' should reflect the region in which you attained the highest level of education noted in the prior question (Province/Territory, US, Overseas).
- You can make up to two program selections within the same category per application, where available.
- The selection of program(s) can only be done once. If you have made an error in your program selection(s) before completing the application (processing the application fee), please resubmit a new application. All other pages of information can be edited before submitting the application fee via the authorization form.
- The Web-App system cycles on weeknights at 9 PM (EST) for processing the information collected during the day. If you applied prior that time, you will receive your confirmation e-mail and McGill ID number after 9 pm. If you have applied after that time, your application will be processed at the next cycle and, therefore, will be only considered received on that date. Thus, there is a delay before receiving your McGill ID number.
Step 2: Submit the supporting documents of your application
With your McGill ID number in hand, you can now access your application's supporting document checklist via the Minerva system (Minerva) and upload most of the documentation yourself. Use the menu on the left to find out more about the elements of your application (i.e., supporting documents). Remember to properly identify all of the supporting documents with your McGill ID number. We also advise you to include your McGill ID number in any correspondence with the University for faster processing.
Instructions ► Uploading your documents
DEADLINE ► This step must be complete before midnight (by 23:59, Montréal local) of the submission deadline (November 15 for medical programs, March 2 for Med-P program). All documents must be received by the Office in their desired format (e.g., electronically, by official means, etc. depending on the element) by the deadline, regardless of method of transmission. Late submissions will not be guaranteed any review and may result in an incomplete application.
Step 3: Track your application via your Minerva account
Once you have completed and submitted your application, you can use your Minerva account to follow the status of your application.
Read more ► Knowing your application status
Over the course of the review of your application, official copies or additional documentation may be requested of you. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that his or her dossier is up to date and accurate. Applicants should, therefore, have regular checks of their application status via Minerva and should always keep their contact information up to date, especially their e-mail address.
The anticipated release dates for the preliminary decisions are relative to the applicant's category and are posted in the Important Dates section of the cateogry.