Assignment of a McGill Identification Number
Once you have successfully submitted the on-line application forms (including payment), you will receive a notice via e-mail confirming that your application was received and assigning you a nine digit McGill identification number. You will need this McGill ID number to access to the Minerva system (see next section) and to track your application.
To expedite the processing of your application, include your McGill ID number and name in all application documents and communications with our office.
Note that your McGill ID number and Minerva account are permanent.
Tracking the status of your application
The status of your application can be tracked by logging into Minerva (see Application Systems), under the Applicant menu, using your McGill ID number.
It is strongly recommended that applicants check their application status on a regular basis, e.g. once a week, as there may be updates or additional requests required as part of the dossier review.
N.B. ► The primary means of communication will be electronic mail (e-mail), using the e-mail address provided at time of application.
Especially during peak periods, there may be a two-week delay before the Admissions Office registers documents in the Minerva system after these have been received. The date posted is the date of entry into the system and does not necessarily reflect the date of receipt.
Making changes or cancelling your application
Any change or update to your application information must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Office. Changes in personal information such as addresses or phone numbers can only be done via the personal Minerva account. Details can be found in the PIN and Personal Updates section of the Minerva guide.
An application can be cancelled via your Minerva account.