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Newly Admitted Students

Welcome New Students

We invite you to visit the Music Student Affairs Office located on the 7/F of 527 Sherbrooke Street West if you have questions about policies and procedures relating to registration, academic programs, course changes, withdrawal deadlines, graduation requirements, etc.  We will be happy to assist you!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Deadline to submit your Practical Instruction Request Form online.
Late registration fees will be charged if you miss the deadline to register for practical instruction.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Deadline to accept your offer of admission if you have not yet done so.  Please note that Scholarship winners may have an earlier deadline to accept your offer of admission.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014                 

Deadline to confirm your room reservation using MINERVA if a McGill residence space has been reserved for you.
Monday, June 9, 2014

Registration opens for newly admitted students from Quebec CEGEPS.  Please use MINERVA to register.

Sample First Year Course List: BMus_Performance [pdf], BMus_Jazz Performance [pdf], BMus_Faculty Jazz [pdf] , BMus_Non-Performance [pdf]

NOTE: Students who are admitted to BMus-Faculty program with a jazz instrument or jazz voice concentration will follow the study plan for the BMus Faculty Jazz program.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Registration opens for newly admitted students with academic qualifications such as Advanced Levels, Advanced Placements, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, etc.  Please use MINERVA to register.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Registration opens for students admitted from high school.  Please use MINERVA to register.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

IMPORTANT: New students have until this day to register for at least one course in order to avoid late registration penalties.

Once you registered for at least one course, you may go to Service Point to get your McGill ID card.

McGill Email
All students are assigned a McGill Email Address and are given a McGill email mailbox.  Email sent to your McGill Email Address is an official means of communication between McGill University and its students.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Placement Exams

For Rudiments, MUSP 140/141/170/171/240/241 and MUTH 150/151/250

Placement Examinations in Musicianship and Keyboard Proficiency are mandatory for all incoming students.  Also, students seeking exemptions for 100-level courses are recommended to sit all exams.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Discover McGill Day

This is a one-day campus-wide welcome event for all newly admitted students.  You will have a chance to learn about the many McGill’s resources that are available to ensure your academic, professional and personal success.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

See Placement Exams

For MUHL 186, MUSP 170/171 and MUTH 250

Friday, August 29, 2014 

Advising by Area of Studies

It is mandatory that all newly admitted students attend this academic advising session.  You will have the opportunity to meet with your advisor one-on-one.  A MINERVA Course Selection Form and a Degree Audit Form specific to the program you have been admitted to will also be distributed.  This is a valuable session where you could address your academic concerns.

Monday, September 1, 2014 Labour Day – This is a public holiday. No classes are given.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Classes begin the week of September 2.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to Friday, September 5, 2014

Ensemble Auditions

All first year students enrolled in the Schulich School of Music must be registered for a large ensemble each semester. You are responsible for checking your program requirements carefully in order to verify and fulfill large or small ensemble requirements. Please check out the Ensemble Audition Schedule and Orchestral Training Program Ensemble Auditions through the Ensemble Audition website.

Other important academic information can be found in the eCalendar.