Your first steps
Accept your offer of admission
Let us know you're coming before the deadline given in your letter of acceptance. Log in to Minerva. Go to the Application Status page, select the application and click the Accept this offer link. You will have to make a deposit of at least $300 by credit card, depending on your faculty. If you don’t respond by the deadline, your place may be given to the next person on the waiting list – so be sure to confirm and register on time! If you run into problems while trying to confirm or register, don’t worry – just fill out a Service Point webform to request assistance. (Music students, email undergradadmissions [dot] music [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Music Admissions)).
Accept your offer of residence
If you have been offered a place in residence, read the online information package carefully. Make sure you respond by the deadline.
If you are a Macdonald Campus student and have been offered a place in residence, read the online information carefully and make sure you respond by the deadline.
Submit your required documents
You’ll need to send us a number of legal documents which vary according to whether you are a Quebec resident, Canadian citizen or international student.
These documents willaffect how much tuition you are charged, and are also required to confirm your valid citizenship/immigration status.
International students including students from the U.S.A. should refer to www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents/immigration-documents/documents for immigration procedures.
International Students (including students from the U.S.A.) are required to submit both a Study Permit and a Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ), please see here for additional information: http://www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/international
Canadian citizens (either born in Canada or abroad) and permanent residents of Canada must submit proof of their status. Please see here for a list of acceptable documents: http://www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/canada Students who are Canadian citizens and are also residents of Quebec must submit additional documentation, a list of the documents required can be found here: http://www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/quebec
All newly admitted students (with the exception of a student who has already studied in the province of Quebec) are required to submit a Permanent Code data form: http://www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/permcode
For complete information and a list of all legal documents you need to send to McGill, go to Legal documents.
NOTE: Usually, no documents are required if you are coming to McGill directly from a Quebec CEGEP. Check the website above for any exceptions.
When and Where to send legal documents
Newly admitted Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada (including Quebec residents) are required to submit their legal documents immediately after accepting their offer of admission to McGill.
Newly admitted International Students (including students from the U.S.A.) should begin the application process for a CAQ and Study Permit immediately after accepting their offer of admission to McGill. International Students are required to submit a copy of both documents (CAQ and Study Permit) immediately after receiving them from Canadian immigration authorities.
Submitting electronic copies as email attachments (PDF or TIFF) of your documents is preferred. For information concerning how to format your scanned images and where to send them, refer to www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/how/.
Make sure to send us clear, complete and legible copies of your documents.
If there is a problem with your documents, or if you have further questions, contact us at:
Telephone: (514) 398-7878
McGill’s International Students Services: 514-398-4349 / international [dot] students [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Send us your final marks
To complete your application file, we need your final marks, including confirmation of your graduation.
- If you are coming from CEGEP or are an Ontario high school student (or graduate) with an OUAC number, we’ll receive this information electronically.
- If you are graduating from another Canadian, U.S. or international high school system, you must ensure that your school or the Ministry of Education in your home province or country sends your final marks and confirmation of graduation.
- If you have written International Baccalaureate, Advanced Levels and/or AS or CAPE examinations, we must receive your final exam results directly from the appropriate Examination Board.
- If you are a transfer student or a mature student who was enrolled in studies during the current year, make sure that your current university sends a final transcript as soon as possible. You must also arrange to send course descriptions for math and science courses.
Consult this information about sending your official documents.
Apply for financial aid
The University offers a need-based Entrance Bursary Program to students from modest-income families who have been accepted for undergraduate studies. Upon notification of acceptance to the University (either by formal letter or via the Admissions Status page on Minerva), newly accepted, first-year, first-degree students may apply for Entrance Financial Aid via the Financial Aid Menu on Minerva. The application deadline is 30 days from the date of formal acceptance to the University. More information is available at: www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/scholarships-aid/future-undergrads.
How are you getting here?
Montreal is an international hub, easily accessible from anywhere. See Google Maps or Yahoo Maps using
"805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal", corner of McGill College Avenue and Sherbrooke Street as your final destination.
- From Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, you can take a taxi or airport shuttle to McGill.
- The Gare Centrale train station, a few blocks from McGill’s downtown campus, is served by both VIA Rail and Amtrak trains.
- The Station Centrale bus station is connected directly to Montreal’s metro (subway system), just three subway stops east of McGill.
- McGill’s Macdonald Campus is located in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue at the western end of the Island of Montreal, a 30-minute drive from downtown or 15 minutes from the airport.
- For more information, refer to Visit McGill.