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Advising and registration for currently registered students

Below is important information and advice for all students who intend to return to McGill for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • How to locate your undergraduate eCalendar;
  • Registration Help line
  • Arts OASIS operating hours, location and contact information;
  • Spring academic advising period dates;
  • Which students should see faculty advisers and which should see departmental academic advisers;
  • What to bring to your departmental advising appointment;
  • Help on choosing programs;
  • Registration start dates;
  • Reminders about outside faculty courses;
  • Reminders about choosing programs on Minerva and limited enrolment programs;
  • Who to contact if you experience registration problems.

Undergraduate eCalendar:

The Undergraduate Calendar is available online:  eCalendar 

Help Line:

Problems registering on Minerva?
Call the Minerva Help Desk at 514-398-7878, or contact Service Point.

Problems registering for a in specific course? Copy the error message before contacting the appropriate office for help. In most instances (e.g., program controls, pre-requisite controls, enrolment limits met, etc.), you should contact the department offering the course directly to determine if registration is possible.

Academic Advising and Registration Deadlines:

All currently registered students who expect to return to McGill are strongly encouraged to meet with their adviser(s) and to register for fall term courses before leaving for the summer. All courses have enrolment caps. If you do not register until August, the courses you choose (or need for your program) may be full. Make sure you register in at least one course prior to the date when late registration fees are charged.

Freshman Advising Appointments:

If at the end of the current term you will have 97 or more credits left to complete your degree requirements, you will be continuing in the Freshman program. You should email your Faculty adviser directly for an appointment.

Departmental Academic Advising Appointments:

If at the end of the current term you will have 96 or fewer credits left to complete your degree requirements, you should either be registered in a departmental program or be prepared to choose one for the upcoming year. Contact the department(s) directly for an appointment with your adviser to review program requirements.

Bring the following with you to your appointment:

For Freshman students who uncertain which program(s) they wish to choose, Arts OASIS advisers will offer degree planning workshops in March (please check the 'Announcements' section of the Arts OASIS homepage and the cabinet in the Leacock corridor for the schedule). Arts OASIS faculty advisers will also contact you and provide you with dates, times and locations. If you know which programs interest you, departmental academic advisers are available to meet with during the spring advising period.

Arts departmental office hours, locations, and phone numbers are available on their websites, and in the relevant sections of the  eCalendar .
Summer Session Registration:

Please refer to the Summer Studies Calendar and key dates for details.

Fall/Winter Term Registration:

Please refer to key dates and the eCalendar for registration details.

All students should familiarize themselves with the eCalendar. Students are responsible for adhering to the course change and withdrawal deadlines. Please note that late registration fees apply after a certain date (check date here).

Faculty Policy Regarding Course Selection:

Please refer to the course requirement information in the eCalendar regarding courses for which you may register. Note, in particular, the policy regarding courses offered by other faculties. Not all courses offered by other faculties will be approved for credit towards your degree requirements, even if you successfully register for them on Minerva. Once course change period is over, these courses will be flagged on your recordand will not contribute to your credit count or your CGPA.

Management Courses:

Students registered in programs requiring courses in the Faculty of Management (Minor in Management, Minor in Marketing, Minor in Finance, Minor in Operations Management, Joint Honours Economics and Accounting, Joint Honours Economics and Finance, Faculty program in Industrial Relations, etc.) may register early in specific courses. See the eCalendar and key dates

All Management courses have enrolment caps. Students in the above programs are therefore strongly encouraged to take advantage of the early registration dates. Although registration in Management courses opens to all students at a later date (check date here), other course controls may continue to block registration (e.g., pre-requisite controls, faculty restrictions, etc.). You may have to consult with the Faculty of Management to obtain permission to register.

Continuing Education Courses:

Early registration in Continuing Education courses is restricted to students in Continuing Education programs. Arts students may register for Continuing Education courses at a later date (check date here). Note that courses offered by Continuing Education will not count for credit towards the BA degree. Courses administered by Continuing Education but offered by the undergraduate faculties (e.g., Economics or Chemistry) can be counted for credit towards the BA degree.

Limited Enrolment Programs:

The following programs are not available to Arts students for selection on Minerva. Students who wish to register for one of these programs must have authorization from Management or Music to have the program added to their record by Service Point. Please check the eCalendar for a complete listing:

  • Minor in Management for non-Management students
  • Minor in Marketing for non-Management students
  • Minor in Operations Management for non-Management students
  • Minor in Finance for non-Management students
  • Minor in Musical Science and Technology
  • Minor in Music Application and Technology