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Please select the specific type of readmission you are requesting. Details (e.g.,procedures, deadlines, contact information, etc.) are specified below.

 

Readmission to the same degree after an absence

Students who wish to complete their Arts degree after an absence of an academic term or more must submit an electronic readmission application on MINERVA.

Application dates

to begin your studies in the Summer term readmission module opens: February 15
deadline to apply: June 10
to begin your studies in the Fall term readmission module opens: March 1
deadline to apply: July 15
to begin your studies in the Winter term readmission module opens: October
deadline to apply: November 15

Application procedures

  • Students must sign-in on MINERVA and select:
    • Student Records Menu
    • Faculty Transfer and Readmission Menu
  • In the comments section of the application form students must state the reasons for their absence from the University and give a summary of their activities during that period.
  • Students should also be aware of time limits for the completion of degrees.

All required documents must be sent to:
Assistant to the Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
Faculty of Arts OASIS
Dawson Hall, Room 110
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 0G5

If you have questions please contact us:
assistant-ADstudents [dot] Arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Telephone: 514-398-4206
Fax: 514-398-2157


    Readmission and transfer to a different degree

    Students who are seeking readmission and transfer to another faculty should use the "Inter-faculty Transfer" application module on Minerva. For further information, please read the following Arts OASIS webpage: Inter-faculty Transfer Procedures.


    Readmission for students in unsatisfactory standing

    If your most recent standing was unsatisfactory as indicated on your transcript, you must apply for readmission on MINERVA. Readmission will be granted only when proof of extenuating circumstances that affected your academic performance can be provided (e.g. medical or other documentation).

    Application deadlines

    to begin your studies in the Summer term readmission module opens: February 15
    deadline to apply: June 10
    to begin your studies in the Fall term readmission module opens: March 1
    deadline to apply: July 15
    to begin your studies in the Winter term readmission module opens: October
    deadline to apply: November 15

    Application procedures

    • Students must sign-in on MINERVA and select:
      • Student Records Menu
      • Faculty Transfer and Readmission Menu
    • In the comments section of the application form you must:
      • Describe the extenuating circumstances which affected your academic performance. Provide supporting documents (e.g. Doctor's letter, employer's letter) where appropriate.
      • Explain how the problems you experienced would be under control or no longer applicable if you were readmitted. In the case of poor performance due to medical problems, provide medical documentation confirming that your health is now such that they are able to continue their studies.
    • Before you submit your request for readmission, please consult the material on self-assessment as this will help you describe your situation and improve your performance if you are readmitted.
    • If you did not attend McGill University during the last academic term or year, provide a summary of your activities while you were away and indicate whether you studied elsewhere during this time.
    • Students should also be aware of time limits for the completion of degrees, as outlined in the McGill Undergraduate eCalendar.
    • If you have any further questions, please contact the Assistant to the Associate Dean (Student Affairs) at (514) 398-4206.

    Required Documents

    • If applicable, supporting medical documentation should be submitted.
    • If you studied elsewhere during the last academic term or year, you must arrange to have an official transcript sent to us from that institution.

      All required documents must be sent to:
      Assistant to the Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
      Faculty of Arts OASIS
      Dawson Hall, Room 110
      853 Sherbrooke Street West
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 0G5

      If you have questions please contact us:
      Email: Assistant-ADstudents [dot] Arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca
      Telephone: 514-398-4206
      Fax: 514-398-2157

    Status of your application

    • Students are required to verify (on Minerva) the status of their application frequently to determine whether any additional information is required by the Associate Dean’s Office.
    • Students will receive an email notification once an application decision has been made and the status on MINERVA has been changed to “Faculty Approved”. It is MANDATORY to accept or decline the readmission offer on MINERVA. This must be done within three weeks of the change of status to avoid cancellation of the offer.

      Please note that readmission decisions are made independently of financial information. If outstanding fees or fines are owed to the University, registration will not be permitted even if readmission has been granted.