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Orientation, advising and registration information for Special, Visiting and Exchange students in Arts.

The table below contains the list of steps to follow for course selection, advising, and registration for newly admitted Fall 2014 Special, Visiting and Exchange students. Please read the information carefully.  You should also consult the Important Dates and view the information on the Programs, Courses and University Regulations website. 

If you are a student newly admitted to the Winter 2015 term, be sure to attend the Faculty Orientation Session and the University Orientation Session!

All new international students should also refer to the information offered by International Student Services at www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents.

Activity

Date/Location

Things to Know/Do/Bring

Inform Yourself

June 3 - Aug. 31

Read the general advising and course information for newly admitted special, visiting, and exchange students
Course Selection

To be done by Tuesday, Sept. 16 for Fall 2014 term courses (for Winter please refer to the Important Dates webpage for more information:  www.mcgill.ca/importantdates)

Note: You must register for at least one course by Aug. 14, 2014 to avoid late registration fees.

Select your courses for the Winter term using Minerva (you will have to sign in). You can also view course descriptions on the Programs, Courses and University Regulations website.
Registration Period

To be done by Tuesday, Sept. 16 for Fall 2014 term courses (for Winter please refer to the Important Dates webpage for more information:  www.mcgill.ca/importantdates)

Note: You must register for at least one course by Aug. 14, 2014 to avoid late registration fees.

Use Minerva to register for the courses which you have chosen.

The Important Dates webpage is available at: www.mcgill.ca/importantdates.

Orientation Week: Discover McGill and your program options!

Attend the University Orientation

Attend the Faculty Orientation

Attend the Program Fair 

 

Last week of August

For more information please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/oasis/ba/departmental/checklist

Please contact Arts OASIS (www.mcgill.ca/oasis) should you need any additional advising!

McGill's University-wide Orientation will begin on Tuesday, August 26 with Discover McGill Day.  Some of the events require registration therefore please remember to consult the UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION website for full details.

Be sure to attend the FACULTY of ARTS ORIENTATION session also on Tuesday, August 26 - from 2pm to 4pm (location to be confirmed).  Faculty Advisers from the Arts OASIS will also be available to answer any academic questions you might have about your first year at McGill.

PROGRAM FAIR - for all newly admitted Arts students: please join us on Wednesday, August 27 from 1pm to 3pm, at the SSMU Ballroom (3rd floor, Room 301).  We are inviting new Arts students to seek out as much information as possible about their future departments and programs at this Fair!

If you have missed the Program Fair you should visit the department(s) in which you intend to take the majority of your courses. Set-up a meeting with a Departmental Academic Adviser to ask questions about program requirements and courses and to confirm your course selection (www.mcgill.ca/oasis/ba/departmental/adviser). Use Minerva to make any changes to the courses for which you have registered.

Faculty Advising Available throughout the year. Faculty Advisers from the Arts Office of Advising and Student Information Services (OASIS) are available to answer any academic questions you may have while you are at McGill.
Course Change

To be done by Tuesday, Sept. 16 for Fall 2014 term courses (for Winter please refer to the Important Dates webpage for more information:  www.mcgill.ca/importantdates)

Note: You must register for at least one course by Aug. 14, 2014 to avoid late registration fees.

Discuss course changes with your departmental adviser(s) who will approve them if appropriate. Use Minerva to make the changes to your record.
Continued Advising
(www.mcgill.ca/oasis)

Available throughout the year.

If you have questions about your course selection, consult with an adviser in the department that administers the courses.

You will be receiving emails from Arts OASIS during your time at McGill. Make sure you read these emails carefully as they will contain important information.

If you have questions, you can meet with a Faculty Adviser during drop-in sessions held throughout the academic year. Please come to the Arts OASIS counter (Dawson Hall, Room 110) or call 514-398-1029, Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 3:00pm. If you have a simple question, you can email adviser [dot] arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (be sure to include your name and student number in the subject line). Also, please make sure to use your McGill email account as per McGill's email policy: e-mail communication with students [.pdf].

 

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