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Arts Special, Visiting and Exchange Students

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, please be sure to attend the Faculty Orientation Session and the University Orientation Session (details to be confirmed in December 2014).

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:

Univeristy Orientation
AND
Faculty Oriention

 

Begins Tuesday, August 26, 2014  

McGill's University-wide Orientation will begin on Tuesday, August 26 with Discover McGill Day.  Some of the events require registration, so be sure to consult the following website for full details: www.mcgill.ca/newstudents

Be sure to also attend the Faculty of Arts Orientation session which will take place on the same day.  For more information please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/newstudents/facultyprograminfo/arts.  Faculty Advisers from the Arts OASIS will be available to answer any academic questions you might have about your first year at McGill. Please contact Arts OASIS (www.mcgill.ca/oasis) should you need any additional advising after attending the Faculty and University Orientation Sessions. 

Departmental Orientation

AND

Departmental Academic Advising

Departmental orientation session(s) are normally held during the last week of August for students admitted with 24-30 advanced credits (3-year degree) as well as for Special, Visiting, and Exchange students.

For more information please visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/oasis/ba/departmental/checklist (section 'Departmental Orientations')

If you have missed the 'Departmental Orientation Session' 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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