Bachelor of Theology (BTh)
Newly admitted students should register on-line using Minerva. "Minerva" provides web access to registration, class schedules, course descriptions, and address changes.
If you are a newly admitted student in the 90 or 120 credit Bachelor of Theology program and you have taken university-level courses, you may apply for transfer credit. In order to apply please send your request to the Student Affairs Coordinator by shelly-ann [dot] soares [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail). Your request will be reviewed by the Bachelor of Theology Committee.
You are to seek the guidance of your adviser(s) when registering for courses. You must have your courses approved and your Minerva form signed by the Chair of the B.Th. Committee before classes begin. If you are affiliated with one of the Theological Colleges, your Minerva form must first be approved and signed by your College adviser. Please refer to course requirements for more information.
Academic standing and course loads
Satisfactory Standing: Students enter the university in satisfactory standing and remain in this standing unless their GPA (grade point average) or CGPA (cumulative grade point average) for any year drops below 2.00. The normal course load in any academic session is five courses per term (15 credits per term). A student with a high GPA (at least 3.00) may take more than the normal five courses per term.
Probationary Standing: A student is placed in probationary standing if either the CGPA or the term GPA falls between 1.50 and 1.99. (For part-time students, the GPA is calculated on the basis of the last 9 credits.) Students in probationary standing may take a minimum of 6 credits and a maximum of 12 credits per term.
A student in probationary standing returns to satisfactory standing by completing 12 additional credits with a GPA of at least 2.50, or by completing 12 credits with a GPA and a CGPA of 2.00 or greater.
A student in probationary standing who fails to achieve the lev¬els of performance specified above will be placed in unsatisfactory standing, with the exception of those who obtain a GPA of 1.50-1.99 while continuing to have a CGPA of 2.00 or greater.
Unsatisfactory Standing: A GPA of less than 1.50 places a student in unsatisfactory standing.
A student in unsatisfactory standing will have to withdraw or seek re-admission as a probationary student with special permission from the B.Th. Committee and the Dean. A student who is readmitted on probationary standing may have additional restrictions or conditions to meet, over and above those required of students referred to above under "Probationary Standing." A student in unsatisfactory standing for the second time must withdraw permanently.
Incomplete Standing: A student whose record in any year shows a mark of K, K*, L, L*, or && will have no GPA or CGPA calculated for that year, and the record will show "Standing Incomplete." After completing the appropriate course requirements the GPA and CGPA will be calculated and the student's standing determined as described above.
A student whose standing is still "incomplete" at the time of registration for the next academic year must obtain a Letter of Permission to Register from the Chair of the B.The. Committee.
Competence in a course may be determined by examinations and/or essays, or by other means chosen by the instructor and approved by the Dean.
Several designations are used to acknowledge the superior academic achievement of in-course and graduating students. These designations are awarded at the discretion of Faculty:
- Distinction: to designate graduating students, not in Honours, who have completed a minimum of 60 credits at McGill and achieved a CGPA of 3.30-3.49.
- Great Distinction: to designate graduating students, not in Honours, who have completed a minimum of 60 credits at McGill and achieved a CGPA of 3.50 or better.
- Honours: to designate graduating students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits at McGill and have fulfilled the honours course requirements with a CGPA of 3.20 or 3.50 for First Class Honours.
- Dean's Honour List: to designate graduating students with a CGPA of 3.50 or better. This designation applies in addition to those described in b) and c) above, except that it may not normally be awarded to more than 10% of the graduating class.
- Dean's Honour List: to designate in-course students who have completed a minimum of 27 credits during regular session (14 credits for those registered for one term) and have attained a GPA placing them in the top 5-10% of their class.
Studying at another university is a wonderful opportunity, the benefits of which can go far beyond academic learning. It can enrich your undergraduate education by enabling you to develop broader perspectives in your fields of study, enhance skills in cross-cultural communication and critical thinking applicable to your everyday life, and provide you with a chance for personal growth. This opportunity is available to those in the 90 and 120 credit program.
For information regarding study away policies and regulations please speak to the Bachelor of Theology advisor.
Leave of absence
All leave of absence requests must be approved by the Bachelor of Theology Committee. In order to apply for a leave of absence please send your request and support documents to the Student Affairs Coordinator by shelly-ann [dot] soares [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail).
More information about leave of absence can be found at the University Regulations and Resources website Undergraduate Leave of Absence Policy.
Dropping or adding courses must be done via Minerva, prior to the deadline listed under registration procedures. The permission of the advisor is required for all changes to course selection. In case of withdrawal from the University prior to the published course withdrawal deadline, the student must withdraw from all courses via Minerva. In addition students must contact the Chair of the B.Th. Committee and complete the necessary withdrawal form.