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Minimum academic requirements

Competition for entrance scholarships is intense at McGill. An extraordinary number of exceptional applications are received each year and, unfortunately, we cannot award scholarships to all good candidates. 

To provide some guidance to scholarship hopefuls, the proposed academic standings of scholarship awardees for this upcoming fall term are listed in the table below. Some program-specific scholarships may have lower minima. 

Academic backgroundMinimum academic performance for consideration for all entrance scholarships

Quebec CEGEP

MINIMUM overall cote de rendement au collégial (CRC) of 34.5

Canadian High School (outside Quebec and Ontario)

MINIMUM 95% average over last two years of full-time studies

Ontario High School

MINIMUM 95% overall average on all 3U, 3M, 4U and 4M courses

United States High School

MINIMUM A average (at least 95% or GPA of 4.00, or equivalent unweighted) over last two years of full-time studies, and minimum score of 700 in each SAT or 33 in the ACT

Overseas High School

MINIMUM A average (or equivalent) over last two years of full-time study

Advanced Levels

MINIMUM of 4 relevant Advanced-Level/CAPE/Pre-University subjects all with predicted/final grades of A, plus AS results and GCSE/Ordinary level results at a similar level.

International Baccalaureate

41 subject points (not including bonus points) on predicted or final grades

French Baccalaureate

MINIMUM overall average of 17, with minimum score of 14 in each course

 Note: when class rank is available, it should be provided. Rank in the top 1 - 2% is expected.

The above are the PROPOSED scholarship minima for this upcoming fall term. It is possible that the minima may be lower if we should have more scholarship funds to disburse. It is also possible that the minima could be higher should we attract a greater number of qualified applicants. Please note: even if you meet the standings above, you are not guaranteed a scholarship.

Scholarship decisions are made during the admission process and are based on academic information available at that time. There is no reconsideration on additional or final results.