Adding or dropping courses
The "Dropping a course" tutorial walks you through the withdrawal process for McGill courses.
Adding or dropping before the deadline
Before you add or drop a course, check the deadlines to make sure the add/drop period isn't over. Then, you can use Minerva to add or drop courses. Step-by-step instructions are available on Minerva. All courses have a set number of spots, so don't wait until the last minute to register.
Some important notes:
- Courses dropped during the Add/Drop Period are deleted from your record. If you drop a course before the deadline, you'll get a refund for the course. If you add a course during this period, you'll be charged for the course.
- Freshman-program students must have your changes approved by an academic advisor.
- Courses that are cancelled by the University are not automatically deleted from your record. You'll need to delete them on Minerva.
- If you forget to add a course during the Add/Drop Period, you'll need to submit a written appeal requesting that the course(s) be added to your record, and explaining why you were unable to add the course(s) during the Add/Drop Period. If your request is approved, you will be charged an administrative fee for each late change. Each student is limited to one request to correct a registration error. If approved, future such requests will be refused.