Prospective and newly admitted students
This section is for:
- applicants to McGill who have not yet been admitted; and
- applicants who have received an acceptance letter from McGill, but have not yet taken any classes.
Do I qualify for transfer credit?
If you are a current student and have already take McGill classes, click here. Otherwise, from the list below, click the highest level of education that applies to you:
When I begin my McGill studies, I will have:
- graduated from CEGEP
- taken courses at a Quebec university other than McGill
- taken courses at a higher education institution outside of Quebec
- earned a French Baccalaureate
- earned an International Baccalaureate or IB certificate(s)
- written Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
- written Advanced Level and/or Advanced Subsidiary Examinations
When do I apply for transfer credit?
If you are a prospective or newly admitted student, you don't actually apply for transfer credit. On your application to McGill, you must indicate any courses you took at a CEGEP, university or other higher education institution. Your file will be automatically reviewed for transfer credits if you:
- are admitted to McGill; and
- accept the offer of admission.
If you did not indicate your previous courses when you applied to McGill, you will not receive transfer credits for them.
What else do I need to know?
If you qualify for transfer credit, use McGill's degree evaluation tool to see if it will earn you exemptions for required, complementary or elective courses.
If you feel that you've completed the equivalent of one or more McGill math or science courses but do not have the certification to prove it, you may be eligible to write placement exams in linear algebra, biology, chemistry, math or physics.