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Minimum Credit Requirement

Minimum Credit Requirement for Bachelor of Science Degree

The minimum credit requirement for your degree is determined at the time of acceptance and is specified in your letter of admission.

Students are normally admitted to a four-year degree requiring the completion of 120 credits.

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing of up to 30 credits may be granted to students who obtain satisfactory results in International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Levels, Advanced Placement tests, or the Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS). Quebec students with a DCS in Science are granted 30 credits Advanced Standing and will have normally completed the equivalent of, and are therefore exempt from, the basic science courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students with satisfactory results in International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Levels, and Advanced Placement tests may be exempt from some or all of the basic science courses. You will not be given additional credit toward your degree for any McGill course where the content overlaps substantially with any other course for which you have already received credit, such as for Advanced Standing results.

AP Examination results with a score of 4 or 5 must be declared by you at the time of initial registration at the University.

For more information about Advanced Standing, consult: www.mcgill.ca/students/transfercredit.

Equivalencies for Non-Basic Science Courses

Equivalencies for Non-Basic Science Courses

Note that equivalencies for some non-basic science courses, such as CHEM 212 and 222 and PSYC 204, are granted on a per-CEGEP basis. In some cases, a grade greater than the minimum passing grade may be required. For more information about equivalences for non-basic Science courses, please consult: www.mcgill.ca/students/transfercredit/prospective/cegep.

If the CEGEP and/or course is not listed on this website, you should refer to the SOUSA website and follow the instructions for advanced standing for students admitted to McGill from CEGEP: http://www.mcgill.ca/science/student/newstudents/u1/orientation.

Readmission after Interruption of Studies for a Period of Five Consecutive Years or More

Readmission after Interruption of Studies for a Period of Five Consecutive Years or More

If you are readmitted after interrupting your studies for a period of five consecutive years or more, you may be required to complete a minimum of 60 credits and satisfy the requirements of a program. In this case, a new CGPA will be calculated. The Director of Advising Services, in consultation with the appropriate department, may approve a lower minimum for students who had completed 60 credits or more before interrupting their studies.

If you are readmitted after a period of absence, you are subject to the program and degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission. The Director of Advising Services, in consultation with the department, may approve exemption from any new requirements.

Faculty of Science—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 7, 2012) (disclaimer)