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Policy on Distance Education Courses for the Faculty of Arts

A maximum of 6 credits of elective courses taught through distance education may be used towards your degree at McGill. Courses taught through distance education from institutions other than McGill will be approved as transfer credits under the following conditions:

  • the course is given by a government-accredited, degree-granting institution acceptable to McGill;
  • the course counts for credit towards degrees granted at the institution giving the course;
  • prior approval for the course is obtained from Arts OASIS.

The combined total of regular course credits and distance education course credits may not exceed the permitted maximum number of credits per term according to Faculty regulations. Courses taught through distance education may not be used to complete program requirements, except on an individual basis when serious, documented circumstances warrant it. In such cases, prior approval must be obtained from your departmental academic adviser and the Associate Dean (Student Affairs).