Apply to Graduate
Most undergraduate students and non-thesis graduate students
(master's, certificates, diplomas) must use Minerva (www.mcgill.ca/minerva) to apply to graduate (go to Student Records > Apply for Graduation for Your Primary Curriculum). It is your responsibility to inform McGill of your intention to graduate. You
need a minimum residency requirement of 60 credits at McGill to qualify for a
McGill undergraduate degree. For more information, see Graduation. The minimum CGPA required to graduate is 2.00, and you must be in Satisfactory Standing.
The Application for Graduation is available on Minerva when you
register for your final year (e.g., U3 or U4), except if you are in the Faculty of Medicine or
Faculty of Dentistry, where you are automatically flagged for graduation in
your final year. For more information on how to apply on Minerva, go to
Once you apply to graduate, you are authorizing the University to include your name in the Convocation program. If you want your name to be omitted from this publication you must send an email to Enrolment Services at studentrecords [at] mcgill [dot] ca by March 15 for Spring convocation, and September 15 for Fall convocation.
Fall term graduation
(courses completed in December; transcript will indicate "Degree Granted" in February; Spring convocation): You must apply on Minerva
by the end of November.
Winter term graduation
(courses completed in April; transcript will indicate "Degree Granted" in May; Spring convocation): You must apply on Minerva by
the end of February.
Summer term graduation
(courses completed by August; transcript will indicate "Degree Granted" in October; Fall convocation): You must apply on
Minerva by the end of March.
If you miss one of these deadlines, contact your Faculty Student
Affairs Office immediately.
Note for the Faculties of Arts and Science (including B.A. & Sc.):
Requests are made at Service Point (3415 McTavish Street). However, it is important that you also see a Faculty adviser in Dawson Hall to talk about your options and the effects that your request may have on your studies. For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/students/advising
Note for Continuing Studies: The minimum residency requirement of 60 credits does not apply to the School of Continuing Studies certificates and diplomas.
Revision, July 2012. Start of revision.
Note for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:
If you miss one of these deadlines, you must follow the procedures at www.mcgill.ca/gps/students/graduating
. The Application for Graduation is available on Minerva for students in non-thesis programs who have registered for their final year. To ensure that you have met the requirements for graduation, you should refer to Program Requirements
> Master's Degrees
, found under each faculty's Graduate
section in the Programs, Courses and University Regulations
publication at www.mcgill.ca/study
Revision, July 2012. End of revision.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 22, 2012) (disclaimer