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Applying to McGill Summer Studies

We look forward to welcoming you on McGill's green campus this Summer. This is an excellent opportunity to experience Montreal during the best time of year, while taking courses from Canada's top medical-doctoral university (Maclean's).  

Who is a Special Student?

1.  Anyone who is not currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program at any university.

  • A student wishing to register for undergraduate courses without being admitted to a program may register as a Special Student and take a limited number of individual courses, provided the student has the necessary academic prerequisites. 
  • Special Students can take regular undergraduate credit courses but are not recognized as working towards a certificate, graduate certificate or diploma. No certificates, graduate certificates or diplomas are issued for independent studies.

2.  Students who have received either a conditional or final letter of acceptance to McGill, but have not yet confirmed acceptance.

  • New McGill students: If you have already confirmed your final acceptance to a McGill undergraduate degree or diploma program, please go to Registration for McGill students.

3.   McGill students who have a Winter graduation term on their record need to complete the form Authorization for Change of Program - Graduating Students.

  • For example, you are registered for the Winter term and will complete your program and graduate at the end of the term in May.

Registration package [pdf]

To register for undergraduate summer courses, all Special Students must submit the Registration Package, which includes a Registration Form, Permanent Code Data form, and supporting legal documentation.
For graduate courses, see the Registration Notes below.

All Special Students must submit the Registration Package and the Permanent Code Data forms, and provide supporting legal documentation. There is a $50 processing fee, payable online when you upload your Registration Package, or in person at Service Point on campus. 

Don't delay! Popular courses fill up quickly. Send your registration package as soon as possible.

  • Special Students must complete a paper registration form in order to register for Summer courses.
  • Provide, when applicable, proof of citizenship or Permanent Resident status and official attestation of residency in Quebec.
    • More information regarding Legal Documents is available on the Legal Documents website.
    • It is critical that you review the information posted on the Legal Documents website concerning which legal documents you are required to submit.

Submitting your Registration Package

 

Upload documents:

In person

  • Please indicate "Re: Summer Studies" on the front of the envelope.

Service Point
McLennan Library Building
3415 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C8

After submitting your Registration Package

Once you have submitted your forms and legal documents, you will receive an email from Enrolment Services in approximately 2-3 business days indicating your McGill ID number and instructions on how to log into Minerva, McGill's online student interface, to register for your courses. If your registration package is incomplete, Enrolment Services will email you indicating what is missing. If you wish to check the status of your registration package, you may contact McGill Service Point at 514-398-7878 or submit on online query at http://www.mcgill.ca/students/servicepoint/contactus

Registration Notes

  • Graduate courses (600+ level courses): Students wishing to take a Graduate level course must register with the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office and submit an application via uapply.
  • Dropping courses: Students are responsible for all courses in which they are registered unless they formally drop these courses using Minerva before the deadline date. It is not sufficient to notify the instructor or cease to attend lectures. Please see the section on Course Drop & Withdrawal for more information.  
  • Restrictions: Registration restrictions for certain courses are listed in the Calendar—please note them before using Minerva. 
  • Minerva help: If you have any problems using the online McGill student interface, Minerva, please refer to the F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) section and instructions at the Minerva for Students website. If you are still having problems using Minerva, please contact the Minerva Help Line at 514-398-7878.

Students from outside Canada 

International Students may refer to McGill's International Student Services (ISS) office for helpful information regarding immigration regulations and services available.

Health Insurance

The International Student Services (ISS) office administers the University's Health Insurance Plan for International Students. International Students must ensure that they have adequate hospitalization and medical coverage during their stay at McGill. You may enroll in the University's International Student Health Plan for the summer term for which you are registered. The University and Immigration Québec require International Students to have proof of health insurance.  It is important that you pick-up your health insurance card upon your arrival at McGill.

For more information, please visit the ISS website

To pick-up your student health insurance card, please go to:

Service Point
McLennan Library Building
3415 McTavish St.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y1