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FAQ: Learning at McGill

How do I get an academic advisor?

Learn about the different types of advising and the services advisors offer. Learn more

How do I get a tutor?

Whether you are having difficulty in a given subject, require assistance preparing for exams, or need a paper proofread, our qualified tutors are here to help. Learn more

Where do I go to find out about exams?

Find all the information you need about exam regulations, conflicts and dates. Learn more

What do the letter grades stand for?

Numerical equivalents and policies for 2010-2011 regarding letter grades can be found on the Programs, Courses, and University Regulations website. Learn more

How do I fill out an online course evaluation?

Learn how to evaluate your courses and instructors online through Minerva. Learn more

Where do I go to request a reread of a grade?

Under the Charter of Student Rights, students have the right to request a reassessment or reread of any grade they receive. Please consult the Program calendars: Undergraduate Programs, Courses and University Regulations for the relevant Faculty, or the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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, visit individual Faculty websites, or contact Faculty-specific Student Affairs Offices.

How do I get help using the library?

McGill's libraries offer useful tips on research, citing sources, finding multimedia holdings and more. Learn more

Where do I get help as a special needs student?

The Office for Students with Disabilities offers a host of information on writing exams, student rights, services and other topics. Learn more

How can I get help with writing?

The English and French Language Centre (EFLC) offers courses which are designed to develop academic writing and critical thinking skills. Learn more

Also, there is a graduate course given by Writing Studies professors in the Faculty of Education, which is available under the title EDEC 635, “Advanced Written Communication" Learn more

How do I improve my English?

Find out how you can take English as a Second Language courses to help develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Learn more

How do I improve my French?

Find out how you can take English as a Second Language courses to help develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Learn more

What do I do if I am ill during an exam?

The myCourses site provides all the information you need to access your course materials and activities successfully as a student. Learn more

Where can I find information about course offerings?

Current course offerings at McGill are all found on Class Schedule, an online tool designed to help students register for their courses. Learn more