Next steps

You've accepted your offer! Here's what you should be doing next:

  1. Plan your finances

  2. Join the McGill Entering Class of 2020-2021 Facebook group

  3. Apply for your CAQ and Study Permit - APPLY AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE! (international students only)

  4. Check your McGill email account regularly as important information from various sources will be sent to your account.

  5. Find a place to live

  6. Register for courses

  7. Get your McGill Student ID card

  8. Send us your legal documents

  9. Send us your final marks

  10. Verify your health and dental coverage

  11.  Check out Campus Life & Engagement and attend orientation week!

    • Orientation - Orientation is great way to make new friends during your first week at McGill, and also give you the chance to explore campus and Montreal before hitting the books!
    • Before you arrive - Pre-arrival checklist, what to pack and registering for orientation activities.
    • McGill Essentials - Getting your books, settling in and locating on-campus services.
    • Montreal Essentials – General information, hotels, transportation and what to do around town.

      Campus Life & Engagement is a support service specifically for new McGill students. You'll feel right at home on our campuses before long, but until then, Campus Life & Engagement is here to help you acclimatize, settle in and find the people and services you need.
  12. Register for McGill's Sexual Violence Education Program

    McGill University is committed to creating a campus community free of sexual violence. All new students will be required to complete an online consent education program, It Takes All of Us, during their first semester at McGill. By completing this program, you are helping create a safe and inclusive learning environment for everyone on our campuses. For more information, visit the Sexual Violence Education Program website and consult the Frequently Asked Questions.

    If you need emotional support or accommodations to complete the modules, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) at osvrse [at] or 514-398-3954.


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