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Get your McGill journey started. 

There are important steps to take between receiving your offer of admission and starting your first day of classes. This guide will take you through the process.

I've just been admitted.


  1. Connect with your entering class.

    Join the Entering Class of 2024-25 Facebook group to start connecting and stay informed.

    Have you been admitted to a program in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Bioresource Engineering, Food Science, Nutritional Science or Human Nutrition?  Join the Macdonald Campus Entering Class of 2024-2025 Facebook group

  2. Take note of event dates

    Ask questions and get informed about next steps at our events (check your email for invitations!) 

  3. Plan your finances

    You can apply for financial aid as soon as you receive your offer letter.  
  4. Apply for your CAQ and study permit

    International students should apply for their immigration documents as early as possible. 

  5. Accept your offer.

    Make sure to accept your offer before the deadline in your letter of acceptance.

I've just accepted my offer.


  1. Check your McGill email!

    You’re officially a McGillian now! You’ll receive important information on a variety of topics in your inbox.

  2. Submit your legal documents.

    Send us your documents after you’ve received your offer letter, but before you arrive on campus.

  3. Get ready to register for courses.

    Find out when your course registration date opens and start planning your schedule.

  4. Find a place to live.  

    Whether you plan to live in residence or off-campus, it’s time to secure your home in Montreal.

I've registered for courses.


  1. Get your student ID.

    After you’ve registered for courses, you can get your student ID card to access services on campus.

  2. Verify your health & dental coverage.

    Before you arrive on campus, make sure to review details of your health & dental insurance.

  3. Send us your final marks

    We’ll need your final, official transcript in order to complete your admission.

Campus Life and Engagement

CL&E is a dedicated support service for newly admitted students. They can help you with everything from signing up for orientation events, to getting your books, and finding your way around campus and Montreal.

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