WHEN to register

Minerva opens at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of registration and runs 24/7. While hundreds of users can access Minerva at the same time, the opening-day rush means it may be difficult to log in during the first few minutes. Don’t worry, keep trying.

Registration opens for the full academic year (both the Fall and Winter terms) and you should register for courses for both terms.

You can continue to make changes to your Fall schedule until the Fall add/drop period ends on September 19.  Afterwards, you can continue to make changes to your Winter schedule until the end of the Winter add/drop period on January 23.

You must register for at least one course by August 14 to avoid paying a late registration fee.

Students admitted from Quebec CEGEPs (including Marie-de-France and Stanislas)

June 9 for scholarship recipients

June 12 for all other students

Students admitted into year U1 (If you will be completing Advanced Levels or CAPE, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate Diploma or at least one year of university, you will be admitted into year U1*)


June 16 for scholarship recipients

June 19 for all other students

All other students (you will begin your studies in year U0 - Freshman*)

June 16 for scholarship recipients

June 20 for students admitted in Arts (including Social Work), BA & Sc., Education, Management, Music and Religious Studies

June 21 for students admitted in Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering (including Architecture), Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy and Science

* You can verify your U0 or U1 status on Minerva > Registration Menu > Step 1: Check your Registration Eligibility and Verify Your Curriculum



Need proof you’re registered?

You may need to provide proof you’re registered at McGill for a variety of reasons: for your parents’ health insurance, to get an International Student Card, or to qualify for the student rate on public transit. Visit the Proof of Enrolment page for instructions on printing your letter.

Your Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) may require that you provide proof of full-time status by August 1st; however, given that newly-admitted students can only register as of late July, you are advised to submit a copy of your acceptance letter directly to your RESP provider (so they can start processing your claim). Once you have registered full-time, please refer to the RESP page for the next steps.