Instructors: Please note that we are no longer be accepting exams submitted to us via email. All tests and exams must be submitted through Clockwork’s Instructor Portal, or in-person at our Exam Center located at 3459 McTavish. Instructors at Mac Campus can bring exams to Centennial Center.

Questions? Contact our efstathia.konstantinopoulos [at] mcgill.ca (Associate Director for Exams).

Exam Sign-Up

Sign-up at least 14 days before your exam (applies to all timed assessments)

Register with Student Accessibility and Achievement

On This Page:  Eligibility  |  How To Register  |  Confidentiality  |  Funding

Student Accessibility and Achievement helps students overcome academic barriers, providing learner support for students of all backgrounds, as well as accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

Eligibility

Students who are experiencing academic or physical barriers and have a documented disability, mental health condition, chronic health condition, or other impairment. These may be temporary, permanent, or episodic.

Students with documented disabilities can register at any point in the year, but we recommend registering as early as possible. We encourage students new to McGill to make an appointment before their semester begins.

How To Register

  1. Book an appointment with one of our advisors. 

  2. Upload your medical documentation at least 2 business days before your appointment, using the Upload and View My Documents module.   

During your appointment you’ll be able to discuss your barriers and determine what resources or accommodations will help make your time at McGill a success.

Medical documentation must:

  • Be on official letterhead of the licensed medical professional or clinic
  • Contain a diagnosis
  • Explain how your diagnosis currently impacts your academic experience
  • Contain the signature and license number of the medical professional recognized by the PL-21
  • If in a language other than English or French, please provide both the original and a translated copy (by a certified translator).

We recommend asking your help professional to fill out our Referral Form.


Confidentiality

Students’ documents, personal information, and registration with Student Accessibility and Achievement is confidential and does not appear on your transcript. This information can only be released to third parties with your written permission, via our Release of Student Record Form.  Once you leave McGill, we will keep your file for 2 years, after which it will be destroyed as per university record and retention policy.

If you wish to disclose your registration with us to your instructors, faculty, or other administrative offices on campus, it is entirely your decision.


Student Funding

Students can apply for McGill scholarships and student aid, government aid, or external funding opportunities.   You can also check out scholarship databases such as DisabilityAwards.ca, Scholarships Canada, Universities Canada Scholarships, and StudentAwards.

Funding Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

McGill Funding

  • Meribah Aikens Bursary
  • Martha Jane Poulson Memorial Scholarship
  • G. Allen Ross Bursary
  • Cohen and Manton Bursary

For specific information regarding these awards, please consult the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards calendar and search the specific name of the award as written above. You can also reach out to McGill's Scholarships and Student Aid Office for more information. 

Federal Funding

  • Disability Tax Credit (DTC): a non-refundable tax credit available for persons with disabilities, their supporting family members, and their care givers. 
  • Severe Permanent Disability Benefit (SPDB) : a benefit that may allow you to cancel your student loans if your disability prevents you from participating in post-secondary studies and the labour force for the rest of your life. 

External Funding

Scholarship 

Award Amount 

Eligibility 

Deadline 

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program 

Variable number of awards for $7000 

Open eligibility (not disability specific) 

Annual - February deadline 

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship 

Variable number for up to $5000, two awards for $10000  

Students with epilepsy; family and caregivers 

Annual - March deadline 

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship 

Three awards for $1000 

Students who are hard of hearing, deafened, or oral deaf 

Annual – April deadline 

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship 

Variable number of awards for $1000 

Students with mental health conditions 

Annual – April deadline 

Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship and Bursary 

Variable number of awards for $5000 

Students with hemophilia (factor VIII or IX) or another inherited bleeding disorder; carriers and those who contracted HIV through a blood transfusion 

Annual – April deadline 

NEADS National Student Awards Program 

Variable number of awards for variable amounts 

Open to all disability categories 

Annual – May deadline 

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada 

Variable number of awards for up to $1000 

Students with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (must be a member of SBHAC) 

Annual – May deadline 

CNIB Post-Secondary Scholarships 

Variable number of awards for variable amounts 

Students who are blind or partially sighted (undergraduate and graduate studies) 

Annual – spring deadline 

CNIB Master's Scholarships 

Variable number of awards for variable amounts 

Students who are blind or partially sighted(Master’s programs) 

Annual – spring deadline 

Bank of Canada Scholarship and Work Placement Program 

Variable number of awards for $4000 

Open to all disability categories 

Annual – August deadline 

Lime Connect Scholarships (BMO) 

Variable number of awards for $5000 

Open to all disability categories 

Variable deadlines 

Copnick/Hilliard Scholarship 

Variable number of awards for variable amounts 

Students with spinal cord injuries 

Annual – October deadline 

William and Dorothy Ferrell Scholarship 

Two awards for $1000 

Students who are legally blind. 

Awarded every other year (even years) 

AbbVie IBD Scholarship 

Ten awards for $5000 

Students with Crohn's disease and/or ulcerative colitis 

Annual – June deadline 

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Scholarship 

Two awards for $5000 

Open elegibility (not disability specific) 

Annual – April deadline 

Mattinson Endowment Fund Scholarship for Disabled Students 

Four awards for $2000 

Open to all disability categories 

Annual – June deadline 

UCBeyond Scholarship Program 

Variable number of awards for up to $5000 

Students with inflammatory arthritis 

Annual – May deadline 

Childhood Cancer Canada Survivor Scholarship 

One award for $5000, one award for $1500 

Students who are survivors of childhood cancer 

Annual – April deadline 

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