UPDATED: The online application for Fall 2021 opens
October 1, 2020.

Estimated dates for release of admission decisions

Academic merit and space availability are the key determinants of admission to McGill. The timing of decisions depends on the completeness of the application and supporting documents, the program(s) applied to, as well as any extenuating circumstances claimed. All dates listed are subject to change without prior notice.

Applicants are responsible for tracking their applications on Minerva and uploading/submitting the requested documents as soon as possible. Once an application is complete, due to our selection process there may still be some wait time for a decision.

Please note that, due to the late arrival of grade data, some decisions may be released later.

Applicants to undergraduate programs in the faculties and school listed below* from

Estimated dates for release of admission decisions for SEPTEMBER 2020

High schools outside the U.S. and Canada

Mid-December 2019 to end of May 2020

High schools in the U.S.

Mid-December 2019 to mid-May 2020*
*Some waiting list candidates for highly competitive programs may receive decisions later

High schools in Canada (except Ontario and Quebec)

Mid-January to end of April 2020*
*Some candidates for highly competitive programs may receive decisions later

High schools in Ontario

Mid-February to end of May 2020*
*Some candidates for highly competitive programs may receive decisions later

CEGEPs, French Lycées in Quebec and
designated high schools in Quebec

End of February to mid-May 2020*
*Some candidates for highly competitive programs may receive decisions later

Transfer or Second degree applicants from universities/colleges outside Canada (Canadian and non-Canadian citizens) Mid-February to early June 2020

Transfer or Second degree applicants (Canadian and non-Canadian citizens) from universities/colleges in Canada

Special and Visiting applicants from universities/colleges in any location

Mature student applicants

Beginning of May to end of July 2020

Exchange student applicants

Please consult the McGill Abroad website

*These dates include applicants to undergraduate programs in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (including Dietetics and Human Nutrition), Architecture, Arts (including Religious Studies and Social Work), Education, Engineering, Environment, Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Science.

In general, offers of admission are issued to the most competitive applicants first. All decisions dates are subject to space limitations and may change without prior notice.

The following programs have their own schedules for releasing admission decisions. For details, please refer to the faculty website:

Entrance scholarships

All eligible applicants are automatically considered for non-renewable one-year entrance scholarship. Those awarded are notified, normally within a few days of the admission decision.

All those who apply for a renewable Major entrance scholarship are notified as to the outcome (whether or not awarded) within a few weeks of the admission decision.

Reconsideration of an Admission Decision

Any applicant who has been denied admission may submit a written request for reconsideration to the admissions office which denied admission. The time frame for making this request, as well as supporting information requirements, are available in Procedure for Requesting Reconsideration of an Admission Decision. As noted, requests will be processed after April 1. Due to timing and space constraints, it is not possible to reconsider any decisions made after June 30. Similarly, reconsideration is not possible for transfer/second degree, special, or visiting applicants. 

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