Estimated dates for release of admission decisions

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McGill’s admission process is complex and very competitive. Applications are numerous, diverse and academically strong. Some decisions take longer because of special admission requirements, limited program space or when there are delays in obtaining necessary academic documentation. Our review will take more time if you have claimed extenuating circumstances.

As a McGill applicant, you are responsible for tracking the completeness of your application on Minerva https://www.mcgill.ca/applying/nextsteps/track and providing any documents requested by our admissions officers promptly (we cannot render a decision if your application is incomplete). Please note that, once your application is complete, you may still have to wait sometime for a decision due to our competitive selection process. We understand waiting for a decision can be stressful and we appreciate your patience while we carry out our selections. All dates are subject to change without prior notice.

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

Estimated** dates for release of admission decisions for SEPTEMBER 2018

High schools outside the U.S. and Canada

Beginning of January to end of May 2018

High schools in the U.S.

Mid-December 2017 to beginning of June 2018

High schools in Canada (except Ontario and Quebec)

Mid-January to end of May 2018

High schools in Ontario

Early February to end of May 2018

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

Mid-February to mid-May 2018
(later for highly competitive programs)

Mature student applicants;

Special and Visiting applicants from universities/colleges in any location;

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

Beginning of May to end of July 2018

Transfer applicants from
universities/colleges outside Canada (Canadian and
non-Canadian citizens)

Mid-February to early June 2018

Exchange student applicants

Please consult www.mcgill.ca/students/international/students-
coming-mcgill/request-exchange

*Includes 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.

 

Applicants to undergraduate programs from:

Estimated** dates for release of admission decisions for JANUARY 2018

In January, many programs do not admit or may limit admission to certain applicants. See www.mcgill.ca/applying/apply/january​

CEGEPs in Quebec
(complete with all prerequisites)

Beginning of November 2017 to beginning of December 2017

All other eligible applicants

Beginning of November 2017 to beginning of December 2017

**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

Starting on March 1, any applicant whose request for admission has been denied may submit a written request for reconsideration of the admission decision. The request must include information in support of reconsideration; see Reconsideration of an Admission Decision [.pdf].  This request must be sent to the admissions office which denied admission. Regardless of when they are received, requests will only be processed after April 1.  It is not normally possible to reconsider admission decisions made after June 10th.


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