Admissions update regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) & FAQs

Updated May 26, 2020 

Admission requirements and deadlines

Select your educational background to view our admission requirements, deadlines and minimum grades:

If you identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.  For full details, please consult Indigenous applicants.

If you do not possess a conventional basis of admission such as a high school or CEGEP diploma you may qualify to apply as a Mature student.

If you are uncertain whether you possess a conventional basis of admission (such as high school or university) or whether you should apply as a Mature student, you may find the following PDF document helpful.


Factors that are NOT considered in the admission review:

- Interviews, extracurricular activities and additional documents (such as recommendation letters, personal statements and portfolios) are not considered in the admission review and should not be submitted.  Some exceptions do apply, please consult Additional Supporting Documents.

- Legacy information – some universities and colleges have legacy programs which give special admission consideration to relatives of graduates; McGill does not have a legacy admission program.

Socio-economic status - McGill University is a publicly-funded institution offering admission to students from a wide range of backgrounds.

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