China (Senior High School Graduation Diploma)

DeadlineAdmission review process | Minimum grades & prerequisites | Documents
 

Deadlines for admission in 2019-2020

Where a deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the effective deadline will be the following business day.

DEADLINES

Application for admission

January 15

          Supporting documents

March 15

Major Entrance Scholarship application & documents

January 22

McGill Financial Aid application

30 days from acceptance date

PROGRAMS WITH SEPARATE DEADLINES

Music application & documents

January 15

Architecture portfolio

March 7

Religious Studies application & documents

College affiliated applicants may be considered for admission to the fall term after the May 1st deadline upon recommendation of the affiliated college. Please contact the college of your affiliation for more information.

May 1


Admission review process

Applicants will be considered for admission on their high school transcript (Grades 1, 2 and midyear grade 3) and all available results of the Huikao exams. Note that SAT cannot be used as a substitute for the Huikao/Academic Proficiency Test (APT).

Applicants from Chinese provinces where the Huikao is not offered must present additional external information of their academic credentials, such as SATI and SATII scores. If admitted to McGill, you must arrange for your school to send to McGill University an official final transcript of your complete high school record, the graduation certificate, and all final HUIKAO results.

If you write the GAOKAO, you must make arrangements to forward to us the final official results.

If admitted, you are expected to maintain your level of academic performance through to the completion of your pre-McGill studies.


Minimum grades & prerequisites

  • The minimum requirements normally are averages of 85% or higher in each year and in all prerequisite courses. Many programs are more competitive and will require higher grades; applicants who present the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission.


Select your Faculty/School/Program of interest:

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences


These programs are offered on the Macdonald campus

  PREREQUISITEs

All B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs

  • Subjects must include mathematics and two science courses in biology, chemistry, or physics as well as
  • Huikao exams

Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))

Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.))

Concurrent B.Sc. (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.))

 

Architecture

PREREQUISITEs
  • Subjects must include mathematics, physics and chemistry in the Grade 2 or 3 level
  • Huikao exams
  • Applicants must submit a portfolio which will be taken into account during the admission process.

 

Arts

PREREQUISITES
  • No specific subject prerequisites
  • Huikao exams

 

Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.&S.C.)

PREREQUISITEs
  • Subjects must include mathematics and two science courses in biology, chemistry, or physics in the Grade 2 or 3 level
  • Huikao exams


NoteThe B.A.& Sc. is a unique degree that is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.  It is rooted in both Arts and Science and carries roughly equal course weight in each faculty. It is an interdisciplinary degree intended for students who want to pursue simultaneously a Major in the Faculty of Arts and one in the Faculty of Science or one of the interfaculty programs in Cognitive Science, Environment or Sustainability, Science and Society.

 

Education

  PREREQUISITEs

Kindergarten/Elementary Education*

  • ​No specific subject prerequisites

Physical Education

TESL**

Secondary Education*

  • Applicants to B.Ed. Secondary English or B.Ed. Secondary Social Sciences: ​No specific subject prerequisites.
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must include mathematics, at Senior Grade 2 and 3.
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry, or physics in the Grade 2 or 3 level.
  • Huikao exams

* B.Ed applicants toKindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL must submit a Letter of Intent.

Note: The decision to admit takes into account the evaluation of the Letter of Intent.

**TESL applicants must also pass a language test.

Engineering

  PREREQUISITEs

Bioengineering

  • Subjects must include mathematics, physics and chemistry in the Grade 2 or 3 level
  • Huikao exams
  • Biology cannot be used as prerequisite

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Engineering

Mining Engineering

 

Human Nutrition


This program is offered on the Macdonald campus

PREREQUISITEs
  • Subjects must include mathematics and two science courses in biology, chemistry, or physics as well as
  • Huikao exams

 

Kinesiology

PREREQUISITEs
  • Subjects must include mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry, or physics in the Grade 2 or 3 level
  • Huikao exams in these subjects

 

Management

PREREQUISITEs
  • Subjects must include mathematics at grade 3 level
  • Huikao exams

 

Music


​For information on admission requirements, see the Schulich School of Music website.

 

Nursing

PREREQUISITEs
  • Subjects must include mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry, or physics in the Grade 2 or 3 level
  • Huikao exams
Applicants to Nursing are required to complete a mandatory online assessment called CASPer, as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).

 

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)

For information on admission requirements and applying, see Theology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

See: Arts

 

Science

  PREREQUISITEs

Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group

  • Subjects must include mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry, or physics in the Grade 2 or 3 level
  • Huikao exams

Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group

Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences Group

 

Social Work

PREREQUISITEs
  • Not eligible for direct admission

 


Supporting documentation

1) Academic documents - All academic documents must be uploaded to your Minerva file. 

  • Copy of Senior high school transcript, including final 1st semester results for Senior 3, or completed transcript if already graduated

  • All completed Huikao/ Academic Proficiency Test (APT) results.  Note that SAT cannot be used as a substitute for the Huikao/Academic Proficiency Test (APT).

  • If you are from a province where the Huikao is not offered (Hubei) then additional external examination information, such as SATI and SATII scores, must be presented.

  • Gaokao, if written


2) Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants who have lived and attended school, for at least four years, in a country where English is the acknowledged primary language, are not required to provide further proof of English proficiency.

If this is not the case, official test results will be required by the supporting document deadline.  Please consult Proof of English Proficiency for accepted tests and other exemptions.


3) Additional supporting documents

Additional supporting documents (such as recommendation letters and personal statements) are only required in the following circumstances:

 - You have applied to Architecture, Education, Music, Nursing, Religious Studies and/or Social Work

 - You have completed the separate application for Major Entrance Scholarship and/or Financial Aid

 - You selected ‘Extenuating Circumstances’ on the application for admission

If none of the above circumstances apply, additional supporting documents are not considered in the admission review and should not be submitted.

 

The information was current at the time of posting but may be subject to change without notice.