International Baccalaureate Diploma

DeadlineAdmission review process | Minimum grades & prerequisites | Documents
 

Deadlines for admission in 2019-20

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 21

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 and predicted IB results or, if already completed, on the final IB Diploma results. The Diploma with grades of 5 or better on each Higher and Standard Level subject is the minimum expected for most programs. Many programs are more competitive and will require higher grades.

Note: The Math Studies course is not acceptable for programs where math is a required prerequisite.

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

A maximum of 30 credits of advanced standing may be granted for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.


Minimum grades & prerequisites

  • Below are the lowest grades (out of 42) used for admission for September 2018.
  • Grades that are equal to or better than those listed below do not guarantee admission in 2019. 
  • Admission to McGill is competitive and subject to availability of space. As such, minimum grades may fluctuate up or down in any given year.
  • To view a printable version, consult: Admission Standards for September 2018 - International Baccalaureate Students.


Select your Faculty/School/Program of interest:

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences


These programs are offered on the Macdonald campus

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY

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

  • 30 subject points overall;

  • 5 in each math & science

Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))

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

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

PREREQUISITES
  • Mathematics and two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, at Higher or Standard Level.

 

Architecture

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY
  • 37-38 subject points;

  • 6-7 in each math & science;

  • Applicants must submit a portfolio which will be taken into account during the admission process.

PREREQUISITES
  • Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at Higher or Standard Level; at least one at HL

 

Arts

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY
  •  35 subject points (predicted) or 34 subject points (final) overall

PREREQUISITES
  • No specific prerequisites

 

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

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY
  • 38 subject points (predicted) or 37 subject points (final) overall

  • 6 in each math & science

PREREQUISITES
  • Mathematics and two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, at Higher or Standard Level; at least one math/science at HL


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

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY

Kindergarten/Elementary Education*

 

  • 30 subject points overall

Physical Education

Secondary Education*

TESL**

* B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/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.

PREREQUISITES
  • No specific prerequisites except for the following programs:
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must include mathematics at Higher or Standard level.
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include mathematics and two of biology, chemistry or physics, at Higher or Standard Level.

Engineering

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

Bioengineering**

  • 40 subject points (predicted) or 39 subject points (final) overall
  • ​6 in each math & science

Chemical Engineering

  • 40 subject points (predicted) or 39 subject points (final) overall
  • ​6 in each math & science

Civil Engineering

  • 38 subject points (predicted) or 37 subject points (final) overall
  • 6 in each math & science

Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering

  • 37 subject points (predicted) or 36 subject points (final) overall
  • ​5 (and at least one 6) in each math & science (6 in SL Math)

Mechanical Engineering

  • 40 subject points (predicted) or 39 subject points (final) overall
  • ​6 in each math & science

Materials Engineering

  • 35 subject points (predicted) or 34 subject points (final) overall
  • ​5 (and at least one 6) in each math & science (6 in SL Math)

Mining Engineering

  • 33 subject points (predicted) or 32 subject points (final) overall
  • ​5 (and at least one 6) in each math & science (6 in SL Math)

** Bioengineering: New program in 2017. Admission minima may fluctuate significantly in the first few years of a program. 

PREREQUISITES
  • Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at Higher or Standard Level

 

Human Nutrition


This program is offered on the Macdonald campus

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY
  •  30 subject points overall;

  • 5 in each math & science​

PREREQUISITES
  • Mathematics and two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, at Higher or Standard Level

 

Kinesiology

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY
  • 30 subject points overall;

  • 5 in each math & science

PREREQUISITES
  • Mathematics and two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, at Higher or Standard Level

 

Management

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY
  • 37 subject points (predicted) or 36 subject points (final) overall
  • ​5 in HL Math or 6 in SL Math
PREREQUISITES
  • Higher or Standard Level Mathematics

 

Music


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

 

Nursing

MINIMUM GRADES ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018 ENTRY
  • 30 subject points overall;

  • 5 in eachmath & science

Applicants to Nursing are required to complete a mandatory online assessment called CASPer, as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).

PREREQUISITES
  • Mathematics and two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, at Higher or Standard Level.

 

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)

For information on admission requirements and applying, see Theology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

See: Arts

 

Science

Minimum Grades accepted for admission for september 2018 entry

Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group

  • 38 subject points (predicted) or 37 subject points (final) overall
  • ​6 in each math & science

Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group

  • 38 subject points (predicted) or 37 subject points (final) overall
  • 5 (and at least one 6) in each math & science ( 6 in SL Math)

Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences Group

  • 38 subject points (predicted) or 37 subject points (final) overall
  • ​6 in each math & science
PREREQUISITES
  • Mathematics and two of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, at Higher or Standard Level.
  • At least one math/science at HL

 

Social Work

Minimum Grades accepted for admission for september 2018 entry
  • 33 subject points overall
PREREQUISITES
  • No specific prerequisites;
  • A resumé, a personal statement, and letters of recommendation must also be submitted in support of the application.

 


Supporting documentation

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

  • Copy of high school transcript, including mid-year/final 1st semester results for final year
  • Copy of GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level/CSEC or MYP exams, if written
  • Predicted IB results
  • If IB Diploma is completed, a copy of the final results is required in lieu of the above.


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.


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