Advanced Levels

Minimum grades accepted for admission last year (September 2017) and prerequisites by program

  • Below are the lowest grades used for admission for September 2017.
  • Grades that are equal to or better than those listed below do not guarantee admission in 2018. 
  • Admission to McGill is competitive and subject to availability of space. As such, minimum grades for entry may fluctuate up or down in any given year.

Consult Admission Requirements & Deadlines and select your educational background for complete information on the admission review process and application deadlines.

Faculty or School

Minimum Grades (Sept. 2017)

Prerequisite Courses

Agricultural and Environmental Science (Macdonald Campus)

  • All B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B
  • AL Math and one AL science;
  • biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level

 

 

  • Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))

  • Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.))

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

Architecture (B.Sc. Arch.)*
 

  • Predicted A-Level grades A, A, A; OR
  • Final A-Level grades A, A, B
  • Minimum one AL Math, Chemistry or Physics;
  • math, chemistry and physics at GCSE level.

* Architecture applicants must submit a portfolio

Note: The decision to admit also takes into account the portfolio ranking. 

Arts (B.A.)

  • Predicted A-Level grades A, A, A; OR
  • Final A-Level grades A, A, B
  • No specific prerequisites

Arts and Science (B.A.&Sc.)

  • Predicted A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A, A, A*; OR
  • Final A-Level grades A, A, A
  • AL Math and one AL science; 
  • biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level.

Education (B.Ed.)

  • Kindergarten/Elementary Education*
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, C
  • No specific prerequisites

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

** TESL applicants must also pass a language test.

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

 

  • Physical Education
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B
  • Secondary Education*
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, C

  • TESL**
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, C

Engineering (B.Eng.)

  • Bioengineering**
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A, A  or A, A, A*
  • Two of AL Math, Chemistry or Physics;
  • math, chemistry and physics at GCSE level.

 

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

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A, A, A*
  • Civil Engineering
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A
  • Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A, A, A*
  • Materials Engineering
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, B, B
  • Mining Engineering
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, B, B

Human Nutrition (B.Sc. Nutr.Sc)* (Macdonald Campus)

  • Nutrition
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B
  • AL Math and one AL science;
  • biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level


Kinesiology (B.Sc. (Kinesiology))

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B
  • AL Math and one AL science;
  • biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level

Management (B.Com.)

  • Predicted A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A, A, A*; OR 
  • Final A-Level grades A, A, A
  • AL Math

Music (B.Mus)

The Schulich School of Music has its own admission office. Please consult Music Admissions for more information.

Nursing (B.Sc.(N.))

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B
  • AL Math and one AL science;
  • biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level

Religious Studies (B.A; B.Th)

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
See Arts  
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)
For information on admission requirements and applying, see Theology.  

Science (B.Sc.)

  • Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group
  • Predicted A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A, A, A*; OR 

  • Final A-Level grades A, A, A

  • AL Math and one AL science; biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level
  • Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group
  • Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences Group
Minima not available (New Program Group)

September 2016 academic entrance requirements for Advanced Level Students

Please see the  PDF icon Admission Standards for September 2016 - A-Level Students document to view the required minima for admission in September 2016.


September 2015 academic entrance requirements for Advanced Level students

Please see the  PDF icon Admission Standards for September 2015 - A-Level Students document to view the required minima for admission in September 2015.


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


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