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Apply for Admission to a Program

To obtain a graduate certificate or diploma in a particular area of study at the School of Continuing Studies, you must apply to be admitted to a program and complete the program’s academic and course requirements.
Note: Students taking professional development courses, Personal and Cultural Enrichment (PACE) courses and other non-credit courses do not apply to a program and should register for these courses using the links provided on the course webpages.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the School of Continuing Studies are as follows:



Application Deadlines for Canadian citizens or permanent residents*
*If you are an International Student please refer to the Admission for International Students section.


May 1


September 1


January 1

Step 1: Choose a program of study

Choose the program of study you are interested in. Once you have chosen a program of study, you can return to this page to continue with the application process.
You are permitted to apply for admission to two programs to be followed concurrently, provided that the programs are at the same level (e.g., graduate) and offered by the same department (e.g., Career and Professional Development).

Step 2: Review the admission requirements

Before you apply, you need to review the general admission requirements for the School, as well as any specific admission requirements your program may have, as described on individual program webpages. You will then need to gather any necessary supporting documentation.

Step 3: Apply online

Applying online is a quick, simple and secure way of ensuring that your application is submitted without delays or problems. After you have applied online, you will be able to track the status of your application and supporting documents within 24 hours.


non-refundable application must be paid online by credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

  • The application fee for admission to the Fall 2018 semester is $84.14.
  • The application fee for admission to the Winter 2019 and onwards is $86.41.

Once your application has been submitted online, you will receive an email message confirming receipt.

This email message will also provide information on how to access Minerva, McGill’s online student information system.

  • The message will include a McGill ID number and 6-character PIN so you can sign into Minerva.
  • Once you sign into Minerva, you will then be able to upload your supporting documents, verify if any documents are missing and view the status of your application.

    NOTE: It is not required to upload your documents by the APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE. Please wait 24 to 48 hours before beginning to upload your documents. 


Problems applying online?

If you are unable to apply online, please contact Client Services and they will be able to assist you. If necessary, they can provide you with the "Application for Admission" form in PDF format. 

Step 4: Submit supporting documentation

Submit your documents online via Minerva

Once your application has been received and you have access to your Minerva account, you will be able to upload your supporting documentation, including unofficial transcripts. Uploading your documents will speed up your application process and is strongly recommended.
For information and instructions on how to upload your supporting documentation, see Uploading Your Documents.

IMPORTANT: You must make sure you apply by the application deadline. However, if you have any outstanding supporting documents at the time of your application, you may upload them as they become available or forward them directly to the School of Continuing Studies as soon as possible.

Sending official transcripts: All transcripts received via the upload process are considered unofficial. If transcripts are required for your application, you will also need to have any official transcripts sent directly to the School by mail in a sealed envelope by the educational institution(s) where you studied.

Please note: All documents submitted to McGill University in support of an admission application, including but not limited to transcripts, diplomas, letters of reference and test scores, become the property of McGill University and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another institution under any circumstance.

You need to request official transcripts as soon as possible once your application has been submitted to the School. Have the institution mail the transcript directly to the appropriate office below:


For Programs Offered by the School of Continuing Studies:

Client Services – Convocation and Admissions

School of Continuing Studies
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1125
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3A 3R1

phone: 514-398-6200
fax: 514-398-2649

info.conted [at]

Do NOT mail or fax copies of any documents that you have already uploaded as part of your online application – doing so will slow down the review of your application.


For Programs Offered through the Faculty of Education:

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Faculty of Education
3700 McTavish, Suite 614
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2

514-398-4242 [at]

Applicants to First Nations and Inuit programs:

Please contact the office of First Nations and Inuit Education – Admissions at 514-398-4533 before applying.

Do NOT mail or fax copies of any documents that you have already uploaded as part of your online application – doing so will slow down the review of your application.


Avoiding Delays in the Application Process

To avoid delays, apply early and make sure you request any supporting documents from other institutions as soon as possible.

  • There may be a significant delay between the time you request a transcript from an institution and the time it is delivered.
  • Your application for admission will not be processed until all the supporting documents have been received.

International Students – Avoiding Delays:

  • International students will need their McGill admission letter to request immigration documents, so they must apply to the School as early as possible. They need to allow for sufficient time to obtain the required immigration documents. Refer to the International Students section for details on obtaining the study permits and visas required to attend McGill.
  • Students with a degree from an educational institution outside of Canada need to take into account that delays in getting official transcripts can be longer and that they may also need to have their degree evaluated for equivalency by Immigration Quebec. Once the School receives your transcript(s), we will do a preliminary review and notify you if you need to have your degree evaluated for equivalency. For more information, see Supporting Documents.

Your application will not be processed until all required supporting documentation has been received by the School of Continuing Studies. For more information about what documents are required for your application, see Supporting Documents.

Step 5: Wait for your response

Once you have submitted your application and all required supporting documents, your application will be ready for review by the School.
You can check the status of your application by signing into Minerva. If any additional supporting documents are required, it will be indicated on Minerva. See Application Status for details.

Step 6: Register for your courses

Once you have been admitted to a program, it will be indicated on Minerva and an admission letter will be sent to you as proof of admission. You should then refer to the Guide for Newly Admitted Students for information on what to do next, including submitting legal documents that are required for registration and that will determine your tuition rates.
Most students will register for their courses online using Minerva once the registration period opens. For more information, see Registration.


If you have questions regarding admission requirements and procedures, contact Client Services.

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