How to Apply

► Complete your online application form and pay the application fee.

► Click here for an application checklist 

 All applications must be submitted electronically.

The application fee is non-refundable.

September 5

Application period starts

November 1 (9:00 pm – EST)

Application deadline

November 5 (11:59 pm – EST)

Deadline to submit all required documents (transcripts, academic history workbook, CASPer Test Results, CV, list of verifiers, proof of Quebec residency (if applicable), proof of English proficiency (if applicable))

To be confirmed

Target date for invitation to the virtual Multiple Mini-Interviews (vMMI) 

February 26th

Interview Date (virtual format on Zoom)

* Please note that not all applicants will be invited for an interview



If you are new to McGill, you must create an account using the McGill web-based application system (the "Web-App" system) to build and submit your application to the University.  A step-by-step guide is found here.  If you require assistance, use the Help function found at the top right of each page or contact Enrolment Services at 514-398-7878.

Application Confirmation:  A confirmation of your application, including a 9-digit McGill identification (ID) number, will be sent via e-mail after the Web-App system runs its cycle (after 9 p.m.).  This means that applications submitted after 9 p.m. will not be processed until the next cycle. 

N.B. ► The language of instruction is English. Applicants may submit an application in French or English.

Preparing your Application

1.     Confirm your applicant category 

2.     Ensure that you meet all the requirements

3.     Organise all of your supporting documents 

4.     Become familiar with the selection process 

5.     Plan according to application deadlines


1.     Create your application via the applicant portal

2.     Complete application forms

3.     Pay the application fee

4.     Upload supporting documents

All questions and communications from potential candidates or their supporters should be directed to the staff of the Admissions Office via e-mail: undergrad.dentistry [at]

Personal emails, reference letters or e-mails of influence must not be sent to the Dean, Chair or Members of the Admission Committee before or during selection process. This type of solicitation is highly discouraged, will not increase the chance of success and will be documented in the applicant’s dossier.

Claiming Extenuating Circumstances 

If you have experienced any serious medical or personal difficulties that had a significant impact on your academic performance, you may claim 'Extenuating Circumstances (EXTC)' in your application. You must check the appropriate box in your application and submit the required documentation (see below for full details).

After Applying

1.     Making changes or cancelling your application

2.     Tracking the status of your application 

3.     Being invited to an interview 

4.     Final decisions 

5.     Accepting an offer

6.     Deferring admission

6.     The next steps once admitted into the program


IMPORTANT ► Decisions rendered by the Admissions Committee are final and not subject to appeal. Reconsideration is only granted in exceptional cases (e.g. clerical error)


Extenuating Circumstances

Candidates who have experienced any serious medical or personal difficulty(ies) that had a significant impact on their academic performance may claim 'Extenuating Circumstances (EXTC)' on their application. Candidates who have reduced their course load during one or two semesters and were considered part-time will need to claim Extenuating Circumstances and provide the required documentation. You do not need to claim Extenuating Circumstances if you were left with a few courses during your very last semester. For more information on our requirements:

Applicants who choose to submit a letter of extenuating circumstances should understand that the review of these requests is guided by the following factors: 

  1. The credibility of the circumstances, including supporting official or objective documentation provided;
  2. The time-frame of the circumstances (defined start and end dates);
  3. The connection between the described circumstances and the applicant’s academic performance (specific courses which were affected).

Where an applicant’s circumstances are determined to be credible, circumscribed in time, and having had an impact on academic performance, the Admissions Office will determine what, if any, adjustments can be made to the overall academic evaluation in light of the circumstances. The standard adjustment could be (but is not limited to) conducting the academic evaluation on the basis of the records in question, excluding those elements affected by the extenuating circumstances. Whether and to what extent adjustments will be made is at the discretion of the Admissions Office and its decisions in this regard are final.

The extenuating circumstances letter should be no more than one page in length. The letter should explain clearly what happened, why it happened, what the outcomes were, and, if applicable, what precautions or measures the candidate has taken or will take to ensure that the issue will have no further impact on the his or her academic performance. The letter should also provide information on what the candidate would like the Admissions Committee to take into consideration when reviewing the application.

Any official or objective documentation such as medical notes, accident reports, etc. to help validate the circumstances should be provided along with the letter.

The letter and any supporting documents must be submitted in one PDF file and uploaded via Slate to the appropriate checklist item (EXTC).

IMPORTANT ► When filling out your web application form, you must indicate YES to the extenuating circumstances question in your application in order for your request to be considered.






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