IMPORTANT: The deadline to submit ALL supporting documents is November 5th (11:59 pm - EST). Incomplete applications will be cancelled after that date. This does not apply to the CASPer Test. If you have requested for the results to be sent to us, they will be processed in due time.
1. Transcripts from every post-secondary institution
Academic records from every post-secondary institution are required as part of the supporting documents of your application. An unofficial copy of each transcript must be uploaded via your applicant portal. This includes, but is not limited to:
- College or/and university transcripts - even if you are only taking a few courses or have not completed the degree);
- Exchange or study-abroad sessions;
- Advanced levels, IBO, French Baccalaureate and AP results if you are using one of these means to meet our science prerequisites.
Please note that unofficial copies of transcripts must include the following information:
- name of the University
- name and type of program
- student's name
- grades, credits, semesters
Important: Our Admissions Office reserves the right to require official academic records at any time during the admissions process, and refuse admission, or rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between unofficial and official record(s) are found. Official transcripts sent to McGill University become the property of the University and will not be returned or forwarded to other institutions.
Transcripts written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation. If documents are submitted with a name other than that shown on the application form, proof of name change must be provided in the form of a notarized or certified copy of a marriage certificate or Change-of-name Order.
Current and former McGill University students are not required to send transcripts by mail. The Admissions Office can obtain these documents internally.
If requested, please refer to this page on how to submit official transcripts.
2. Academic History Workbook
► Download the Workbook provided and complete it with your academic history, including course history. You must save the file on your computer before entering any text in order for the internal links to work.
► Table 2 of the Workbook should be completed with your entire history of higher-learning (e.g. post-secondary, undergraduate, graduate, etc.). This includes advanced secondary programs such as APs from CollegeBoard, the International Baccalaureate from IBO, CEGEP programs, and the like.
► Table 3 need not contain graduate course history.
► Please note some date formats are not compatible with certain operating systems. Should you receive an error message, please disregard.
► If you are using a calculus course to meet half of the physics requirement (3 credits), you do not need to request approval for course substitution. You just need to list this course in Table 4 under 'Physics' in the 'Introductory Basic Sciences' section. It is understood that a calculus course doesn't have a lab component.
Compatibility: The Workbook was created in Microsoft Excel 2016. The desktop version of Excel is recommended; tables are also compatible with the free version of Excel Online for the web
DOWNLOAD THE WORKBOOK (Fall 2024 entry) ► workbook_user_guide_en_2024_.pdf
DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE ► academic_workbook_meddent_v2_4.xlsx
This guide describes how to convert grades into McGill-compatible grade points. If your institution uses a different grading system, you can consult the following resources. You may also refer to our FAQ section for more guidance.
- CANADIAN: Please refer to the appendix from the Workbook User Guide.
- USA: https://aamc-orange.global.ssl.fastly.net/production/media/filer_public/...
- INTERNATIONAL: You can refer to this website to find the grading scheme for your country: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/how-apply/application-steps/equivalency.
3. CASPer Test Results
Visit the requirements section of our website for more guidance.
The last possible test dates accepted before the November 1st application deadline are:
- Test in English: October 19th, 2023
- Test in French: October 18th, 2023
Register for CASPer at least 3 days before your preferred test date to allow your identification and payment to be processed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: all applicants to our D.M.D. program are required to complete the online assessment test (CASPer) prior to their application deadline. Completion of CASPer is mandatory to maintain admission eligibility. There will be no exceptions.
Please note that the test can only be taken once per admission cycle.
4. Curriculum Vitae and List of Verifiers
5. Proof of Citizenship or Residency Status
Residency documents are reviewed by the Admissions Office, who will make a determination of residency based on the validity of the documents submitted. Applicants whose documents do not fulfill residency requirements for the applicant category they have selected will be notified and switched to the appropriate category. You can visit this section of our website to confirm if you have selected the correct applicant category.
The final document should be in a single PDF file to upload to the Proof of Citizenship/Perm Res (POCR) item on your Dentistry application checklist via your Minerva account.
Note: Residency for tuition fee purposes is reviewed separately by Enrolment Services and is established based on the admitted student’s residency situation as of the start of classes.
International Residents (including USA)
Please submit ONE of the following:
- Valid Passport (from your country of residence)
- Birth certificate (in original language with official translation in not in English or French)
NOTE: A valid study permit will be required AFTER acceptance. For information concerning immigration matters, please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and/or the Ministère de l'immigration, diversité et inclusion du Québec.
Canadian (non-Quebec) Residents
Please submit ONE of the following:
- Canadian birth certificate
- Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
- Certificate of Indian status
- Makivik society card
- Canadian Passport.
Please note that you will be required to submit one of the above documents if admitted to allow McGill to establish your Quebec permanent code and tuition rate.
To learn more about the acceptable document formats, you can visit the McGill Legal Documents website.
Note that only Canadian citizens (including Canadian First Nations and Inuit) and Permanent Residents of Canada can claim Quebec residency. To be considered a Quebec resident, you must meet all the criteria of one of the 14 situations outlined by the Quebec Government. You will need to demonstrate how your Quebec Residency was established from the start. Thereby, situations #2, 3 and 14 cannot be used to prove Quebec Residency for the purpose of admission.
IMPORTANT ► Québec residency status must be fully established (not provisionally) by the application deadline for all those applying to the DMD program. Changes of citizenship or residency after the application deadline will not be considered.
NOTE: If you were born in Quebec, you are automatically considered a resident of Quebec. You will, however, still need to provide a copy of your birth certificate or one of the documents listed on this page.
6. Proof of Proficiency in English (if applicable)
Not all applicants need to provide proof of English proficiency. To determine if you need to provide proof of proficiency in English, please visit this section of our website.
All test results must be reported directly to McGill University by the test centre in an electronic format. Candidates' copies of results will not be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the official test results in an official format are forwarded directly by the testing service to McGill University.
7. Proof of Proficiency in French (if applicable)
Not required for Entry 2024.
Please note that you will need to acquire a basic knowledge of French by the time you begin the Clinical Practice courses at the start of the third year of the program. If you are looking to improve your French language skills, here are a few suggested options you can start looking into: https://www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/programs/language-proficiency (under ‘Prospective Undergraduate Students Basic Knowledge of French’).
Please note that all documents submitted to McGill University in support of an application to be admitted, including, but not limited to transcripts, diplomas and test scores (in paper or electronic format), become the property of McGill University and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another institution.