I've been accepted!

CONGRATULATIONS! 

You have been admitted into our Degree Completion Program. Here is what you should be doing next:

Accept your offer

Let us know you are coming before the deadline given in your letter of acceptance.

Your official letter of acceptance can be found on Minerva.  To consult your letter and verify your deadline, login to your Minerva account (Applicant Menu > Applicant Status) select your application and click on the PDF link next to your decision.  This is your official letter of acceptance (you will not receive a hard copy by mail) - you may print copies for your files and you can also use printed copies for your Study Permit and CAQ applications (for international students only).

How should I proceed if I have accepted the offer, but have decide not to attend McGill Dentistry?

If you decide not to attend McGill Dentistry after you have accepted our offer, you must send a message to our Admissions Office to inform us of your decision.

Send your legal documents

Although you have submitted documents to confirm your residency status at the time of application, you are required to send Enrolment Services a number of legal documents, which will vary whether you are a Canadian citizen or a Quebec resident. Sending those documents will ensure that your student legal and tuition fee status are up-to-date.

To learn more on how to proceed, please visit this website: https://www.mcgill.ca/legaldocuments/.

The consequence of not providing your documents on time could be that you will be charged higher tuition fees (such as based on an international rate). You can check your legal status in Minerva under: Student Menu>>Student Accounts Menu>>View Tuition and Legal Status.

Set-up your McGill email

Once you have accepted your offer of admission, you will need to set-up your McGill Username and Password and access your McGill email. Email is one of the official means of communication between McGill University and its students.

Complete your immunization and CPR/AED training

You are required to complete a series of immunizations to participate in clinical activities. As soon as you have accepted our offer of admission, you must submit a scan of (i) the immunization form completed by the health care provider(s) along with (ii) the signed Student Health Consent Form, (iii) a copy of your historical vaccination records and (iv) supporting test results where applicable in a single PDF file to McGill Student Wellness Hub. Although you have already submitted these documents to the Admissions Office when you applied, you will need to fill out a form on the Student Wellness Hub's website and submit your documents. Follow the instructions provided on their website to open a file and access the secure document submission platform: www.mcgill.ca/wellness-hub/access-care/vaccines-immunization-reviews (see the section “Required Immunizations for Students Registered in Health Care Programs”, at the bottom of the page, last paragraph, click the link to 'document submission platform').

You may be required to have a virtual meeting with a Student Wellness Hub representative if follow-up or additional information is required; please check your McGill email regularly during the weeks before the start of class to promptly follow up on any outstanding issues.

You must provide, by the date indicated on the Dentistry Admissions Agreement Form, proof that you have received this year's influenza (flu) vaccine.

You must provide, by January 15th of the year in which you are commencing undergraduate dental education, proof of certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), level C or C+, and automated external defibrillation (AED) training. Certification must be granted, or fully recognised, by one of the following organisations: the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross.

Due to the pandemic and limited access to CPR in-person courses, we will be accepting the following means of getting certified:

  • the 90‐day extension granted by recognised organizations such as the Red Cross, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, etc.;
  • online recertification courses for students who have an expired acceptable certification; or
  • blended courses (online + face‐to‐face) whenever organizations restart the practical part.

Your certification must be valid for at least the first year of your studies. Students are responsible for maintaining valid certification for the duration of the program.

Find a place to live

Please note that you will need to be living in Montreal by the start of class.

As a dental student, you have two options when it comes to housing:

  1. On Campus Housing (Residences); or
  2. Off Campus Housing which refers to none McGill properties or privately owned properties.

 

Option 1 - On Campus Housing (Residences)

As new incoming dental students, you have to look at Graduate Residences. Please refer to this website for more guidance: https://www.mcgill.ca/students/housing/rez-options/downtown-graduate.

For assistance regarding Residence Admissions, please call 514 398-6368.

For in person drop-ins, please go to:

Graduate Housing Admissions
Student Housing & Dining Service Center
3473 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A8
514-398-6368
housing.residences [at] mcgill.ca

 

Option 2: Off-Campus Housing

We would strongly recommend that you visit this website to find interesting tips including a Good Neighbour Guide. This document provides information about your rights and obligations as a tenant, how to understand your lease, the differences between Montreal boroughs, how to choose a roommate, etc.

Finding housing off-campus: https://www.mcgill.ca/students/housing/offcampus/

Apartment listing: https://www.mcgill.ca/students/housing/offcampus/listings

For assistance, please contact the Off-Campus Housing Office:

Off-Campus Housing Office
Student Housing & Dining Service Center
3473 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2A8
offcampus.housing [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-6368

Please note that most courses will be at our new facility located at 2001 McGill College Avenue.

Apply for financial aid and plan your finances

If you are in need of Financial Aid, the first step would be for you to start with Government Funding. To learn more about scholarships and bursaries, we would strongly recommend that you visit McGill Scholarship and Student Aid Office for more guidance or contact them directly. You can also refer to this document for more information.

Unfortunately, there are no Entrance Bursaries specific to Dentistry.

For those applying for Student Aid, you will need the following information: the number of credits you will be completing in second year is 37 (Winter: 22.5 cr., and Summer 14.5 cr.).

Tuition fees are based on your residency status. In order to view the current anticipated costs, you can visit the Student Accounts’ website.

See here for more help in planning your finances: https://www.mcgill.ca/accepted/nextsteps/finances.

Acquire a laptop for your studies in Dentistry

Given that the curriculum is only available electronically and examinations are administered exclusively online, admitted students are expected to have a personal portable (laptop) computer with word processing/office suite software, compatible web browser (E-Curriculum). Your personal device will also need to be equipped with a webcam and audio capability. A reliable high-speed internet connection will be also be required for the academic year 2020-2021 in particular.See: https://www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/international-degree-completion/fees.

Get your McGill ID Card

Once you have registered to at least one course, you can stop by Service Point to get your ID Card. Your student ID card gives you access to essential services on campus such as the library, labs, cafeterias, etc. For more information: https://www.mcgill.ca/student-records/personal-information/id.

During the pandemic, new McGill ID Cards are available on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm. You can book an appointment by visiting this website: https://www.mcgill.ca/servicepoint/contact-us.

Contact a Student Ambassador

You can always get in touch with one of our Student Ambassadors if you are looking for some guidance the first few weeks into the program. You can have access to their profile and email in this section of our website: https://www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/programs/student-ambassadors.  

Learn more about the Dental Students' Society (DSS)

The Dental Students' Society (DSS) represents the interests of students enrolled in the Faculty of Dentistry of McGill University. To learn more about DSS, you can visit their website and join their Facebook Group.

Learn to be proficient in French

As indicated on the Dentistry Agreement Form that you signed, 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’).

 

A few last steps before the start of the program

Complete the online Academic Integrity Tutorial

McGill places a high value on academic integrity in all facets of study. We advise you to learn more about this subject at the Student Rights and Responsibilities website: www.mcgill.ca/students/srr. McGill requires all newly admitted students to complete a short tutorial on academic integrity before the beginning of September. This is accessible under the Student Menu on Minerva.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to complete the Tutorial will result in a registration block for the following term. The block is automatically released the moment the Tutorial is completed in Minerva.

Register for courses

Registration is done online. Ms Patricia Bassett, our Student Affairs Officer, will send you all the information you will need a few days after you accept the offer of admission and upload your Dentistry Admissions Agreement Form. There is no need to worry about not getting a seat in a class as the courses are reserved for DMD students only.  Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the information on the transcript is correct.  For assistance, please contact patricia.bassett [at] mcgill.ca (Ms. Bassett).

Complete the Mandatory Sexual Violence Education Program

Starting this year, all undergraduate and graduate students will be required to complete It Takes All of Us: Creating a Campus Community Free of Sexual Violence, a mandatory online learning program that strives to increase awareness of sexual violence by addressing topics like consent, bystander intervention and supporting survivors.

It Takes All of Us represents one piece of a much larger campus effort to address and prevent sexual violence, and to provide increased support to all those affected. The program’s University-wide roll-out is not only aligned with this commitment to address this critical topic head-on, but also with Quebec’s Bill 151, which stipulates that all Quebec post-secondary institutions implement mandatory training on the topic of sexual violence.

You can access It Takes All of Us—which should take approximately 45 minutes to complete—in myCourses, the University’s online Learning Management System.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The program must be completed by the end of your first term and failure to do so will result in a registration block for the following term. The block is automatically released the moment the program is completed.

First/Last Day of Lectures

Please note that you will need to be living in Montreal by January 1st and have completed your 14-day quarantine.

First day of class: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 (virtual classes during the month of December)
Winter/Summer semester: January 4th to June 18th, 2021 (tentative)

Note that dates for future terms are considered tentative. For up-to-date information, please visit the University's important dates website.

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