Advanced standing 96-117 credits

Who is considered Advanced Standing?

  • A-Levels
  • AP students
  • French Baccalaureate
  • Freshman Student (U0—120 credit program)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • German Abitur/European Baccalaureate and Bologna-signatory

What is Advanced Standing?

  • Advanced standing refers to transfer credits applied  toward your McGill program, granted for courses/examinations taken at another institution. Transfer credits may be granted for a specific McGill course (if the coursework is deemed to be equivalent), or as a block of credits (i.e. for CEGEP, IB, FB, etc...graduates).
  • Students with Advanced Standing (granted 24 or more credits) are placed in U1 year. Credits will only be added when official final results are received by admissions. Your registration may need to be revised at that time.
  •  Students with AP exams will be placed in U0 for registration and may be changed to U1 should they receive at least 24 credits of advanced standing once final results have been received by the BCom office.
  •  Your schedules may need to be adjusted during orientation week.


Official Documentation/Transcripts 


If you have not done so, you must arrange to have your final exam results sent directly from the appropriate Examination Board to:

Enrolment Services
Management of Academic Records Unit
McGill University
3415 McTavish Street
Room MS 13
Montreal, Quebec
Canada, H3A 0C8

In person:
Service Point
McGill University
McLennan Library Building
3415 McTavish Street
(corner Sherbrooke St. West)

DEADLINE to submit documentation: September 1.

Please note:

Credits and any exemptions from McGill courses will be processed during the summer and prior to the start of classes, provided that all conditions for transfer of credits have been met.
Enrolment Services will record your advanced standing on your McGill transcript by October at the latest. You can see your transfer credit on your student transcript using Minerva.  
You can access the applicants’ website to see whether your documentation has been received