How to register
In order to help you prepare for course registration, we have created three videos with an accompanying help sheet. We recommend that first-time viewers watch the modules in order.
Faculty and Program Structure
Registering for courses
Here are helpful links to:
- Minerva, McGill's online student information portal
- the Course Calendars
- a Minerva tutorial
- Building Codes to know where courses take place
First-Year Seminars are for-credit courses offered through the Faculties of Arts and of Science that aim to help new students acclimatize to the university environment, with an emphasis on providing close interaction with professors and other students. Topics of study vary from year to year, and have previously included globalization, literature and democracy. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis through Minerva. Note that you may only take one First-Year Seminar during your course of study at McGill.
A full description of these seminars can be found on OASIS, the Arts Office of Advising and Student Information Services.
Ask an Advisor
If you have any academic advising questions but can't find the information, the online Ask an Advisor tool can help! Go to www.mcgill.ca/students/advising/resources-students/ask-advisor and simply fill the online form with your questions. You’ll receive a reply within 48 hours that will either answer your question or refer you to an appropriate contact.