McGill PRO (Pre-Registration Orientation)

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Registration for PRO is now closed. If you would like to register, please email firstyear [at] mcgill.ca.


FAQ

Who is McGill PRO for?

McGill PRO is for ALL new undergraduate students.

What is McGill PRO?

McGill PRO (Pre-Registration Orientation) is a series of workshops designed to help you navigate course registration and provides you with an opportunity to ask your Academic Advisor questions face-to-face virtually. Some students are also able to write English and French placement exams as well as meet with an Access Advisor from the Office for Students with Disabilities!

When is McGill PRO?

McGill PRO starts on May 25th and officially ends on June 11th. Check your email for your faculty's detailed schedule.

Where is McGill PRO?

Online! All sessions will be delivered remotely. You must register 24 hours in advance in order to be sent a link.

Why do we coordinate McGill PRO?

We recognize that building a class schedule and using Minerva for the first time can be frustrating. Therefore, we want to make the process as clear as possible and set you up for course registration success!

By attending McGill PRO, you will:

  • learn how to navigate Minerva. 
  • learn about course requirements for your programs. 
  • meet your faculty, departmental and program advisors. 
  • learn about first-year resources. 
  • become a course registration PRO! 

How does McGill PRO work?

In order to get the most out of McGill PRO, students are encouraged to attend University 101: Course Registration AND their faculty-specific session(s). These sessions have been designed to meet student and faculty specific needs.


Sessions

University 101: Course Registration

This online session is designed to introduce you to course registration and McGill, walk you through the scheduling building process, and give you some tips and tricks to help the process go smoothly. You will also have the opportunity to get your general course registration questions answered by McGill staff! We are offering two sessions in French for our francophone students.

Faculty Specific Session(s)

These online sessions are created by Faculty Advisors to cover faculty-specific information pertaining to course registration. They will provide more detail on what courses to take, and program requirements and expectations. You will also have the opportunity to get your general course registration questions answered by Faculty Advisors themselves! Please check the registration form for your detailed faculty schedule, including session times and descriptions.

French Placement Test

French Placement tests are mandatory for all students wishing to take a French as a Second Language Course. You will not be able to register for any FRSL/FREN courses until after your placement test and it can take up to 10 days for you to be approved.

We are pleased to be working with the French Language Centre (FLC) to offer dedicated placement tests to new McGill students. 

English Placement Test

English Placement tests are mandatory for most CESL courses. CESL courses are for non-anglophone students looking to practice/improve their English academic reading and writing skills. You will not be able to register for these courses until after your placement test and it can take up to 10 days for you to be approved.

We are pleased to be working with the McGill Writing Centre (MWC) to offer dedicated placement tests to new McGill students as these tests are not typically offered during the summer.

OSD Advising Info Session

Presented by Leah Freilich, Access Advisor with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), this presentation will offer an overview of the services and supports the OSD provides to McGill students. Leah will be available to answer your questions about academic accommodations at McGill. If you have a disability, mental health condition, chronic illness or other impairment that may impact your studies, make sure you attend this online session! 

McGill PRO Recordings/Slides Archive


Weekly Schedule

Week 1  

  May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30
Morning N/A

U1 University 101: Course Registration 

9:30AM-11:00AM

&

U1 University 101: Course Registration (FRENCH)

11:00AM-12:30PM

U1 University 101: Course Registration

8:00AM-9:30AM

U0 University 101: Course Registration

10:00AM-11:30AM

U0 University 101: Course Registration

8:00AM-9:30AM

U1 University 101: Course Registration

10:00AM-11:30AM

N/A
Afternoon

N/A

U0 University 101: Course Registration 

3:00PM-4:30PM

U0 University 101: Course Registration

12:00PM-1:30PM

U0 University 101: Course Registration (FRENCH)

2:00PM-3:30PM

&

U1 University 101: Course Registration 

3:00PM-4:30PM

U1 University 101: Course Registration

12:00PM-1:30PM

 

N/A

U0 University 101: Course Registration 

2:00PM-3:30PM

Evening

N/A

U1 University 101: Course Registration 

7:00PM-8:30PM

U1 University 101: Course Registration

5:00PM-6:30PM

U0 University 101: Course Registration

7:00PM-8:30PM

U0 University 101: Course Registration

5:00PM-6:30PM

N/A N/A

Week 2 

  May 31 June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4
Registration Opens For         CEGEP Scholarship Recipients
Morning

N/A

French Placement Exams 

9:30AM-11:30AM

&

English Placement Exams

10:30AM-12:30PM

Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions

Faculty-Specific Sessions

&

U0 University 101: Course Registration

8:30AM-10:00AM

Afternoon N/A

Faculty-Specific Sessions

Faculty-Specific Sessions

&

U1 University 101: Course Registration

1:00PM-2:30PM

Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions

Week 3

  June 7 June 8 June 9 June 10 June 11
Registration Opens For         U1/U0 Scholarship Recipients
Morning Faculty-Specific Sessions

OSD Advising Info Session

9:00AM-10:00AM

&

Faculty-Specific Sessions

Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions

Faculty-Specific Sessions

Afternoon Faculty-Specific Sessions

Faculty-Specific Sessions

Faculty-Specific Sessions

Faculty-Specific Sessions

OSD Advising Info Session

3:00PM-4:00PM

&

Faculty-Specific Sessions


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