McGill PRO (Pre-Registration Orientation)


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! This is a new virtual initiative! 

When is McGill PRO?

McGill PRO starts on June 2nd and officially ends on June 12th. 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.


Registration is now closed. For recordings and/or PowerPoint slides, please click here. If you have any questions, please firstyear [at] mcgill.ca (email) us.


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! This session is delivered in both French and English.

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 your email for your detailed faculty schedule, including session times and links.


Week 1  

  June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5
Registration Opens For         CEGEP Scholarship Recipients
Morning  

U1 University 101: Course Registration (FULL)

8:30AM-10:00AM

&

U1 University 101: Course Registration (FULL)

8:30AM-10:00AM

(en français)

Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions

Faculty-Specific Sessions

&

OSD Advising Info Sessions

9:30AM-10:30AM

&

OSD Virtual Drop-In

11:00AM-12:00PM

Afternoon

 

U1 University 101: Course Registration (FULL)

1:00PM-2:30PM

Faculty-Specific Sessions

Faculty-Specific Sessions

&

U1 University 101: Course Registration (New) (FULL)

4:00PM-5:30PM

Faculty-Specific Sessions

&

French Placement Exams (FULL)

3:00PM-4:00PM

&

OSD Advising Info Sessions

1:00PM-2:00PM

&

OSD Virtual Drop-In

2:30PM-3:30PM

&

U1 University 101: Course Registration (New) (FULL)

4:00PM-5:30PM

Evening

 

U0 University 101: Course Registration (FULL)

6:00PM-7:30PM

Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions

Week 2 

  June 8 June 9 June 10 June 11 June 12
Registration Opens For CEGEP Students       U1/U0 Scholarship Recipients
Morning

U0 University 101: Course Registration (FULL)

8:30AM-10:00AM

U0 University 101: Course Registration (New)

8:30AM-10:00AM

&

Faculty-Specific Sessions

&

U0 University 101: Course Registration (New) (FULL)

11:30AM-1:00PM

 

Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions
Afternoon

U0 University 101: Course Registration (FULL)

1:00PM-2:30PM

&

U0 University 101: Course Registration (FULL)

1:00PM-2:30PM

(en français)

&

U1 University 101: Course Registration (New)

3:30PM-5:00PM

Faculty-Specific Sessions

&

U0 University 101: Course Registration (New) (FULL) 

4:00PM-5:30PM

Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions
Evening

U1 University 101: Course Registration (FULL)

6:00PM-7:30PM

Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions Faculty-Specific Sessions

 


Week 3 

  June 15 June 16 June 17 June 18 June 19
Registration Opens For U1 Students U0 Students: Arts (including Social Work and Religious Studies), BA & Sc., Education, Management and Music U0 Students: Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering (including Architecture), Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, and Science    

Optional Sessions 

French Placement Test Interviews (Please note: June 5th sessions are FULL. Refer to the steps below to register for other sessions offered throughout June and July.)

For students who want to take credited French as a Second Language course offered by McGill University's French Language Centre, you have a 3 step process.  

  1. You will need to complete the online placement test.
  2. You will register for an interview session on our webpage. Please only register for 1 session. Once, you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email explaining the detailed procedure. Please check your inbox (and your spam).
  3. You will take your online interview which will determine your French level and obtain a permit for course registration. 

Please contact flc [at] mcgill.ca if you have any questions.

English Placement Exams 

For students who speak English as a second language wanting to register for one of the three courses in academic writing (English for Academic Purposes) offered by the McGill Writing Center. Register in the general application form. For future sessions, please visit their website.

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Virtual Drop-In Q&A Sessions

Meet Gift Tshuma, Access Services Advisor, who 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! Register in the general application form. 


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