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Get Ready to Study

Starting at a new university - whether it's your first time in higher education or you've been at this awhile - can mean learning a lot of terminology, jargon, policies, and new learner support options. 

In an effort to make sure your transition into McGill is as smooth as possible and to get you started on the right track, we've compiled this list of helpful tips and suggestions. 

  • Academic Glossary

    Get to know McGill academic jargon with our Academic Glossary

  • Advising Website

    Undergrads, get to know your Academic Advisor and the support they can offer on the Advising website

    Grads, contact your Graduate Program Coordinator for academic advising assistance

  • Library Orientation

    More than just a place to get books, McGill Libraries offer a wealth of knowledge and resources. From reference librarians to research skills workshops, the Library Orientation page shows all they have to offer.
  • Tutor Matching

    If you need a bit of help in a specific course, the Tutor Matching program can match you with a fellow student to support you. Plus, all first year undergraduate students can access an hour of tutoring for free! 
  • McGill Writing Centre

    Hoping to build your academic writing skills? The McGill Writing Centre offers credit courses for undergraduate students as well as a Writing Tutorial Service to help!

    Grad students, you can connect with MWS's Graphos service!
  • Student Accessibility & Achievement

    If you're a diverse learner in need of accommodations or support, Student Accessibility & Achievement (formerly the Office for Students with Disabilities) can connect you with an Access Advisor. 


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