Accept your admissions offer

I’ve just been admitted into McGill University, what should I do now?

Congratulations, and welcome!

You have been offered admission to one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. Our graduates are acknowledged world-wide for their excellence in research, business and community service. McGill is committed to providing you with the services and guidance you need to reach your goals.

Accept your offer, register with us, and get ready to succeed!

  1. Accept your offer of admission

    Accept your offer of admission and pay the confirmation deposit where applicable.
  2. Submit an official copy of your complete university academic record

    Arrange for an official copy of your complete university academic record to be submitted directly by each institution you have attended. These official transcripts must be addressed to:

    Enrolment Services
    Management of Academic Records
    McGill University

    3415 McTavish Street
    Montreal, Quebec
    Canada, H3A 0C8


    Please consult the instructions for on submitting official documents from the People's Republic of China.

    Note: Due to disruptions in mailing and courier services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the best delivery method for the time being is electronic. Many institutions are readily providing electronic copies of official transcripts and proofs of degree. These can be sent to officialschooldocs [at] mcgill.ca. If your institution is unable to provide electronic copies, printed copies of official transcripts can be submitted once mailing services resume, or once you arrive on campus this Fall.

  3. Ensure that you do not have any outstanding conditions

    Review the second page of your offer of admission letter and ensure that you do not have any outstanding conditions. Please take the necessary steps to address all outstanding conditions as early as possible.
  4. Submit legal documents

    All universities in Quebec must report their students' legal status in Canada to the Quebec Ministry of Education.

    • International students must have immigration permission to remain in Canada for the length of your registration at McGill, according to the level of your program (e.g. undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, etc).
      • Once you have been accepted into your program, you will need to sort out the necessary travel, study, and immigration documents with the Canadian Government representative in your area (embassy or consulate). This process can be time consuming. For support in these matters, please visit the International Student Services website.
    • If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, your legal documents will determine your rate of tuition fees at McGill. Fee schedules are listed at Student Accounts.
    • For ALL: legal documents are required for the creation of your Quebec Permanent Code.
  5. Update your profile

    Use Minerva to update your address, telephone number, and personal information.
  6. Review the registration process

    Review the steps to a successful registration, and then use Minerva to register.
  7. Access your McGill email account

    Sign in to your personal McGill e-mail account.
  8. Read our welcome message and consult resources for your success.


Graduate Orientation 

Consult your Department's website to find out about Departmental Orientation activities. Visit our First Year website for information on McGill's graduate orientation programming, and essential resources for graduate students. 

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