Apply to graduate


Most undergraduate students and non-thesis graduate students (Master's, certificates, diplomas) must use Minerva to apply to graduate. It is your responsibility to inform us of your intention to graduate.

Graduate students in thesis programs can find graduation information on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

For any issues with regards to your graduation status, please contact your faculty's Student Affairs Office.

Apply for graduation

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The Minerva Application for Graduation is available to students who have registered for their final year, except for those in the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine (excluding the Ingram School of Nursing), who are automatically flagged for graduation in their final year.

  1. Log in to the Minerva website using your McGill ID and PIN.
  2. Select the Student Menu, then select the Student Records Menu.
  3. As appropriate, select either Apply for Graduation for Your Primary Curriculum (1st degree) or Apply for Graduation for Your Secondary Curriculum (2nd degree).

Following the instructions on the page, complete your application by verifying and then submitting the selections on your record.


Check your graduation status

After you apply to graduate, you can verify to see if your graduation record has been approved, or is still pending. The approval process may take some time. You should therefore check this every so often.

To check the status of your graduation:

  1. Visit the Minerva website.
  2. Log in using your McGill ID and PIN.
  3. Select the Student Menu.
  4. Select the Student Records Menu.
  5. Select Graduation Approval Query.

For any issues with regards to your graduation status, please contact your faculty's Student Affairs Office.

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Deadlines

Spring Convocation

If you will complete your studies by December and intend to graduate at the end of the fall term, you must apply on Minerva by the end of November. You will be eligible to attend the Spring Convocation ceremony.

If you will complete your studies by April and intend to graduate at the end of the winter term, you must apply on Minerva by the end of February. You will be eligible to attend the Spring Convocation ceremony.

Unable to attend convocation? Get your diploma.

Fall Convocation

If you will complete your studies by August and intend to graduate at the end of the summer term, you must apply on Minerva by the end of March. You will be eligible to attend the Fall Convocation ceremony.

Unable to attend convocation? Get your diploma.

Missed Deadlines

If you miss these deadlines, contact your faculty's Student Affairs Office as soon as possible to find out what to do next.

Students in the Faculties of Arts or Science must complete a Graduation Term Change Request form located on the forms page.