The content on this page is only relevant for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Education (B.A.(Education), B.Ed. and B.Sc. Kin). Undergraduate students in other Faculties and graduate students should contact their Faculty for the appropriate information.

Visiting & Incoming Exchange Students

Orientation, advising and registration information for Visiting and Exchange students in Education. 

The table below contains the list of steps to follow for course selection, advising, and registration for newly admitted Special, Visiting and Exchange students. Please read the information carefully. You should also consult the Important Dates and view the information on the Programs, Courses and University Regulations website.

All new international students should also refer to the information offered by International Student Services at



Things to Know/Do/Bring

Inform Yourself

June - Aug.

Read the general McGill information for newly admitted 

Incoming Exchange Students


Course Selection and Registration

To be completed by the Course change "Add/Drop" deadline approximately 2 weeks after the start of term. (for Winter please refer to the Important Dates webpage for more information:

Note: You must register for at least one course by the 2nd week of August to avoid late registration fees.

Select your courses using Minerva (you will have to sign in with your McGill ID). You can also view course descriptions on the Programs, Courses, and University Regulations website.

Please note that B.Ed Student Teaching practicum courses (EDFE subject code) are not open to students on Exchange. 

Orientation Week: Discover McGill and your program options!

Attend the University Orientation

Attend the Faculty Orientation



Last week of August

For more information about the courses and requirements for our programs please visit the department:

B.Ed Phys Ed., B.Ed. Kinesiology

All other B.Ed programs 

McGill's University-wide Orientation will begin with Discover McGill Day. Some of the events require registration therefore please remember to consult the UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION website for full details.  

Education Exchange students should also make an appointment to see the Student Affairs Administrator at the Internships & Student Affairs Office to start the process of registration. Come to counter 243 on the 2nd floor of the Education building or email isa.administrator [at] (subject: Exchange%20Student)  The Student Affairs Administrator can only provide advising to students taking courses in the Faculty of Education. Students wishing to take courses in other Faculties should contact those Faculties directly

Have questions? Need Resources? Available throughout the year. Staff in Internships & Student Affairs are available to answer questions you may have while you are at McGill.


McGill University is on land which long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather. Learn more.

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