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TAKE NOTE: 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.

Intent to Transfer

Intent to Transfer Policy 

Students in the Faculty of Education are required to be registered on a full-time basis in their chosen program of study. Students who intend to transfer to another degree program at McGill and who wish to deviate from this program of study in order to obtain any necessary pre-requisites have one academic year to successfully complete their proposed transfer. 

Choosing to deviate from your program can be an appropriate choice for students who wish to change their field of study; however, it is a serious decision with serious implications. Prior to undertaking an altered course of study, it is important to understand the potential impact of your decision, including, but not limited to:

  • delay in degree progression due to Education credits not being counted towards your new degree program (e.g. Arts, Science, etc.)
  • running out of time to complete your degree and jeopardize completing your program requirements within the degree time limit 
  • requirement to withdraw from the University

What if I am unsuccessful in my application to transfer?

Students who are unsuccessful in their transfer application - and have not been following their program of study - are required to withdraw from the Faculty and, subsequently, the University.

Students who find themselves in this position have the option of appealing to the Director, Internships & Student Affairs Office to continue their studies in the Faculty of Education. Written requests should outline reasons for wishing to stay in the Faculty of Education and be accompanied by a proposed study plan which has been reviewed and signed by the student's Academic Advisor.

Students who appeal and are readmitted to the Faculty of Education are expected to follow the requirements of the program they are registered to complete (i.e. B.Ed, B.Sc Kinesiology, B.A. Education in Global Contexts).

For questions or further information about the policy or process, please contact isa.education [at] mcgill.ca or visit the Internships & Student Affairs Office.   

ISA strongly recommends you contact the Faculty you wish to transfer into for more information about their specific requirements before deviating from your plan of study.




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