Newly admitted students to the graduate programs
"I have received an offer of admission"
First, congratulations on receiving an offer. The Admissions Committee looks forward to you joining us at McGill.
"What should I do now?"
Once you receive your letter of admission from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the University, read your admission letter and the information on McGill's Welcome to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website completely and carefully. The letter and the website contain critical information on what you need to know and what you must do to register.
You will receive electronically a package from the Faculty of Law, and may receive information regarding offers of funding to support your graduate work.
You will need to mail in some legal documents that affect your tuition and registration status. If McGill does not have proof of residency documents, you will be charged international student tuition fees. As part of your Admissions Package, you are asked to consult the Legal documents that affect your tuition and registration status page on the "McGill Student Information" web site.
Accepting our offer
To officially accept an offer of admission from McGill, you must pay the confirmation deposit via your uApply account. Please do so as soon as possible such that we can finalize our incoming class of graduate students by June.
I've accepted the offer of admission! What's next?
1. Plan your arrival at McGill, and in Montreal
All incoming students are given an appointment to meet with the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies in Law, prior to the start of the fall semester. For more information, visit our Graduate Studies in Law: welcome & orientation page to find out more about advising, registration and orientation.
While you must be at McGill during the week of Orientation, you may wish to arrive earlier in order to settle into your new home and city.
2. Register as a McGill student
You will have to register electronically on Minerva (detailed instructions and information in the registration package that is sent by email in mid-July). In doing so, you may make a tentative selection of your courses, both mandatory and optional.
During your meeting with the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Law, you will finalize your course selection so that it meets your interests and program requirements.
3. Obtain a McGill ID Card
Once at McGill, you will need to get an ID card. Your admissions package contains instructions on how to get your ID card, a campus map, along with a calendar of key dates, the course calendar and the exam schedule.
4. Enjoy Orientation activities
Orientation activities, primarily planned for the week prior to the start of classes, allow you to meet your colleagues, and to explore your new academic home. Visit our Graduate Studies in Law: welcome & orientation page for all the information you need.
You will meet the Dean and Associate Dean as well as Institute and Centre directors and other professors, and have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the administrative offices and personnel at the Faculty of Law and McGill.
The Graduate Law Students Association plans a number of welcome activities for new graduate students, and we strongly encourage you to participate! A finalized schedule will be available in August. To learn more about the Graduate Law Students Association and its events and activities, visit the GLSA web site.