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Undergraduate admissions in law

Now that you have read all about our unique undergraduate program and our "transsystemic" approach to legal education, you may want to know more about admissions.

In the following section, you will find information on our admissions policy, requirements, categories and deadlines, supporting documents, and the admissions process.

We also have a complete FAQ.

Upcoming Information sessions

All of our upcoming information sessions are now posted on the Recruitment Events website.

  • September 15: Workshop for re-applicants
  • October 8: General Plenary on Law Admissions

Upcoming deadlines

Students in the University, Mature, and Advanced Standing categories have until November 1, 2015 to apply, and November 8, 2015* to send in their supporting documents. (NB. The supporting documents deadline for Advanced Standing applicants is January 15, 2016).

* Where a deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the effective deadline for mailed supporting documents will be the following business day. 

See all deadlines and student categories.

Admission Timeline (September entrance only)

September 1

Admission online application opens

Early September

Start of law school year

Come visit us and attend our Admissions Info Sessions (or view our webcast(s) online)

We might come and visit you! Check our website for recruitment visits

End of October McGill Open House - Come and meet us (Admissions and Student Ambassadors)
November 1       Admission application closes for most categories of candidates
December Latest LSAT testing recommended
December-January First round of offers

Start of law winter term

You may be called for an interview (non-CEGEP candidates)

February Admitted Candidates Information Day
March 1 Admission application closes for CEGEP candidates
April 1 Candidates admitted in the first round have until this date to accept our offer and pay deposit

Second round of offers

You may be called for an interview (CEGEP candidates)

First round of offers to CEGEP candidates

Start of Waitlist

End of law academic year

Most decisions will be made by mid to late May

May 1 Admission application closes for Transfer candidates
July Start of course registration for newly admitted candidates
August In-person registration