In this section, you will find information on our admissions eligiblity requirements and categories, deadlines, supporting documents, and our admissions process and policies. We also have a detailed FAQ.
- The online application for Fall 2021 admission will be available on 1 September 2020.
- The online application deadline for University, Mature, and Advanced Standing applicants is 1 November 2020.
- The deadline for supporting documents for University and Mature applicants is 8 November 2020 and the supporting documents deadline for Advanced Standing applicants is 15 January 2021.
Deadlines must be respected. Late applications are not accepted. There are no exceptions.
Please read through all sections in this Admissions Guide carefully before applying, as there are specific rules that must be followed for the creation and submission of supporting documents. Please note that some of our guidelines for supporting documents have recently changed. As such, please read through the Admissions Guide carefully especially if you are a re-applicant to the program.
Application to our law program requires preparation, planning and reflection. You should apply for admission only if you will be able to start our program on the date you are applying for. If admitted, you will be expected to start your course on the date and term for which you applied and as indicated on your admission offer letter. International candidates are responsible to ensure they will have a valid status to study in Canada (i.e. student visa, permanent residency, etc.) before registration and should plan the timing of their application accordingly. Because of the small enrolment of our program and the competition for admission, the Faculty of Law does not normally accept requests for deferred entry.
Admission timeline (September entrance only)
Admission online application opens
Start of law school year
We might come and visit you! Check our website for recruitment visits
McGill Open House - Come and meet us (Admissions and Student Ambassadors)
Admission application closes for most categories of candidates (November 1)
Latest LSAT test date recommended
Admissions offers are extended and will continue to be made on an ongoing basis until the end of June
Start of law winter term
Welcome Day for Newly Admitted Candidates
First wave of Law Entrance Scholarship offers made (continues until August)
Admission application closes for CEGEP candidates
Candidates admitted early in the cycle (December - February) have until this date to accept our offer and pay deposit
You may be called for an interview (CEGEP, Mature, and Advanced Standing candidates)
First offers to CEGEP candidates extended
Start of Waitlist
End of law academic year
Most decisions will be made by late May-June
Admission application closes for Transfer candidates
Space permitting, offers of admission made to candidates from the waitlist
Start of course registration for newly admitted candidates
Orientation & in-person registration