Newly Admitted Students

I have received an offer of admission. What should I do now?

Congratulations on receiving an offer! The Admissions Committee looks forward to you joining us at McGill.

1. Read your letter carefully

Once you receive your offer of admission, read your admission letter and the information on McGill's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website carefully. You will also receive an electronic package from the Faculty of Law.

2.  Accept our offer

To officially accept an offer of admission from McGill, you must pay the confirmation deposit.

3. Provide needed legal documents

You will need to provide 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. Consult McGill Enrolment Services' Legal Documents page for complete details.

I've accepted the offer of admission! What's next?

1. Plan your arrival at McGill, and in Montreal

All incoming graduate students must attend a group advising session prior to the start of the fall semester. As the fall semester generally starts at the beginning of September, we expect you to be on campus for orientation during the last week of August. While you must be at McGill during Orientation Week, you may wish to arrive earlier in order to settle into your new home and city.

Prior to your departure for Montreal, international students are strongly encouraged to consult International Student Services' Pre-Arrival Guide.

2. Register as a McGill student

You must register for your courses through McGill's online registration system (Minerva) prior to your arrival at McGill. You will receive additional information from the Faculty of Law via email in June.

3. Enjoy Orientation activities

Orientation activities, primarily planned the week prior to the start of classes, allow you to meet your colleagues and to explore your new academic home. Visit our Orientation page for additional details.

For any questions, please contact us at [at] We look forward to meeting you in September!

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