Course Equivalencies

PROCESS FOR DETERMINING
COURSE EQUIVALENCIES AND RECEIVING TRANSFER CREDIT

Students who have taken university level courses at an accredited university either prior to admission to McGill University or during their course of study at McGill may be eligible for transfer credit.

Transfer credit and course equivalencies for work completed at another institution prior to admission to McGill University must be determined by the end of the first term of study.


For Courses Completed at another Institution

STEP 1. 
All courses that have already been evaluated will be listed on the Course Equivalency System database which is accessible at https://nimbus-ssl.mcgill.ca/exsa/search/searchEquivalency.  The first step is to check if the course has already been evaluated.

If the course does not appear on the database, log into the Course Equivalency System and submit a request to have the course evaluated.  Once the evaluation has been done, you will receive an email notification.

STEP 2.
Once the course(s) have been evaluated for equivalency, your advisor must approve it/them as appropriate for your program.  Log into Minerva, select the Student Records Menu, select the Exchange/Study away Menu, select Approval for Transfer Credit Assessment.

Once the Transfer Credit Assessment form has been completed, email mona.hachem [at] mcgill.ca.  Be sure to include your name and ID number and let her know that you have completed the form.

For Courses Completed at McGill University (Downtown Campus)

McGill to McGill Course Equivalencies

NOTE: The McGill to McGill course equivalencies listed below apply only to students in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Students in other faculties must check with their own faculty for approval.

Agricultural and Environmental Science Course Downtown Course
AEBI 120 General Biology BIOL 111 Principles: Organismal Biology
AEBI 122 Cell Biology BIOL 112 Cell & Molecular Biology
AEBI 212 Evolution and Phylogeny BIOL 215 Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
AECH 110 General Chemistry 1 CHEM 110 Gerneral Chemistry 1
AECH 111 General Chemistry 2 CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2
AGEC 200 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 208 Microeconomic Analysis & Applic.
AGEC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 209 Macroeconomic Analysis & Applic.
AEMA 101 Calculus 1 MATH 139 Calculus 1 With Pre-calculus
AEMA 101 Calculus 1 MATH 140 Calculus 1
AEMA 102 Calculus 2 MATH 141 Calculus 2
AEMA 202 Intermediate Calculus MATH 222 Calculus 3
AEMA 202 Intermediate Calculus MATH 262 Intermediate Calculus
AEMA 305 Differential Equations MATH 263 ODEs for Engineers
AEMA 305 Differential Equations MATH 315 Ordinary Differential Equations
AEMA 305 Differential Equations MATH 325 Honours ODEs
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 BIOL 373 Biometry
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 ECON 227 D1/D2 Economic Statistics
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 ECON 257 D1/D2 Economics Statistic - Honours
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 & MATH 204 Principles of Statistics 2
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 MATH 323 Probability & MATH 324 Statistics
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 MATH 123 Linear Algebra and Probability & MGCR 272 Statistics 2
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 MGCR 271 Business Statistics
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 MGCR 273 Introductory Mgmt Statistics
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Statistics + ASSIGNMENT OF MISSING CONTENT
AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 PSYC 305 Statistics for Expert Design
AEPH 112 Introductory Physics 1 PHYS 101 Introductory Physics-Mechanics
AEPH 113 Physics 1 (for Bioresource Engineering program) PHYS 131 - Mechanics and Waves
AEPH 114 Introductory Physics 2 PHYS 102 Introductory Physics - Electromagnetism
AEPH 115 Physics 2 (for Bioresource Engineering program) PHYS 142 Electromagnetism & Optics
ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 BIOC 311 Metabolic Biochemistry
ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1
ANSC 424 Metabolic Endrocrinology PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 and PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2

ANSC 424 Metabolic Endrocrinology

EXMD 502 Advanced Endocrinology 1
BREE 103 Linear Algebra MATH 133 Linear Algebra & Geometry
BREE 210 Mechanical Analysis & Design MECH 210 Mechanics 1
BREE 301 Biothermodynamics CIVE 290 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
BREE 341 Mechanics of Materials CIVE 207 Solid Mechanics
FDSC 230 Organic Chemistry CHEM 212 Intro to Organic Chemistry
FDSC 233 Physical Chemistry CHEM 233 Topics in Physical Chemistry
FDSC 233 Physical Chemistry CHEM 223 Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
LSCI 204 Genetics BIOL 202 Basic Genetics
LSCI 202 Molecular Cell Biology + LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 BIOL 200 Molecular Biology and BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism
LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 BIOL 200 Molecular Biology and ANAT 212 Molecular mechanisms of Cell Function
LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 BIOL 200 Molecular Biology and BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism
LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 BIOL 200 Molecular Biology and BIOC 212 Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function
LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology MIMM 211 Introductory Microbiology and MIMM 212 Laboratory in Microbiology

This list is based on the courses that have been evaluated at this time. Please check back regularly for any changes.

Last updated: September 6, 2017.

STEP 1.
If the course is not listed, obtain a Course Equivalency application form.  Available in the Student Affairs Office, Laird Hall, Room 106, or can be downloaded from http://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/undergrads/forms.

STEP 2.
Provide the instructor of the Agricultural and Environmental Science course with a detailed course outline of the course taken downtown and ask that it be evaluated for equivalency.  Complete the top portion of the Course Equivalency Application form and ask the instructor to sign the form if the course is deemed equivalent.

NOTE:  If the course in question does not have a McGill equivalent and you want it to count as a complementary substitution, skip Step 3 and go directly to Step 4.

STEP 3.
Bring the form to your program advisor for signing.

STEP 4.
Bring the completed and signed form to the Student Affairs Office, Laird Hall, Room 106.  (Keep a copy of the form for your records.)

 

Additional information on obtaining transfer credit is available at https://www.mcgill.ca/students/transfercredit/course-equivalency-faqs