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
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.
Exchange/Study Away students: Once the course(s) have been evaluated for equivalency, your advisor must approve it/them as appropriate for your program.
1. Log into Minerva, select the Student Records Menu, select the Exchange/Study away Menu, select Approval for Transfer Credit Assessment.
2. Provided your Academic Advisor approves your courses, upon completion of your courses an official transcript must be sent from the host university directly to McGill.
3. Once step 2 is complete, email the saoadvisor.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca (SAO Advisor) in order for your transfer credits to be applied to your record. Please include your name and ID number in the email.
Newly admitted students: Email the saoadvisor.macdonald [at] mcgill.ca (SAO Advisor) with your pre-admission transfer credit request. Be sure to include your name and ID number. Note, transfer credits will only be finalized once an official transcript from your institution is received.
For Courses Completed at McGill University (Downtown Campus)
NOTE: The McGill (downtown) to McGill (Macdonald) course equivalencies listed below are recognized by the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. If you are taking a minor or second major within another faculty please be sure to check with that academic advisor if these are acceptable. Students in other faculties must check with their own faculty.
|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 305 Statistics for Experimental 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 323 Mammalian Physiology||PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2|
|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 252 Computing for Engineers||COMP 208 Computer Programming for Physical Sciences and Engineering|
|BREE 301 Biothermodynamics||CIVE 290 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer|
|BREE 301 Biothermodynamics||MECH 240 - Thermodynamics 1|
|BREE 341 Mechanics of Materials||CIVE 207 Solid Mechanics|
|FDSC 230 Organic Chemistry||CHEM 212 Intro to Organic Chemistry|
|FDSC 230 Organic Chemistry||CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry 1 Lecture and CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1|
|FDSC 233 Physical Chemistry||CHEM 204 Physical Chemistry/Biological Sciences 1|
|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.
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 https://www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/studentinfo/undergrads/forms.
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.
Bring the form to your program advisor for signing.
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