How to Apply (Undergraduate)

Have you chosen your program, read about costs, checked the admission requirements and deadlines? Are your application materials in order? If so, you're ready to apply!

Apply online

Step 1: Get your supporting materials together. You will need to upload them after you apply online.

Step 2: Complete McGill University's online application form in English or French. McGill's application guide will help you along the way. Include your statement of intent directly in the form. Deadline: January 15th.

Step 3: Pay the $125.75 application fee and the $77.41 audition fee via credit card. You will receive an email confirmation with your McGill ID after you apply.

Step 4: Submit your supporting material after you get your McGill ID.

  1. Upload through Minerva:
    • Your unofficial high school/university transcripts. If you are a CEGEP or Ontario high school applicant and you indicated your permanent code or OUAC number on your application, skip this step. Deadline: February 1st.
    • Self Report Grades for High Schools in Canada (outside Ontario and Quebec) and the United States, you must self-report your grade 11 and 12 marks through a designated web form via Minerva.
    • Composition applicants: Sample scores, with any recordings if available (mp3 format only).  Deadline: February 1st.
  2. Ask your teachers/referees to email the following to the undergraduateadmissions.music [at] mcgill.ca (Admissions Office):
    •  All applicants: reference letter(s)
      • One reference letter from a music professional or teacher who can attest to your musical ability and any other information that may be pertinent to our consideration of your application.
      • For B.Mus./B.Ed. Music Education applicants only: a second reference letter from a music teacher or someone else who can attest to your teaching skills and potential to be a music educator.
  3. Upload through our music upload form:
    • Your final video audition (format: avi, mov, mp4 or wmv) with description of recordings/repertoire, if you cannot participate in an on-campus auditions. This applies to all applicants. Deadline: February 1.
    • All Jazz Instruments and Classical Voice (all voice types): Screening is not required this year.
    • Composition applicants: Sample recordings (mp3), if available. Deadline: February 1.
    • Sound recording qualifying year applicants: Sound recording demos (mp3), if available. Deadline: March 1st.

Next steps

After you've applied, check on your application status.

If you are attending an on-campus audition, check the audition repertoire requirements and dates.

Current McGill students - inter and intra faculty transfers

  • See Inter/Intra faculty transfer and readmission for application information.
  • Music students applying for readmission after a period of absence should contact the Student Affairs Office.
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