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Newly Admitted Students

Welcome New Students

We invite you to visit the Music Student Affairs Office located on the 7th floor of 527 Sherbrooke Street West if you have questions about policies and procedures relating to registration, academic programs, course changes, withdrawal deadlines, graduation requirements, etc.  We will be happy to assist you!



Monday, June 1, 2015

Deadline to submit your Practical Instruction Request Form online.
Late registration fees will be charged if you miss the deadline to register for practical instruction.

You cannot register for MUIN courses yourself. You must register for at least one course in the fall term (e.g. MUPD 135) once MINERVA registration opens in June. This registration is necessary for the Performance Department to add the lesson (MUIN course) on your behalf. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Deadline to accept your offer of admission if you have not yet done so.  Please note that Scholarship winners may have an earlier deadline to accept your offer of admission.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015                 

Deadline to confirm your room reservation using MINERVA if a McGill residence space has been reserved for you.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 Cegep Students Information Session: CSI McGill.  This is an orientation session customized for newly admitted Cegep students who have confirmed their acceptance.
Monday, June 8, 2015

Registration opens for newly admitted students from Quebec Cegeps.  Please use MINERVA to register.

Sample First Year Course List: BMus_Performance [pdf], BMus_Jazz Performance [pdf], BMus_Faculty Jazz [pdf] , BMus_Non-Performance [pdf]

Need help on how to use MINERVA to register?  Watch the Mcgill 101 "Registration Tools" video.

Monday, June 15, 2016

Registration opens for newly admitted and transfer students with academic qualifications such as Advanced Levels, Advanced Placements, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, etc.  Please use MINERVA to register.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Registration opens for students admitted from high school.  Please use MINERVA to register.

Friday, August 14, 2015

IMPORTANT: New students have until this day to register for at least one course in order to avoid late registration penalties.

Once you registered for at least one course, you may go to Service Point to get your McGill ID card.

e.g. All B.Mus. students should register for MUPD 135 and MUPD 136 by August 14. You should only register for MUTH, MUSP and MUJZ courses once you receive the results for the placement exams. Contact studentaffairs [dot] music [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Student Affairs) if you have more questions on registration.

McGill Email
All students are assigned a McGill Email Address and are given a McGill email mailbox.  Email sent to your McGill Email Address is an official means of communication between McGill University and its students.

Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, 2015 McGill Residence Move-In Day.
Monday, August 31, 2015

Placement Exams

Mandatory placement exams begin for all students except B.Mus. Jazz Performance.  Placement exams in theory, musicianship and keyboard proficiency are mandatory for all incoming students, and for students seeking exemptions from 100-level courses.

First tuition payment due date for new students.  You will receive a second fee statement in September when you register for more courses after receiving the placement exam results.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Discover McGill Day

This is a one-day campus-wide welcome event for all newly admitted students.  You will have a chance to learn about the many McGill’s resources that are available to ensure your academic, professional and personal success.  You will also attend a Faculty Orientation on the Discover McGill Day.  During the Faculty Orientation, you will meet the Dean and key representatives from our music departments whom you will be interacting with at the Schulich School of Music.   

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

See Placement Exams

Mandatory placement exams begin for all B.Mus. Jazz Performance students.

Continuation of placement exams for all music programs.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Ensemble Auditions

All first year students enrolled in the Schulich School of Music must be registered for an ensemble each semester. You are responsible for verifying your program's ensemble requirements. For more information on the ensemble policy and regulations, see the Ensemble webpages.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Advising Sessions with Area Chairs

It is mandatory for all newly admitted students to attend this academic advising session.  You will meet with your advisor one-on-one.  This is an informative session during which you can address registration questions and other academic concerns.

Friday, September 4, 2015 Ensemble auditions continue.
Friday, September 4, 2015 First day of classes (for classes beginning on a Friday).
Monday, September 7, 2015 Labour Day – This is a public holiday. No classes are given.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 First week of classes.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to Friday, September 11, 2015

Ensemble auditions continue.


Other important academic information can be found in the eCalendar.