• New students: See your orientation guide for registration dates and tips.
  • All students: Practical Instruction information is available below.


Dates & deadlines

All new and returning students should register for the new academic year's Fall and Winter courses as soon as registration opens. Many courses get filled up during the summer registration period. So register early to secure a spot in a class!

  • Register for at least one course by August 14 to avoid late registration fees. Courses can be changed without a penalty fee before the add/drop deadline. Visit McGill's Student Accounts website for more information about registration fees.
  • You can select one non-music elective per term as a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) option. An S/U course impacts scholarship eligibility. Visit Academic Resources for more information about S/U courses.
  • See Important Dates about add/drop and course withdrawal deadlines.
  • You cannot register for a course with MUIN-prefix on Minerva. See Practical Instruction (MUIN courses) for more information.
  • Submit a UG Course Permit / Override Form if you encounter a registration restriction for a music course.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music or the Licentiate in Music are not permitted to register for MUAR courses.  MUAR courses cannot be used as credits towards the Schulich School of Music's programs.

Registration opening dates 2024-2025:

Summer 2024

For returning students:

Entering their final U3 & U4 Tuesday March 5, 2024
Entering their U2 Thursday March 7, 2024
Entering their U1 Thursday March 7, 2024

Incoming exchange students:

For incoming exchange students Thursday March 7, 2024

Fall 2024

For returning students:

Entering their final U3 & U4 Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Entering their U2 Thursday, May 30, 2024
Entering their U1 Friday, May 31, 2024

Incoming exchange students:

For incoming exchange students Friday, June 7, 2024

Newly admitted students:

CEGEP U1 admits
(scholarship recipients only)
Monday, June 10, 2024
All CEGEP U1 admits

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Freshmen and U1 (advanced standing and transfers) admits
(scholarship recipients only)
Friday, June 14, 2024
Newly-admitted U1 students Monday, June 17, 2024
Newly-admitted U0 students Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Newly-admitted (U1) students with highest level of education prior to McGill is a Fr. Bacc, IB or at least one year of university

Monday,  June 17, 2024
Special students and Visiting students Monday,  June 17, 2024

Winter 2025

Newly-admitted students Tuesday December 3, 2024
Incoming Exchange students Tuesday December 3, 2024


You must register via Minerva.

Use Minerva to view the class schedules, register, apply for graduation, update personal information, etc.

Need help on how to use Minerva to register for courses? Check out the tutorial video here.

*Important exceptions

You cannot use MINERVA to register for:

  • MUIN lessons/voice coaching. See "Practical Instruction" tab (left side navigation) for detailed information.
  • MUCO composition tutorials: Composition students will be contacted directly regarding tutorial teacher preferences and registration procedures.

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Key academic dates:

- Visit McGill's Important Dates website for more information on key academic dates relating to add/drop deadline, semester start/end date and examination period.

Program requirements

- Visit your Program page for detailed course information and program requirements.

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