• 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 2023-2024:

Summer 2023

For returning students:

Entering their final U3 & U4 Thursday March 2, 2023
Entering their U2 Tuesday March 7, 2023
Entering their U1 Tuesday March 7, 2023

Incoming exchange students:

For incoming exchange students Tuesday March 7, 2023

Fall 2023

For returning students:

Entering their final U3 & U4 Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Entering their U2 Thursday, May 25, 2023
Entering their U1 Friday, May 26, 2023

Incoming exchange students:

For incoming exchange students Friday, June 2, 2023

Newly admitted students:

CEGEP U1 admits
(scholarship recipients only)
Monday, June 5, 2023
All CEGEP U1 admits

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Freshmen and U1 (advanced standing and transfers) admits
(scholarship recipients only)
Monday, June 12, 2023
Newly-admitted U1 students Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Newly-admitted U0 students Thursday, June 15, 2023

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

Wednesday,  June 14, 2023
Special students and Visiting students Wednesday,  June 14, 2023

Winter 2024

Newly-admitted students Tuesday December 5, 2023
Incoming Exchange students Tuesday December 5, 2023


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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