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Degree Planning Guide: Timeline

TimelineUse this helpful Degree Planning Timeline to help you map out your BA degree!

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted. Ready to accept the offer?

Learn important information about the BA degree in the First Year Guide.

Attend the Arts Departmental Program Fair & if admitted to U0, fill out the PDF icon Freshman Program Planner.

Refer to the resources that will help make your first year successful:
1) Available services
2) First Year Programs
3) Get involved!


Review your academic plan by using the Degree Planning Guide & fill out the Degree Planning Worksheet.

Complete the Self-Assessment and declare your programs of study on Minerva.

Meet with your program advisors to discuss your course selection and your degree plan.

Combine your academic experience with SKILLS21, volunteering, internships, or studying abroad.


Consider applying for an Honours program. Talk to your program advisors.

Start thinking about graduate school or begin the job search process.

Identify and prepare for graduate school and a future career by talking to the Career Advisor in OASIS.

Combine your academic experience with McGill’s Co-Curricular Engagement, volunteering, internships, mentorship programs or studying abroad.


Review the Graduation Checklist and apply for graduation.

Meet with program advisors to check if your program requirements have been completed.

Consider attending your convocation ceremony.

Explore resources on career development and graduate school preparation.

Finally, make sure to stay connected to McGill!