Inter-University Transfer Agreement (IUT including online)

The Quebec Inter-University Transfer Agreement (IUT) or Autorisation d'études hors établissement (AEHE) allows you to take one course or a full course load at another university in the province of Québec. During the term of your IUT you will pay McGill tuition. You can consider the following Québec universities when making your decision:

Please note that Exchange, Special, Visiting or Freshman (U0) students are not eligible to apply.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please carefully follow the application procedure described below, since we cannot amend your application. If you do not accurately complete your application, it will be refused.

Application deadlines:

AEHE-IUT Application Deadlines
Fall term August 15
Winter term December 15
Summer term April 15 (for May courses), May 15 (for June courses), June 15 (for July courses)


You must have a CGPA of 2.00 or greater.

You must have completed at least 12 McGill credits by the start of the activity.

Application Procedure:

Step 1: Before submitting your AEHE/IUT application, you must have a valid McGill equivalency for the Quebec (host) university course since you will need to input this information in the application. Access McGill’s Course Equivalency System to search or request an equivalency assessment. Please make sure to include Expired Decisions when you search the Course Equivalency System. If the course equivalency has expired, you will need to submit a re-assessment. If there is no equivalency listed in the database you will need to submit a request. To submit a request or a re-assessment, you will need a course syllabus in pdf format.

Step 2: Complete the AEHE-IUT application form. You can watch the short video on using the AEHE Interface.

  • If the host course has a direct equivalency in the database, you will need to enter it in the “Transfer Equivalent Activity” field of your AEHE/IUT application.
  • If the host course has a “level” equivalency in the database, i.e. POLI 3XX, you must leave the “Transfer Equivalent Activity” field blank and enter the equivalency in the “Student comments” field of your AEHE/IUT application.
  • Please note that you cannot make changes to your application once it is submitted. If you make an error in your application, it will be refused and you will need to submit a new application.
  • Maximum of combined McGill and IUT course credits:
    • Refer to Faculty regulations under Course Load
    • 12 for Summer term
    • 15 for Fall and/or Winter term
  • Social Work and Theology students: You must first discuss your plans to take courses at another university with your program adviser. (See Social Work program advisor or Theology program advisor). Your programs advisors must send through the ARTS Oasis Service Desk Portal confirming that departmental approval has been granted. Subject line for email: SWRK/Theology approval, [Family Name/First Name], [Student ID number], [Exchang or ISA__term_ application]

Step 3: Transferring credit

Please note that course must generate a final grade that can be recorded on the host university’s official transcript. Grades of C- or less, Pass (P) and Satisfactory (S) are not acceptable. The letter grade earned will take precedence over the corresponding numerical grades if both are indicated on the transcript. The grades earned at the host university will NOT appear on your McGill record and will NOT be calculated in your McGill CGPA.

Important notes:

  1. Process timeline: refer to the table available on the general University Quebec Inter-University Transfer website under Step 1 Applying
  2. McGill Record: once your registration at the host university is successful, the narrative of “Inter-university Transfer” will be coded to your McGill record – usually be the end of the course add/drop period.
  3. Online courses: refer to the Online Education page, and to the Policy on Transfer Credits for Online Courses.
  4. Registration Holds: if you have a "HOLD" on your Minerva record, please consult this website for information on the impact this will have on your application.
  5. Communication: check your McGill email account regularly for important notices as this is our official means of communication during the application process and during your IUT.
  6. Graduation: students who are taking one or more courses at another university during their term of graduation WILL NOT be eligible to graduate at the end of that final term. These students MUST select the NEXT available term of graduation.


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