Note carefully:

It is your responsibility to check your readmission application and/or emails as we may require further information. If this information is not provided by the specified deadline your application may be cancelled.

All students in Quebec must have a valid Permanent Code. This should appear on your Minerva transcript, near your name. If it is missing, see the legal documents website for information on how to obtain a Permanent Code.

If you are readmitted, your rate of tuition may be different from when you last were enrolled at McGill. For more information, be sure to visit Student Accounts. You should also verify your Minerva Advising transcript to see if you have any holds outstanding which will prevent you from being able to register for courses if you are readmitted. Please note that readmission decisions are made independently of financial information. If outstanding fees or fines are owed to the University, registration will not be permitted, even if readmission has been granted.

If you are an international student readmitted to McGill, you must possess a valid Study Permit and CAQ, including a valid Permanent Code, for the duration of your remaining studies at McGill. If you are readmitted and your documents have already expired, you must first register for courses and then apply for and obtain renewed immigration documents before the start of classes. For more information, visit Legal documents, and for assistance please contact International Student Services. Consult the Minerva “View your Tuition and Legal Status” page to see if your record at McGill reflects your most recent immigration status in Canada.

Read the information in Section A, which applies to all students seeking readmission to the Faculty of Science, and then read the detailed information pertaining to your specific situation which can be found in points 1, 2 or 3.

IMPORTANT:  If you need to provide medical documentation please be aware that OFFICAL documents are required and must be mailed, faxed or scanned directly from your health practitioner or their office.  A medical note hand-delivered by you in an unsealed envelope, a scanned note sent by you or a fax that has not been sent directly by the health practitioner is NOT an official note and may not be accepted. 

Section A

  • Students who are seeking readmission must complete an application using the electronic readmission module on Minerva, accessible through the Student Records menu.
  • The electronic application and appeal (student comments) are automatically delivered. All supporting documentation must be sent to: Mrs. Jane Hawes, Assistant to the Director of Advising Services (SOUSA) at:

Faculty of Science (SOUSA)
c/o Mrs. Jane Hawes
McGill University
Dawson Hall, Room 405
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3A 0G5

  • For inquiries, please send emails to: [at]

Readmission Deadline:

Module Opens Module Closes
Summer Term: March 1st June 1st
Fall Term: March 1st July 1st
Winter Term: October 1st November 15th


Readmission and Transfer Deadline:

Module Opens Module Closes

Fall Term
(See No. 2 below)

March 1st May 15th
  • In the student comments section, provide the following information:

✓ Telephone number and email address only if your McGill email is no longer active. McGill email address will be used for all active students.

✓ State the reason(s) for your absence from the University and give a summary of your activities during this period.

✓ If you withdrew because of illness you should provide a medical note stating that you are ready to resume your studies. The note must confirm that your health enables you to continue your studies and it should include a recommendation for the number of courses you should take.

✓If you studied elsewhere during your absence from McGill, you must request that the institution send an official transcript to Mrs. Jane Hawes at the address listed in Section A.

✓ You should be aware of time limits for the completion of degrees.

✓ An incomplete application will delay the processing of your request and may result in being Faculty Cancelled.

✓ IMPORTANT:  If it is your intention to apply for readmission in order to apply for a Study Away YOU MUST include this information in the Student Comments section.

✓ Don’t wait! Apply Early!

Read the section that applies to your specific situation:

1.  Readmission to the same degree after an absence for students in satisfactory or probationary standing.

  • Read information listed in Section A.

2.  Non-Science students who are seeking readmission and transfer to Science and Science students who are seeking readmission and transfer to another admissions group or degree within Science.

  • Read information listed in Section A, as well as the following:
  • The Faculty of Science does not accept inter-faculty transfers into Science or intra-faculty transfers within the Science admission groups for the Winter term.  See:

    • Should you be applying for readmission and transfer for Winter, due to a technical error, you may be able to choose a transfer group (BSc to BA&Sc, Neuroscience to PEMC, etc.) on the Minerva application.  Please be aware that if you do so your application will not be processed as submitted.  You will be sent an email requiring further information.

    • If you wish to return to the Faculty of Science but wish to change your degree, you have two options:  (A) Submit a readmission and transfer application for the Fall term, or (B) Return to your present degree in preparation for making a transfer application for the Fall.  You should speak with your SOUSA advisor to discuss your options.

  • Deadlines for readmission and transfer applications are DIFFERENT. You must apply by the transfer deadline date which is earlier than the readmission deadline date.
  • If you are in unsatisfactory standing, see #3 for additional required information.
  • In the student comments section, you must specify the admissions group or degree that you are applying to.

3.  Readmission for students in unsatisfactory standing.

  • Read information listed in Section A, as well as the following:
  • If your most recent standing was unsatisfactory as indicated on your unofficial transcript, viewable through Minerva, readmission is granted only when proof of extenuating circumstances that affected your academic performance can be provided (e.g. medical or other documentation).
  • Describe the extenuating circumstances which affected your academic performance. Provide supporting documents (e.g. doctor's letter, employer's letter) where appropriate.
  • Explain how the problems you experienced would be under control or no longer applicable if readmitted. In the case of poor performance due to medical problems, you must provide medical documentation.  The note must confirm that your health enables you to continue your studies and it should include a recommendation for the number of courses you should take.
  • Before you submit your request for readmission, please consult the material on self-assessment as this will help you describe your situation and improve your performance if readmitted.