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Service Pointers

Service Pointers - helpful tips on applying to McGill - curated by our Service Point staff. This page is intended for applicants to undergraduate non-professional programs only.

Fall 2020 admission

The application for admission to undergraduate studies for Fall 2020 is open! You can access it from our Applying page. Just click the big red Apply Now Online button when you’re ready. We recommend completing the application in one sitting and reading our troubleshooting tips.

As a prospective student, it’s your responsibility to read up on our requirements and deadlines and our available programs. Make use of all our resources to ensure you are eligible prior to applying! We’ve got a whole list of tips handy for you.

Important note: You can apply to two different programs for the price of one! Choose wisely.

The 1, 2, 3's of applying to McGill

Step 1

At McGill, you apply to the program's faculty, not the department itself. For instance, you like history, sociology, and political science? The Arts faculty houses all of those departments.

Before you apply, it's a good idea to find a program that suits you best. McGill has over 300 undergraduate programs and lots of ways for you to create the degree you've always wanted.

We know it can be daunting to scroll through a long list of programs. Speaking with a guidance counselor at your school is a great way to help you narrow down your choices.

Step 2

Admission to most undergrad programs is based on grades only. Before you submit your application, it's a good idea to review the admission requirements such as pre-requisite courses and last year's cut-offs

McGill's Applying page has all the info you'll need to ensure you're eligible to apply to your program of choice. 

Citizenship is not factored into the application review. Just grades!

    Step 3

    The application for Fall 2020 is open now, but let's review a few things.

    • Can't decide between two programs? Apply to both - the application lets you choose two! Your choices will be reviewed separately and you'll get a decision for both.
    • We recommend completing the application on a computer, not a smartphone. Use the menu bar on the left to go edit sections you've already finished instead of your browser's back button. If you're having technical difficulties with the app, see our tips.


    After you submit the application, you'll get access to Minerva where you'll find your document checklist

    It's your responsibility to ensure we've received your required documents by the submission deadline, so waste no time and see what we'll need from you on our Next Steps page.

    English - some students are required to submit proof of English proficiency (PREP) as part of their application. Find out if you need to on our PREP website.

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