Estimated Minimum Academic Requirements

Entrance scholarships at McGill are extremely competitive. 

While it is not possible to provide minimum criteria in advance, the table below provides estimated scholarship minima by admit type for the upcoming fall term based on averages from historical data. The minima are for consideration only. Depending on available scholarship funds and the number of applicants, the minima may be lower or higher. This table is for reference purposes only.

You are not guaranteed a scholarship even if you meet the standards listed.

Scholarship decisions are made during the admission process and are based on academic information available at that time. There is no reconsideration of additional or final results.

Academic background Minimum academic performance for consideration for all entrance scholarships based on averages from historical data
Quebec CEGEP MINIMUM 36 overall cote de rendement au collégial (CRC) 
Canadian High School (outside Quebec and Ontario) MINIMUM 97% average on all academic grade 12 and grade 11 level courses and/or rank in top 1% of class
Ontario High School MINIMUM 97% overall average on all 3U, 3M, 4U and 4M courses and/or rank in top 1% of class
United States High School

MINIMUM A, 4.00 GPA, or equivalent unweighted average over last two years of full-time studies, and a minimum score of 730 in each SAT or minimum composite score of 33 in the ACT test and/or rank in top 1% of class.

Note: The SAT/ACT opt-out policy has been extended to students applying for Fall 2024 undergraduate studies in certain programs. For those students who do submit scores, they will be considered as part of their scholarship application. For those who do not, scholarship consideration will be based on grades, credit count, AP results, university-level courses, level of program challenger and any other factors deemed relevant by the scholarship office.

Detailed information on the Test Optional function is available on the Admissions website.

Overseas High School MINIMUM A average (approximately 97.0% or equivalent) over last two years of full-time study and/or rank in top 1% of class
Advanced Levels

MINIMUM of 4 A-Level/CAPE/Pre-U subjects with predicted or final grades of A*A*A*A (or equivalent), plus AS (if written) and GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level results also with A grades.

Exception: MINIMUM of AAAA on predicted or final results when the Exam Board does not award the grade of A* (Caribbean CAPE, Scottish Advanced/Highers, Singapore A-Levels).
International Baccalaureate 41 subject points (not including bonus points) on predicted or final grades
French Baccalaureate MINIMUM overall average of 18, with minimum score of 15 in each course

Note 1: when class rank is available, it should be provided. Rank in the top 1% is expected.

Note 2: Concurrent IB: For applicants at high schools in Canada or the United States who are completing a high school diploma concurrently with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, the review for admission and scholarship is normally based on high school grades. Predicted IB results are taken into additional consideration on a case-by-case basis.

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