Academic Rules and Information – FMT

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Academic Rules and Information – FMT

The Farm Management and Technology program follows the rules and regulations of McGill University as well as from the Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR) for the collegial level.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 17, 2016) (disclaimer)

Entrance Requirements – FMT

Entrance Requirements – FMT

  1. Students should have a good practical knowledge of farming under eastern Canadian conditions. One year of experience is recommended, but under special conditions a four-month summer season is acceptable.
  2. The minimum academic entrance requirements are a Quebec Secondary School Diploma (SSD) or its equivalent and the successful completion of the following five courses:
    • Secondary IV: History and Citizenship Education or History of Quebec and Canada
    • Secondary IV: Science and Technology or Applied Science and Technology or Physical Science
    • Secondary IV Mathematics
    • Secondary V Language of Instruction
    • Secondary V Second Language
  3. The minimum entrance requirements for students from Ontario are the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), as well as:
    • grade 10 French as a second language
    • science: SNC2P (recommended with TCJ20 or TDJ20 or TMJ20) or SNC2D (desired with TCJ20 or TDJ20 or TMJ20)
    • mathematics: MFM2P or MPM2D

    For other Canadian students, the minimum French requirement is grade 10 second language. Please contact the department for more information.

    For international students, a recognized French proficiency test may be required and a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required (other English proficiency exams are also accepted by McGill).

  4. All candidates for admission must make arrangements to come to the Macdonald campus for an interview prior to admission to the program.
  5. Admission to this program is only in the Fall semester.
  6. We strongly encourage incoming students to acquire their driver’s permit (both for cars and farm equipment) before coming to Macdonald campus. This is first for safety reasons, given that students may work with farm equipment during the first semester. As well, most farmers require their employees and trainees (stagiaires) to drive and possess the appropriate driver’s license.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Feb. 23, 2016) (disclaimer)

Important Dates – FMT

Important Dates – FMT

Sessional Dates

Sessional Dates

The number of teaching and examination days is set by the Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur, et de la Recherche (MEESR). The sessional dates vary from year to year. At the present time, each semester has 75 teaching days and seven days of exams.

Last Day for Withdrawal or Course Additions

Last Day for Withdrawal or Course Additions

The last day to make course registration changes for Fall term courses is September 20.

The last day to make course registration changes for Winter term courses is February 15.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Feb. 23, 2016) (disclaimer)

Registration – FMT

Registration – FMT

Students in the Farm Management and Technology program must register online using Minerva at www.mcgill.ca/minerva for each semester at McGill.

Note: The University reserves the right to make changes without prior notice to the information contained in this publication, including the alteration of various fees, schedules, conditions of admission and credit requirements, and the revision or cancellation of particular courses. In normal circumstances, individual courses will not be offered with fewer than five registrants.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)

Academic Standing – FMT

Academic Standing – Farm Management Technology

Attendance in class is compulsory. Students with attendance of less than 80% may not be permitted to write examinations.

Examinations and other work in courses will be marked according to the percentage system. The minimum passing mark in a course is 60%.

When a student's cumulative percent average (CPA) or semestrial percent average (SPA) first drops below 60%, or they fail four or more courses in a semester, withdrawal is advised. Students who choose to remain in the program are on probation.

Students on probation are normally permitted to register for no more than 10 credits per semester. They are not permitted to be on probation for more than one semester unless they obtain an SPA of 70% or higher.

Students who do not raise their CPA to 60% (or obtain an SPA of 70%) while on probation are not permitted to continue. They are required to withdraw from the program for one year. If, after this period, students wish to be readmitted, they must apply in writing to the Director of the program.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)

Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities

Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities

This Handbook is a compendium of regulations and policies governing student rights and responsibilities at McGill University. It is published jointly by the Dean of Students’ Office and the Secretariat. A copy of the Handbook can be found at www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/policies/students or obtained from the Student Affairs Office or the Student Services Centre on the Macdonald campus.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)

Institutional Policy on the Evaluation of Student Achievement – FMT

Institutional Policy on the Evaluation of Student Achievement – FMT

The policy has the following objectives:

  • to establish and explain the principles followed in evaluating student learning;
  • to describe the means of translating these principles into practice and to establish the required procedures;
  • to articulate the appropriate responsibilities of students, instructors, departments, and academic administrators;
  • to account to students, parents, universities, and employers for the standards of learning at the campus;
  • to create an environment of awareness and free discussion of pedagogical concerns within all segments of the campus community;
  • to provide information that will allow students to more fully understand and participate in the educational process;
  • to provide the framework within which instructors and academic administrators can exercise their professional judgment in a competent, just, and coherent fashion.

Copies are available in the Library and students are informed of it at registration.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 6, 2015) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 17, 2016) (disclaimer)