Deferred Admission

Deferred Admission

To defer your offer of admission to McGill you must make an official request no later than August 31 for the Fall term and December 31 for the Winter term, addressed to:

  • Deferral Coordinator
  • Enrolment Services
  • Service Point
  • 3415 McTavish Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C8
  • Fax: 514-398-4193
  • Email: deferral [at]

Please note that several conditions apply for deferral. These conditions and deadlines will be communicated to you once the University receives your official request.

If you have accepted your offer of admission and registered for courses and now want to defer your admission, you must drop all courses via Minerva by the above deadlines and before submitting a deferral request. If the University grants your request for deferral, your registration deposit will be transferred to the deferred term.

If you do not request a deferral by the above deadlines, you will have to reapply for the next available admission term. If you are a registered student and you withdraw after the deadline, you must request readmission through your faculty. For more details, see Readmission.

Note for Music: Applicants to the Schulich School of Music are not eligible to apply for deferred admission.
Note for Law: The Faculty of Law does not normally accept requests for deferred entry. You will be expected to start your course on the date and term you applied for and as indicated on your admission offer letter. If you still wish to seek an admission deferral, you must first accept the offer of admission and pay the $400 deposit. Once the offer of admission has been accepted, you must submit, in writing, a request for the deferral. The request should be addressed to the Assistant Dean (Admissions and Recruitment) and should set out the reason(s) for the request. You are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible in consideration of other candidates.
Note for M.D.,C.M. program: Requests for deferral must be submitted to the Office of Admissions no later than July 1st of the year in which the deferral is sought. For information, consult the Office of Admissions website.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2019-2020 (last updated Aug. 13, 2019) (disclaimer)
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