Advising for B.Sc. Degree
If you need 96 or fewer credits to complete your degree requirements, you must consult an academic adviser in your proposed department of study to obtain advice and approval of your course selection. Quebec students with a Diploma of Collegial Studies in Science have normally taken the equivalent of, and are therefore exempt from, the 100-level basic science courses in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. Such students may also be exempt from some 200-level courses. If you are a student with satisfactory results in International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Levels, and Advanced Placement tests, you may also be exempt from some or all of the Science Freshman courses. Regardless of how many advanced standing credits you have received, you are responsible for ensuring that your freshman science program requirements are met. To facilitate program planning, you must contact your Science SOUSA advisor for course approval before registering for your first year courses. For a detailed description of advising and registration procedures, you should refer to University Regulations & Resources > Undergraduate > Undergraduate Advising and Registration; the website for newly admitted undergraduate students; the SOUSA website at mcgill.ca/science/undergraduate/handbook#first-year; and your department's website.
If you need 97–120 credits to complete your degree requirements, you will normally be registered in a Freshman program until you complete your first year. You must consult a SOUSA adviser in the Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising to obtain advice and approval of your course selection. For a detailed description of advising and registration procedures as a Freshman student, refer to the website for newly admitted undergraduate students, and to the SOUSA website at mcgill.ca/science/undergraduate/handbook#first-year.
Advising for all returning students takes place in March for the upcoming academic year. For more information, refer to the SOUSA website at mcgill.ca/science/undergraduate/advice/sousa.