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Time and Credit Limit for the Completion of the Degree

Time and Credit Limit for the Completion of the Degree for the Faculty of Science

If you need 96 or fewer credits to complete your degree requirements, you are expected to complete your degree in no more than eight terms after your initial registration for the degree.

If you are a student in the Freshman Program, you become subject to these regulations one year after your initial registration. If you want to exceed this time limit, you must seek permission of the Associate Dean, Student Affairs, of the Faculty of Science.

If you are registered in the B.Sc., you are expected to complete the requirements of your program and your degree within 120 credits. You will receive credit for all courses (subject to degree regulations) taken up to and including the semester in which you obtain 120 credits. If you want to remain at McGill beyond that semester, you must also seek permission of the Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Faculty of Science. Permission for exceeding the time and/or credit limits will normally be granted only for valid academic reasons, such as a change of program (subject to departmental approval) and part-time status. If permission is granted, you will receive credit only for required and complementary courses necessary to complete your program requirements.

Students who have been granted Advanced Standing for the International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement examinations, GCE A-Levels, French Baccalaureate, and other qualifications may complete 120 credits following admission, as per the university regulations described in University Regulations and Resources > Student Records > Advanced Standing Transfer Credits.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Science—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)
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