Registration Periods

Registration Periods

The dates given below were accurate when this publication was finalized. Although changes are not anticipated, you should confirm the dates in the Important Dates Search Tool.

Returning Students

Returning Students

Registration for undergraduates will take place between May 25 and August 14, 2022.

Registration will open in the following order:

Opening Registration Dates
Year 3 and Year 4 students: May 25
Year 2 students: May 26
All other returning students: May 27
On each of these days, registration is phased in over the morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. Please see When to Register for details.

Some faculties and departments set their own schedules for advising and registration as of these dates. Further information is available at faculty student affairs offices and websites. For more information, see the Advisor Directory.

To successfully complete registration, you must have an acceptable Academic Standing from the previous session and have paid any outstanding fees and/or fines.

Note for the Faculty of Law: In order to facilitate access to small enrolment courses and ensure equity among students, registration priorities are programmed in Minerva. These priorities, established after consultation between the Faculty and the Law Students' Association, are made on a rolling basis by class year (i.e., fourth-year students register first). Priority registration dates are established by the Student Affairs Office and posted on the Law SAO website.
Note for Health Sciences: The information contained in this section applies to the University in general; students are advised to consult the appropriate faculty or school section for academic policies and regulations specific to their programs.
Note for Medicine: Students must register on Minerva for all courses within the registration period. Please refer to information provided by Medical Admissions (Med-1 students) or the UGME office (Med 2 to 4) for registration deadlines.
Note for Medicine and Dentistry: U2 medical and dental students need to have registered prior to August 14, 2022.

Newly Admitted Students Entering in September 2022

Newly Admitted Students Entering in September 2022

Registration will take place between June 8 and August 14, 2022.

Registration will open in the following order:

Wednesday, June 8: registration opens for students admitted from Quebec CEGEPs.

Wednesday, June 15: registration opens for students whose highest level of education prior to registering at McGill is a French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university, or who were admitted on the basis of Advanced Levels, CAPE, or other academic qualifications, which provides for Advanced Standing credit, and who therefore have a classification of Year 1 (U1) or higher.

Thursday, June 16: registration opens for students whose highest level of education prior to registering at McGill is high school, and who have been admitted to a classification of Year 0 (U0) to the following faculties/schools/degrees: Arts (including Schools of Religious Studies and Social Work), B.A.&Sc., Education, Management, and Music.

Friday, June 17: registration opens for students whose highest level of education prior to registering at McGill is high school, and who have been admitted to a classification of Year 0 (U0) to the following faculties/schools: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Engineering (including Architecture), Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Science.

If you are a newly admitted student in September 2022 and you want to register for courses in the Summer of 2022, you can do so on Minerva. Please refer to Summer Studies for further information, or see mcgill.ca/summer.

Note for the Faculty of Law: Tuesday, July 12, 2022: registration opens for newly admitted students. You can find instructions on how to use Minerva in your orientation package; for more information, see the Law Student Affairs website.
Note for Medicine and Health Sciences: You must register in all courses no later than August 14 and attend the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences mandatory orientation & registration session, where your course registration can be confirmed. Information on the mandatory orientation & registration session is available on the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Admissions website.

Newly Admitted Students Entering in January 2023

Newly Admitted Students Entering in January 2023

Registration will take place between December 1, 2022 and January 4, 2023 without penalty.

Some faculties and departments require that you meet with an adviser before registration and set specific dates for advising and registration within these dates. Please refer to the faculty sections of this publication, as well as the Welcome to McGill publication or website, or the Essential Guide for New Students, Macdonald Campus, which are included with your acceptance package.

Note for Dentistry: Students accepted into the DMD Advanced Standing for Foreign Trained Dentists Pathway will begin classes the first week of December 2022.
Note for the Faculty of Law: There is no Winter term admission to the Faculty of Law.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022) (disclaimer)

Late Registration

Late Registration

If you fail to register during the normal registration period, you can register within the period designated by the University for late registration with the payment of a late registration fee. For late registration fees, see Late Registration and Course Change Charges on the Student Accounts website.

Returning Students: You may register late via Minerva from August 15 until and including September 13, 2022.

New and Readmitted Students (Fall): You may register late via Minerva from August 15 until and including September 13, 2022.

New and Readmitted Students (Winter): You may register late via Minerva from January 5 until January 17, 2023.

Special Late Registration: If you cannot register online during the late registration period, usually due to late admission, you may receive special permission to register in person. This information is included with your letter of acceptance.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2022-2023 (last updated Feb. 7, 2022) (disclaimer)
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