Time and Credit Limit for Completion of Degree for the Faculty of Arts
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 are registered in the B.A., 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 attain 120 completed credits. Should you wish to remain eligible to enroll in courses towards your McGill B.A. beyond that semester, you must seek permission of the Faculty of Arts following the procedure for “Exceeding the BA Degree Credit Requirements” detailed on the Arts OASIS website. Permission for exceeding the time and/or credit limits will normally be granted only for valid academic reasons, such as completion of your remaining program requirements (subject to departmental approval), or immigration 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 Advanced Standing Credits for more information.