McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Course Information and Regulations

Course Information and Regulations

The University reserves the right to make changes without prior notice to the information contained in this publication, including the revision or cancellation of particular courses or programs.

At the time this publication was finalized, new courses and modifications to some existing courses were under consideration. Students preparing to register are advised to consult Class Schedule and refer to mcgill.ca/students/courses for the most up-to-date information on courses to be offered.

Not all courses listed are offered every year.

Note for Graduate Studies: You are advised to also refer to Registration and Student Records.
Note for Health Sciences: For information, you should refer to your Faculty/School section in this publication.
Note for Summer Studies: Refer to Student Types and Registration Procedures and Student Records.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Mar. 15, 2024) (disclaimer)

Classes with Limited Enrolment

Classes with Limited Enrolment

The School reserves the right to limit the size of classes based on academic grounds or physical space limitations. In all such cases, enrolment is on a "first-come, first-served" basis, with priority given to students admitted to certificate, diploma, and degree programs.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 21, 2024) (disclaimer)

Course Withdrawals and Refunds

Course Withdrawals and Refunds for Continuing Studies Students

Once registered for a course, you are responsible for the fees. If you decide not to follow the course, you must officially withdraw.

Simply not attending classes or informing the instructor does not constitute an official withdrawal.

How to Change (Add/Drop/Withdraw) a Course

How to Change (Add/Drop/Withdraw) a Course

How to Add/Drop a Course

How to Add/Drop a Course

You can add or drop a course in one of two ways:

You can change sections, add, and drop courses only during the add/drop period. You will be charged a $20 administrative fee for each course dropped. Refer to the Important Dates Supplement for specific add/drop dates. Courses dropped before and during the Late Registration and add/drop period will not show on your record.

How to Withdraw From a Course – Grade of W

How to Withdraw From a Course – Grade of W

You can withdraw from a course in one of two ways:

There are two withdrawal periods for the Fall and Winter terms; one with a refund and one without a refund.

It is very important that you take note of the deadlines for obtaining a refund. If you miss the fee refund deadline, you are responsible for all course fees. During both withdrawal periods, you may withdraw from course(s) using Minerva. You will be given a grade of W, which does not affect your CGPA. Failure to officially withdraw will result in a grade of J (incomplete/failure), which counts as 0 (zero) in GPA calculations.

Official registration and withdrawal dates are published before the start of each term. Refer to the Important Dates Supplement for specific dates.

Minerva Registration Schedule 2024–2025

Minerva Registration Schedule 2024–2025

Registration
  Fall Winter
Returning students June 5–August 28 October 3–January 6
Newly admitted students June 12–August 28 October 10–January 6
Returning (Independent) Special Students June 12–August 28 October 10–January 6
Late Registration and Add/Drop Period
  Fall Winter
All students except for those in non-credit Professional Development, Faculty Partnerships and Summer Studies courses August 29–September 10 January 6–14
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 21, 2024) (disclaimer)

Effective Date for Refunds

Effective Date for Refunds in the School of Continuing Studies

It is solely your responsibility to initiate a course change (i.e., add/drop/withdrawal) by submitting a form to your student affairs office. Neither notification of the course instructor nor discontinuing class attendance is sufficient.

The effective date for refunds will be the date on which the official Course Change Form was completed or the date the change was made on Minerva.

Refunds are not automatically issued as a result of course changes. You must specifically request a refund in writing; otherwise, any amount owing to you as a result of a course withdrawal or overpayment will be credited to your fee account.

Note: Special rules for refunds will apply for courses of 10 sessions or less or for courses of a specialized nature. For specific details, contact the academic area.

If you are a full-time McGill degree student registered in a Continuing Studies course, the Continuing Studies course change deadlines do not apply to you; see mcgill.ca/importantdates for deadlines that apply to your faculty.

Refund Request

To make a request for a refund, log into Minerva and follow the Student Accounts menu.

If you withdraw from your only course, your McGill ID card must also be returned since it is the property of McGill University.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 21, 2024) (disclaimer)

Auditing of Courses

Auditing of Courses

McGill does not permit auditing of courses.

Note for Continuing Studies: You can register for a Continuing Studies course and opt to have it "non-evaluated".
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Mar. 15, 2024) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Mar. 15, 2024) (disclaimer)
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