Deferred Admission


Note: The Fall 2023 deadline to submit a Deferral Request Form is August 31.

Deferred Admission

To defer your offer of admission to McGill you must submit the Deferral Request Form no later than August 31 for the Fall term and December 31 for the Winter term. For further information, contact the deferral [at] (Deferral Coordinator).

Detailed information regarding deferrals of admission at McGill, and any conditions that may apply, can be found on the Deferral Request Form webpage. You are required pay your confirmation deposit before you may request an admission deferral.

If you have accepted your offer of admission and registered for courses and now want to defer your admission, you must drop all courses via Minerva by the above deadlines and before submitting a deferral request. If the University grants your request for deferral, your confirmation deposit will be placed in your account for when you begin your studies.

If you do not request a deferral by the above deadlines, you will have to reapply for the next available admission term. If you are a registered student and you withdraw after the course add/drop deadline, you must request readmission through your faculty. For more details, see Readmission.

Note for Music: Applicants to the Schulich School of Music are not eligible to apply for deferred admission.
Note for Law: The Faculty of Law does not normally accept requests for deferred entry. You will be expected to start your course on the date and term you applied for and as indicated on your admission offer letter. If you still wish to seek an admission deferral, you must first accept the offer of admission and pay the deposit. Once the offer of admission has been accepted, you must submit, in writing, a request for deferral. The request should be addressed to the Assistant Dean (Admissions and Recruitment) and should set out the reason(s) for the request. You are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible in consideration of other candidates.
Note for M.D.,C.M. program: Requests for deferral must be submitted to the Undergraduate Medical Admissions Office no later than July 1st of the year in which the deferral is sought. For information, consult the Office's website.
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