To return to McGill after a university withdrawal from a Fall and/or Winter term of an academic year, you must apply for readmission using Minerva's Faculty Transfer/Readmission Menu. Readmission is not automatic or guaranteed. In your application, state the reasons for your absence from the University and give a summary of your activities during that period.

Newly admitted students are only eligible for readmission if they withdrew from the University after the withdrawal with refund deadline.

If you withdrew because of illness, you must provide your faculty Student Affairs Office with a medical note to support your application for readmission, stating that you are ready to resume studies.

We encourage students to complete their degrees, particularly those who are close to completion. Students who are readmitted after a period of absence are normally subject to the program and degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission. In such cases, determining the degree requirements for completion is at the discretion of the readmitting faculty.

To return to a different faculty after an absence, apply for a faculty transfer using Minerva's Faculty Transfer/Readmission Menu. For more details on the faculty transfer or readmission process and deadlines, see

Note for International and Canadian non-Quebec resident students: Certain rules apply to student fees upon readmission after a break in enrolment. Please refer to the Student Accounts website for details.
Note for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: Students who have been withdrawn from the University must submit a Request for Readmission to be considered for readmission into their program. For more information, refer to
Note for Music students: If you need more information about the reaudition regulations, contact the Music Student Affairs Office at [at]
Note for Law students: If you need more information about readmission, contact the Law Admissions Office at [at]
Note for Medicine and Health Sciences: Students returning from medical leave must provide documentation from the treating physician/professional counsellor attesting to the student's readiness to resume studies. Consult the Absences and Leaves Policy for details.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 3, 2024) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 3, 2024) (disclaimer)
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