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.

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 29 and August 14, 2024.

Registration will open in the following order:

Opening Registration Dates
Year 3 and Year 4 students: May 29
Year 2 students: May 30
All other returning students: May 31
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. You can verify your registration eligibility in Minerva > Student Menu > Registration Menu > Step 1: Check Your Registration Eligibility and Verify Your Curriculum.

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 and Health Sciences: 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. U2 medical and dental students must register prior to the first day of August.
Note for Medicine and Health Sciences, and Dentistry: U2 medical and dental students need to have registered prior to August 14.

Newly Admitted Students Entering in September 2024

Newly Admitted Students Entering in September 2024

Registration will take place between June 12 and August 14, 2024.

Registration will open in the following order:

Wednesday, June 12: registration opens for students admitted from Quebec CEGEPs.

Monday, June 17: 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.

Tuesday, June 18: 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.

Wednesday, June 19: 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 the Fall term and you want to register for courses in the Summer prior to beginning your studies, 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 9, 2024: 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 2025

Newly Admitted Students Entering in January 2025

Registration will take place between December 3, 2024 and January 6, 2025 without penalty. See Late Registration for more info.

Some faculties and departments require that you meet with an advisor 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 2024.
Note for the Faculty of Law: There is no Winter term admission to the Faculty of Law.
Note for the School of Nursing: There is no Winter term admission to the School of Nursing.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 9, 2024) (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 10, 2024.

New and Readmitted Students (Fall): You may register late via Minerva from August 15 until and including September 10, 2024.

New and Readmitted Students (Winter): You may register late via Minerva from January 7 until and including January 14, 2025.

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—2024-2025 (last updated Mar. 15, 2024) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2024-2025 (last updated Apr. 9, 2024) (disclaimer)
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