French Baccalaureate

French Baccalaureate transfer credit:

Up to 30 credits may be granted for the French Baccalaureate earned in 'premier groupe' for the examinations of either the reformed Bac 2021 or the previous Série (L, ES, or S). Additionally, students who completed 'spécialités' in mathematics and sciences in the Bac 2021, or Série S in the previous Bac, all with grades of '10' or better, may be exempt from specific McGill math and science courses, subject to faculty and program rules

If you believe that you have mastered the material taught in a freshman math and/or science course(s) for which an exemption is NOT granted (as per the charts below), you may be eligible to write an admission placement exam. For information, see www.mcgill.ca/exams/dates/science .

McGill reserves the right to change the transfer credit recognition policy without prior notice.

 

The number of credits you will be granted:

Below, you will find information for both the 'new' reformed Bac 2021 as well as for the previous Séries.
Please read the information carefully so that you are reviewing the sections which pertain to your situation.

 

You have completed and passed the previous French Baccalaureate (prior to 2021) OUTSIDE Quebec:

Program/Faculty you are entering at McGill You completed 
Série . . .
You will be granted the following credits Additional comments

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, incl. Bioresource Engineering, Dietetics, Food Science, Human Nutrition

Série S 30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Arts (B.A.)

Série L, ES, or S 30 credits No specific course exemptions for Série L or ES.

Architecture (B.Sc.Arch.)

Série S 15 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Bachelor of Arts & Science (B.A.& Sc.)

Série S 30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Education (B.Ed.)

Série L, ES, or S 30 credits No specific course exemptions for Série L or ES.

Engineering (B.Eng.),
       excluding ECSW

Série S 18 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Engineering (B.Eng.),
       Electrical, Computer, Software (ECSW) only

Série S

14 credits

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Kinesiology (B.Sc.Kines.)

Série S   30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Management (B.Com.)

Série ES 27 credits

No specific course exemptions for Série ES. Required freshman math courses must be completed at McGill.

Management (B.Com.)

Série S 30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Nursing (B.Sc.N.)

Série S 21 credits (TBD) See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Science (B.Sc.)

Série S 30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Social Work (B.S.W.)

Série L, ES, or S Not applicable Entry is to a 90-credit program

 

You have completed and passed the reformed French Baccalaureate (Bac 2021) OUTSIDE Quebec:

Program/Faculty you are entering at McGill

You have the
completed the reformed Bac 2021

You will be granted the following credits

Additional comments

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences,
incl. Bioresource Engineering, 
Dietetics, Food Science, Human Nutrition

 

21 - 26 credits
(dependent on your ‘specialités’)

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités'.

Arts (B.A.)

 

30 credits

Normally, no specific course exemptions. See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités', if completed.

Architecture (B.Sc.Arch.)

 

Dependent on your ‘specialités’

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités'.

Bachelor of Arts & Science (B.A.& Sc.)

 

30 credits

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités'.

Education (B.Ed.)

 

30 credits

Normally, no specific course exemptions. See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités', if completed.

Engineering (B.Eng.),
excluding ECSW

 

10 – 14 credits
(dependent on your ‘specialités’)

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités'.

Engineering (B.Eng.),
Electrical, Computer, Software (ECSW) only

 

6 - 10 credits
(dependent on your ‘specialités’)

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités'.

Kinesiology (B.Sc.Kines.)

 

17 – 25 credits
(dependent on your ‘specialités’)

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités'.

Management (B.Com.)

Option mathématiques complémentaires
(in Tale) 
(& Spé maths in 1ère)

27 credits

No specific course exemption for 'mathématiques complémentaires'. Required freshman math courses must be completed at McGill.

Management (B.Com.)

Spécialité mathématiques
(in Tale & 1ère)

30 credits

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités'.

Nursing (B.Sc.N.)

 

Dependent on your ‘specialités’ See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités'.

Science (B.Sc.)

 

24 – 29 credits
(dependent on your ‘specialités’)

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions for the 'spécialités'.

Social Work (B.S.W.)

 

Not applicable

Entry is to a 90-credit program

 

You have completed and passed the French Baccalaureate, IN Quebec, at Collège international Marie de France or Collège Stanislas

Note: It has not yet been determined whether there will be changes to the information below for the reformed Bac 2021, for students with an Attestation. Students with the Bac 2021 and without an Attestation, can refer to the credit and exemption tables above.

Program/Faculty you are entering at McGill

You have the
French Bacc Série . . .

You will be granted the following credits

Additional comments

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, incl. Bioresource Engineering, Dietetics, Food Science, Human Nutrition

Série S (+ attestation) 30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Arts (B.A.)

Série L, ES, or S 30 credits No specific course exemptions for Série L or ES.

Architecture (B.Sc.Arch)

Série S (+ attestation) 15+ credits
(dependent on attestations)
See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Bachelor of Arts & Science (B.A.& Sc.)

Série S (+ attestation) 30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Education (B.Ed.)

Série L, ES, or S 30 credits No specific course exemptions for Série L or ES.

Engineering (B.Eng.), 
       excluding ECSW

Série S (+ attestation) 18+ credits
(dependent on attestations)
See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Engineering (B.Eng.)
       Electrical, Computer, Software (ECSW) only

Série S (+ attestation)

14+ credits
(dependent on attestations)

See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Kinesiology (B.Sc.Kines.)

Série S (+ attestation) 30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Management (B.Com.)

Série ES + attestation
Série S + attestation
30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Nursing (B.Sc.N.)

Série S (+ attestation) 21+ credits (TBD)
(dependent on attestations)
See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Science (B.Sc.)

Série S (+ attestation) 30 credits See chart below for specific McGill math/science course exemptions

Social Work (B.S.W.)

Série L, ES, or S Not applicable Entry is to a 90-credit program

 

Specific McGill course exemptions:

If you completed science and/or math 'spécialités' or Série S outside Quebec, the charts below indicate the exemptions you will receive for final results of '10', or better. If you complete a course at McGill for which you received an exemption, the course will normally not be eligible for credit and will not be included in the calculation of your grade point average (GPA).

Students at Macdonald Campus can view equivalent subject and course codes at AES Course Equivalencies

 

Previous French Baccalaureate (prior to 2021 completed OUTSIDE Quebec

Séries

Bac Subject

McGill Course Exemption

Updated

Série ES Mathématiques None Apr 2015
Série S Mathématiques MATH 140 + 203
excluding B.Eng, B.Com., B.Sc.Arch
Apr 2015
Série S Mathématiques MATH 140
B.Eng., BSc.Arch only
Apr 2015
Série S Mathématiques MATH 140 + 203 +
MATH 122 + 123
B.Com only
Apr 2015
Série S Physique-chimie

CHEM 110
excluding B.Eng. ECSW

Apr 2015
Série S Physique-chimie
For exams from June 2018 and onwards
CHEM 120 Feb 2018
Série S Physique-chimie PHYS 101
Engineering and Architecture students who receive credit for PHYS 101 will not be required to complete PHYS 131
Apr 2015
Série S Sciences de la vie et de la Terre None Apr 2015

 

                                                                     Reformed French Baccalaureate (Bac 2021) completed outside Québec

Bac 'spécialités' completed

McGill Course Exemption

Updated

Mathématiques in Premiere and in Terminale MATH 140 * Mar 2021
Physique-Chimie in Premiere, only CHEM 110 **
excluding B.Eng,ECSW; B.Sc.Arch
Dec 2019
Physique-Chimie in Premiere and in Terminale

PHYS 101
Engineering and Architecture students who receive credit for PHYS 101 will
not be required to complete PHYS 131

Dec 2019
Sciences de la vie et de la Terre in Premiere, only None Dec 2019
Sciences de la vie et de la Terre in Premiere and in Terminale

GEOG 205
excluding B.Eng., B.Sc.N.

Aug 2020

Notes:

* TBD. Information to come.

** Exemption is granted for CHEM 110, however students who plan to take organic chemistry or other higher level chemistry courses need to know that some topics of CHEM 110 have not been covered in the ‘Physique-Chimie Specialité’, namely Intro Quantum Chemistry, Molecular Orbital Theory and Intro Transition Metals. Students may wish to self-study these topics before proceeding to subsequent chemistry courses.

 

 

Specific McGill course exemptions:

If you completed Série S in Quebec, the chart below indicates the exemptions you will receive for final results of '10', or better.  If you complete a course at McGill for which you received an exemption, the course will not be eligible for credit and will not be included in the calculation of your grade point average (GPA).

Students at Macdonald Campus can view equivalent subject and course codes at AES Course Equivalencies


FRENCH BACCALAUREATE
completed IN Quebec
(at Collège Int'l Marie de France
or at Collège Stanislas)

 

Séries

 

Baccalaureate Subject
(+ ATTESTATION
relevant to Quebec Lycées)

 

McGill Course Exemption

 

Updated

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Int'l Marie de France)

Série ES

Mathématiques + attestation

MATH 122 + 123

May 2006

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Int'l Marie de France)

Série S

Mathématiques + attestation

MATH 140 + 141 + 133
(+ MATH 203, excluding B.Eng., B.Sc.Arch

Aug 2005

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Int'l Marie de France)

Série S

Physique-chimie + attestation

CHEM 110
+ 212
excluding B.Eng., B.Sc.Arch

Jan 2006

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Int'l Marie de France)

Série S

Physique-chimie + attestation

CHEM 110
excluding B.Eng. ECSW

Jun 2017

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Int'l Marie de France)

Série S

Physique-chimie + attestation
For exams from June 2018 and onwards

CHEM 120 

Feb 2018

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Int'l Marie de France)

Série S

Physique-chimie + attestation

PHYS 131 + 142

Jul 2005

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Int'l Marie de France)

Série S

Sciences de la vie et de la Terre + attestation

BIOL 111 + 112
excluding B.Eng., B.Sc.Arch

Jul 2005

         

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Stanislas)

Série ES

Mathématiques + attestation

MATH 122 + 123

May 2006

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Stanislas)

Série S

Mathématiques + attestation

MATH 140 + 141 + 133
(+ MATH 203, excluding B.Eng., B.Sc.Arch)

Aug 2005

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Stanislas)

Série S

Physique-chimie + attestation
(202-NYA or 101, C201, C202)
For exams from June 2006 to June 2010

CHEM 110 + 212

Jan 2006

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Stanislas)

Série S

Physique-chimie + attestation
(202-NYA, 202-NYB, C202)
For exams from June 2011 to present

CHEM 110 + 120 + 212
excluding B.Eng., B.Sc.Arch

May 2010

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Stanislas)

Série S

Physique-chimie + attestation
(202-NYA, 202-NYB, C202)
For exams from June 2011 to present

CHEM 110 + 120
B.Eng., B.Sc.Arch
ECSW: CHEM 120 only

Jun 2017

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Stanislas)

Série S

Physique-chimie + attestation

PHYS 131 + 142

Jul 2005

French Baccalaureate
(at Collège Stanislas)

Série S

Sciences de la vie et de la Terre + attestation

BIOL 111 + 112
excluding B.Eng., B.Sc.Arch

Jul 2005

 
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