Estimated dates for release of admission decisions

Academic merit and space availability are the key determinants of admission to McGill. The timing of decisions depends on the completeness of the application and supporting documents, the program(s) applied to, as well as any extenuating circumstances claimed. All dates listed are subject to change without prior notice.

Applicants are responsible for tracking their applications on Minerva and uploading/self-reporting/submitting the required documents as soon as possible. Candidates to highly competitive programs may receive decisions later than what is noted below.

Should the evolving COVID-19 situation result in delays to the receipt of grades or grade data, the decision release dates may also be delayed.


Estimated dates for release of admission decisions for September 2021

High schools outside the U.S. and Canada

Mid-December 2020 to end of May 2021

High schools in the U.S.

Mid-December 2020 to mid-May 2021

High schools in Canada (except Ontario and Quebec)

Mid-January to mid-June 2021

High schools in Ontario

Mid-February to end of May 2021

CEGEPs, French Lycées in Quebec and
designated high schools in Quebec

End of February to mid-May 2021

Transfer, Second degree, Special and Visiting applicants from universities/colleges outside Canada (Canadian and non-Canadian citizens) Mid-February to mid-June 2021

Transfer, Second degree, Special and Visiting applicants (Canadian and non-Canadian citizens) from universities/colleges in Canada

Mature student applicants

Beginning of May to end of July 2021

Exchange student applicants

Please consult the McGill Abroad website

The above dates apply to applicants to undergraduate programs in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (including Dietetics and Human Nutrition), Architecture, Arts (including Religious Studies and Social Work), Education, Engineering, Environment, Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Science.

In general, offers of admission are issued to the most competitive applicants first. All decisions dates are subject to space limitations and work flow and may change without prior notice.

The following programs have their own schedules for releasing admission decisions. For details, please refer to the faculty website:

Reconsideration of an admission decision

Any applicant who has been denied admission may submit a written request for reconsideration to the admissions office which denied admission. The time frame for making this request, as well as supporting information requirements, are available in the Procedure for Requesting Reconsideration document. The deadline to submit a request is June 15, and reevaluations begin April 1. As noted, reconsideration is not possible for transfer/second degree, special, or visiting applicants.

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