Advanced Levels

Admission review process

The minimum requirements are three A-Levels (or equivalent), in three different subjects, or two A-level and two AS subjects, in three different subjects. Note that admission is competitive and applicants who present the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission.

  • If completing Upper Form VI, you will be considered on: (I)GCSEs, Form VI grades, AS 1(or modular/unit) results (if written) and predicted AL results. If you have completed only lower Form VI with AS and have appropriate GCSE examinations with clearly superior marks, you may be considered for admission exceptionally, on an individual basis.
  • If you are attending a school where it is the policy to sit all International A-Level examinations at the end of the second year (and not sit for unit/module examinations and/or not claim AS qualifications at the end of AL1), then your school must communicate this information clearly to McGill University, either by letter or in its school profile. If written, AS results must be submitted.
  • For Caribbean students: CAPE Unit 1 and 2, and CSEC examinations minimum grade of III.
  • Students with Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects: Minimum grade is M3 with not more than one at M3.

All grades are taken into consideration in determining admission, including those of failed or repeated courses.

If admitted, you are expected to maintain your level of academic performance through to the completion of your pre-McGill studies.

A maximum of 30 credits of advanced standing may be granted for final official results.


Prerequisites and last year's cut-offs

Below are the lowest grades used for admission for September 2022.

Grades that are equal to or better than those listed below do not guarantee admission. 

Admission to McGill is competitive and subject to availability of space. As such, minimum grades for entry may fluctuate up or down in any given year.

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences


These programs are offered on the Macdonald campus

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels (or equivalent) in three different subjects, including A-Level Math and at least one A-Level in biology, chemistry, or physics;

  • Biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level

LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS

All B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.) programs

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B

Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))

Food Science (B.Sc.(F.Sc.))

Concurrent B.Sc. (B.Sc.(F.Sc.)/B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.))

 

Architecture

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects, including at least one of A-Level Math or Physics;

  • Math and physics at GCSE level

  • No longer required for 2023 admissions: Portfolio (see Additional Supporting Documents)

LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS
  • Predicted A-Level grades A, A, A*; OR ​

  • Final A-Level grades A, A, A
  • Note: The decision to admit took into account the Portfolio evaluation

 

Arts

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects. No specific prerequisites.
LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS
  •  Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A

 

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

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects, including A-Level Math and at least one A-Level in biology, chemistry, or physics;

  • Biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level


Note: The B.A. & Sc. is a unique degree that is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.  It is rooted in both Arts and Science and carries roughly equal course weight in each faculty. It is an interdisciplinary degree intended for students who want to pursue simultaneously a Major in the Faculty of Arts and one in the Faculty of Science or one of the interfaculty programs in Cognitive Science, Environment or Sustainability, Science and Society.

LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS
  • Predicted A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A, A, A*; OR

  • Final A-Level grades A, A, A

 

Education

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects. No specific prerequisites except for the following programs:
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must include AL Math.
    • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include AL Math and at least one A-Level in biology, chemistry, or physics;
      • Biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level. 
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants (Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, PhysEd, and TESL) are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
  • TESL applicants must also pass a language test (see Additional Supporting Documents).
LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS

Kindergarten/Elementary Education

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B

Physical Education

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B

Secondary Education

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B

TESL

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B

B.A. (Education) Global Contexts

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B

 

Engineering

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects, including at least two of A-Level Math, chemistry, or physics

  • Math, chemistry and physics at GCSE level

LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS

Bioengineering

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A,A,A*

Chemical Engineering

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A

Civil Engineering

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A

Computer Engineering

  • Predicted A-Level grades AAAA or AAA* or final AL grades AAA

Electrical Engineering

  • Predicted A-Level grades AAAA or AAA* or final AL grades AAA

Mechanical Engineering

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A, A, A*

Materials Engineering

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, B, B

Mining Engineering

  • Predicted or final A-Level grades A, B, B

Software Engineering

  • Predicted A-Level grades AAAA or AAA* or final A-Level grades AAA

 

Human Nutrition


This program is offered on the Macdonald campus

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects, including minimum A-Level Math and at least one A-Level in biology, chemistry, or physics

  • Biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level

LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B

 

Kinesiology

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects, including A-Level Math and at least one A-Level in biology, chemistry, or physics

  • Biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level

LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B

 

Management

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects, including A-Level Math

LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS
  •  Predicted or final A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A, A, A*

 

Music


​For information on admission requirements, see the Schulich School of Music website.

 

Nursing

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects, including A-Level Math and at least one A-Level in biology, chemistry, or physics;

  • Biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level

  • Proof of French proficiency

LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS
  • Predicted or final A-Level grades B, B, B

 

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th)

For information on admission requirements and applying, see Theology

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

See: Arts

 

Science

PREREQUISITES
  • Minimum of three A-Levels in three different subjects, including A-Level Math and at least one A-Level in biology, chemistry, or physics;

  • Biology, chemistry, math and physics at GCSE level

LAST YEAR’S CUT-OFFS

Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group

  • Predicted A-Level grades A, A, A, A or A, A, A*; OR ​
  • Final A-Level grades A, A, A

Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences Group

Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group

 

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