Requirements for Ontario applicants

Ontario high school applicants

Admission review process - McGill calculation of the "Top 6"

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School located IN Canada

Admission is based on McGill’s calculation of your "Top 6" pre-university (4U, 4M) course average. A minimum of six 4U and/or 4M courses are required for admission.

  • At least four of the six required courses, as well as all prerequisite courses, must be taken at the 4U level.
  • All grades for required 4U and 4M courses are taken into consideration, including any grades for failed or repeated courses. In addition, depending on the program, certain prerequisite courses are included. The McGill calculated average excludes most applied courses. The only technology courses that are eligible for inclusion in the top-six average are TGJ4M and TDJ4M. However, all types of performing arts courses at the 4M level (allowing only a maximum of two) will be eligible for inclusion in the top-six average. This may vary from the calculation used at other institutions.
  • For programs where sciences and/or math are prerequisites, these must have been completed within the last five years.
  • If you come from a school where the language of instruction is English, then 4U-level English must be included in the six courses. If you come from a school where the language of instruction is French, then 4U-level French must be included in the six courses.
  • English and French Second Language courses are not accepted as prerequisites.
  • You must have obtained an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) prior to the start of classes.

Applicants are considered for admission in two rounds. Consult decision dates for more information.

If you are completing the IB Diploma or individual IB Diploma Courses you will normally be considered for admission based on your high school record and a ‘top-6’ average. You may subsequently be granted advanced standing credits based on your final IB results.

School located OUTSIDE Canada


Prerequisites and historical minimum grades ranges

As a guideline, we have listed the range of the lowest grades admitted over the last THREE years. These are historical values and do not represent the grades that will be required for future admission.

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 may fluctuate up or down in any given year.

Agricultural and Environmental Science


These programs are offered on the Macdonald campus

PREREQUISITES
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)


Program

TOP 6 
3-year minimum grade range
MATH & SCIENCE COURSES
3-year minimum grade range

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

80% - 83% 80% - 83%

Bioresource Engineering (B.Eng.(Bioresource))

80% - 83% 80% - 83%

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

80% - 83% 80% - 83%

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

80% - 83%

80% - 83%

Architecture

PREREQUISITES
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U);
  • 4U Physics;
  • Portfolio (see Additional Supporting Documents): Please note that the architecture portfolio is no longer an admission requirement for the B.Sc.Arch.
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)
TOP 6
3-year minimum grade range
MATH & SCIENCE COURSES
3-year minimum grade range
90% - 94.2% 87% - 90%

Arts

PREREQUISITES
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)

TOP 6 
3-year minimum grade range

ENGLISH OR FRENCH COURSES 
3-year minimum grade range
86.8% - 94.5% 85% - 90%

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

PREREQUISITES
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics

NoteThe 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.

Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)
TOP 6 
3-year minimum grade range
MATH & SCIENCE COURSES
3-year minimum grade range
ENGLISH OR FRENCH COURSES
3-year minimum grade range

89.5% - 94.5%

87% - 92% 85% - 90%

Education

PREREQUISITES:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must include 4U Calculus and Vectors.
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include 4U Calculus and Vectors and two of 4U Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
  • 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).
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)

Programs

                    TOP 6           
3-year minimum grade range     
ENGLISH OR FRENCH COURSES
3-year minimum grade range

Kindergarten/Elementary Education

80% - 82% 80% - 80%

Physical Education

80% - 85% 80% - 83%

Secondary Education

80% - 82% 80% - 80%

TESL

80% - 82% 80% - 80%
B.A. (Education); Education Global Contexts 80% - 80% 80% - 80%

Engineering

PREREQUISITES
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • 4U Physics
  • 4U Chemistry
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)

Program

TOP 6
3-year minimum grade range
MATH & SCIENCE COURSES
3-year minimum grade range

Bioengineering

96.5% - 98% 92% - 95%

Chemical Engineering

91.5% - 94% 90% - 93%

Civil Engineering

91.5% - 94% 90% - 92%

Computer Engineering

94% - 96.8% 90% - 94%

Electrical Engineering

93% - 97% 90% - 93%

Materials Engineering

87% - 90.5% 87% - 91%

Mechanical Engineering

94.5% - 97% 91% - 93%

Mining Engineering

87% - 89% 87% - 90%

Software Engineering

95.5% - 98.6% 92% - 96%

Human Nutrition


This program is offered on the Macdonald campus

PREREQUISITES
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)

Program

          TOP 6         
3-year minimum grade range    
MATH & SCIENCE COURSES
3-year minimum grade range

Nutrition

80% - 83% 80% - 83%

Kinesiology

PREREQUISITES
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)
                 TOP 6                 
3-year minimum grade range
MATH & SCIENCE COURSES
3-year minimum grade range
87% - 88.5% 86% - 87%

Management

PREREQUISITES
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)
            TOP 6     
3-year minimum grade range
 MATH COURSE
3-year minimum grade range
93% - 97% 87% - 92%

Music


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

Nursing

PREREQUISITES
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Proof of French proficiency
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)
                 TOP 6                 
3-year minimum grade range
MATH & SCIENCE COURSES
3-year minimum grade range
80% - 81.5% 80% - 80%

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
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • 4U Calculus and Vectors;
  • Two of 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Minimum grade ranges over the last three years (2020-2022)

Program

              TOP 6            
3-year minimum grade range  
MATH & SCIENCE COURSES
3-year minimum grade range

Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences Group

94.9% - 96.5% 87% - 92%

Bio-Physical-Computational Sciences Group

93% - 97.5% 89% - 93%

Physical, Earth, Math and Computer Sciences Group

92% - 95.1% 87% - 92%

 

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