Admission requirements and deadlines

Admission requirements and deadlines will be determined by:

1) Your educational background – this means the CEGEP, high school or university diploma you will obtain (or have already obtained) prior to beginning your studies at McGill.

2) The program you apply to – certain programs require the completion of specific prerequisite courses and some are more competitive than others.  Application and document submission deadlines also vary for certain programs.  You should have a good idea of what you want to study before consulting the requirements & deadlines.  

The University reserves the right to make changes to admission policies without prior notice.

To view your admission requirements & deadlines, select your education background:


If you identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.  For full details, please consult Indigenous Applicants.

If you do not possess a conventional basis of admission such as a high school or CEGEP diploma you may qualify to apply as a Mature Student.

Factors that do NOT influence admission requirements or the admission review process:

- Interviews, extracurricular activities and additional documents (such as recommendation letters, personal statements and portfolios) are not considered in the admission review process and should not be submitted.  Some exceptions do apply, please consult Additional Supporting Documents.

- Your citizenship or permanent resident status – our review will be based on your demonstrated academic ability, regardless of citizenship or resident status.  Later, if admitted, this information will impact your tuition fees.

- Legacy information – some universities and colleges have legacy programs which give special admission consideration to relatives of graduates; McGill does not have a legacy admission program.


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