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.  

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:

- With very few exceptions, interviews, extracurricular activities and additional documents (such as recommendation letters, personal statements and portfolios) are not considered in the admission review and should not be submitted.

- 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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