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.