Canadian High Schools (outside QC and ON)

Requirements and deadlines for admission in 2018-2019

Where a deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the effective deadline will be the following business day.

DEADLINES

For applicants from schools located in Canada.  Applicants from schools located outside Canada must consult High schools outside Canada/US for deadlines.

Application for admission

February 1

    Early self-reporting period (optional)

January 6 - February 1

    Regular self-reporting period (mandatory) March 1 - May 1
    Additional supporting documents (if required) May 4

Major Entrance Scholarship application & documents

February 7

McGill Financial Aid application

30 days from acceptance date

EXCEPTIONS (programs with separate deadlines)

Music application & documents

January 15

Architecture portfolio

March 7

Religious Studies

May 1


ADMISSION REVIEW PROCESS - McGill calculation of the "Top 5"

Select the location of your school:

School located IN Canada

Admission is based on McGill’s calculation of your ‘Top 5’ academic Grade 12 courses, including the prerequisites for the program to which you applied.

  • Marks for failed/repeated courses are taken into consideration and will be used in the ‘Top 5’ calculation, as required.
  • For programs where science and/or math are prerequisites, these must normally have been completed within the last five years.
  • If you are applying on the basis of a Grade 12 diploma issued by the Nunavut Department of Education, the language course, Inuktitut, and the social science course, Aulajaaqtut, are regarded as academic courses and may be included in the top-five course average.
  • Grade 12 English or French will be included in the ‘Top 5’ calculation, depending on the language of instruction at your school.
  • You must have obtained, prior to the start of classes, a high school diploma that gives you access to university education in your home province or territory.

If you are completing the IB Diploma or certificates, you will be considered for admission based on your ‘Top 5’ average and you will be required to self-report marks in percentage format. You may subsequently be awarded advanced standing credits based on your final IB results.

School located OUTSIDE Canada

Though completing a Canadian high school diploma, you must apply as an applicant from a High school outside Canada/US.  As such:

- Deadlines will be the same as for applicants from schools outside Canada.

- Transcripts and additional supporting documents (if required), must be uploaded via Minerva.

Admission is based on McGill’s calculation of your ‘Top 5’ academic Grade 12 courses, including the prerequisites for the program to which you applied.

  • Marks for failed/repeated courses are taken into consideration and will be used in the ‘Top 5’ calculation, as required.
  • For programs where science and/or math are prerequisites, these must normally have been completed within the last five years.
  • Grade 12 English or French will be included in the ‘Top 5’ calculation, depending on the language of instruction at your school.
  • You must have obtained, prior to the start of classes, a high school diploma that gives you access to university education in your home province or territory.

If you are completing the IB Diploma, you will be considered for admission based on your Predicted IB subject results and school transcript.  Consult the IB Diploma information found in High schools outside Canada/US.


PREREQUISITES AND MINIMUM GRADES

Consult the list of accepted academic courses, prerequisites by program and minimum grades required for admission in September 2017.


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

1) Academic documents

All applicants (except those to Music and Religious Studies) are required to self-report their grades using the designated web form accessible through Minerva.

There are two self-reporting periods: early (optional) and regular (mandatory). If you do not receive a decision during the early self-reporting period, your application status will be changed to 'incomplete' and you must self-report updated grades in Minerva during the regular self-reporting period.

If your school is located outside Canada, transcripts must be uploaded via Minerva. The self-reporting function in Minerva is not available to students applying from schools outside Canada.

 

2) Proof of English proficiency

Applicants who have lived and attended school, for at least four years, in a country where English is the acknowledged primary language, are not required to provide further proof of English proficiency.

If this is not the case, official test results will be required by the supporting document deadline.  Please consult Proof of English Proficiency for accepted tests and other exemptions.

 

3) Additional supporting documents

Documents (such as recommendation letters and personal statements) are only required in the following circumstances:

 - You have applied to Architecture, Education, Music, Religious Studies and/or Social Work

 - You have completed the separate application for Major Entrance Scholarship and/or Financial Aid

 - You selected ‘Extenuating Circumstances’ on the application for admission

If none of the above circumstances apply, additional supporting documents are not considered in the admission review and should not be submitted.


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