Course Overlap

Course Load

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Course Overlap

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Grade Submission Deadlines

Course Overlap

You will not receive additional credit toward your BA degree for any course that overlaps in content with a course for which you have already received credit at McGill, CEGEP, at another university, or on the basis of Advanced Placement exams, Advanced Level results, International Baccalaureate Diploma, or a French Baccalaureate.  Details on advanced standing and transfer credits can be found here

If you have any question regarding potential course overlap, it is your responsibility to consult with an advisor at Arts OASIS or the department offering the course and to be aware of any restrictions specified in the course description.  You can find full details on the course overlap policy in the eCalendar here

Special note about statistics courses:  There is significant overlap between many statistics courses offered by different academic departments.  Please ensure that you read the course description in the eCalendar and on Minerva very carefully when registering for a statistics course and pay attention to any restrictions. 

If one or more of your Major/Minor/Honours programs requires a statistics course, consult with a departmental/program advisor before registering.  Please see the full details in the eCalendar here.


Common Course Overlap Issues

Below you will find a table of some of the most common course overlap issues that BA students will encounter. This is NOT a complete list of all possible equivalent courses or situations!  Students should consult the course listings on Minerva (read the NOTES section of the listing and click on the CRN and then the course title to see all the restrictions for a class) and in the eCalendar to verify that a course does not overlap with one previously completed at McGill or with advanced standing/transfer credits.

 If you have any questions, please contact us at OASIS: adviser.arts [at] mcgill.ca / (514) 398-1029 / Dawson Hall, Rm. 110.

If you have completed at McGill or received advanced standing or transfer credits for: You can not receive credit at McGill for: Notes:

MATH 139

MATH 140

Credit will only be given for ONE introductory Calculus class.  MATH 139 includes pre-Calculus, as well as the material in MATH 140,  and is meant for students with no high school Calculus background. Details on introductory Math classes can be found here.

MATH 140 MATH 150

The course sequence of MATH 139 or MATH 140 + MATH 141 + MATH 222 is the equivalent to MATH 150 + MATH 151. Details on the different sequences  of Calculus classes can be found here.

MATH 141 MATH 151

The course sequence of MATH 139 or MATH 140 + MATH 141 + MATH 222 is the equivalent to MATH 150 + MATH 151. Details on the different sequences of Calculus classes can be found here.

MATH 150 MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 141 See above.
MATH 151 MATH 141 or MATH 222 See above.

Introductory statistics course (eg. PSYC 204, MATH 203, SOCI 350, GEOG 202, ECON 227, MGCR 271, etc.)

Any other introductory statistics course

Refer to the eCalendar for all the details on statistics course overlap.

Intermediate statistics course (eg. PSYC 305, MATH 204, GEOG 351, SOCI 461, etc.)

Any other intermediate statistics course

Refer to the eCalendar for all the details on statistics course overlap.

ECON 230 ECON 208 ECON 208 can be taken for credit BEFORE ECON 230, but not after or in the same semester

COMP 250

COMP 202

COMP 202 can be taken for credit BEFORE COMP 250, but not after or in the same semester
COMP 250/COMP 202/COMP 203/COMP 208 COMP 102 COMP 102 can be taken for credit BEFORE any of COMP 250/COMP 202/COMP 203/COMP 208, but not after or in the same semester
BIOL 115 BIOL 111 or BIOL 112 BIOL 115 is intended as a general introductory Biology class for non-Science students.  Students who want a more extensive background in Biology or are completing med school prerequisites may prefer to do the course sequence of BIOL 111 and BIOL 112.
BIOL 111 or BIOL 112 BIOL 115 See above.