WHEN to register

Minerva opens at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of registration and runs 24/7. As hundreds of students can access Minerva at the same time, the opening-day rush means it may be difficult to log in during the first few minutes. Don’t worry, keep trying.

Registration opens for the full academic year (both the Fall and Winter terms) and you should register for courses for both terms.

You can continue to make changes to your Fall schedule until the Fall add/drop period ends.  Afterwards, you can continue to make changes to your Winter schedule until the end of the Winter add/drop period.

You must register for at least one course by August 14 to avoid paying a late registration fee.

First, verify your Classification for registration (U0, U1, etc.), your program details and your registration time ticket by going to your Minerva Student Menu: 

Student Menu>Registration Menu>Step 1:  Check Your Registration Eligibility and Verify Your Curriculum. 

Your registration time ticket (the date and time you can begin registering) should correspond to one of the dates below.

Students admitted from Quebec CEGEPs (including Marie-de-France and Stanislas)

June 7 for scholarship recipients

June 10 for all other students

Students admitted into year U1 (If you will be completing Advanced Levels or CAPE, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate Diploma or at least one year of university, you will be admitted into year U1)


June 14 for scholarship recipients

June 17 for all other students

All other students (you will begin your studies in year U0 - Freshman)

June 14 for scholarship recipients

June 18 for students admitted in Arts (including Social Work and Religious Studies), BA & Sc., Education, Management and Music

June 19 for students admitted in Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering (including Architecture), Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, and Science

Need proof you’re registered?

You may need to provide proof you’re registered at McGill for a variety of reasons: for your parents’ health insurance, or to get an International Student Card. Visit the Proof of Enrolment page for instructions on printing your letter. 

Planning on using public transportation? You can order your Montreal reduced-fare public transit (OPUS) card in Minerva (as of August 1st), go to mcgill.ca/opus for more information.

Your Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) may require that you provide proof of full-time status by August 1st; however, given that newly-admitted students can only register as of June, you are advised to submit a copy of your acceptance letter directly to your RESP provider (so they can start processing your claim). Once you have registered full-time, please refer to the RESP page for the next steps.