After Applying

Making changes or cancelling your application

Any change or update to your application information must be submitted in writing to the Admissions Office. Changes in personal information such as addresses or phone numbers can only be done via your Minerva account. Details can be found in the Personal Menu section on Minerva.

An application can be cancelled via your Minerva account.

Tracking the status of your application

The status of your application can be tracked by logging into Minerva, under the Applicant menu, using your McGill ID number.

It is strongly recommended that applicants check their application status on a regular basis, e.g. once a week, as there may be updates or additional requests required as part of the dossier review.

An indication of 'Ready for review' means that your file is complete and under review by the Admissions Committee. Your status will indicate 'Ready for Review' until a final decision is rendered.

Final decisions

Decisions rendered by the Admissions Committee are final and not subject to appeal.

Final decisions are released by electronic mail and confirmed via your Minerva account.

Candidates applying for the D.M.D. program will be notified by mid-April whether they have been accepted, placed on the waiting list, or not accepted. Acceptance is conditional upon receipt of a Bachelor's degree and upon the candidate’s completion of the Compulsory Immunization Program by the start of class.

Accepting an offer

For the first series of offers, successful applicants must respond to the offer of admission within two weeks. Candidates on the waiting list, should they receive an offer of admission, may be given a shorter period of time to respond.

Notification of acceptance of the offer must be accompanied by a deposit of $500 which will be applied against tuition. Fifty percent (50%) of the deposit fee is refundable up to June 15th for Quebec Residents, Non-Quebec Canadians and International candidates applying to the D.M.D. program.

Official copies of your transcripts should be sent to:

Faculty of Dentistry
Admissions Office
2001 McGill College Avenue, room 500
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1G1

Official E-Transcripts can be sent directly by your institution or service provider (e.g. Parchment, NSC, Digitary) to officialschooldocs [at]

Newly accepted students will receive a list of courses from the Student Affairs Officer they are to register for through Minerva. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they are properly registered by verifying their unofficial transcript. Registration must be completed by August 14.

The Orientation Week is mandatory for all newly accepted students and generally takes place the fourth week of August. Failure to attend may result in cancellation of the admission.

Deferring admission

Admission into the first year of our DMD program may be exceptionally deferred for a period of one (1) year at the discretion of the Admissions Committee (non-renewable). A deferral request can only be made once you receive an offer of admission. If your request for deferral is granted, the registration deposit will have to be paid and the offer accepted the following term.

You must submit your request in writing and address it to our Chair of Admissions. This letter of a maximum of two pages should set out the reason(s) for the request including any relevant supporting documentation. You must submit your request no later than July 15th to the Admissions Office.

Waitlist Post-Interview

The Admissions Office only retains only a certain number of applicants on the waiting list. Offers of admission are made when places become available.

To learn about your position on the waiting list, log on to your Minerva account at Please make sure you confirm our waitlist offer via Minerva in order to avoid having your name removed from the list. Offers of admission can be made at any time and can occur very late in the summer. However, as offers are contingent upon decisions of other applicants, it is impossible to predict if and when places will become available. Please ensure that your e-mail address and phone number are current. However, if you want your name removed from the waiting list, you must decline through your Minerva account.

In the meantime, you should start your immunization program. Any student enrolled in a health education program whether it is at McGill University or another dental school will have to complete an immunization program. Depending on the immunizations that you have already received, completing McGill immunizations may take up to six months. Not being fully immunized might prevent you from participating in certain clinical activities. The Immunization Requirements for New Students form is found at Vaccinations may be completed by your family physician, a health care provider, or by a nurse at McGill Health Services (

Applicants accepted into our DMD program must also provide proof of certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), level C or above, and automated external defibrillation (AED) training. Certification must be granted, or fully recognised, by one of the following organisations: the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Quebec Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, the American Heart Association, or the American Red Cross. For more information, click here.

Waitlist Progress - Fall 2018

DMD - Quebec Residents Pool: an offer was made to the sixteenth candidate on the waitlist

DMD - Non-Quebec Canadians/International Pool: an offer was made to the second candidate on the waitlist

Please note that this website will be updated every time an offer of admission is made to a candidate on the list.