B.C.L./LL.B. admissions in law

Now that you have read all about our unique BCL/LLB program and our "transsystemic" approach to legal education, you may want to know more about admissions.

In the following section, you will find information on our admissions policy, requirements, categories and deadlines, supporting documents, and the admissions process.

We also have a complete FAQ.

Upcoming deadlines

  • The online application for Fall 2018 admission is available as of September 1, 2017.  
  • The online application deadline for CEGEP applicants is March 1, 2018 and the paper application deadline for Transfer applicants is May 1, 2018.
  • The deadline for supporting documents for CEGEP applicants is March 7, 2018 and the supporting documents deadline for Transfer applicants is June 15, 2018.

Deadlines must be respected. Late applications are not accepted. There are no exceptions.

Please read through all the tabs under the admission section of this website carefully before applying as there are specific rules that must be followed for the creation and submission of supporting documents.

See all deadlines and student categories.

Admission timeline (September entrance only)

September 1 Admission online application opens
Early September

Start of law school year

Come visit us and attend our Admissions Info Sessions or view our webcast(s).

We might come and visit you! Check our website for recruitment visits

October 29 McGill Open House - Come and meet us (Admissions and Student Ambassadors)
November 1       Admission application closes for most categories of candidates

Latest LSAT testing recommended

Admissions offers are extended and will continue to be made on an ongoing basis until June

January Start of law winter term

Welcome Day for Newly Admitted Candidates 

First wave of Law Entrance Scholarship offers made (continues until August)

March 1 Admission application closes for CEGEP candidates
April 1 Candidates admitted early in the cycle (December - February) have until this date to accept our offer and pay deposit

You may be called for an interview (CEGEP, Mature, and Advanced Standing candidates)

First offers to CEGEP candidates extended

Start of Waitlist

End of law academic year

Most decisions will be made by late May-June

May 1 Admission application closes for Transfer candidates
June-August Space permitting, offers of admission made to candidates from the waitlist
July Start of course registration for newly admitted candidates
August Orientation & in-person registration