How to Apply (Undergraduate)

Have you chosen your program, read about costs, checked the admission requirements and deadlines? Are your application materials in order? If so, you're ready to apply!

Apply online

Step 1: Get your supporting materials together. You will need to upload them after you apply online.

Step 2: Complete McGill University's online application form in English or French. McGill's application guide will help you along the way. Include your statement of intent directly in the form. Deadline: January 15th.

Step 3: Pay the $110.40 application fee and the $67.96 audition fee via credit card. You will receive an email confirmation with your McGill ID after you apply.

Step 4: Submit your supporting material after you get your McGill ID.

  1. Upload through Minerva:
    • Your unofficial high school/university transcripts. If you are a CEGEP or Ontario high school applicant and you indicated your permanent code or OUAC number on your application, skip this step. Deadline: February 1st.
    • Composition applicants: Sample scores, assembled in one PDF. Deadline: February 1st.
  2. Ask your teachers/referees to email the following to the [at] (Admissions Office):
    •  All applicants: One reference letter from a music professional or teacher who can attest to your musical ability and any other information that may be pertinent to our consideration of your application.
    • B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants: In addition, please request a reference letter from a music teacher or someone else who can attest to your teaching skills and potential to be a music educator.
  3. Upload through our music upload form:
    • Your final video audition (format: avi, mov, mp4 or wmv) with description of recordings/repertoire, if you cannot participate in an on-campus auditions. This applies to all applicants. Deadline: February 1st.
    • All Jazz Instruments and Classical Voice (Soprano and Mezzo only): Video screening recordings (avi, mov, mp4 or wmv formats only) is required if you want to be considered for on-campus auditions. Deadline: January 15th.
    • Composition applicants: Sample recordings (mp3), if available. Deadline: February 1st.
    • Sound recording qualifying year applicants: Sound recording demos (mp3), if available. Deadline: March 1st.
    • String applicants: An unedited one-take video recording of a full major concerto (all movements), if you want to be considered for the Lloyd Carr-Harris (LCH) String Scholarship but you are not attending on-campus auditions. Deadline: February 1st.

Next steps

After you've applied, check on your application status.

If you are attending an on-campus audition, check the audition repertoire requirements and dates.

Current McGill students - inter and intra faculty transfers

  • See Inter/Intra faculty transfer and readmission for application information.
  • Music students applying for readmission after a period of absence should contact the Student Affairs Office.