The 1, 2, 3 of Applying

Thinking of studying at McGill? Let's take a look at the 3 major steps of applying.

Step 1 - Admission Requirements and Deadlines

McGill's Applying website is the go-to place for all of our minimum grades, pre-requisite courses, and deadlines.

But first, it's a good idea to figure out what is of interest to you at McGill. We have over 300 undergraduate programs and lots of ways for you to create the degree you've always wanted.

We know it can be daunting to scroll through a long list of programs. Speaking with a guidance counselor at your school is a great way to help you narrow down your choices.

If you're ready to explore your options, jump to our programs page

Step 2 - Complete the application

The application for Fall 2019 is open now, but let's review a few things.

  • Can't decide between two programs? Apply to both - the application lets you choose two! Your choices will be reviewed separately and you'll get a decision for both.
  • At McGill, you apply to the program's faculty, not the department itself. For instance, you like history, sociology, and political science? The Arts faculty houses all of those departments.
    • Want a list of our faculties and the departments within them? Click me!
  • We recommend completing the application on a computer, not a smartphone. And avoid using your browser's back button. Instead, you can use the menu bar on the left to go edit sections you've already finished!

Step 3 - Submit your documents

Admission to nearly all undergraduate programs at McGill is based on academic merit only, so we need your transcripts. Documents required of you during the application process will show up on your checklist in Minerva

Different applicant types require different documents. It's your responsibility to ensure we've received them by the submission deadline, so waste no time and see what we'll need from you on our Next Steps page.

English - some students are required to submit proof of English proficiency (PREP) as part of their application. Find out if you need to on our PREP website.

Need help? Reach out to Service Point for any questions about admissions and applying!