Course Selection

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Course Selection

Course descriptions for all faculties can be found at www.mcgill.ca/study/courses. We also encourage you to check www.mcgill.ca/summer/courseselection; in addition to descriptions for all courses, Class Schedule includes the days and times when courses are offered, names of instructors, class location, and remarks and comments. This information is subject to change and is updated as courses are added, rescheduled, or relocated. It is your responsibility to consult Class Schedule on Minerva at the time of registration, and again before classes begin to ensure that changes have not resulted in conflicts in your schedule.

Students should pay close attention to the following on Class Schedule and in this publication:

  • course restrictions: for example, permission of the instructor required; enrolment limited, or limited to students in a particular program or year;
  • course prerequisites, and/or corequisites: it is against University regulations to register for a course for which you have not completed all the prerequisites with a C or better;
  • time at which each course section is given: do not register for course sections that have a time overlap; or
  • departmental approval required: specified in the course description; and
  • placement examination required: specified in the course description.

If you are currently a McGill student, please consult the Undergraduate Programs, Courses and University Regulations publication at www.mcgill.ca/study to check your course and program requirements and consult your faculty student affairs office for a list of Summer courses that are admissible for credit toward your degree. Other courses may be taken but may not count toward your degree requirements.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jan. 24, 2017) (disclaimer)

Department Approval

Department Approval

Some courses require that you first obtain department approval from the department offering the course (or, for Education courses, from the Student Affairs Office, Faculty of Education) before registering. A course requiring department approval will be listed as such in the Class Schedule. Department Approval gives you the permission to register, but does not reserve a place in the course.

Since enrolment in these courses is on a first-come, first-served basis, you should register on Minerva as soon as you have your Department Approval.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jan. 24, 2017) (disclaimer)

Course Load for McGill Students, Visiting Students from Universities outside Quebec, Special Students

Course Load for McGill Students, Visiting Students from Universities outside Quebec, Special Students

The maximum number of credits you may take in the Summer session as a McGill, Visiting, or Special Student is 12 credits. The schedule of lectures in Summer courses is very intensive; therefore, you may not register for more than one course in any one Summer term without special permission, regardless of credit weight. You may take a maximum of two courses in Arts, Education, Engineering, Management, or Science, in any one Summer term. The exception to this rule is the group of Italian courses taken in Florence, Italy. Please contact Professor E. Quaroni or Professor V. Fonsato of the Italian Studies Department for more information.

To register for more than one course (or more than two courses in Arts, Education, Engineering, Management, and Science), McGill students must obtain written permission from their faculty; Visiting Students from both their home university and the faculty in which they are registered; and Special Students from the faculty in which they are registered. Please note that two courses in one term is considered a very heavy work load.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jan. 24, 2017) (disclaimer)

Course Load for Quebec Inter-University Transfer (IUT) Students

Course Load for Quebec Inter-University Transfer (IUT) Students

The maximum number of courses an IUT Student may take in one Summer term is 1 (one), regardless of credit weight. Permission to register for more than one course per term must be obtained from the McGill faculty in which the student is registering by using the BCI (Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire, previously known as CREPUQ) electronic IUT site at www.crepuq.qc.ca.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jan. 24, 2017) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jan. 24, 2017) (disclaimer)