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WHY
CHOOSE MCGILL

?OUTSTANDING STUDENTS
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At McGill, you will be in good company.
The University’s 25,000 undergraduates and
8,000 graduate students come from 160 countries
around the world. With a friendly, diverse
and international student body, it’s a campus
atmosphere that fosters understanding
and encourages the exchange of ideas.
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You will encounter a challenging world of higher learning and discovery at
McGill. Our students are able to thrive in a vibrant academic environment – at
a university that is recognized internationally for its teaching and research.
McGill’s students have the highest average entering grades in Canada and
win more national and international awards on average than their peers at
any other Canadian university.
Over 130 McGill students have gone on to become Rhodes Scholars,
more than any other university in Canada. McGill students get involved. You
can join a student club, volunteer with a community outreach program, or
experience a new culture through a student exchange. Life beyond the
classroom is an important part of your time at McGill.

International Development
Studies seemed like a natural
fit. I was keen to go back to
Kenya and use this knowledge
to contribute to development
efforts there or elsewhere in
the world.


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ARAVIND EYUNNI
came to McGill from Nairobi, Kenya, and graduated
after studying Economics and International Devel-
opment Studies. He served as the Vice-President of
UNICEF McGill.
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AN
INTERNATIONAL
EXPERIENCE
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McGILL AND MONTREAL – A GREAT UNIVERSITY, A SPECIAL CITY
McGill is one of the world’s great universities located at the heart of one of
North America’s most appealing and cosmopolitan cities. Montreal is lively,
sophisticated, fun and affordable.

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With an international reputation for academic excellence MONTREAL AT A GLANCE:
that attracts the world’s top students, McGill offers inno- Ô Health care, TV, radio, museums, entertainment,
vative and interdisciplinary programs on two campuses. shopping and most public services are readily
Interested in environmental sciences, international available in French and English.
development, astrophysics or Canadian studies? McGill
has more than 300 programs to suit your needs and Ô Mount Royal Park is adjacent to the downtown
provide you with a world-class educational experience. McGill campus and features walking and jogging
Montreal’s 3.6 million people are renowned for their trails, skiing and cycling paths, a winter skating
international flair and joie de vivre. The city has a thriv- rink and more.
ing arts and cultural scene, and it is home to one of the
Ô Montreal is a city of festivals year round, including
largest student populations on the continent. It boasts
the internationally acclaimed jazz, comedy and film
a vibrant night life, the old-world charm of historic
festivals.
architecture set in a modern metropolis, and the multilin-
gual, multicultural buzz of one of the world’s great French Ô Public transit in the city is affordable and efficient;
cities. it includes 192 bus routes and 68 subway stations
on the Metro.

Ô The city features underground pedestrian walkways,


an extensive network of bicycle paths, and the new
Bixi public bike system, with bikes available all over
the city.

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LEARN FROM
INNOVATIVE
RESEARCH
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At McGill, our researchers are developing alternative fuel technologies,
unlocking the secrets of the human genome, and revolutionizing agricultural
practices in sub-Saharan Africa.
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McGILL FACULTY AND STUDENTS ARE
PUTTING THEIR RESEARCH TO WORK:
Ô bringing different cultures together through
programs like the McGill Middle East Program
in Civil Society and Peace Building

Ô improving health conditions for the most under-


privileged in the world through the McGill Institute
for Health and Social Policy

Ô battling the risks of infection by “superbugs” in a joint


research project between McGill and Oxford

Ô studying the behaviour of neutron stars to broaden our


understanding of the nature of matter here on Earth
The University has a long tradition of innovation and
discovery, from Ernest Rutherford’s Nobel Prize-winning Ô working with colleagues at African institutions to
research on radioactivity to the work being done today reduce vulnerability to HIV/AIDS
exploring nanotechnology or developing new treatments
for cancer. Ô measuring the impact of climate change on wildlife
Research goes hand in hand with teaching at McGill. habitat, Arctic ice and aboriginal food supply
The same people who are on the leading edge of research Ô transforming the world’s manufacturing processes
in their domains are at the front of your classroom. They to make them cleaner and more cost-efficient through
are bringing their fieldwork, lab results and ground- green chemistry
breaking studies right into that classroom – enriching
the learning experience and offering students a chance Ô assessing marine habitats and bio-diversity on coral
to collaborate in discovery. reefs using underwater robotic technology developed
Research-based learning is part of the McGill experience at the McGill Centre for Intelligent Machines
and there are great opportunities for undergraduates to
get directly involved through summer research projects McGill’s research networks and international development
and internships, undergraduate research courses or projects reach out across the globe. They include over
work in faculty labs. 145 international research and development partnerships.

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I chose Chemical
Engineering because
I want to help save
the environment by
developing cleaner
forms of energy,
such as algae-based
bio-fuels or hydrogen
fuel cells.
My degree
gives me the tools
I need to work
with researchers
on solutions that
can really make
a difference.

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DENIS CHAMPAGNE
won an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
that enabled him to work in a lab over the summer term
alongside graduate students and researchers exploring
the infiltration of contaminants into ground water.
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I’ve always
been interested
in the ideas
behind political
systems, as well as
how each country
develops a different
type of government.
I decided to
do a minor in
Management and
incorporate
this into my
Political Science
degree.

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JUHI SUJAN
was born in Pune, India, and schooled in Hungary and Nigeria.
As President of the McGill International Students Network, she
is one of the main organizers for international student activities
at McGill and has been a volunteer at Model UN conferences.
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GET
READY TO

SUCCEED
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IN SCHOOL… BONJOUR McGILL!
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study and learning spaces with tech-
During your studies, you’ll find a While McGill is an English-language nology and multimedia – wireless
wide range of support services avail- university, more than 6,000 of its connectivity, large plasma and LCD
able to ensure you get the most out students claim French as their first screens with laptop connections,
of your time here. Faculty advising, language. At Macdonald Campus, printing and scanning services, and
tutorial services, language labs, study 60% of students are francophone. an electronic classroom.
seminars: when you need help, there McGill’s First-Year Office has Friendly, knowledgeable staff
is someone available to lend a hand. a special assistant for francophone are always available to help out in
students to help them adapt to person, over the phone, via email
www.mcgill.ca/studentservices
studying in English. Students also or through online chat.
BEYOND SCHOOL... have the option to write major www.mcgill.ca/library
Study abroad programs, internships papers and exams in French.
and field study programs all provide STUDENT SERVICES
Studying in Montreal offers
students with a wealth of opportuni- Everywhere you turn on campus,
English-speaking students a won-
ties to broaden their educational there’s someone who can help you,
derful opportunity to learn French,
experience beyond the classroom. whether you are looking for aca-
and courses in French as a Second
demic advice, have questions about
www.mcgill.ca/students/international Language are open to students in
health care or are interested in a
any program.
…AND AFTER career workshop. McGill’s many
www.mcgill.ca/firstyear
GRADUATION services for students include:
McGill prepares you for the real KNOWLEDGE AT YOUR First-Year Office
world. Not only will many of your FINGERTIPS International Student Services
courses give you the practical skills The McGill Library provides the Tutorial Service
you’ll need in the work environment, resources necessary for leading- Off-Campus Housing
but we have the resources to help edge teaching, learning and research Health Services
you design your career path before activity. Consisting of 13 branch Dental Clinic
you leave. libraries and special collections, the Counselling Services
The McGill alumni network is over Library extends far beyond these The McGill Bookstore
215,000 strong, with contacts and locations with a wealth of online Daycare Centre
opportunities nearly everywhere you resources available to students. Chaplaincy
go after graduation. Hundreds of computers in e- Office for Students with Disabilities
http://aoc.mcgill.ca zones are available in all libraries. Ombudsperson
The Cyberthèque in the Humanities Career Planning Service (CaPS)
and Social Sciences Library combines www.mcgill.ca/students

THE FIRST PEOPLES’ HOUSE AT McGILL offers


Aboriginal students a “home away from home” with services and
resources that include housing, mentoring, academic counselling,
computer facilities, plus special events, guest speakers and visits
from Elders. Find out more at www.mcgill.ca/fph.

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FINDING A

HOME
AT McGILL
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DORMS, APARTMENTS AND


SHARED HOUSES
The people you meet and the friends you make are an
important part of your university life. Each year, McGill
residences house approximately 2,850 new first-year
students. Residences offer a variety of accommodations,
reflecting the diversity of our student population:

Ô Downtown residences are located both on campus


and adjacent to it in a variety of settings, from the
mountainside location of our dormitory halls to
neighbourhood streets that feature shared-facilities Dormitory-style residences offer single or double rooms
housing and apartment residences. and include meal plans. Apartment-style residences
and shared-facilities housing may be the right choice for
Ô Award-winning Solin Hall, just west of campus, has students who enjoy cooking for themselves or have
three- and four-bedroom apartments and is close to special dietary needs, as they do not include a meal
a bustling public market. plan, though any student can purchase meal cards for
Ô Accommodations for First Nations students are residence cafeterias.
available through the First Peoples’ House. If you prefer to live on your own, the Off-Campus
Housing Office can help you find a place to live in a
Ô Macdonald Campus residences are located on the nearby neighbourhood.
beautiful grounds in Ste. Anne de Bellevue and
include Laird Hall and the EcoResidence, featuring
environmentally-friendly living quarters.

> www.mcgill.ca/residences/

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“ I lived in Royal Victoria
College and absolutely
loved it. The convenient
location and the great
sense of community
certainly helped, but it
was the friends I made
that made my residence
experience memorable.

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JULIA KING
came to McGill from Hawaii, USA, and is
studying History, pursuing a keen interest
in medieval Britain. She is deeply involved in
the arts and theatre scene on campus with
organizations like the McGill Savoy Society.
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CAMPUS
AND COMMUNITY
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TWO BEAUTIFUL CAMPUSES
McGill’s main campus is set in the middle of downtown Montreal at the foot
of Mount Royal. The Macdonald Campus sits on the shore of Lac St. Louis in
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, at the western tip of the island of Montreal.
A convenient shuttle bus service between the two campuses is free to
students and runs Monday through Friday.

CAMPUS SAFETY
McGill’s main campus is located in the heart of one of North America’s safest
cities. McGill Security Services patrol both campuses 24 hours a day and
offer safety programs and workshops to help ensure a safe University com-
munity. The downtown campus has a network of emergency phones located
along walkways and other locations.
Volunteer members of the student-run Walksafe program are available to
escort anyone home, anywhere on the island of Montreal. The free Drivesafe
program is available to take students home from campus events and during
scheduled patrols.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


The McGill Parents Association provides services and information about
the University to parents, helping them participate in the McGill community.
The Parents Handbook includes details about student services, financial
and health matters, maps of McGill and Montreal, and answers to frequently
asked questions. Find it online at http://aoc.mcgill.ca/parents along with
other resources for parents.
The McGill Alumni Association hosts the Parents Tent information booth
on campus each August. And parents of incoming McGill students can also
attend an information session presented by Student Services.

> www.mcgill.ca/macdonald/

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ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES FOR
EVERYONE

200+
STUDENT CLUBS
McGill’s Student Society (SSMU)
sponsors more than 200 student
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WORK YOUR BODY, NOT JUST YOUR MIND
Join an intramural sports team, take fitness and recreation classes, or
participate in the elite varsity sports program. Athletics is an exciting part of
campus life at McGill.
State-of-the-art facilities include a fully-equipped fitness centre, two
outdoor playing fields, indoor and outdoor running tracks, a hockey and skat-
clubs that appeal to all interests ing arena, tennis and squash courts, swimming pool, dance studios, weight
from student newspapers to politi- rooms and a sports medicine clinic. The McGill Sports Centre ranks among
cal clubs to arts groups. Meet new the best in Canada.
people, explore new interests, get You can play intramural sports like ball hockey, basketball, dodgeball, flag
involved. These are just a few of football, ice hockey, soccer, volleyball or innertube water polo.
the clubs to choose from: Try out for intercollegiate sports or participate in the competitive clubs
African Students’ Society program. Varsity and club teams include badminton, baseball, basketball,
Amnesty International cheerleading, cross-country running, curling, cycling, fencing, field hockey,
Anti-Racist Coalition figure skating, football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, sailing, Alpine
Chess Club and Nordic skiing, soccer, squash, synchronized swimming, tennis, track and
Chinese Students’ Society field, ultimate disc or volleyball.
Classical Music Club
Debating Union
Doctors Without Borders
End Poverty Now
Engineers Without Borders
Financial Markets Group
Gamers’ Guild
Green Party
Habitat for Humanity
McGill Improv
McGill Outdoors Club
Photography Society
Savoy Society
Ski Club
UNICEF

> www.mcgill.ca/athletics/

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***************************************** Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences Mathematics (see also faculties
(BSc(NutrSc)) of Science, Management; BA&Sc)
WHAT CAN I Dietetics

STUDY
Mathematics and Computer Science (see
Nutrition (options in Food Function and Safety, also Faculty of Science)
Global Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Mathematics, Applied (see also Faculty
Sports Nutrition) of Science)
AT MCGILL? Concurrent Bachelor of Science in Food Middle East Studies
WITH 11 FACULTIES AND 10 SCHOOLS Science (BSc(FSc)) and Bachelor of Science Music (see also Schulich School of Music)
offering more than 300 programs, in Nutritional Sciences (BSc(NutrSc)) North American Studies
students have an extensive range of Food Science & Nutritional Science Philosophy
choices for their course of study. Bachelor of Engineering in Bioresource Philosophy and Western Religions
***************************************** Engineering (BEng(Bioresource)) Political Science
Bioresource Engineering (option in Professional Probability and Statistics (see also Faculty
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY Agrology) of Science)
The following is an overview of the areas of study
Additional programs available after Psychology (see also faculties of Science,
available at the undergraduate level. The list
initial registration (as minors only): Management; BA&Sc)
is organized by offering faculty and indicates
Agricultural Production Quebec Studies
the degree(s) granted by each. Some areas are
Entrepreneurship (see also Desautels Faculty Religious Studies (see also Faculty of
offered by more than one faculty (indicated in
of Management) Religious Studies)
parentheses). For some faculties, additional
Environmental Engineering (see also Faculty Religious Studies: Asian Religions
information about applying is provided.
of Engineering) Religious Studies: Western Religions
Areas of study offered only as minors are listed
Human Nutrition Russian
separately because prospective students do not
Scriptures and Interpretations
apply to them. For a definition of a major and FACULTY OF ARTS Social Work
minor please see www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/. www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/arts
Sociology
For detailed information about programs and The Faculty of Arts offers the degrees of Bachelor Software Engineering (see also faculties
descriptions of specific courses, consult: of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BA&Sc), of Engineering, Science; BA&Sc)
www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/. and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), and a Diploma Women’s Studies
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL & in Environment. World Religions
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Bachelor of Arts (BA) Additional programs available after initial
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/macdonald Undergraduate students in Arts ordinarily registration (as minors only):
(including the School of Dietetics and Human take courses in more than one area of study. Behavioral Science
Nutrition and the McGill School of Environment) Applicants from high school select the Freshman Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and program on their application form. At the end Catholic Studies
Environmental Sciences (BSc(AgEnvSc)) of their freshman year, they select their area of Cognitive Science (see also Faculty of Science)
Environment (see also faculties of Arts, Science; study. All other applicants select their major Communication Studies
BA&Sc). or honours at the time of registration. East Asian Cultural Studies
The three-year program (plus a freshman year African Studies East Asian Language and Literature
for students from outside Quebec) offers a choice Anthropology East Asian Language, Supplementary
of five majors from the list below to be combined Art History Education for Arts Students
with at least one of the specializations listed. Canadian Studies Educational Psychology
Students completing the International Agriculture Classics Finance (see also Desautels Faculty of
and Food Systems major take two specializations. Computer Science (see also Management)
Majors: Faculty of Science; BA&Sc) Geographical Information Systems (see also
Agricultural Economics East Asian Studies Faculty of Science)
Agro-Environmental Sciences Economics German Literature and Culture in Translation
Environmental Biology Economics and Accounting (see also German Language
International Agriculture and Food Systems Desautels Faculty of Management) German Literature
Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) Economics and Finance (see also History and Philosophy of Science
Specializations: Desautels Faculty of Management) Islamic Studies
Agricultural Economics English: Cultural Studies Jewish Law
Agriculture and Food Systems (Multidisci- English: Drama and Theatre Langue et littérature françaises: Critique
plinary) English: Literature littéraire
Animal Biology Environment (see also faculties of Agricultural Langue et littérature françaises: Langue
Animal Health and Disease and Environmental Sciences, Science; BA&Sc) française
Animal Production French (see Langue et littérature françaises) Langue et littérature françaises: Langue
Applied Ecosystem Sciences Geography (see also Faculty of Science; BA&Sc) française et traduction
Ecological Agriculture Geography: Urban Systems Management (see also Desautels Faculty
Entomology German Language and Literature of Management)
Environmental Biology (Multidisciplinary) German Literature and Culture Marketing (see also Desautels Faculty of
Environmental Economics German Studies Management)
Health and Nutrition German Studies, Contemporary Medicine, Social Studies of
International Agriculture Hispanic Languages Middle East Languages
International Development (for IAFS students) Hispanic Literature and Culture Musical Applications of Technology (see also
Life Sciences (Multidisciplinary) Hispanic Studies Schulich School of Music)
Microbiology History Musical Science and Technology (see also
Molecular Biotechnology Industrial Relations Schulich School of Music)
Plant Biology International Development Studies Neo-Hellenic Studies
Plant Production Italian Studies Operations Management (see also Desautels
Plant Protection Jewish Studies Faculty of Management)
Professional Agrology Langue et littérature françaises: Études et Political Economy
Soil and Water Resources pratiques littéraires Political Science: Canada/Quebec
Wildlife Biology Langue et littérature françaises: Traduction Political Science: Comparative Politics
Latin-American Studies Political Science: International Relations
Bachelor of Science in Food Science (BSc(FSc))
Latin-American and Caribbean Studies Political Science: South Asia
Food Science
Linguistics Political Theory

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Politics, Law and Society Bachelor of Science in Architecture Investment Management
Religious Studies: Scriptural Languages (BSc(Arch)) Labour-Management Relations
Russian Culture Architecture (pre-professional) Marketing
Science for Arts Students Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) Mathematics (see also faculties of
Scriptural Languages Software Engineering (see also faculties Arts, Science; BA&Sc)
Sexual Diversity Studies of Arts, Science; BA&Sc) Psychology (see also faculties of
Statistics Additional programs available after Arts, Science; BA&Sc)
World Cinemas initial registration (as minors only): Additional programs available after
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Arts (see also Faculty of Arts) initial registration (as minors only):
Biomedical Engineering Statistics (see also faculties of Arts, Science)
Applicants from high school are not eligible
Biotechnology
to apply directly to the BSW but select the
Chemistry (see also Faculty of Science) FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Freshman program on their application form. www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/medicine
Computer Science (see also Faculty of Science)
Following their freshman year, they are
eligible to transfer to Social Work. Construction Engineering and Management Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery
Social Work Economics (see also Faculty of Arts) (MD, CM)
Environment (see also Faculty of Agricultural Applicants from high school are not eligible to
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY and Environmental Sciences) apply directly. Quebec CEGEP students may apply
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/dentistry Environmental Engineering (see also Faculty for the Medicine Prepatory Program, a year of
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) Science curriculum followed by the four-year
Finance (see also Desautels Faculty of MD, CM program.
Applicants from high school are not eligible to Management) Medicine
apply directly. Management (see also Desautels Faculty
Dentistry of Management)
SCHULICH SCHOOL OF MUSIC
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/music
FACULTY OF EDUCATION Marketing (see also Desautels Faculty
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/education of Management) Bachelor of Music (BMus)
Materials Engineering (Co-op) Concurrent Bachelor of Music (BMus)and
Bachelor of Education (BEd) Mathematics (see also faculties of Arts, Science) Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Kindergarten and Elementary Education Mining Engineering (Co-op) Licentiate in Music (LMus)
Kindergarten and Elementary Education (Jewish Operations Management (see also Desautels Artist Diploma (ADip)
Studies) Faculty of Management) Composition
Kindergarten and Elementary Education (First Physics (see also Faculty of Science) Music (see also Faculty of Arts)
Nations and Inuit Studies) Software Engineering Music Education (see also Faculty of Education)
Physical and Health Education Technological Entrepreneurship Music History
Secondary Education: English In addition to the Minor programs listed above, Music Performance
Secondary Education: Mathematics students are permitted to register for Minor Music Performance: Artist Diploma
Secondary Education: Science and Technology Concentrations in the Faculty of Arts provided (All instruments, Voice)
Secondary Education: Social Sciences permission is granted both by the specific depart- Music Performance: Early Music
Teaching English as a Second Language ment offering the Minor Concentration as well Music Performance: Jazz
Teaching French as a Second Language as the Engineering Student Affairs Office. Music Performance: Licentiate (Piano, Voice,
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Jazz, all other instruments)
(BSc(Kinesiology)) FACULTY OF LAW Music Performance: Orchestral Instruments
Kinesiology www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/law Music Performance: (Organ, Harpsichord, Guitar)
Concurrent Bachelor of Music (BMus) Concurrent Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) Music Performance: Piano
and Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Music Performance: Voice
Music Education (see also Schulich School Applicants from high school are not eligible to Music Theory
of Music) apply directly. Additional programs available after
Concurrent Bachelor of Science (BSc) Law initial registration (as minors only):
and Bachelor of Education (BEd) Program options include: Musical Applications of Technology (see also
See areas of study under the Faculty of Science Commercial Negotiation and Dispute Resolution faculties of Arts, Science)
(major) Musical Science and Technology (see also
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING International Human Rights and Development faculties of Arts, Science)
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/engineering Law (major)
(including the School of Architecture) Minor offered by Faculty of Arts
SCHOOL OF NURSING
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/nursing
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Minor offered by Faculty of Science
A General Engineering major allows students Bachelor of Nursing (Integrated) (BN)
DESAUTELS FACULTY OF Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (BSc(N))
entering on the basis of a high school diploma to MANAGEMENT
pursue a common first year (Year 0) curriculum Nursing
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/management
without having to choose a particular major at the SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL AND
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
time of application. This program spans one aca- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
demic year only (Year 0), following which students Applicants from high school select the Freshman
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/spot
will enter into an engineering major. program on their application form. At the end of
their freshman year, they select their area of study. Applicants from high school may not apply directly.
*Note: This major is not open to students with
more than 6 transfer credits towards their All other applicants select their area of study at the Bachelor of Science (Rehabilitation Science)
engineering major (Example: AP exams, transfer time of registration. (BSc (RehabSc))
credits from other Universities, etc.) Accounting Economics (see also Faculty of Arts) As of 2010, the professions of physical therapy and
Chemical Engineering (see also Faculty Economics and Accounting (see also Faculty of occupational therapy will require a Master’s degree
of Science) Arts) in order to be licensed to practise. This Bachelor
Civil Engineering Economics and Finance (see also Faculty of Arts) degree program provides the academic preparation
Computer Engineering Finance for the professional Master’s degree.
Electrical Engineering (see also Faculty General Management (with concentrations in Occupational Therapy
of Science) Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Physical Therapy
General Engineering* Information Systems, International Business,
Materials Engineering (Co-op) Labour Management Relations, Marketing,
Mechanical Engineering Organizational Behaviour, Strategic
Mining Engineering (Co-op) Management)
Information Systems
International Management

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FACULTY OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES the BSc degree for this concurrent program. program on their application form. At the end of
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/ The BEd areas of study are Secondary Education: their freshman year, they select their areas of
religiousstudies Mathematics or Secondary Education: Science study. All other applicants select their areas of
and Technology (see Faculty of Education). study at the time of registration.
Bachelor of Theology (BTh) Biology (Cell/Molecular Option) with Chemistry Interfaculty Programs (integrated Arts
Religious Studies (see also Faculty of Arts) for Teachers and Science programs)
Theology Biology (Organismal Option) with Chemistry Cognitive Science
FACULTY OF SCIENCE for Teachers Environment (see also faculties of Agricultural
www.mcgill.ca/undergrad/study/science Biology (Cell/Molecular Option) with Physics and Environmental Sciences, Arts, Science)
(including the McGill School of Environment for Teachers Science Multi-track Major Concentrations
and the School of Computer Science) Biology (Organismal Option) with Physics (students must also complete an Arts program)
for Teachers Biology: Cell/Molecular (see also Faculty
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Chemistry with Biology for Teachers of Science)
The Faculty of Science offers programs in a
Chemistry with Physics for Teachers Biology: Organismal (see also Faculty of Science)
wide variety of areas which have been separated
Freshman Chemistry (see also Faculty of Science)
into groups. Applicants from high school first
Mathematics for Teachers Computer Science (see also faculties
select the group (either Biological, Biomedical
Physics with Biology for Teachers of Arts, Science)
& Life Sciences Group or Physical, Earth, Math
Physics with Chemistry for Teachers Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences (see also
& Computer Sciences Group) and then select
the Freshman program on their application form. Programs available as Honours only: Faculty of Science)
At the end of their freshman year of study they Applied Mathematics (apply for Mathematics), Geography: Physical Geography (see also
may freely select any program of study from the Earth Sciences (apply for Earth and Planetary faculties of Arts, Science)
group for which they were admitted. Other appli- Sciences), Mathematics and Physics (apply for Mathematics (see also faculties of Arts,
cants, including those from CEGEP, should first either Mathematics or Physics), Physics and Science, and Management)
select the group and then the program which Chemistry (apply for either Physics or Chemistry), Physics (see also Faculty of Science)
interests them the most on their application form Planetary Sciences (apply for Earth and Planetary Psychology (see also faculties of Arts, Science,
– at registration time they may select any program Sciences), Probability and Statistics (apply for and Management)
from the group for which they were admitted. Statistics) (see also Faculty of Arts). Software Engineering (see also faculties of
Additional programs available after Arts, Science, and Engineering)
Biological, Biomedical & Life Sciences Group:
initial registration (as minors only): Sustainability, Science and Society
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Biotechnology GRADUATE STUDY
Biochemistry
Chemical Engineering (see also Faculty www.mcgill.ca/gps
Biology (see also BA&Sc)
of Engineering)
Biology and Mathematics McGill offers over 250 Master’s and Doctoral
Cognitive Science (see also Interfaculty
Computer Science and Biology degree programs, including graduate diploma
Program in BA&Sc)
Freshman and certificate programs, in more than 85
Computational Molecular Biology
Pharmacology different fields of study. For further information
Education for Science Students
Physiology about graduate programs, please consult
Electrical Engineering (see also Faculty of
Physiology and Physics www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants.
Engineering)
Physiology and Mathematics
Psychology (see also Faculty of Arts and BA&Sc)
Field Study CONTINUING EDUCATION
Finance (see also Desautels Faculty www.mcgill.ca/conted
Physical, Earth, Math & of Management)
Computer Sciences Group: McGill’s Centre for Continuing Education is
General Science committed to lifelong learning. The Centre offers
Atmospheric Science (see also BA&Sc)
Geochemistry a wide variety of programs and courses leading
Atmospheric Science and Physics
Geographical Information Systems to undergraduate and graduate certificates and
Chemistry (see also BA&Sc)
Human Nutrition (see also Faculty of Agricultural diplomas, as well as seminars and workshops
Chemistry and Physics
and Environmental Sciences) geared towards professional and personal
Computer Science (see also Faculty of Arts;
Interdisciplinary Life Sciences development.
BA&Sc)
Kinesiology for Science Students (see also Departments include:
Earth and Planetary Sciences (see also BA&Sc)
Faculty of Education) Career and Management Studies
Earth System Science
Management (see also Desautels Faculty English and French Language Programs
Environment (see also faculties of Arts, Agricul-
of Management) General Studies and Summer Studies
tural and Environmental Sciences; BA&Sc)
Marketing (see also Desautels Faculty of McGill Institute for Learning in Retirement
Freshman
Management) Translation Studies (English, French and Spanish
Geography (see also Faculty of Arts; BA&Sc)
Musical Applications of Technology (see also Options).
Mathematics (see also faculties of Arts, Manage-
Schulich School of Music) For more information, please consult
ment; BA&Sc)
Musical Science and Technology (see also www.mcgill.ca/conted.
Mathematics and Computer Science (see also
Schulich School of Music)
Faculty of Arts)
Natural History
Physics (see also BA&Sc)
Neuroscience
Physics and Computer Science
Operations Management (see also Desautels
Physics and Geophysics
Faculty of Management)
Statistics
Pharmacology
Statistics and Computer Science
Technological Entrepreneurship for
Software Engineering (see also faculties of Arts,
Science Students
Engineering; BA&Sc) Bachelor of Arts and Science (BA&Sc)
Microbiology & Immunology Group: Jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and
(Applicants from high school have the option of the Faculty of Science
transferring to this group after the freshman year.) All students in this degree study both an Arts
Microbiology and Immunology area and a Science area. Below are the primary
Neuroscience Group: areas of study for the Science component of the
(Applicants from high school have the option of degree. Most, but not all, areas of study listed
transferring to this group after the freshman year.) under the Faculty of Arts may be primary areas
Neuroscience of study for the Arts component of the degree.
Concurrent Bachelor of Science (BSc) and For detailed information, please consult the Uni-
Bachelor of Education (BEd) versity Calendar at www.mcgill.ca/courses.
The Science areas of study below are specific to Applicants from high school select the Freshman > www.mcgill.ca/study/2010-2011/

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MONEY
SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT AID
The Scholarships and Student Aid Office helps students
find the financial resources necessary to cover the
costs of their education. Here you’ll find information on
MATTERS scholarship funding, government aid programs, McGill
loans and bursaries, debt management, individualized
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The general guide below details how much you can budget counselling, and the Work Study program.
expect your undergraduate education at McGill to cost McGill is proud of the quality of its students and their
in Canadian dollars. accomplishments, and it has an extensive program of
Costs are based on a normal undergraduate course entrance scholarships to recognize academic excellence.
load (30 credits) for the full academic year (Fall and Ô Entrance scholarships range in value from the Basic
Winter terms) in 2010-2011, and are subject to change. Scholarship (one-year awards of $3,000) to the
Lodging, food and other expenses are the estimated Major Scholarships ($3,000 to $10,000 renewable).
minimum amounts for eight months.
Ô All eligible applicants are automatically considered
for Basic Scholarships. Separate applications are
QUEBEC AND CANADIAN STUDENTS
required for all Major Scholarships.
Tuition fees (based on 30 credits)
Consult www.mcgill.ca/studentaid for details.
Quebec students $2,068
Other Canadian students $5,668
Ancillary fees* $1,600

Books and supplies $1,000 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


On-campus On-campus
Tuition fees*
housing annual housing annual
(based on 30 $14,500 - $25,000
rates range from rates range from
Lodging credits)
$5,290 - $8,000 $6,050 - $10,010
(8 or 11 months)
and do not and do not Mandatory
$600 (single coverage)
include food include food health insurance
(8-month lease) (11-month lease)
Immigration fees $225
Mandatory Residential Meal Plan
Ancillary fees** $1,600
(for 8 months)
$4950 , $5250 , $5550 Books and
$1,000
Food (representing 3 different supplies
(8 months) meal plan levels)
On-campus housing On-campus housing
Non Mandatory Meal Plan
annual rates range annual rates range from
(Non-Residential) Lodging
from $5,290 - $8,000 $6,050 - $10,010 and do
$300 - $775 (8 or 11 months)
and do not include food not include food
Miscellaneous $2,000 (8-month lease) (11-month lease)

TOTAL Mandatory Residential Meal Plan (for 8 months)


$4950 , $5250 , $5550
Quebec students – $6,668 Food
(representing 3 different meal plan levels)
living at home (8 months)
Non Mandatory Meal Plan (Non-Residential)
Quebec students $17,208 - $21,928 $300 -$775
in McGill residences Miscellaneous $2,000
Other Canadian students $20,808 - $25,528 TOTAL $30,465 - $45,685

* Some programs have higher compulsory fees. *International Undergraduate Students enrolled in the disciplines of
Engineering (Bachelor of Engineering; Bachelor of Engineering [Bioresource
Engineering]; Bachelor of Software Engineering), Management (Bachelor of
Commerce), Faculty of Science (Bachelor of Science), and Law (BCL/LLB;
MBA/LLB) should expect increases of approximately 8% in tuition rates in
future years. Individuals enrolled in these programs as Visiting or Special
Students will also be charged the increased tuition rates.
International Undergraduate Students in Arts, Education, Religious Studies,
Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Agricultural & Environmental
Sciences (excluding Bioresource Engineering), School of Architecture, Music,
and certain non-Management certificate programs in Continuing Education
can expect tuition to increase by up to 5% in future years (Summer 2011).

> www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/ **Some programs have higher compulsory fees.

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come from around the world to tour the campus, check studentinfo.macdonald@mcgill.ca
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UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS GUIDE
FOR 2011-2012
This condensed version of the Undergraduate Admissions Guide contains information especially for
students applying to university for the first time.
The full version of this Guide is found on the McGill website at www.mcgill.ca/applying. There you will
also find information for students who are home-schooled, applying with previous university studies,
under the mature student category, or as a special or visiting student, as well as links for applicants to
Dentistry, Law and Medicine.

McGill’s competitive admission process 18

Aboriginal applicants 18

Deadlines 19

Proof of Proficiency in English 20

Placement Tests in Mathematics and Basic Sciences 21

Advanced Standing or Transfer Credits 21

Official transcripts 21

Supporting documentation requirements 21

Additional materials required by specific programs 22

Applicants from Quebec CEGEPs 23, 27-31

Applicants from Ontario High Schools 24, 27-30

Applicants from Canadian High Schools outside Quebec and Ontario 25, 27-30

Applicants from U.S. High School programs (in the U.S.A. and other countries) 26, 27-30

Applicants from High Schools OUTSIDE Canada and the U.S.A. 32, 33-34

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GENERAL ADMISSION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
FOR ALL APPLICANTS
McGILL’S COMPETITIVE ADMISSION PROCESS

Your entrance requirements are determined by your educational background and the category of admission requested. Detailed
information on additional requirements for specific programs, including Architecture, Education, Music, Occupational Therapy,
Physical Therapy, Religious Studies (B.Th.), and Social Work is provided in this guide.
Admission decisions are based on your academic record, as well as performance in prerequisite courses, depending on the
program. All required marks are taken into consideration in determining admission, including those for failed or repeated
courses. To form a basis for admission for a science-based program, science and mathematics courses normally must have
been completed within the last five years. In addition, some programs take other information into consideration in making
admission decisions (for example, the audition for Music or the portfolio for Architecture). Generally speaking, extracurricu-
lar activities are not significant in the admission decision, although they are an important factor in the awarding of certain
entrance scholarships.

Admission to McGill University is competitive and students who present the minimum requirements are not guaranteed accep-
tance. Admission decisions are frequently based on official interim academic results available at the time of review. If admitted,
you are expected to maintain your level of academic performance through to the completion of your pre-McGill studies. Due
to constraints of space and timing, it is not normally possible to consider applicants on the basis of repeated or supplemental
coursework completed after the normal file review period. Admission is always subject to the availability of places in a particu-
lar program.

ABORIGINAL APPLICANTS

The Principal’s Task Force on Diversity, Excellence and Community Engagement seeks to increase the number of qualified
Aboriginal students gaining admission to, and excelling in all programs at McGill University. Therefore, we encourage all First
Nations, Inuit and Métis applicants to identify themselves on their application form and to submit a personal statement, as well
as letters of recommendation and a resumé. This will allow admissions decision-makers to use McGill’s Aboriginal admissions
evaluation process and take into consideration the educational experiences particular to members of an Aboriginal commu-
nity that are not evaluated through the University’s standard practices. It will also allow us to provide additional service and
information to applicants about support services and funding opportunities for aboriginals at McGill. Self-identification and
provision of supporting documents is entirely optional for Aboriginal applicants; furthermore, self-identification can in no way
negatively impact the admission decision. McGill recognizes that Aboriginal applicants, their communities and connections
between the two are extremely varied. For some, Aboriginal identity and community connection runs deep, for others it is less
significant. If you consider yourself as First Nations, Inuit or Métis, we hope that you will self-identify on your McGill application.

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DEADLINES
Application deadlines vary by program and level of education completed.
It is in the interest of all applicants to complete their files as quickly as possible. When program space is limited, pref-
erence may be given to applicants who have provided all required supporting documents earlier on. Should a program
reach its capacity prior to the deadline for submission of documents, incomplete applications may be cancelled.
NOTE: Where a deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the effective deadline will be the following business day.

APPLICANTS Quebec CEGEPs Ontario Canadian U.S. High Schools


FROM: (including Quebec High Schools High Schools High School outside Canada
lycées Marie- outside Quebec Programs and the U.S.A.
de-France and and Ontario (in the U.S.A. and
Stanislas and other countries)
Quebec Alexander
von Humboldt
German School)

Application deadline March 1 February 1 February 1 January 15 January 15

SUBMISSION OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

Major scholarship
March 7 February 7 February 7 January 21 January 21
applicants

Interim grades:
April 10 Interim grades:
All other applicants April 15 March 15 March 15
Updated grades: April 10
May 15

Architecture applicants:
March 10 March 10 March 10 March 10 March 10
portfolio submission

Social Work applicants:


April 15 n/a n/a n/a April 15
supporting documents

Application to Music January 15 January 15 January 15 January 15 January 15

Application to
June 15 June 15 June 15 May 1 May 1
Religious Studies (B.Th.)

Application to Refer to Refer to Refer to Refer to Refer to


Dentistry, Law or the faculty the faculty the faculty the faculty the faculty
Medicine websites websites websites websites websites

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PROOF OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

The language of instruction for most courses at McGill University is English; however, you may make arrangements to write
term papers, examinations and theses in English or in French, except in courses where knowledge of the language is one
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of the objectives of the course. You must demonstrate an adequate level of English proficiency prior to admission to McGill,
regardless of citizenship status or country of origin.

Undergraduate
If you answer “yes” to anyAdmissions Guide
of the following seven foryou2011-2012
statements, do NOT need to provide proof of English proficiency.
ƒ Have you lived and attended school, for at least four years, in a country where English is the acknowledged primary language?
[revised text to come:]
ƒ Have you completed Secondary V and a DEC at a French CEGEP in Quebec?
ƒ Have you completed a DEC at an English CEGEP in Quebec, during or later than 2003?
ƒ Have you or will you complete a French Baccalaureate – Option Internationale (British or American section)?
ƒ Have you or will you complete the International Baccalaureate English A with a final result of 5 or better?
ƒ Have you or will you complete the British Curriculum A-Level English with a final grade of C or better?
ƒ Have you completed the British Curriculum GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O-Level English, English Language, English First Language,
or English as a Second Language with a final grade of ‘B’ or better?

If you answered “no” to all of the above, but answer “yes” to either of the following two questions, you may be asked to
provide proof of English language proficiency:
ƒ Do you consider English to be your first language?
ƒ Have you been attending school at an accredited institution (in a non-English country) where English is the main language
of instruction?

All other applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, using one of the following options:
Institutional versions of these tests are not acceptable. It is your responsibility to ensure official test results are sent to McGill.

McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English – Language and Culture or English for Professional Communication
Certificate Awarded.
For further information: www.mcgill.ca/conted/langprg

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)


Certificate of Proficiency Awarded with a ‘Pass’.
For further information: www.cambridgeesol.org

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)


Certificate of Proficiency Awarded with a ‘B’ or better.
For further information: www.cambridgeesol.org

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


A band score of 6.5 or better.
For further information: www.ielts.org

MELAB (University of Michigan English Language Test)


A minimum mark of 85%.
For further information: www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/testing/melab

Pearson Tests of English


Level 5 with a minimum ‘Pass’. Level 4 with a minimum ‘Merit Pass’
For further information: www.pearsonpte.com

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Computer-based score Paper-based score Internet-based


Undergraduate Program
(CBT) (PBT) composite score (iBT)*

Education (TESL), Management 250 600 100

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 90*


(including School of Dietetics and Human *minimum component
Nutrition), Architecture, Arts, Engineering, 233 577 score of 21 in each of read-
Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, ing, writing, listening, and
Science, Social Work speaking

Music 213 550 79-80

The TOEFL institutional code at McGill University is 0935-00.


For further information: www.toefl.org

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OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

ƒ Quebec CEGEP students, Ontario high school students with OUAC numbers, and current and former McGill University stu-
dents are not required to send transcripts by mail. McGill’s admitting office obtains these directly.
ƒ Students from high school in Canada outside of Quebec and Ontario are required to “self-report” their grades.
ƒ All other applicants must make arrangements with their high school, college and/or university to send official transcripts to
McGill.
NOTE: To be considered official, transcripts must be forwarded directly from your high school, college and/or university, or
examination board to McGill. Unofficial transcripts submitted by you will not be accepted or used for admission. Addition-
ally, McGill University does not accept electronically scanned transcripts.
ƒ Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be sent to McGill, accompanied by an English or French trans-
lation prepared by your school. In the event that the school cannot provide a translation, a certified translator should send
the translation to McGill.
ƒ If you have attended more than one high school, you should ask your previous high school(s) to forward transcripts of your
grades directly to McGill, or you may have your current high school forward a certified photocopy of a complete official
transcript received from a previous school.
ƒ If you are an Advanced Level or International Baccalaureate student, you must arrange for final results to be sent by the ap-
propriate Examination Board to McGill. Advanced Placement (AP) results must be sent directly to McGill University from the
College Board. Copies sent by the school will not be accepted.
ƒ IMPORTANT: Transcripts sent to McGill University become the property of the University and will not be returned or for-
warded to other institutions.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the application, application fee and official transcripts, you may need to forward other materials in order to be
considered for admission to McGill. All supporting materials should be sent to the McGill University mailing address indicated
at www.mcgill.ca/applying. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required transcripts and documents are submitted by the
applicable deadline to the appropriate admissions office.

It is in the interest of all applicants to complete their files as quickly as possible. When program space is limited, preference
may be given to applicants who have provided all required supporting documents earlier on. Should a program reach its capac-
ity prior to the deadline for submission of documents, incomplete applications may be cancelled.

PLACEMENT TESTS IN MATHEMATICS AND BASIC SCIENCES

If you are applying from outside Quebec and believe you have taken the equivalent of a university level math and/or science
course (algebra, calculus, biology, chemistry, physics) but do not have acceptable certification to that effect, you may be eligible
to take placement tests at McGill. These are formal examinations held on campus during the last two weeks of August. For
more information, refer to www.mcgill.ca/student-records/exam/placement. Each faculty’s policy will determine whether credit
for, and/or exemption from, certain courses will be granted for successful completion of placement tests.

ADVANCED STANDING OR TRANSFER CREDITS

You must complete a minimum of four years of study in order to be eligible for a degree from McGill University. If you have
completed a Quebec CEGEP diploma, you are required to complete a minimum of three years of study, as the CEGEP diploma is
equivalent to the first year of university.

If you have completed any of Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced Subsidiary (AS), Advanced Level (A-Level), Caribbean Ad-
vanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level examinations, French Baccalaureate,
European Baccalaureate, Abitur, Bagrut, a European high school diploma recognized by the Bologna Declaration, or college
or university level courses, you may be awarded up to 30 credits of advanced standing, subject to faculty and program require-
ments (up to 24 in Music).

Please refer to the Admissions Guide online for more detailed information on requirements for advanced standing. Additionally,
you can refer to www.mcgill.ca/students/transfercredit/prospective/ to check what exemptions you might receive for courses
you are currently completing.

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ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED BY SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

To apply to the following programs, you must submit letters of reference and/or other supporting materials as outlined below.
When required, letters of reference or evaluation must be submitted in sealed envelopes, signed across the flap by the author
of the letter. Whenever possible, letters should be typed on letterhead stationery.

Architecture ƒ Submit a portfolio of your work to McGill University by March 10.


ƒ Your portfolio must be in 8-1/2” x 11” or A4 format, bound (maximum 1/2 inch thick) and submitted
in an envelope marked “ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO”. It must include a minimum of ten (10) good
quality photocopies or photographs of your original work, representing your creative and design skills.
ƒ Appropriate work might include, but is not limited to: freehand drawings, paintings, sculpture,
photography, computer graphics, technical drawings and model-making. Include work done in a
variety of media.
ƒ Do not submit originals, rolled work, photographic slides, audio or video tapes, CDs or DVDs, or work
in plastic sleeves.
ƒ Your portfolio should include a detailed list of the contents, indicating the size of each work and the
medium used.
ƒ If you are sending your portfolio from outside Canada, please indicate that the portfolio has
“no commercial value” on the outside packaging. Otherwise, customs clearance charges may
delay receipt. Please enclose a self-addressed envelope with sufficient Canadian postage
(or international postal reply coupons) if you want your portfolio returned. Portfolios will be
returned after September 30.
ƒ If you have previously studied in architecture or design program, your portfolio should include design
studio work. In addition, a letter of reference is required from the head of your department.

Education ƒ Applicants to the English Second Language program are required to pass an English language
proficiency test. Following a successful initial review of your application you will be contacted to
make testing arrangements. If you live outside the Montreal area, you may complete the test through
correspondence.
NOTE: The language proficiency test must be completed before an admission decision can be made.
ƒ Mature applicants to any Education program, whose applications pass initial review, will be contacted
for an interview.

Music ƒ You must perform an audition (live or recorded). If applying in female voice, or any jazz instrument,
you must submit screening recordings prior to audition.
ƒ You must arrange to have a music teacher submit the music evaluation form.
ƒ Composition applicants must submit two or three samples of written work.
ƒ Music Education applicants must request a letter of reference attesting to their suitability for teaching.
Detailed information on these requirements and downloadable forms can be found at:
www.mcgill.ca/music.

Occupational ƒ If entering Occupational or Physical Therapy, you are strongly encouraged to have a current CPR
Therapy and certification, otherwise you will be required to obtain one by the end of the Fall semester and prior to
Physical consideration for a hospital clinical placement.
Therapy

Religious ƒ If applying to the B.Th. program, you must submit two letters of reference, at least one of which
Studies should be from an instructor at an academic institution previously attended. The referee form is avail-
(B.Th.) able at www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/theological/bth.

Social Work The School of Social Work supports diversity and encourages applications from a wide variety of people,
(Three-Year including members of minority groups and individuals with low income.
B.S.W. and
Two-Year If applying to the School of Social Work, you must submit the following documents (preferably typewritten):
B.S.W.) ƒ A resumé describing voluntary and paid work experience, including dates (month and year), occupa-
tion and responsibility, name of supervisor and address of the firm or agency.
ƒ A statement (no more than two pages in length) in which you (1) describe your interest in social work
and its development and (2) analyze an important social issue and how you think social work might
respond to this issue.
ƒ Letters of recommendation, on letterhead, in sealed envelopes:
ƒ 3-Year B.S.W. applicants must submit two social work-related confidential letters of
recommendation.
ƒ 2-Year B.S.W. applicants must submit two social work-related confidential letters of
recommendation and one academic confidential letter of recommendation.

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APPLICANTS FROM QUEBEC CEGEPS
ADMISSION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
Pre-University DECs

If you have obtained a Diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) or you expect to obtain a DEC prior to the start of classes, you are
eligible to apply to McGill.

DEC “Sciences, Lettres et Arts” and DEC “Computer Science and Mathematics”

If graduating with a DEC in “Sciences, lettres et arts” or a DEC in “Computer Science and Mathematics”, you are eligible for
admission to undergraduate programs at McGill University. If applicable, you may be required to complete any missing portion
of the prerequisites at McGill in addition to, or as part of, your program requirements. Please consult
www.mcgill.ca/files/counsellors/DECentryrequirementsEnglish2009.pdf.

Technical DECs

If you are graduating with a three-year technical DEC, you may be eligible for admission to undergraduate programs at McGill.
To determine whether you have the program prerequisites, please consult
www.mcgill.ca/files/counsellors/DECentryrequirementsEnglish2009.pdf.

Cote R

McGill University uses the “cote de rendement au collégial” (CRC), commonly known as the Cote R, rather than CEGEP per-
centage grades, in making admission decisions for most programs. The Cote R is a method of comparing and ranking students
from CEGEP; it measures how far above or below the class average you place, with adjustments based on the relative strength
of the group. Note that Music uses percentage grades rather than the Cote R.

Documentation

As a CEGEP student, you are not required to submit official transcripts. However, you must enter your Permanent Code during
the application process. Applications from CEGEP students submitted without a valid Permanent Code will not be processed
until a valid Permanent Code is provided. McGill University will obtain an official transcript electronically from the MELS. If, for
any reason, the University cannot obtain an electronic copy of your marks, an official copy may be requested from your CEGEP.

If you intend to enroll in a summer CEGEP course in the semester before university entry, please inform the appropriate
McGill University admissions office in writing, no later than June 10. Please state the name and code of the Summer course
and the reasons the course is being taken. Students admitted to McGill University are required to complete their DEC, other-
wise admission might be revoked.

Other Quebec Schools

ƒ Students completing Secondary V or Grade 12 at a Quebec high school are not directly admissible to undergraduate study
at McGill.
ƒ For most undergraduate programs, students applying from the lycées Marie-de-France or Stanislas and completing the
French Baccalaureate are reviewed for admission on school transcripts that show marks out of 20. Additional information
can be found in the section “Applicants from High Schools outside Canada and the U.S.A.”
ƒ Students applying from the Quebec Alexander von Humboldt German School and completing the Abitur should refer to the
section “Applicants from High Schools outside Canada and the U.S.A.”

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APPLICANTS FROM ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOLS
ADMISSION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
General information

If you are an applicant from Ontario, you must have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) by the time you
commence your university studies. McGill University reviews Ontario high school applications for admission based on its own
calculation of the “top six” pre-university (4U, 4M) course average. A minimum of six 4U and/or 4M courses are required for
admission.
ƒ At least four of the six required courses, as well as all prerequisite courses, must be taken at the 4U level.
ƒ All grades for required 4U and 4M courses are taken into consideration, including any grades for failed or repeated courses.
In addition, depending on the program, certain prerequisite courses are included. The McGill calculated average excludes
most applied courses. However, all types of performing arts courses at the 4M level (allowing only a maximum of two) will
be eligible for inclusion in the top-six average. This may vary from the calculation used at other institutions.
ƒ If you come from a school where the language of instruction is English, 4U level English must be included in the six courses.
ƒ If you come from a school where the language of instruction is French, 4U level French must be included in the six courses.
ƒ English Second Language and French Second Language courses are not accepted as prerequisites.

IB Diploma or certificates

If you complete the IB Diploma or certificates concurrently with a regular high school program, you may be considered for
admission based on your high school record and subsequently awarded advanced standing based on IB results.

Documentation

If you are currently studying at an Ontario high school and are registered with the Ontario Universities Application Centre
(OUAC), you must provide your correct OUAC number so that McGill University can electronically access your transcripts.
Please verify the accuracy of your OUAC number carefully; an incorrect number will delay the admission process. If your
number is not available at the time of application, you can submit it at a later date via Minerva.

NOTE: If you are an Ontario high school student who will graduate before April, who has taken or will take any distance, night
or correspondence courses or who will take summer school courses during the summer prior to university entry, it is very
likely that some of your grades will not show on the electronic transcript we get from OUAC. Therefore, you must arrange for
these grades to be sent separately by mail to the appropriate admissions office.

If you are not registered with OUAC, you must arrange to have your school(s) send official transcripts directly to McGill.
Transcripts should show interim grades for the current year for courses in progress. “Interim grades” means one of the following:
Terms per year Interim grades

Two terms First term

Three terms First two terms

Four terms First two terms

Two semesters First semester finals and second semester mid-terms

If you are in a combined high school / International Baccalaureate Diploma program, please arrange for your predicted IB
results to be sent directly from your school to McGill.

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APPLICANTS FROM CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOLS
OUTSIDE QUEBEC AND ONTARIO
ADMISSION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
General information

If you are applying to McGill University from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, the North-
west Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan or the Yukon, you must have a high school
diploma that gives you access to university education in your home province or territory.
ƒ Admission to McGill University is based on an average of the results of five academic Grade 12 level courses (regardless
of the calendar year in which they were taken), including all the required prerequisites. Generally speaking, all marks are
taken into consideration in determining admission, including those of failed or repeated courses.
ƒ Given that British Columbia students are no longer required to write most provincial examinations, McGill University does
not require BC applicants to write them. In cases where BC students choose to write the provincial exam, the final examina-
tion result as well as the school grades will be taken into consideration in the McGill admission decision. Where students
opt not to write the provincial exam in a subject, the school grade alone will be taken into account.
ƒ For students applying on the basis of a Grade 12 diploma issued by the Nunavut Department of Education, the language
course, Inuktitut, and the social science course, Aulajaaqtut, are regarded as academic courses and may be included in the
top-five course average.
ƒ If you come from a school where the language of instruction is English, Grade 12 English must be included in the academic
record.
ƒ If you come from a school where the language of instruction is French, Grade 12 French must be included in the academic
record.
ƒ English and French Second Language courses are not accepted as prerequisites.

IB Diploma or certificates

If you complete the IB Diploma or certificates concurrently with a regular high school program, you may be considered for
admission based on your high school record and subsequently awarded advanced standing based on IB results.

Documentation

If you are applying to Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts, B.A. & Sc., Education, Engineering, Management, Science
or Nursing from a high school in Canada (other than Quebec and Ontario), you are required to self-report your grades using a
designated web form, which will be accessible using your Minerva PIN after January 5.

All self-reported grades will eventually be verified against official grades from your school. In case of a discrepancy between
self-reported and official grades, the latter will be taken as the official version.
ƒ If you or your Guidance Counsellor need to submit grade revisions or additions after self-reporting, these must be sent to
McGill by mail or fax and must include your signature or that of your Guidance Counsellor.
ƒ Admission decisions based on self-reported grades are subject to change without notice on the basis of official grades. In
cases of significant discrepancies, the applicant may be required to provide explanation.
ƒ To access the form you will need to log in to Minerva and select the Applicant menu. For more information on self-reporting
consult www.mcgill.ca/counsellors/canadiancounsellors/self-reportedgrades/ or contact us at admissions@mcgill.ca.

You must also arrange for your school to send an official transcript of your record to date. Transcripts should show interim
grades for the current year for courses in progress. “Interim grades” means one of the following:
Terms per year Interim grades

Two terms First term

Three terms First two terms

Four terms First two terms

Two semesters First semester finals and second semester mid-terms

If you are in a combined high school / International Baccalaureate Diploma program, please arrange for your predicted IB
results to be sent directly from your school to McGill.

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APPLICANTS FROM U.S. HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
(IN THE U.S.A. AND OTHER COUNTRIES)
ADMISSION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
General information

To be eligible for admission to McGill, you must hold a high school diploma and must have followed an academic program
leading to university entrance.
ƒ Grade 10, 11 and 12 academic results will be considered, but special attention will be paid to results from those courses
most relevant to the intended program of study.
ƒ McGill University does not require letters of recommendation. In most cases, admission decisions are made on the basis of
the transcripts. However, should a school counsellor or principal wish to furnish important additional insight on a particu-
lar applicant, this must be submitted in a sealed envelope, signed across the flap by the author.
ƒ You must have taken the following (unless applying only to Music):
ƒ either the ACT OR
ƒ the SAT I plus at least two SAT IIs. (See individual faculty requirements for required SAT II subjects.)
For a list of approximate minimum acceptable scores for most undergraduate programs at McGill, refer to the end
of this section or consult www.mcgill.ca/applying.
ƒ If you complete the IB Diploma or certificates concurrently with a regular high school program in the U.S.A., you may be
considered for admission based on your high school record and subsequently awarded advanced standing based on IB
results.

Documentation

You must arrange for your school to send to McGill University an official transcript of your complete high school record to date.
Transcripts should show interim grades for the current year for courses in progress. If you are in a combined high school / In-
ternational Baccalaureate Diploma program, please arrange for your predicted IB results to be sent directly from your school
to McGill. SAT I, SAT II, ACT, and Advanced Placement test results must be sent directly by the testing board or ACT reporting
services to McGill. Institutional versions of these tests are not acceptable. It is your responsibility to ensure official test results
are sent. For SAT and AP, the institutional code at McGill University is 0935-00, and for ACT, 5231.

SAT and ACT minimum score requirements

The scores listed below approximate the minimum acceptable test score ranges for the last few years for most undergradu-
ate programs. These scores and the list of tests accepted are subject to change by McGill University without prior notice. All
test results are required to be reported to McGill University, including those of retaken tests. Normally, the best score will be
considered.
SAT I Min. Score Range Min. Score Range
Mathematics: (Engineering and
Critical Reading 620 - 650 600 - 650
Architecture programs)
Writing 620 - 650 Mathematics: (other programs) 560 - 650
SAT II
SUBJECT Min. Score Range SUBJECT Min. Score Range
Literature 610 - 650 Chinese/Chinese L 570 - 650
Am. History 600 - 650 French/French L 590 - 650
World History 590 - 650 German/German L 570 - 650
Math I 570 - 650 Hebrew 500 - 650
Math II/IIC 540 - 650 Italian 570 - 650
Ecological Biology 590 - 650 Japanese/Japanese L 570 - 650

Molecular Biology 590 - 650 Korean with L 570 - 650


Chemistry 580 - 650 Latin 580 - 650
Physics 580 - 650 Spanish/Spanish L 570 - 650
ACT Min. Score Range Min. Score Range
Composite Score 26 - 29
English 24 - 25 Reading 24 - 25
Math 24 - 25 Science Reasoning 24 - 25

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PROGRAM-SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
INCLUDING CEGEP, CANADIAN AND US HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS
Applicants must complete the prerequisites outlined below in order to be eligible for consideration
(for applicants from High Schools OUTSIDE Canada and the U.S.A. see page 33)

Faculty/School Applicants Applicants Applicants Applicants from


and/or from Quebec CEGEPs from Ontario from Canadian U.S. High School
Program High Schools High Schools outside Programs (in the U.S.A.
Quebec and Ontario and other countries)

Agricultural & Refer to page 31 ƒ Calculus and Vectors ƒ Grade 12 mathematics ƒ Pre-calculus
Environmental Sciences, MCV4U (pre-calculus) (functions)
Dietetics and Human (or Calculus MCB4U or ƒ At least two of: ƒ At least two of:
Nutrition Geometry MGA4U) ƒ Grade 12 biology ƒ biology
ƒ At least two of: ƒ Grade 12 chemistry ƒ chemistry
ƒ Biology SBI4U ƒ Grade 12 physics ƒ physics
ƒ Chemistry SCH4U ƒ Grade 12 English ƒ SAT IIs must include at
ƒ Physics SPH4U or French least one mathematics
ƒ 4U English or French and one science

Architecture ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB ƒ Calculus and Vectors ƒ Grade 12 mathematics ƒ Pre-calculus
(00UL, 00UM) MCV4U (pre-calculus) (functions)
ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB, (or Calculus MCB4U or ƒ Grade 12 chemistry ƒ chemistry
NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ) Geometry MGA4U) ƒ Grade 12 physics ƒ physics
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC ƒ Chemistry SCH4U ƒ Grade 12 English or ƒ SAT IIs : must include
(00UR, 00US, 00UT) ƒ Physics SPH4U French one mathematics AND
ƒ Portfolio by March 10 ƒ 4U English or French ƒ Portfolio by March 10 one chemistry or physics
ƒ Portfolio by March 10 ƒ Portfolio by March 10

Arts No specific prerequisite ƒ 4U English or French ƒ Grade 12 English or ƒ Strong grades in all
courses. However, the French Grade 10, 11 and 12
following applies: English courses
ƒ Courses in statistics ƒ SAT IIs may be in any
and biology are recom- subject
mended for applicants to
Psychology.
ƒ Mathematics - NYA,
NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP,
00UQ) are recom-
mended for applicants
to Computer Science or
Mathematics.
ƒ Mathematics - NYA
(00UN) and one of Biol-
ogy, Chemistry or Phys-
ics NYA (00UK, 00UL,
00UR) are recommended
for applicants to the
School of Environment
program.

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Faculty/School Applicants Applicants Applicants Applicants from
and/or from Quebec CEGEPs from Ontario from Canadian U.S. High School
Program High Schools High Schools outside Programs (in the U.S.A.
Quebec and Ontario and other countries)

Arts and ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB, ƒ Calculus and ƒ Grade 12 mathematics ƒ Pre-calculus
Science (00UN, 00UP) (Applicants Vectors MCV4U (pre-calculus) (functions)
(B.A. & Sc.) with Social Science (or Calculus MCB4U or Geom- ƒ At least two of: ƒ At least two of
Mathematics - 103, 203 will be etry MGA4U) ƒ Grade 12 biology ƒ biology
considered on a case-by-case ƒ At least two of: ƒ Grade 12 chemistry ƒ chemistry
basis.)
ƒ Biology SBI4U ƒ Grade 12 physics ƒ physics
ƒ Minimum of four science ƒ Chemistry SCH4U ƒ Grade 12 English ƒ Strong grades in all
courses from the fol- ƒ Physics SPH4U or French Grade 10, 11 and 12
lowing: ƒ 4U English or French English courses
ƒ Biology NYA,
ƒ SAT IIs must include at
General Biology II
least one mathematics.
(00UK, 00XU)
ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB
(00UL, 00UM)
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB,
NYC (00UR, 00US,
00UT)
ƒ Courses in statistics
and biology are
recommended for
applicants to Psychology.
ƒ Mathematics NYC (00UQ)
is recommended for
applicants to Computer
Science or Mathematics.

Education ƒ No specific ƒ 4U English or French ƒ Grade 12 English ƒ Strong grades in all


prerequisite courses ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants or French Grade 10, 11 and 12
ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must also meet Music ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants English courses
must also meet Music requirements. must also meet Music ƒ SAT IIs may be in any
requirements. ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. requirements. subject.
ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. applicants must also ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants
applicants must also meet Science require- applicants must also must also meet Music
meet Science require- ments. meet Science require- requirements.
ments. ments. ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed.
applicants must also
meet Science require-
ments.

Engineering ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB ƒ Calculus and Vectors ƒ Grade 12 mathematics ƒ Pre-calculus
(00UL, 00UM) MCV4U (pre-calculus) (functions)
ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB, (or Calculus MCB4U or ƒ Grade 12 chemistry ƒ chemistry
NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ) Geometry MGA4U) ƒ Grade 12 physics ƒ physics
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC ƒ Chemistry SCH4U ƒ Grade 12 English or ƒ SAT IIs must include at
(00UR, 00US, 00UT) ƒ Physics SPH4U French least one mathematics
ƒ 4U English or French AND one chemistry or
physics.

Kinesiology ƒ Biology NYA, General ƒ Calculus and ƒ Grade 12 mathematics ƒ Pre-calculus (functions)
Biology II (00UK, 00XU) Vectors MCV4U (pre-calculus) ƒ At least two of:
ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB, (or Calculus MCB4U or ƒ At least two of: ƒ biology
(00UL, 00UM) Geometry MGA4U) ƒ Grade 12 biology ƒ chemistry
ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB ƒ At least two of: ƒ Grade 12 chemistry ƒ physics
(00UN, 00UP) ƒ Biology SBI4U ƒ Grade 12 physics ƒ SAT IIs must
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC ƒ Chemistry SCH4U ƒ Grade 12 English include at least two
(00UR, 00US, 00UT) ƒ Physics SPH4U or French different subjects from:
ƒ 4U English or French biology, chemistry,
mathematics, physics.

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Faculty/School Applicants Applicants Applicants Applicants from
and/or from Quebec CEGEPs from Ontario from Canadian U.S. High School
Program High Schools High Schools outside Programs (in the U.S.A.
Quebec and Ontario and other countries)

Management ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB, ƒ Calculus and ƒ Grade 12 mathematics ƒ Pre-calculus (functions)
NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ) Vectors MCV4U (pre-calculus) ƒ Strong grades in all
or 103, 203, 105 (022X, (or Calculus MCB4U or ƒ Grade 12 English Grade 10, 11, and 12
022Y, 022Z) Geometry MGA4U) or French English courses
ƒ 4U English or French ƒ SAT IIs must
include at least one
mathematics.

Music ƒ A DEC in Music or ƒ 4U English or French ƒ Grade 12 English or ƒ No specific subject


equivalent. If you have a ƒ Audition and academic French prerequisites
DEC in a field other than record determine admis- ƒ Audition and academic ƒ SAT or ACT
music, you must have sibility. record determine admis- recommended for
the equivalent music ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. sibility. scholarship only
prerequisites. applicants must also ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. ƒ Audition and academic
No additional meet Education require- applicants must also record determine
prerequisite courses are ments. meet Education admissibility.
required. requirements. ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed.
Audition and academic applicants must also
record determine admis- meet Education
sibility. requirements.
(Music does not use the
Cote R).
ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed.
applicants must also
meet Education
requirements.

Nursing (B.Sc.(N.)) ƒ Biology NYA, ƒ Calculus and Vectors ƒ Grade 12 mathematics ƒ Pre-calculus
General Biology II (00UK, MCV4U (or Calculus MCB4U (pre-calculus) (functions)
00XU) or Geometry MGA4U) ƒ At least two of: ƒ At least two of:
ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB, ƒ At least two of: ƒ Grade 12 biology ƒ biology
Organic Chemistry I ƒ Biology SBI4U ƒ Grade 12 chemistry ƒ chemistry
(00UL, 00UM, 00XV) ƒ Chemistry SCH4 ƒ Grade 12 physics ƒ physics
ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB ƒ Physics SPH4U ƒ Grade 12 English or ƒ SAT IIs must include
(00UN, 00UP) ƒ 4U English or French French at least two different
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC subjects from: biology,
(00UR, 00US, 00UT) chemistry, mathematics,
physics.

Nursing (Integrated ƒ 180.AO CEGEP Nursing ƒ Not eligible for ƒ Not eligible for ƒ Not eligible for
Program) (B.N.I.) Program (at Dawson, admission. admission. admission.
Heritage, John Abbott,
or Vanier)
ƒ If you are from another
CEGEP, you will be con-
sidered on an individual
basis.

Occupational Therapy, ƒ Biology NYA, ƒ Not eligible for direct ƒ Not eligible for direct ƒ Not eligible for direct
Physical Therapy (Non- General Biology II (00UK, admission. admission. admission.
Practicing) 00XU) ƒ Minimum one year of ƒ Minimum one year of ƒ Minimum one year of
ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB, university studies with university studies with university studies with
Organic Chemistry I completion of all completion of all completion of all
(00UL, 00UM, 00XV) prerequisite courses. prerequisite courses. prerequisite courses.
ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB
(00UN, 00UP)
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC
(00UR, 00US, 00UT)

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Faculty/School Applicants Applicants Applicants Applicants from
and/or from Quebec CEGEPs from Ontario from Canadian U.S. High School
Program High Schools High Schools outside Programs (in the U.S.A.
Quebec and Ontario and other countries)

Religious Studies ƒ Applicants with a CEGEP ƒ Applicants with an ƒ Applicants with a high ƒ Applicants with a high
DEC with a minimum Ontario Secondary school diploma with school diploma with
average Cote R of 24 School Diploma (OSSD) a competitive average a competitive average
may be considered. with a competitive may be considered. may be considered.
ƒ For further information: average may be ƒ For further information: ƒ For further information:
www.mcgill.ca/ considered. www.mcgill.ca/ www.mcgill.ca/
religiousstudies/ ƒ For further information: religiousstudies/ religiousstudies/
theological/bth www.mcgill.ca/ theological/bth theological/bth
religiousstudies/
theological/bth

Science ƒ Biology NYA (00UK) ƒ Calculus and ƒ Grade 12 mathematics ƒ Pre-calculus (functions)
ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB Vectors MCV4U (pre-calculus) ƒ At least two of:
(00UL, 00UM) (or Calculus MCB4U or ƒ At least two of: ƒ biology
ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB, Geometry MGA4U) ƒ Grade 12 biology ƒ chemistry
NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ) ƒ At least two of: ƒ Grade 12 chemistry ƒ physics
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC ƒ Biology SBI4U ƒ Grade 12 physics ƒ SAT IIs must
(00UR, 00US, 00UT) ƒ Chemistry SCH4U ƒ Grade 12 English include at least two
ƒ General Biology II (00XU) ƒ Physics SPH4U or French different subjects from
and Organic Chemistry I ƒ 4U English or French ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. biology, chemistry,
(00XV) are recommended ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. applicants must also mathematics, physics.
for applicants to applicants must also meet Education ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed.
biological and meet Education requirements. applicants must also
pre-medical science requirements. meet Education require-
programs. ments.
ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed.
applicants must also
meet Education
requirements.

Social Work (Three-Year ƒ No specific prerequisite ƒ Not eligible for direct ƒ Not eligible for direct ƒ Not eligible for direct
B.S.W.) courses admission. admission. admission.
ƒ Minimum one year of ƒ Minimum one year of ƒ Minimum one year of
university studies university studies university studies

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PROGRAM-SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (continued from page 27)
Applicants from Quebec CEGEPs ONLY

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Dietetics and Human Nutrition


A DEC in an appropriate Science program, and the following prerequisites:

B.Eng. (Bioresource) ƒ Biology NYA (OOUK)


ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB (OOUL, OOUM)
ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUN, OOUP, OOUQ)
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUR, OOUS, OOUT)

B.Sc. (Ag.Env.Sc.) ƒ Biology NYA (OOUK)


ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB (OOUL, OOUM)
ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB, (OOUN, OOUP)
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUR, OOUS, OOUT)

If applying to the B.Sc. (Ag.Env.Sc.) Major in Agricultural Economics only, you will be
considered with a DEC in Social Science if it includes Mathematics 103 and 203. An
overall Cote R of 24 is required with 24 or better in each of the mathematics prereq-
uisites. If accepted, you will then be required to complete one course each of biology,
chemistry, and physics.

B.Sc. (Food Science) ƒ Biology NYA (OOUK)


ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB (OOUL, OOUM)
ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB, (OOUN, OOUP)
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUR, OOUS, OOUT)

B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.) (Dietetics) ƒ Biology, General Biology II NYA (OOUK, 00XU)


B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.) (Nutrition) ƒ Chemistry NYA, NYB, Organic Chemistry I (OOUL, OOUM, 00XV)
B.Sc. (Food Sc.)/B.Sc. (Nutr.Sc.) ƒ Mathematics NYA, NYB, (OOUN, OOUP)
ƒ Physics NYA, NYB, NYC (OOUR, OOUS, OOUT)

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APPLICANTS FROM HIGH SCHOOLS OUTSIDE CANADA AND THE U.S.A.
ADMISSION AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
General information

The normal basis for admission is completion of the credentials that lead to university admission in your country of study.
Consideration is given to the complete high school record with emphasis on grades obtained in courses most relevant to the
intended program of study. All grades are taken into consideration, including those of failed or repeated courses.

Admission is competitive and applicants who present the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission; limited
enrolment programs will also have higher minima.

Documentation

You must arrange for your school to send to McGill University an official transcript of your complete high school record to date.
Transcripts should show interim grades for the current year for courses in progress.
ƒ If you have completed Advanced Level, Advanced Subsidiary, CAPE, Ordinary Level, GCSE, HKCEE, or CSEC, you must
arrange for your school to forward a certified photocopy of the certificate(s) and/or Candidate Statement(s) of Results to
McGill.
ƒ If you will be writing, or have already written, Advanced Level, Advanced Subsidiary, or CAPE examinations, you or your
school must clearly indicate the name of the Examination Board(s) through which your examinations will be, or were, taken,
the subject specification numbers, and the particular modules or units taken towards these qualifications (e.g., Edexcel GCE
Advanced Level Mathematics 9371 with modules CM1, 2, 3, 4, M1, 2).
ƒ If you are completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma program, you must arrange for predicted IB results to be
sent directly by your school to McGill.

International admission credentials

McGill University receives applications from more than 120 countries each year. A list of the most frequently seen international
secondary school diplomas can be found at www.mcgill.ca/applying. Students who have completed or will complete these or
other recognized pre-university diplomas (such as the European Baccalaureate) are eligible to apply to McGill. In all cases, a
strong overall academic record is the minimum requirement.

Bologna

McGill welcomes qualified applicants from throughout Europe, including Bologna signatory schools. Applicants will be consid-
ered for admission into McGill degree programs of similar duration as those at comparable, research-intensive universities in
Europe. Accordingly, qualified applicants to the faculties of Arts, Education and Management at McGill, with a Bologna compliant
diploma which leads to a three-year undergraduate program in Europe, will be admissible to a three-year program at McGill.
Some applicants to Management may be required to complete additional mathematics coursework. The degree length for
science-based programs will be determined on an individual basis and will, in many cases, require completion of some or all
of the freshman program.

Precise admissions standards, prerequisites and advanced standing are always subject to the policies of each McGill faculty.

Advanced Level, Advanced Subsidiary, CAPE and Cambridge Pre-U Examinations

The minimum requirements are: three A-Levels with predicted and final grades of B, B, C or better, or two A-level and two AS
subjects with grades of B, B, C, C, or better, or B, C, B, B, or better. Many programs are more competitive and require higher
grades for GCSEs, AS and A-levels; applicants who present the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission.
ƒ If completing Upper Form VI, you will be considered on: GCSEs, Form VI grades, AS 1 results (or modular results) and
predicted AL results. If you have completed only lower Form VI with AS and have a minimum of five appropriate GCSE
examinations with clearly superior marks, you can be considered for admission on an individual basis.
ƒ If you are attending a school where it is not the policy to sit for modular examinations in stages and claim AS qualifications
at the end of the first year, but rather to sit all examinations at the end of the second year, you must ensure that your school
communicates this information either by letter or in its school profile. All completed AS results must be submitted.
ƒ For Caribbean students: CAPE Unit 1 and 2 and CSEC examinations are acceptable in place of AL and GCSE, with
minimum grades of I to III.
ƒ Students with Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects: Minimum grade is M3 with no more than one subject at M3.

A maximum of 30 credits of advanced standing may be granted for final official results. Details can be found at:
www.mcgill.ca/student-records/transfercredits.

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French Baccalaureate

ƒ A diploma in “premier groupe” with “mention assez bien” (i.e., 12/20) is the minimum expected for most programs. Some
programs are more competitive and require higher grades.
ƒ A maximum of 30 credits of advanced standing can be granted for the French Baccalaureate.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

ƒ The International Baccalaureate diploma with grades of 5 or better on all Higher and Standard Level examinations is the
minimum expected for most programs. Some programs are more competitive and require higher grades.
ƒ NOTE: The Math Studies course is not acceptable for programs where math is a required prerequisite.
ƒ A maximum of 30 credits of advanced standing may be granted for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

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PROGRAM-SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
INCLUDING ADVANCED LEVEL, FRENCH BACCALAUREATE AND
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE APPLICANTS
Applicants must complete the prerequisites outlined below to be eligible for consideration.
(for CEGEP, Canadian and US High School Applicants see pages 27-31)

Faculty/School Advanced Level, French International


and/or Advanced Subsidiary, CAPE Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
Program and Cambridge Pre-U Exams Diploma

Agricultural & ƒ Subjects must include: ƒ Diploma in Series S ƒ Mathematics and normally two
Environmental Sciences, one A-Level subject in ƒ Minimum grade of 10/20 in each of biology, chemistry, or physics
Dietetics and mathematics and at least one prerequisite course. at Higher or Standard Level.
Human Nutrition A-Level subject in
biology, chemistry or physics.
ƒ Science subjects not taken at
A-Level must have been taken at
the GCSE level.

Architecture ƒ At least one A-Level must be in ƒ Series S ƒ Mathematics, chemistry


mathematics, physics ƒ Minimum of 11/20 in each and physics at Higher or
or chemistry. mathematics and physical sci- Standard Level with at least
ƒ Mathematics, physics and ences course. one at Higher Level.
chemistry must all have been ƒ Portfolio by March 10 ƒ Portfolio by March 10
taken at the GCSE level.
ƒ Portfolio by March 10

Arts ƒ No specific subject ƒ Series L, ES, or S ƒ No specific subject


prerequisites. prerequisites.

Arts and Science ƒ Subjects must normally include ƒ Series S ƒ Mathematics and at least two
(B.A. & Sc.) A-Level mathematics and at least ƒ Minimum of 10/20 in each math- of biology, chemistry or physics at
one A-Level in biology, chemistry ematics, biological and physical Higher or Standard Level.
or physics. sciences course.
ƒ Biology, chemistry, mathematics,
and physics must all have been
taken at the GCSE level.

Education ƒ No specific subject prerequisites. ƒ Series L, ES, or S ƒ No specific subject


ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must prerequisites.
also meet Music requirements. also meet Music requirements. ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must
ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. applicants must also ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. applicants must also also meet Music requirements.
meet Science requirements. meet Science requirements. ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. applicants must also
meet Science requirements.

Engineering ƒ Subjects must include ƒ Series S ƒ Mathematics, chemistry, and


A-Level mathematics and at ƒ Minimum of 10/20 in each physics at Higher or Standard
least one A-Level in chemistry or mathematics and physical Levels.
physics. sciences course.
ƒ Mathematics, physics, and
chemistry must all have been
taken at the GCSE level.
ƒ Biology cannot be used as a
prerequisite.

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Faculty/School Advanced Level, French International
and/or Advanced Subsidiary, CAPE Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
Program and Cambridge Pre-U Exams Diploma

Kinesiology ƒ Subjects must include A-Level ƒ Series S ƒ Mathematics and two of biology,
mathematics and at least one ƒ Minimum of 10/20 in each chemistry or physics at Higher or
A-Level in biology, chemistry or mathematics, biological and Standard Level.
physics. physical sciences course.
ƒ Mathematics, physics, and
chemistry must all have been
taken at the GCSE level.

ƒ Subjects must include A-Level ƒ Series S ƒ Mathematics at Higher Level


Management mathematics with a grade of B ƒ Minimum of 12/20 in or
or better. mathematics ƒ Standard Level Mathematics with
or predicted or final results of 6 or 7.
ƒ Series ES with a minimum overall
average of 13/20 and a minimum
of 13/20 in mathematics.

Music ƒ No specific subject ƒ Series L, ES, or S ƒ No specific subject


prerequisites. ƒ Audition and academic record prerequisites.
ƒ Audition and academic record determine admissibility. ƒ Audition and academic record
determine admissibility. ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must determine admissibility.
ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must also meet Education require- ƒ B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must
also meet Education require- ments. also meet Education require-
ments. ments.

Nursing (B.Sc.(N.)) ƒ Subjects must include A-Level ƒ Series S ƒ Mathematics and two of biology,
mathematics and at least one ƒ Minimum of 10/20 in each chemistry or physics at Higher or
A-Level in biology, chemistry or mathematics, biological and Standard Level.
physics. physical sciences course.
ƒ Science subjects not taken at
A-Level must have been taken
at the GCSE level.

Occupational Therapy, ƒ Four A-Level subjects in ƒ Series S ƒ Not eligible for


Physical Therapy (Non- mathematics, biology, ƒ Minimum of 10/20 in each math- direct admission.
Practicing) chemistry and physics with at ematics, biological and physical ƒ Completion of all
least two final grades of B and sciences course. prerequisite math and
two final grades of C or better. ƒ You may be required to complete science courses required.
ƒ A one-semester course at additional courses in organic
university level in organic chemistry prior to admission.
chemistry with lab.

Religious Studies ƒ No specific subject ƒ No specific subject ƒ No specific subject


prerequisites. prerequisites. prerequisites.
ƒ Academic record determines ƒ Academic record determines ƒ Academic record determines
admissibility. admissibility. admissibility.
ƒ For further information: ƒ For further information: ƒ For further information:
www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/ www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/ www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/
theological/bth theological/bth theological/bth

Science ƒ Subjects must include one A-Level ƒ Series S ƒ Mathematics and two of biology,
in mathematics and at least one ƒ Minimum of 10/20 in each math- chemistry or physics at Higher or
A-Level in biology, chemistry or ematics, biological and physical Standard Level.
physics. sciences course. ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. applicants must also
ƒ Science subjects not taken at ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. applicants must also meet Education requirements.
A-Level must have been taken at meet Education requirements.
the GCSE level.
ƒ B.Sc./B.Ed. applicants must also
meet Education requirements.

Social Work ƒ Not eligible for direct admission. ƒ Series L, ES, or S ƒ No specific subject
(Three-Year B.S.W.) ƒ Minimum of one year of university prerequisites.
studies.

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AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BODY
ADMISSION PROFILE (FALL 2009)
UNDERGRADUATE/ CONTINUING GRADUATE
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION STUDIES

APPLICANTS 27,746 1,625 9,016

OFFERS OF ADMISSION 13,317 1,196 3,443

ENTERING CLASS 6,155 813 2,191

REGIONAL MIX OF ENTERING CLASS


UNDERGRADUATE/ CONTINUING GRADUATE
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION STUDIES

QUEBEC 2,652 43.1% 396 48.7% 1,051 48.0%

OTHER CANADIAN
1,956 31.8% 53 6.5% 521 23.8%
PROVINCES

U.S.A. 807 13.1% 26 3.2% 186 8.5%

OVERSEAS 737 11.9% 219 26.9% 427 19.4%

NOT REPORTED 3 0.1% 119 14.6% 6 0.3%

TOTAL 6,155 100.0% 813 100.0% 2,191 100.0%

ENROLMENT (2009-10) MOTHER TONGUE PLACE OF ORIGIN

2.55%
3.07%
1.73% 52.3% 12.8% 56.0%
5.50% 59.08% 17.7%
6.5%
10.98%
30.0% 24.7%
17.09%

English 18,461 Quebec 19,765


Full-time Undergraduate 20,854
French 6,247 Other Canadian provinces 8,706
Full-time Graduate 6,034
Other 10,592 U.S.A. 2,305
Part-time Undergraduate 3,877
Other countries 4,524
Part-time Graduate 1,941
Postdoctoral Research Fellows 610
Residents and Fellows 1,083
Other 901
TOTAL ENROLMENT 35,300

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It was important
to me to choose
a program that
I knew would
bring me personal
fulfillment on a
daily basis.

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JOCELYN STACK
is studying Political Science and History.
She has served as vice-president of the McGill
chapter of Habitat for Humanity and plans on
volunteering abroad after graduation.
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