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Most undergraduate students and non-thesis graduate students (Master's, certificates, diplomas) must use Minerva to apply to graduate. It is your responsibility to inform us of your intention to graduate.

Graduate students in thesis programs can find graduation information on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Deadlines

  • Spring Convocation

    If you will complete your studies by December and intend to graduate at the end of the fall term, you must apply on Minerva by the end of November. You will be eligible to attend the Spring Convocation ceremony.

    If you will complete your studies by April and intend to graduate at the end of the winter term, you must apply on Minerva by February. You will be eligible to attend the Spring Convocation ceremony.

  • Fall Convocation

    If you will complete your studies by August and intend to graduate at the end of the summer term, you must apply on Minerva by March. You will be eligible to attend the Fall Convocation ceremony.

If you miss these deadlines, contact your faculty's Student Affairs Office as soon as possible to find out what to do next. Students in the Faculties of Arts or Science must complete a Graduation Term Change Request form located on the Forms page and submit it to Service Point.

Applying to graduate

The Minerva Application for Graduation is available for students who have registered for their final year, except for students in the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine (excluding the School of Nursing), who are automatically flagged for graduation in their final year.

  1. Click here to visit the Minerva website.
  2. Log in using your McGill ID number and PIN.
  3. Select the Student Menu.
  4. Select the Student Records Menu.
  5. As appropriate, select either
    • Apply for Graduation for Your Primary Curriculum (1st degree); or
    • Apply for Graduation for Your Secondary Curriculum (2nd degree).
      Following the instructions on the page, complete your application by verifying and then submitting the selections on your record.

Checking your graduation status

After you apply to graduate, you can verify to see if your graduation record has been approved, or is still pending. The approval process may take some time. You should therefore check this every so often.

To check the status of your graduation:

  1. Click here to visit the Minerva website.
  2. Log in using your McGill ID and PIN.
  3. Select the Student Menu.
  4. Select the Student Records Menu.
  5. Select Graduation Approval Query.
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