<p>I'm American...though I'm IB so I look a bit different in the application process, I don't just have AP's and SAT's.</p>

<p>hm.. just checking.. for the application.. there's no personal statements to write?? so, the selection process is just based on results and acitivites, i suppose? or did i miss out something.. tt'd be bad..
anyway, im applying for the basic scholarship.. (does it discriminate international students?)
if not.. im actually considering applying for the major scholarship too.. (there are extra essays to write). anyone willing to see my resume to grade my chances for the scholarship?</p>

<p>For american students... (I'm just curious): what made you want to apply to mcgill?</p>

<p>Nope, no personal statements. McGill is VERY objective - they pretty much figure out the cut off points for the year, and if all of your stats (test scores, class rank, GPA, etc etc) are above them, you're in. As for scholarships, it can't hurt to try, but know that the school gives out very little money, so even if your overqualified there's a good chance you won't get money - it's a hard one to judge.</p>

<p>I'm an American student, also, and there were tons of reasons that I chose McGill. Location was a huge factor - Montreal is just a wonderful city with tons of culture and interesting places to discover. It's a great city to walk around, explore, and live in. McGill itself stole my heart, too. It's a very good school academically, with many well-qualified professors, and most people I know are just really happy to be there. The cost was enticing, too, compared to most American Universities. I was also much happier with the dorm situation at McGill (I live in Solin Hall, which is basically like having an apartment) because I wasn't very interested in the typical college dorm arrangement (though they have that, too). I liked how international and diverse the school was, and for me it was also a really good distance from home (Vermont) - totally different from anything I'd had before, but close enough to get home easily. The campus is lovely, particularly when it's warm enough outside to enjoy it, and despite the size of the school I've never felt "lost" or "overwhelmed". I guess those were the main reasons, and I'm still really happy with my choice to go there.</p>

<p>I'm applying for the same reasons staringatmyshoe gave. My family visited Montreal when I was younger, stayed near the university, I was very impressed (at age 10). I love Montreal, have been back many times. DORMS....seem much more civilized at McGill. As in, you can avoid sharing a ridiculously tiny space with someone if that's not what you want. I'm in NJ, which is still an 8ish hour drive. I know several people from my area at McGill and they all love it.</p>

<p>Yes, that's a big factor for americans applying to any canadian city: cost.</p>

<p>hm.. im fr asia.. n yes.. considering canada for an overseas education is enticing due to cost. yes.. aussie is cheaper.. but i think canadian unis are better!</p>


<p>i am first year management at mcgill...</p>

<p>i did the IB..i got 38 points in the end..with 667 in i have second year standing</p>

<p>bascailly u need about 36-38 predicted on the IB to get into mcgill...for most faculites atleast...lower for arts and much higher for arts & sciences</p>

<p>i know one guy who got in with a 34 in management...but he was predicted a lot higher</p>

<p>message me if u have any more questions</p>

<p>I'm from the US, but because my dad is Canadian (alumnus of McGill), I get Canadian citizenship and because my mom is French, I get French citizenship. Normally, I'd just get out of province tuition rates, but the French government and the Quebec government have this deal where French citizens get to pay Quebec tuition and vice versa. </p>

<p>McGill and Mary Washington in Virginia are my first choices. Montreal is like my second home; so I love the city. It's not too big, and very easy to live in. The metro is awesome and it's easy to walk everywhere. I absolutely agree with Blobof; Montreal is a VERY bilingual town, and McGill is an English-speaking university. The chance of you picking up French to the point of fluency is not likely, unless you take some French classes at McGill.</p>

<p>Good luck to everybody who applies!</p>

<p>Do I have to aplly straight into a program because I want to do engineering but I don't do chemistry in my IB package. I do have HL math and physics. Can I just apply generally and do the necessay classes in order to transfer to mechanical engineering? I did do chemistry at GCSE level if that means anything.</p>

<p>Yeah, you have to apply to a specific faculty... but if you end up in a program that isn't what you really want, inter-faculty transfers aren't too difficult between years (if you maintain a B average, I think it is). The first year office are pretty helpful - you could always give them a call to ask what the best course of action would be, because I don't really know about engineering specifically.</p>

<p>i have a question about mcgills management program. They have a concentration, a major, and a honors program. The only difference I saw is that the concentration is 15 credits, major is 30, and honors is like a double concentration. Can any one give more light on this? And how good is Mcgill in Finance and how well is it recruited?</p>

<p>I have a question. If I go to McGill can I double major? And if so what is the cost? Is it the cost of the most expensive major or are the costs added? Sorry if this seems like a dumb question. I am an intel</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure you can. But if you're majoring, in say, two things that require a lot more attention and concentration, and are polar opposites, you might have to do a fifth year at McGill.</p>

<p>TemplarOfSteel: I do believe the cost of tuition is fixed per credit. Double major means more required courses and less electives, but it's the same total amount of credits required to graduate, hence not any more expensive than a regular major (unless you take more credits than required, which you are allowed to do of course). But scheduling-wise it might take a bit longer to complete, as emgirl noted (depending on the size/flexibility of the different departments, though sometimes you can take 1-2 courses in a neighboring university like Concordia to finish on time).</p>

<p>hey i have a question in regards to actually getting admission: </p>

<p>do u think it's possible to get into McGill management with a 3.25 gpa from an american university first semester of first year? i got in last year (12th grade) but couldn't because of a long immigration process. I have 27 credits total for first semester. </p>

<p>thanx </p>

<p>p.s. how do people survive in the cold?</p>

<p>hmm...i really dont about the GPA thing..</p>

<p>the average GPA here is about a 3.0 to 3.3....</p>

<p>the cold well...i dont feel it anymore...last day i was walking about in -15 degrees and it really didnt feel cold..a warm jacket is all u need</p>

<p>Sigh. Montreal has no winter*. There's only a dead season where it's icky (the slush, water, ice, wet snow, etc) too often, not cold.</p>

<p>But for those who come from even more tropical climates, the "cold" is not hard to deal with, you just need the right coat, hat (tuque), scarf, gloves/mittens, and of course boots, and you have plenty of time to buy those on location before there's any snow. And don't wear them too early, or you'll have a harder time adjusting to the temperature.</p>

<p>*i.e. not all Xmases are white, and on average there's only about .5 day a year where the temperature drops at some point below -30C, despite what others might have you believe.</p>

<p>I started another thread about my chances at Mcgill. Can anyone please respond to it and tell me my chances of making it to Mcgill. Any help is good.</p>