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Thinking of joining the School of Computer Science?

We have a complete set of web pages specifically for Prospective Undergraduate Students.

Thinking of transferring to the School of Computer Science?

If you are a McGill student, please see our Undergraduate Advising page for more information.

Information for New Students

Registration Periods

Newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students can register starting mid June; all other new students typically register in early August. If you are coming from a Quebec CEGEP, you may also find useful information on our prospective student CEGEP page. When you register, it will be for the full academic year (both Fall and Winter terms). Please see these instructions on registration for more information.


If you are a new student at McGill, you should generally get advising from both,

If you want to major or minor in Computer Science or Software Engineering, you should visit a Computer Science advisor as soon as possible. If you're still unsure about what you want to major in, you can also visit a Computer Science advisor to discuss your options. Contact Mrs. Liette Chin by calling 514-398-7071 ext. 00739 to schedule an appointment. You can find more advising details here. You can find our list of programs offered here.

Where to find us

The School of Computer Science facilities can be found on the third floor in the Trottier building.

School of Computer Science
Undergraduate Studies
3630 University Street
Room 2060
Lorne M. Trottier Building[Map]
Trottier Building
Breakout Rooms

Breakout Rooms

Useful for quiet studying
or group discusions
Open Work Area

Open Work Areas

Large open study areas
suitable for assignment work