At the graduate level, application files are evaluated by committees in the faculties and departments. There is no order of preference in your program selection. Every choice is an independent application. You will therefore receive a separate response for each of your choices.


Possible responses

Several weeks after submitting your application, you will receive a response. Hereunder, you will find additional information on the different possible responses.

ADMISSION OFFER

Your candidature is accepted. Your file is complete and you satisfy the program’s eligibility requirements.

For assistance in accepting an offer of admission, consult the following FAQ section.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION OFFER

Your candidature is retained and will be accepted if you successfully fulfill the conditions detailed in your letter prior to the start of the program.

NOTIFICATION OF REFUSAL

The reason for the refusal is communicated in the letter.

If you do not agree with the decision concerning your application and have elements to present that may favour your admission, you should submit your request in writing to the head of the relevant program.


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Frequently Asked Questions

My Centre étudiant and my replies to offers of admission

An Admissions tile appears in my Centre étudiant. What is it for?

This is where you must go to accept or decline an offer of admission. To make sure you don't miss anything, we recommend checking your Centre étudiant (Student Centre) often, especially when you have one or more applications in progress.

What do the various application statuses in the Admissions tile mean?
Application status as posted in your Centre étudiant Definition
Admission and Definitive admission
(Admission et Admission définitive)
You have been directly admitted into a program that doesn’t require you to accept an offer of admission.
Conditional admission
(Admission conditionnelle)
You have been directly admitted to a program that doesn’t require you to accept an offer of admission, but you must meet certain conditions to start your studies in that program.
Application under review
(Demande à l’étude)
Your application for admission to this program is being evaluated. No decision has been made yet.
Application refused
(Demande refusée)
Your application for admission to this program has been refused.
File closed
(Dossier fermé)
You have declined your offer of admission.
or
Your file was closed for administrative reasons (e.g., you didn’t meet the deadline for replying to the offer of admission).
or
You withdrew your application.
File on waiting list
(Dossier sur liste d’attente)
After evaluating your file, you have been placed on a waiting list for a program with limited places.
Offer accepted
(Offre acceptée)
You have accepted your offer of admission.
Offer of admission
(Offre d’admission)
You have not yet replied to your final offer of admission.
Offer of conditional admission
(Offre d’admission conditionelle)
You have not replied to your offer of admission and certain conditions must be met to start your studies in the program.
Offer of readmission
(Offre de réadmission)
You have not replied to your offer of admission to a program to which you were previously accepted and to which you have reapplied for admission.
Offer or request cancelled
(Offre ou demande annulée)
The offer you received was cancelled for one of the following reasons:

- Admission requirement not met
- Unpaid deposit
- You did not register by the deadline
- You withdrew your application
Readmission
(Réadmission)
You have been directly readmitted to a program that does not require you to accept an offer of admission.

 

Why hasn’t the status of my admissions application(s) changed?

Demande à l’étude - Application in review

Our admissions officers receive over 60,000 applications each year. Processing files, calculating performance ratings and reviewing applications is time consuming. That means that a decision could be made weeks or even months after you submitted your application.

Offre d’admission définitive ou conditionnelleOffer of admission or offer of conditional admission

It’s important to complete the 5 steps to accept your offer before the deadline indicated on your admission letter. Be sure to click the Je confirme button when you’re done to update your application status.

How do I know if I have received a reply to my applications?

You will receive an email notification, with the subject Une décision a été rendue (A decision has been made).

The email will be sent to your UdeM and personal inbox and will invite you to go to your Centre étudiant.

Emails notifications might end up in your Junk inbox folder. To make sure you don't miss anything, we recommend checking your Centre étudiant often, especially when one or more applications are in progress.

It's also normal to receive replies to the various applications you submitted at different times. Not all decisions are made at the same time for all programs.

I have received a reply to my application(s) for admission. What should I do now?

Have you received an email notification that a decision has been made? Go to your Centre étudiant and find the Admissions tile. A small number at the bottom will tell you I you have things to do.

How do I accept or decline an offer of admission?

Follow these steps:

  1. In your Centre étudiant, click on the Admissions tile.
  2. From the list, select the study program offer you want to accept or decline.
  3. If an offer has been made, the Accepter and Refuser buttons will appear. Click on the option of your choice and complete all the steps on the screen.
I don't see the buttons to accept or decline my offer of admission. What do I do now?

If your application status is Admission, Admission définitive, Admission conditionnelle or Réadmission, you do not have to accept your offer, because you have been directly admitted.

This applies to exchange programs, independent studies, medical residencies, postdoctoral fellowships and training or research fellowships.

How long do I have to reply to an offer of admission?

See page 2 of your letter of admission for your reply deadline. Please note that this deadline may vary, depending on the time of year the offer of admission is made. Please note: the closer you have been admitted to the start of a session, the shorter the reply time.

How many steps should I complete before replying to an offer of admission?

5 steps must be completed to accept an offer of admission, and 3 steps must be completed to decline an offer of admission. The whole process only takes a few minutes.

I replied to an offer of admission, but I didn’t receive an acknowledgement of receipt. How do I know if my reply was received?

You will not receive an acknowledgement of receipt to confirm that your response was received. Instead, you should visit your Centre étudiant. In the Admissions tile, the status of your request will change to Offre acceptée if you accept the offer of admission or Dossier fermé if you have declined it.

If you see the terms Offre d’admission, Offre d’admission conditionnelle or Offre de réadmission, it’s because your reply to the offer has not been successfully transmitted.

Application status as posted in your Centre étudiant Definition 
Offer accepted
(Offre acceptée)
You have accepted your offer of admission.
File closed
(Dossier fermé)
You have declined your offer of admission.
or
You have withdrawn your application.
I changed my mind. How do I edit a reply to an offer of admission?

Scenario 1: You have declined an offer but now you would like to accept it.

Once all steps to reply to an offer of admission have been completed, you cannot go back and change your decision through the Centre étudiant. That’s why you must be sure of your choice before you decline an offer of admission. 

If your plans have changed, please let us know and we’ll explore the possibility of reopening your program choices.

Scenario 2: You have accepted an offer and now you’d like to decline it to accept another.

If you have accepted an offer of admission, but you’re waiting for a reply to others under review, you can decline it when you accept another one.

Otherwise, you can withdraw applications with one of the following statuses:   

  • Demande à l’étude
  • Offre d’admission
  • Offre d’admission condition
  • Offre de réadmission
  • Offre acceptée

To do this, go to the Admissions tile, use the Requêtes button on the left menu, click on Déposer une requête then select Retirer un programme and Soumettez the request.

Can I cancel my application while it is being reviewed and a decision has not yet been made?

Yes, once your application status is À l’étude, you may withdraw your application.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the Admissions tile.
  2. Click Requête in the left menu.
  3. Click on the Déposer une requête button.
  4. Select Retirer un programme.
  5. Soumettez the request and confirm by answering "yes" to the validation question.
Can I accept two offers of admission?

That depends. You will have to make a choice if the two programs cannot be taken concurrently in the first session of admission (e.g. two Bachelor's degrees) in accordance with applicable Academic Regulations. If two applications cannot be accepted, explanations and a procedure will appear in the steps when accepting the second offer.

I didn’t reply to my offer(s) of admission by the deadline. What should I do?

Once the reply period has expired, you can no longer access the Accepter and Refuser buttons to reply and your file will be closed. Contact us to indicate your interest in joining the program and we'll explore the possibilities.

How do I access my letter of admission?

Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Admissions tile.
  2. Select the Statut demande d’admission page.
  3. Click on the Voir lettre décision link on the bottom left. You can then view the letter related to the application.

How do I access my immigration letter?

Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Admissions tile.
  2. Select the Statut demande d’admission page.
  3. Click on Voir toutes les lettres link on the bottom left. You can then view the letter related to the application.
Where and how can I get help?

Note: You can click on Besoin de conseil?/Need help? link at the top right of your screen at every step when accepting or declining an offer of admission.

For more information, here are the resources available to you:

  • See this page to direct your specific questions to a member of the Admissions and Recruitment team.
  • Click on the Nous contacter link when navigating the Admissions tile, in the Statut demande d’admission page.
How do I find out the terms of my conditional offer or conditional admission?

See your conditional admission letter by taking these steps:

  1. Click on the Admissions tile.
  2. Select the Statut demande d’admission page.
  3. Click on Voir lettre décision link on the bottom left. You can then see the letter related to the application. The conditions can be found on page 2 or 3 under Conditions d’admission.
How do I find out why my application was refused?

See your rejection letter by taking these steps:

  1. Click on the Admissions tile.
  2. Select the Statut demande d’admission page.
  3. Click on Voir lettre décision link on the bottom left. You can then see the letter related to the application.
Can I take more than one study program in the same session?

For undergraduate programs, you can combine admission to the same session:

  • Bachelor's degree and one other non-degree program (e.g., microprogram/minor/major/certificate)
  • A maximum of 3 study programs at a time
  • No program can be combined with an exchange program or a training or research internship.

Undergraduate doctoral degrees cannot be combined with any other program in the first session of admission.

N.B.: This is only an overview of the rules about the various pedagogical regulations.