Complying with the verification of original documents

When applying for admission, some candidates submit the required documents by uploading them to their Student Centre. The University reserves the right to request the original of an uploaded admissions document, at any time, for verification. You may be randomly asked for verification. In such a case, please refer to this page for the next steps to take.

What do I do when I have been asked for verification in my Student Centre?

As stated in your Student Centre, you must provide the original or a certified copy of the required document(s) by the stated deadline.

  1. Choose the means of transmission
    Choose the means of transmission that suits you best: by mail or registered mail, in person or by electronic transmission between universities in Québec.

  2. Complete the identification form
    You must attach this identification form so we can link your paper documents to your admissions application .

  3. Provide a reply envelope for the return of the documents, if desired

    If you would like to have the original documents returned to you, please send a self-addressed, stamped reply envelope with them. Otherwise, the original documents will remain the property of the Université de Montréal and will be kept on file for one year. You can submit a request for their return to the Office of the Registrar.

  4. Monitor your Student Centre
    Once the documents have been received and verification is completed, the task assigned in your Student Centre will disappear from the to-do list.

If you have any questions, please submit an online request for assistance  or call us at 514-343-7212.

Accepted means of transmission

By electronic transmission between Québec universities

For a Quebec university, go to its website and search for the page to order transcripts, certificates, diplomas or official documents. When selecting the delivery address, choose BCI electronic transmission and the Université de Montréal as the recipient.

* The identification form is not required.

In person

Consult our hours and bring the documents and identification form to this address:

Université de Montréal
Bureau du registraire
Pavillon J.-A.-DeSève, comptoir 3e étage
2332, boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Montréal (Québec)
H3T 1J4

When you arrive at the counter, select the option Contrôle des originaux on the interactive terminal.

By mail

Université de Montréal
Contrôle des originaux – Numérisation
C. P. 6205, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal, H3C 3T5

Provide a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for documents to be returned. See the Return of your original documents step for details on how to claim your documents.

By registered mail

Université de Montréal
Contrôle des originaux – Numérisation
Pavillon J.-A.-DeSève, 3e étage
2332, boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Montréal, H3T 1J4
Canada

Provide a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for documents to be returned. See the Return of your original documents step for details on how to claim your documents.

How to complete the identification form?

The information required is essential to identify your file. Please make sure to complete all fields.

The identification number (Matricule)

Your file number, displayed in the Student Centre under Données personnelles.

matricule

The confirmation number

Your application number, displayed in the Student Centre under Admissions, in the application confirmation email or in the verification notice received by email.

numéro de confirmation

* The identification form is not required if you use electronic transmission between Québec universities.

What happens if you do not provide the original documents?

This step is crucial to finalize the processing of your file. If you do not send it to us within the required timeframe, your admission will be revoked.

Return of your original documents

If you mailed the official documents along with a sufficiently stamped return envelope, they will be returned to you in this envelope.

If you did not provide a postage-paid return envelope, they will become the property of the Université de Montréal. They will be kept for one year and then destroyed.  To claim your documents, submit an online request by selecting the subject Récupération de documents originaux soumis à la demande d’admission (Retrieving original documents submitted with admissions application). Please note that fees apply.


Obligations and responsibilities of students for documents and information provided for admission and registration at the University

Any use of false documents or any falsification of documents, as well as any false statement or failure to provide documents when required by the University, whether as part of an admissions application or throughout the student's progress at the University, may result in the cancellation of the student's admission or registration, in accordance with University Regulations.