Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

9 School of Physical and Occupational Therapy : 9.2 Programs and Admission Information : 9.2.3 Requirements for Admission : Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programs
Quebec applicants
who have obtained a CEGEP Diploma of Collegial Studies are expected to have taken the following prerequisite courses: Biology - 00UK, 00XU; Chemistry - 00UL, 00UM, 00XV; Mathematics - 00UN, 00UP; Physics - 00UR, 00US, 00UT.
Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year of college/university studies (or equivalent)
are expected to have taken the following university/college-level courses: two terms of biology with labs; two terms of general chemistry with labs; one term of organic chemistry with lab; two terms of physics (mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics) with labs; one term of differential calculus; and one term of integral calculus.
Applicants from the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries
must have completed two A-Level subjects with final grades of B or better, and two A-Level subject with a final grade of C or better. A-Level subjects must include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
Applicants with a French Baccalaureate
must have completed Series S, with a minimum overall average 12/20 and a minimum of 10/20 in each mathematics, biological and physical sciences course. Applicants may be required to complete additional courses in organic chemistry prior to admission.
Applicants with an International Baccalaureate
must have completed biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics at Higher Level. Calculus II and one semester of college/university level organic chemistry.
McGill Inter-faculty Transfer
Note: McGill students who have completed fewer than 24 credits or who will have completed an undergraduate degree by August 1 of the entering year cannot apply as a transfer and must apply directly to Enrolment Services, Service Point, 3415 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0C8. See
McGill students applying for an inter-faculty transfer to the non-practicing undergraduate degree in occupational therapy or physical therapy must have completed a minimum of two terms of study (24 credits) at McGill, taken all the prerequisite courses: two terms of biology with labs; two terms of general chemistry with labs; one term of organic chemistry with labs; two terms of physics with labs (including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics at the university level) or three terms of physics at the CEGEP level; and two terms of calculus (differential and integral).
High school graduates from outside Quebec who have been accepted into a 120-credit Science program who wish to transfer into the undergraduate programs in the Physical or Occupational Therapy degrees must have taken the McGill courses listed below to be eligible to apply to transfer into Physical or Occupational Therapy.
Equivalent McGill Science Prerequisite Courses – McGill Inter-faculty Transfer
BIOL 111
CHEM 110
MATH 140
PHYS 101
Introductory Physics – Mechanics with lab
or PHYS 131
BIOL 112
CHEM 120
CHEM 212*
MATH 141
PHYS 102
Introductory Physics – Electromagnetism with lab
or PHYS 142
* Alternatively, this course can be taken intensively in the Summer term in the month of May, the recommended option. It can only be taken in the Winter term by students who have a Fall term overall average of B+.
Students applying for an inter-faculty transfer into the Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Science, programs offered at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy must apply directly to the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Application forms are available from the School at the beginning of February of the year applying. The completed application forms must be received by the School no later than April 1st of the entering year. In addition to the information required in the application package, students must complete an inter-faculty transfer form available on Minerva. Please refer to or section 3.3.11 “Inter-Faculty Transfer” for details.

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