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REGISTRAR'S OFFICE
Office: A-201
Phone: (514) 340-4724
Fax: (514) 340-5836
registraire@polymtl.ca

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Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

9am to 4pm
Wednesday
10:30am to 4pm
Friday
9am to 4pm (closed from noon to 1pm)

Online Admission Help

The documents you need to submit with your application vary depending on your student status and your plan of study. You can find the list of supporting documents in the checklist section of your admission application :

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If you already have a profile on the MonAvenir portal, you can log in using the email and password associated with your old MonAvenir account. If you are unable to log in, you will need to create a new account.

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If you can’t remember the email associated with your account, you will need to create a new account: Create an account.

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You can modify your account information at any time, but changes will not take effect until the next time you submit an admission application.

To make a change to a submitted application, send an email with your last name, first name, date of birth, and application number or student ID number (if known) to admission@polymtl.ca.

NEW ADMISSION APPLICATION (TYPE OF APPLICATION)

Readmission: The online admission system allows Polytechnique Montréal students who have taken a break from their studies or cancelled their registration to apply for readmission.

Program change: This option is available only to graduate students. To submit your application, see the Program Change section of the Registrar’s website.

Note: Applicants interested in Polytechnique Montréal’s international exchange program should refer to the Exchange Student section.

LEVEL OF STUDY

You need to decide which level of study you want to apply for before submitting an admission application to Polytechnique Montréal.

You should submit an admission application for each level of study that interests you. Polytechnique Montréal has three levels of study:

  • Undergraduate bachelor’s degrees in engineering are training programs for engineers that give you the title of engineer and allow you to practice engineering in Canada. If you are applying for a quota program (aerospace engineering or biomedical engineering), you need to list your second choice of program. If you are applying for a non-quota program, you only need to choose one program. Once you are admitted, you can change to one of the ten non-quota programs.

  • Graduate studies: Graduate diplomas (DESS), master’s degrees, and PhDs are graduate programs that are open only to applicants who have earned at least one bachelor’s degree or have completed another equivalent program. You have the option of selecting two graduate programs.

  • Undergraduate certificates and microprograms are continuing education programs adapted for  professional students. You can select two undergrate certificate programs or microprograms.

  • You can also ask to register as an independent student or an auditor. An independent student or auditor is someone who is not applying to earn a degree.  Even though they have not been accepted into a specific program, independent students and auditors can register for one or more regular courses in any of the three levels of study described above (certain restrictions apply).

Note: International students cannot apply for undergraduate or graduate microprograms or certificates or enrol as auditors or independent students.
YOUR CURRENT STATUS IN CANADA

The supporting documents you need to prove your current status in Canada will be listed after you make your selection from the drop-down menu. Make sure you do what you need to obtain the documents on the checklist for your plan of study :

Note: International students cannot apply for undergraduate or graduate microprograms or certificates or enrol as auditors or independent students.

Canadian citizen

  • Your Canadian birth certificate with the first and last names of your parents

or

  • Your certificate of Canadian citizenship (front and back)

Canadian citizen – Resident of Quebec

You do not need to provide any documents if you are transferring from a CEGEP; we will obtain your documents from Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec.

Otherwise, provide copies of the following documents:

  • Your birth certificate issued by Directeur de l'État civil with the first and last names of your parents

or

  • Your birth certificate with the first and last names of your parents
  • and your certificate of Canadian citizenship (front and back)
  • and your Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ)

International Student

  • Your birth certificate with the first and last names of your parents

At the start of your first semester :

  • Your Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ)
  • Your Canadian Study Permit (SP)

Refugee

  • Your birth certificate with the first and last names of your parents
  • The document issued by the Government of Canada granting you refugee status
  • Your Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ)
  • Your Canadian Study Permit (SP)

Permanent resident of Canada

  • Your birth certificate with the first and last names of your parents
  • Your permanent resident card (front and back)

Permanent resident of Quebec

  • Your birth certificate with the first and last names of your parents
  • Your permanent resident card (front and back)
  • Your Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ)

Notes: Your Polytechnique Montréal file will be created using the first and last name that appear on your birth certificate (for applicants born in Canada) or on your Canadian citizenship card, permanent resident card, or study permit. The Track your applications tab lets you track the progress of your admission application and check that we’ve received the documents needed to process your application.

DESIRED ADMISSION SEMESTER

The fall semester begins in late August, the winter semester begins in early January, and the summer semester begins in May. The short summer session is seven weeks of classes and the long summer session is 15 weeks of classes.

Bachelor’s in engineering

There is no summer admission for bachelor’s degree in engineering programs (training for engineers).

Since biomedical engineering and aerospace engineering are quota programs, students are only admitted in the fall semester each year.

Non-quota programs are available in the fall and winter semesters.

Graduate studies

Students can be admitted to all graduate diploma (DESS), master’s, and PhD programs in the fall, winter, or summer.

Undergraduate certificates and microprograms

There is no summer admission for undergraduate certificates and microprograms. These programs are offered in the fall and winter semesters.

Since the Certificate in Biomedical Technologies — Electronic Instrumentation, Internship Profile is a quota program, students can only be admitted in the fall semester each year.

CHOICE OF PROGRAM

You should submit an admission application for each level of study that interests you. Depending on your plan of study, you may be asked to select two programs on your admission application. The programs you select must be the same level of study.

Bachelor’s degrees in engineering (undergraduate)

Training programs for engineers give you the title of engineer and allow you to practice engineering in Canada. Polytechnique Montréal has 12 bachelor’s degree programs.

If you are applying for a quota program (aerospace engineering or biomedical engineering), you need to list your second choice of program. Consult the FAQ – Quota Programs to learn more about them.

If you are applying for a non-quota program, you only need to list your first choice of program. The admission eligibility criteria is the same for non-quota programs. Once you are admitted, you can change to one of the ten non-quota programs.

Important note: Applicants cannot select tracks in the integrated preparatory year or the propaedeutic year in engineering when they submit their admission application. These tracks will be offered to the appropriate applicants in response to their application for admission to the bachelor’s training program for engineers. Consult the FAQ – Preparatory Year to learn more about it.

Graduate studies

Graduate diplomas (DESS), master’s degrees, and PhDs are graduate programs that are open only to applicants who have earned at least one bachelor’s degree or have completed another equivalent program. You can select two graduate programs.

For each engineering specialty, you can choose from among a number of programs whose lengths of study and levels of research involvement are adapted to the needs of each applicant. Consult the list of graduate programs.

Note: International students cannot apply for graduate microprograms.
Undergraduate certificates and microprograms

Undergraduate continuing education programs are adapted for professional students. Polytechnique Montréal offers top quality technical continuing education activities for engineers, technologists, technicians, and other professionals. Courses are mainly offered at night, but some distance education courses are also available. Certain programs are designed to meet the needs of different community members, such as international graduates, firefighters, and public safety workers. Explore new areas of expertise and get a university certificate with our new nine-credit undergraduate microprograms. Consult the list of undergraduate certificates and microprograms.

Note: International students cannot apply for undergraduate certificates and microprograms.
Independent student or auditor

An independent student or auditor is someone who is not studying to earn a degree. Even though they have not been accepted into a specific program, independent students and auditors can register for one or more regular courses in any of the three levels of study described above (certain restrictions apply).

Consult the course directory for various levels of study by program:

Or

Consult the list of course abbreviations (make sure to properly identify the level: BA, GS, or CE)

Check the three-year plan to see if the courses you selected are available in the desired semester and it they are held during the day or at night:

IMPORTANT NOTE

Some courses are not available to independent students and auditors or are restricted. Consult the list of unavailable/restricted courses.

Note: International students cannot enrol as auditors or independent students.
POLYTECHNIQUE MONTRÉAL STUDENT ID NUMBER

If you have already studied at Polytechnique Montréal, please enter your student ID number. This information will be used to link your new application to your student record.

If you have forgotten your student ID number, leave this box empty.

QUÉBEC PERMANENT CODE

If you have studied in Quebec, your permanent code will be written on your university or college transcript. The permanent code, consisting of four letters and eight numbers, is provided by Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec.

If you have forgotten your permanent code, leave this box empty.

Your permanent code appears on :

  • transcripts issued by Ministère de l'Éducation
  • diplomas issued by Ministère de l'Éducation
  • other documents issued by Ministère de l'Éducation
  • various documents issued by educational institutions (the code must be clearly identified as the Ministère de l'Éducation code versus the institution’s permanent code).
ESTABLISHMENTS ATTENDED

Please provide information about all the diplomas submitted to support your admission application, including studies you previously completed to obtain your last two diplomas or information on your last four years of study. Please list your most recent education first.

BREAKS IN STUDIES AND JOBS

Please complete this section if you are currently employed. Describe what you have been doing if it has been more than one semester between when you completed your studies and when you filled out an admission application.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Depending on your plan of study, you may be asked to state your level of proficiency in French and English.

When you get to Polytechnique Montréal, if your basic knowledge of French or English is insufficient, you may be required to take French or English courses. Polytechnique Montréal may ask you to take a skills test.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

When you apply for a research program (research master’s or PhD), you will be asked to describe the steps you took or plan to take to finance your planned studies.

EMPLOYMENT DURING STUDIES

Please state if you will be working full time during your studies. Note that students registered for research master’s or PhD programs must study full time.

RESEARCH OR STUDY SUPERVISOR

To be admitted to a master’s or PhD research program, applicants must find a professor willing to supervise their research. Applicants in either of these programs are not required to find a supervisor before submitting their admission application.

  • If you have already found a supervisor, please answer “yes” and enter the professor’s name.
  • If you have not yet found a professor to supervise you, answer “no” to the question and we will try to find one for you.

To learn how to find a supervisor, consult the Supervision section. 

PLACE OF BIRTH AND CITIZENSHIP

Use the following definitions to complete this section :

  • Country of citizenship : Canadian students born outside Canada must provide an official document proving their Canadian citizenship.
  • Country of main residence : permanent residents and refugees must provide an official document proving their status in Canada.
  • Mother tongue : first language learned.
  • Language spoken : language spoken most often at home or wherever the student lives when they submit their application.
PARENTS’ NAMES

List the full names of your mother and father so Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec can assign you a permanent code. The information needed to create and verify your permanent code will be sent to Ministère de l’Éducation under an agreement authorized by Commission d’accès à l’information. Entering your parents’ permanent address(es) is optional.

Addresses

Mailing address

Only one mailing address will be saved to your file.*

Parents’ address or permanent address (optional)

Provide your parents’ address or your permanent address, if applicable.

Emergency contact (optional)

If possible, provide the name and contact info of someone in Quebec who is easy to reach. You can modify this section at any time during your studies.

Employer’s address (optional)

If possible, provide your employer’s address.

* MODIFY YOUR ADDRESS
To modify your address, please send an email as soon as possible with your last name, first name, date of birth, and application number to admission@polymtl.ca.

AUTHORIZATIONS AND PAYMENT

The AUTHORIZATIONS AND DECLARATIONS section must be filled out before you submit your online admission application to Polytechnique Montréal for payment and processing. If the applicant is a minor when the application is submitted, we assume he or she has obtained prior written permission from a parent or guardian.

Have you received my online admission application and payment?
To submit an admission application, you need to complete the final step : Authorizations and Payment. You application will not be considered unless you complete this step. You will be emailed an acknowledgement of receipt.

I want to cancel my admission application. Can I get reimbursed?
No. Application fees are non-refundable.

CONSULT YOUR ADMISSION APPLICATIONS

You can consult your admission application history in the Consult my applications tab.

To make a change to a submitted application, send an email with your last name, first name, date of birth, and application number to admission@polymtl.ca.

NOTE: The Track your applications tab lets you check that we’ve received your documents and see whether or not Polytechnique Montréal has accepted your application.

TRACK YOUR APPLICATIONS

The Track your applications tab lets you check that we’ve received your documents and see whether or not Polytechnique Montréal has accepted your application.

How and when will I receive an answer to my admission application?
A letter will be mailed to you to officially inform you of Polytechnique Montréal’s decision regarding your application.
Outside of peak times, you should receive a response in five to six weeks for an undergraduate application and six to eight weeks for a graduate application. Graduate applications take longer to process because the departments need time to assess them.