* About: Minerva for Students and Guests

Service overview | Who can use it | How to request & access | Cost | Availability | FAQs | Best practices & policies | Training & documentation | Support

Service overview

Minerva is a user-friendly web interface to McGill's central information system, available to applicants, alumni, former students (non-alumni), students and their designated guests.

In addition to their respective menus, i.e. Student or Guest menu, both students and guests have access to the Personal and Applicant menus.

Applicants to McGill receive an acknowledgement notice from the University, containing their McGill ID with which they can log into Minerva. Until accepting an offer of admission, they have access only to the Applicants and Personal menus in Minerva.

To learn more about all these menus, see Minerva menus for Students and Guests. For details of first-time and subsequent login, see the How to access section below.

Who can use it

How to request & access the service

What you need to access Minerva:

Current students and alumni

You can sign into Minerva in two ways:

Parents & guests

Always use a McGill ID and PIN to log in. To receive your login credentials, you must have been granted guest access privileges by a McGill student and followed the instructions contained in the emails sent to you by McGill.

Accessing Minerva



If you have a valid McGill username, your McGill ID and PIN will eventually be phased out, so it is recommended to use your McGill credentials to log in.

Students and alumni can access Minerva in either of the following ways:

Former students (non-alumni) Log into Minerva directly using their McGill ID and Minerva PIN combination.

Guests can access Minerva from the Minerva for guests web page and must log in using their McGill ID and Minerva PIN combination.

Applicants – Until accepting an offer of admission from McGill, you may continue to access Minerva directly and log in with the McGill ID and the PIN you set up during first-time login. Upon confirming your acceptance to McGill, you will receive your McGill Username and McGill Password and can subsequently access Minerva as described for Students above.


The costs are covered by your student fees.


Minerva is available 24 X 7, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Check the home page of the IT Support site for any announcements regarding unscheduled service interruptions.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to log in to see McGill's Course Calendar or Class Schedule for a term?

Yes. Access to the Course Catalog and Class schedule is currently limited to members of the McGill community.

For Class Schedule information, please login to your Minerva account and:

For a listing of McGill's courses at every level with full course descriptions, prerequisites, calendar notes and other restrictions are published in University Calendars.

For students and guests:

For students:

For guests:

Best practices & policies

Training & documentation

Resources for students:

Resources for guests:

Resources for applicants:


Find instant answers about student-related matters at: Ask McGill

For parents and guests having problems accessing Minerva, contact Service Point at 514-398-7878.

Current students, applicants and alumni, get help at Service Point or call 514-398-7878.