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Registration period

1. Registration periods are listed in the academic calendar.

2. A few days before a period begins, check HEC en ligne for the date and the time at which the system will allow you to register.

3. Under Registration dates, click My registration period.

Conditional Admission 

You must meet all stated conditions prior to the registration period for the term following your admission to the program; otherwise you will be denied access to HEC en ligne.


You are responsible for managing your program of study. You will receive your diploma only if you have met all of your program’s requirements, including the number of compulsory and elective course credits.

To view your class and exam schedule, your student record or the deadline for completing your studies, go to HEC en ligne

Note that your exams may not necessarily take place on the same day as your regularly scheduled classes.

Choose your courses for the next term only:

  • Not all courses are offered every term.
  • Every year in early June, HEC Montréal publishes the course schedules for the next three terms. When choosing your courses, take into account the courses available in those three terms.
  • For a description of a given course, go to Zone cours.

View the lab sessions schedules (list for French and English courses).

 Language requirements for graduation

HEC Montréal has introduced a specific language policy for the M.Sc. program, designed to give graduates the distinctive asset of fluency in more than one language. Under this language policy, students must have knowledge of a second language to be able to graduate (French or another language).

Students whose mother tongue is English

Students in this category must provide evidence of a good knowledge in a second language to obtain their M.Sc. degree. For example, this requirement will be met if :

  • The student has completed previous studies in a language other than that chosen for his or her M.Sc. program.
  • The student successfully completes a test designed by HEC Montréal.
  • The student has successfully completed a foreign language course given by a recognized institution.
  • The student holds a certificate of language proficiency issued by a recognized organization (i.e. intermediate level Certificate in French as a second language, Université de Montréal).

For additional information please write to

Changing stream

Students who wish to change streams in their MSc program must send an e-mail to the head of their specialization, who will decide whether to approve the request.

Barring exceptional circumstances, students may change streams only once in their program. To request this change, they must have already completed 15 course credits.

If the change is accepted, it will take effect in the term following the request. 


E-mail is our main communication tool!

Correcting your personal information

Contact information

If your contact information (mailing address, e-mail address or phone number) has changed since you were admitted to HEC Montréal, it is important to update it promptly.  Make any necessary changes online through HEC en ligne.  

+  Name change

Since the Fall 2000 semester, the ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR) has obliged Quebec universities to obtain a permanent code assigned and validated by the Ministry for each registered student.

The “permanent code” is a code that the province’s ministry of education, the MEESR, uses to identify individual students. It consists of four letters followed by eight digits.
e.g. AAAZ11223344
AAA = First 3 letters of the student’s family name
Z = First letter of the student’s given name
11 = Date of birth
22 = Birth month (plus 50 if the student is female)
33 = Last 2 digits of the year of birth
44 = Sequence number assigned by the MEESR

If the name appearing in the MEESR file differs from the one on record at HEC Montréal, we are required to modify it to bring it in line with the data held by the MEESR.

If, while consulting your record on HEC en ligne, you notice that your name has been changed and that you wish to modify it, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • a birth certificate (for students from Quebec or any other Canadian province)
  • a document attesting to your status in Canada (international students)

Failing this, your name will remain as it is currently in HEC en ligne.

For further information, please e-mail us at

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