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Newly admitted

Welcome to HEC Montréal! We’re delighted to have you as one of our students.

This section contains everything you need to know about studying at HEC Montréal. The sections below will answer many of your questions, including those about choosing courses and HEC Montréal’s regulations.


What you need to know as soon as you arrive

The HEC Montréal student card: don’t go anywhere without it!

Support for students with a disability. Let us know as soon as you register.

Transportation: the STM’s OPUS public transit pass, parking, etc.

E-mail, our main communication tool!

My online tools: HEC en ligne, Zone cours, etc. On HEC en ligne, check your contact emergency and personal data.

Student supplies: COOP HEC (in French), Authorized calculators

Planing your course of studies

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 et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) 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 MEES, 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 MEES

If the name appearing in the MEES 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 MEES.

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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