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HEC en ligne 
is the portal through which you can access your student records. 
You will use it to view your schedule, your classroom and exam room numbers, and your academic transcripts.

To log in, you will need your HEC Montréal student number.  
This eight-digit number is available on the BCI home page under “ID number at host institution.”
By default, your password is the one that you received upon activation of your student number.

This is where you can view your course content..

An e-mail address have been assigned to you. It also serves as your user name to access your account. Your password, as long as you don't change it, is the one that you received upon activation of your student number.

All official notices from HEC Montréal will be sent to this address.


Course changes


Drop a course 

To cancel your registration in a course prior to the start of classes, or to withdraw from a course once it is in progress, use the BCI Web site. Refer to the academic calendar for the applicable deadlines.

Changing courses 

To change any course for which you have registered, use the BCI Web site. Refer to the academic calendar for the applicable deadlines.
Before you can register for a new course, you must first cancel your registration in the course you wish to drop. 

Exams and grades

Exams are not usually held in the same room or at the same time as the courses for which they are being given.  

Consequently, take care to check the date and time of your exams to make sure they do not conflict with courses given at your home university. HEC Montréal will not authorize any exam schedule changes.

To be admitted to the exam room, you must show your HEC Montréal student card.

For more information, refer to the link below: 
(calculator, plagiarism and fraud, leaving the examination room, reviewing your final exam booklet, etc.)

+  Exams

Attendance at examinations
Documentation allowed
Absence from an examination

 Attendance at examinations

  • Only registered students may sit an examination.
  • Students must report to their assigned examination room according to the alphabetical order of their family name.
  • Students must present their student cards to be admitted to the examination room.
  • Any students who arrive more than 45 minutes late will not be allowed to enter the examination room.
  • Students are not allowed to leave the examination room within the first 45 minutes, for any reason.
  • No one may leave and re-enter the examination room while an examination is in progress.

 Documentation allowed

  • The documentation allowed for a test or examination is specified in the test or exam booklet.
  • A printed translation dictionary is allowed if the language of instruction of the course (except for language courses) is English or Spanish. 
  • Only students whose mother tongue is not French may use a translation dictionary when the language of instruction of the course is French. In that case, they must go to the Information Counter, at the Office the Registrar, to affix a sticker on their student card.
  • Electronic or telecommunications devices are not allowed, unless specified in the test or exam booklet.
  • During an examination, no one may communicate with anyone else, share or exchange any objects or transmit any information electronically.
  • Offenders will be subject to penalties in accordance with the Règlement sur l'intégrité intellectuelle des étudiants.


If students are allowed to use a calculator, they must ensure that their device complies with the regulations and obtain a sticker.

Absence from an examination

Students who have a valid reason for missing an examination must complete the Notice of absence from an examination form and provide a copy of the supporting documents within five working days following the date of the examination. 

Only circumstances beyond the student’s control will be deemed valid, e.g. force majeure, an unforeseeable event or an illness attested to by a medical certificate.

No notice of absence will be accepted if the student has reported to the examination room.

Absence on medical grounds - Procedure
The medical certificate must attest to the student’s inability to attend on the scheduled examination date. A medical form indicating simply that a student consulted a doctor on a given date will not be considered sufficient. 

The student must submit the form through HEC en ligne under Upload documents > Student file > Attachment Type > Absence with cause. A reply will be sent to the student’s HEC Montréal e-mail address within two to three weeks.

Final examination: Students who justify their absence to the satisfaction of the Program Director must take the examination at a later date. See deferred examination.

Mid-term examination: Students who justify their absence to the satisfaction of the Program Director will be assigned the same mark for the mid-term examination as for their final examination.

Other assessment (e.g., quiz, team assignment) : The student must contact the professor (or course coordinator).

+  Grades

Results on HEC en ligne
Transmission of results: courses taken outside of HEC Montréal
Posting of transcripts
Transcript errors
Viewing a copy of a final exam
Requesting a grade review
"With Great Distinction" Citation

Results on HEC en ligne

Results are published on HEC en ligne in general 15 working days after the scheduled final exam. Afterwards, if the results are not posted, the student can contact the academic department.

Transmission of results for courses taken outside of HEC Montréal

The result of a course taken elsewhere than HEC Montréal will initially be available on the portal of the host institution. It will then be forwarded by the host university to HEC Montréal through the Authorization to transfer credits form. This process may take a few weeks. Once submitted, a note will be posted on the Authorization to transfer credits form. The result will then appear and on your transcript through “my profile” via HEC en ligne.

 Posting of transcripts

Before requesting an official copy of your academic transcript, make sure it is already available on HEC en ligne.


For graduates, transcripts and attestation of studies completed are available as of the dates listed below, as conferring degrees requires additional processing time.


Transcripts Posting Dates (All programs except MBA) Dates (MBA)*
Fall term February 15 February
Winter term June 30 July
Summer term August 15 September


*For the MBA program : Once your results are available on HEC en ligne, you can get an attestation of studies completed and a transcript by completing the official documents application form below.

Request for Official Documents form
Letter grading (back of the transcript) (PDF)

 Transcript errors

To report an error on your transcript, write to the Office of the Registrar; remember to specify your student number and program of studies and to include a brief description of the error.

 Viewing a copy of a final exam

All Programs except MBA
Schedule an appointment on HEC en ligne as soon as grades are posted. Take note of the deadlines in your program's academic calendar (places are limited). 

Write an e-mail to as soon as grades are posted on HEC en ligne.

For details refer to the FAQ.

 Requesting a grade review

Print and complete the form entitled “Revision of the result of a final examination". Take note of the deadlines in your program's academic calendar.

For details refer to the FAQ.

 "With Great Distinction" citation on transcript


As from fall 2015, students will receive a citation of excellence (“with great distinction”) each term where their cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) is at least 3.5 (undergraduate) or at least 3.8 (graduate, except PhD) as long as the number of credits reaches 15.

"With great distinction"... a seal of quality

This citation of excellence says a great deal about the merits and achievements of a student or graduate. 

It salutes the individual’s commitment and hard work, and is sure to help open all kinds of doors—when looking for a job, applying for bursaries or scholarships, or seeking admission to a graduate or post-graduate program. 

As we all know, marking systems vary from one university to another around the world. This citation of excellence will serve as a seal of quality, attesting to students’ and graduates’ skills and achievements, wherever they go.

Other useful information

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

Academic calendar and regulations: very useful documents.

Educational materials : COOP HEC (in French only) , Authorized calculators, Library (in French only)


+  Plagiarism and fraud

Violations  |  References and quotation  |  Sanctions  |  Tips  |  FAQ


A degree from HEC Montréal must stand as a testament to a graduate’s high level of education and ethical behaviour. Plagiarism distorts the evaluation process, thereby lowering the value of degrees conferred by HEC Montréal while tarnishing the school’s reputation, to the detriment of students past, present and future.  

Do you want to be associated with an institution where other students plagiarize to boost their grades? Do you realize that the recognition of your hard-earned academic achievements is at stake? Won’t society question the ethics of your own behaviour, both during your studies and after you entered the labour market?

Academic integrity is one of HEC Montréal’s core values, which the school makes every effort to defend and promote.


 Academic violations and fraud

Academic violations
Under Article 2.1 of the Règlement sur l'intégrité intellectuelle des étudiants, “a violation is defined as any act committed in order to falsify academic performance on an evaluation, any attempt to commit such an act, or any involvement in such an act.”


  • Glancing at another student’s exam,
  • Using prohibited documentation during an exam or quiz,
  • Failing to reference or quote, in accordance with established practice, the sources of documentation used in any work submitted.


Fraud refers to any act involving the modification or falsification of an official document.

Any modification or falsification of a document:

  • supporting a candidate’s application for admission,
  • entitling the student to special treatment in his or her course of study, or
  • listing the student’s grades or degrees,
  • the use of another student’s files in any work submitted.

  References and quotations

A large number of plagiarism cases involve poorly referenced document sources and quotations. We encourage you to consult the Citer ses sources library guide (in French) developed by the reference service at the HEC Montréal library.

The following clarifications should help you better understand the various forms plagiarism can take.

Keep in mind that the teacher’s objective is to evaluate what you have learned. You must therefore clearly identify all information derived from another, external source so that the teacher can distinguish between that information and your personal contribution.

If you quote from another person’s text, you must:

  • use quotation marks to highlight the passage in question, and
  • cite the reference, using either a footnote or the author/date method to indicate the reference within the text, so the teacher or any other reader may easily locate the original text.

If you do not include an actual quotation but are conveying in your own words the essential arguments of another person’s text, you must:

  • indicate this in your development, and
  • cite the reference so the teacher or any other reader may easily locate the original text.   



Sanctions range from a warning letter to expulsion from the program. The most common sanctions are a grade of zero (0) on the work submitted or a failing grade for the entire course.

At the Master’s level, the default sanction is a course failure. At the PhD level, an act of plagiarism usually leads to suspension or expulsion.

A repeat violation generally leads to expulsion.

In the case of work submitted as part of a team project, where the academic rules and regulations are deemed to have been violated, all members of the team are jointly liable.

Refer Article 2.2 of the Règlement sur l'intégrité intellectuelle des étudiants for more on the possible sanctions.




Team work

If, in contributing to a team project, a member of that team violates the academic rules and regulations, the sanction will in most cases apply to all members. As such, be vigilant when choosing your teammates and discussing their contributions. Moreover, be considerate of the other members of your team, as they will all pay for your misconduct.


It is normal for students to exchange ideas as part of the learning process in a course. However, an individual assignment must be the fruit of the work and study of the person who writes it. Some types of communication when producing individual assignments are considered violations of the Regulation regarding the intellectual integrity of students. Sending files, and continuing discussions leading to a consensus on the precise approach and the answer are automatically considered offences.


Stress is often cited as the underlying reason for an act of plagiarism. Although it is easy to see how stress might lead a student to consider resorting to plagiarism, being under stress in no way justifies the act. It is therefore up to you to organize your academic work in such a way as to minimize stressful situations. For instance, avoid waiting until the last minute to write your papers.
Plagiarism is not a solution to organization problems. If you experience such problems, visit our study support section.

Research skills

Having strong research skills will make your academic life much easier. From the moment you begin your research, document your sources clearly. Thereafter, when drafting your paper, take care to locate and identify everything you are quoting, as well as any other person’s thoughts.
Once again, you should refer to the Citer ses sources library guide (in French) developed by the HEC Montréal library reference service to help you better conduct your document research and clearly understand the procedures you need to follow at HEC Montréal.



Here are a few examples of how and why you could be accused of plagiarism.

+  I have taken prohibited documentation into an exam, but I am not using it.

Simply being in possession of prohibited documentation is a violation.

+  I used documents posted on the Web (newspaper or journal articles, videos, Web sites, etc.) without referencing them.

To properly evaluate what the student has learned, the teacher must clearly be able to identify the student’s original contribution.

+  I took a complete excerpt from a Web (or print) document, inserted it into my paper and cited the source in a footnote.

Not only must the source be specified, but the excerpt must be placed in quotation marks.

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