May 29, 2012
Even though there were no class disruptions at HEC Montréal over the past several weeks, the School, like other Quebec institutions, has taken a series of steps that will make it possible to integrate new students affected by the boycott at some colleges or university faculties.
In accordance with the Act to enable students to receive instruction from the postsecondary institutions they attend (Bill 78) and so that its local and international students can take their program courses, HEC Montréal has made the following arrangements for admissions in the fall 2012 and winter 2013 terms.
For the fall term only, HEC Montréal will accept two cohorts (in each of its French, bilingual and trilingual streams).
The first cohort, i.e. the majority of new students, consisting of those who were affected little or not at all by the boycott, will follow the schedule in the 2012-2013 calendar and will begin, as originally planned, on August 27, 2012. This cohort will include CEGEP students not affected by the boycott, students who have completed their preparatory year at HEC Montréal and international students.
Students from colleges and CEGEPs targeted by Bill 78 will form a second cohort and will begin their program in compressed form, starting October 1.
Both cohorts will finish their courses and exams no later than December 21. The second cohort will then join the regular cohort in January 2013, for the rest of the BBA program.
Similar measures will apply for students admitted on a conditional basis for the winter 2013 term.
Graduate and postgraduate programs
Students admitted on a conditional basis for the fall 2012 term and coming from Quebec universities where there was a boycott of courses in winter 2012 will be able to complete – depending on their situation – a maximum of 3 to 5 courses from their undergraduate university program. They will have until the end of the summer 2013 term to complete the undergraduate courses they need.
For more details, candidates from universities affected by the winter 2012 boycott should contact the administration of the applicable HEC Montréal program.
Information and support
As usual, the School has done everything possible to make sure that all students admitted will receive high-quality teaching and enjoy the conditions and support they need to ensure their success – a constant priority for HEC Montréal.
For more details on the specific rules applying to each program, a Frequently Asked Questions list (in French only) has been created to answer candidates’ main questions.