Frequently Asked Questions

What does TSSMU do? What are our goals and objectives?

TSSMU strives to connect all the Turkish students enrolled at McGill University and to introduce the Turkish culture to the McGill community by organizing a variety of events throughout the year. It is a part of SSMU and it falls into the ‘Religion and Culture Clubs’ category (TAMAMLANMALI)

How many membership types do we have?

There are three types of membership: general membership, premium membership and executive membership.

How do I become a general member? What are the benefits?

To become a general member, you may join our Facebook group and fill out this General Membership Form

General membership gives you access to our events and our Facebook group platform, where you can engage in discussions with other club members including McGill Turkish Alumni and get updates about our events.

How do I become a premium member? What are the benefits?

Premium membership costs $15 per academic year, it provides direct access to the lecture notes folder and discounts at affiliated local organizations. Here is a list of all the discounts. You may purchase your Premium membership card by filling out this form.

How do I become an executive member?

All students enrolled at McGill University can apply to become a TSSMU executive member. The application process has two steps: online application form and interviews. The online application form is released in mid-March and is available for two weeks. Applicants are then invited for interviews which take place one week after the online application. Applications are announced on our Facebook page every year in mid-March.

Is there a Facebook group for TSSMU members?

Yes! You can join our group by visiting https://www.facebook.com/groups/tssmu/. You have to add your McGill e-mail to your Facebook account to be able to join though. So make sure you have your McGill email added on ‘Contact’ section on general account settings. You can go to settings page by visiting https://www.facebook.com/settings

What is Lecture Notes? How can I access to the Lecture Notes folder?

Lecture notes is a note sharing platform intended for all TSSMU members. It is basically a google drive folder managed by TSSMU. All notes are uploaded by students. Then they are picked and organized according to their Course Number, Term and Professors.

There are two ways to access the lecture notes folder. You can either fill in this application form and upload your own lecture notes for at least one course. Or you may simply get direct access without uploading any notes by becoming a premium member .

After completing the application form you may access the folder from tssmu.ca/lecturnotes

How many events are there per-semester? What type of events are they?

There are approximately 4 to 5 social events (homecoming party, scooter tour, turkish dinner nights, Turkish nightclub events) and 1 to 2 information sessions (information session for immigration process for Turkish students, Montreal Turkish Consulate information session).

What do we do with the money we earn from our events?

The main purpose of our club is to join Turkish people together, give them the opportunity to meet at our events and help foreigners to get familiar with our culture. Therefore we keep some portion of the profits to organize future events and donate the rest to charity organizations. You can find the list of charities we make donations here. (here kismina link eklenecek)

How can I contact TSSMU?

You can message us on Facebook messenger, email us at [email protected] or by filling the contact form on tssmu.ca!

How can I defer an exam at McGill?

If you want to defer your midterm, you should speak to your professor or your faculty.

If you want to defer a final exam:

If it is your first time, you don’t need to provide supporting documents to your reason. Go on on Minerva, Student Menu > Student Records Menu > Deferred Exam Application.

If you are not eligible for the first-time deferral documentation exemption (e.g. you have deferred an exam once or more before) you need to follow the above steps and submit supporting evidence (e.g. medical note, death of family member etc.) You can find the link here: https://www.mcgill.ca/exams/dates/supdefer

What is the process of withdrawing from a course after add/drop period at McGill?

If you withdraw from a course after the deadline, you will receive a “W” on your transcript. Your GPA will not be affected, you won’t receive any credits and you may not be refunded depending on the withdrawal date. 

See this link for important dates including add/drop and withdrawal deadlines: https://mcgill.ca/importantdates/key-dates

How can I apply for a degree transfer? What are the requirements?

Transfer applications become available around early March. Students wishing to transfer into another undergraduate faculty must have already met the minimum requirements at the time of the application. Once the minimum requirements are met, transfer applications can be made through the submission of an electronic Minerva transfer application by the deadline. 

Students entering U3 with 84 or more credits are no longer eligible for degree transfer. Students entering U2 must have completed a minimum of 9 credits which can be applied to the proposed faculty/major, with an average CGPA of 3.0. Although the basic credit and CGPA requirements are the same for every faculty, the letter grade requirement changes depending on faculties.

How can I register to OSD?

For students to register with the OSD for academic accommodations, they need to meet with an Access Services Advisor, discuss their barriers, and provide valid documentation from a licensed professional. Depending on the nature of their disability or health condition, this registration may be permanent or temporary.

How can I see a doctor/nurse on campus?

McGill Student Health Service clinic: The clinic offers same-day appointments on the downtown campus Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* You need to arrive to the clinic before 8 a.m. or an urgent drop-in appointment.

McGill Student Health Services Clinic (Macdonald campus):  Monday – Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:30pm.

How can I apply for financial aid?

Go to financial aid & awards menu on Minerva’s main page and select financial aid menu.

You should choose the McGill financial aid profile option and fill out the required information from the “2018-19 Financial aid profile” link at the bottom of the page.

You can apply to “in-course financial aid” by clicking the “apply for McGill financial aid” section.

After filling the form you should call the financial aid office for the review of your application, and should make an appointment.

I’m moving out from the residence, how can I find a new place?

You may want to look at places that are close to campus, lots of students live in the Ghetto, the Plateau, Downtown or on the streets to the West of campus such as Peel, Drummond and Stanley. To the West and in Downtown you’ll mostly find apartments, whereas in the Plateau you’ll find cheap nice houses that are just quite far away. The Ghetto is super close to campus, however it can get noisy at night. Check out listings at websites like centris.ca, kijiji or on McGill housing groups on facebook to find cool places.