El Mahdi Jamali, 18, and Sabrine Djermane, 19, were not in court Monday when a date was set for a meeting where both sides will specify how many witnesses they expect to call.
They have been detained since their arrests in mid-April and were denied bail last month.
Jamali and Djermane each face four charges: attempting to leave Canada to commit a terror act abroad; possession of an explosive substance; facilitating a terrorist act; and committing an act under the direction or for the profit of a terrorist organization.
The two students at College de Maisonneuve, a Montreal junior college, were arrested as what the Crown called a "preventive measure.''
Prosecutors wanted them to sign peace bonds that would set out conditions and restrictions on their day-to-day lives.
Several days after their arrest, they reappeared before a judge to face the criminal charges.