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Undergraduate Calendar 2015-2016 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Application Procedures



HOW TO APPLY

  1. Determine the appropriate application form and/or procedures. (See Categories of Admission below.)
  2. Determine application deadline. (See Application and Documentation Deadlines in this section.)
  3. Refer to the Admission Requirements  and specific Faculty sections of this Calendar for further information.
  4. Complete and submit your application as directed.
  5. Submit all required documentation to McMaster. (See Documents in this section.)
  6. Once your application has been received, McMaster’s Enrolment Services Admissions Office will send you an acknowledgment.

1. Categories of Admission

A. Current Ontario High School Students

You should complete the 101 application if you meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • You are taking courses during the day at an Ontario secondary school (this includes students returning for second semester and graduated students returning to upgrade one or more courses)
  • You have not, at some point, been out of secondary school for more than seven consecutive months
  • You will have received or expect to receive your Ontario Secondary School diploma (OSSD) with six 4U/M courses at the end of the current year
  • You have not attended a postsecondary (college/university/career college) institution
  • You are applying to the first year of an undergraduate degree program or diploma program at an Ontario university

Use the Compass 101 on-line application at www.ouac.on.ca/101/. Please consult with your secondary school guidance office regarding this application process.

B. All Other Canadian High School Students

If you are currently attending secondary school outside of Ontario or have recently completed a secondary school diploma in any Canadian province or territory

C. High School Students with International Qualifications

If you are currently attending or have recently completed a secondary school program outside of Canada

D. University/College Transfer/Continuing Students

If you are currently registered in or have completed an undergraduate degree program at another university and wish to attend McMaster OR

If you are currently registered in or have attended or completed a college diploma program and wish to attend McMaster

  • Use the OUAC 105 on-line application at www.ouac.on.ca/105/. Applicants residing in Canada (Canadian citizens, permanent residents or applicants studying in Canada on a student permit or other visa) should use the 105D form. Applicants currently residing outside of Canada who are not Canadian citizens should use the 105F form.

E. Nursing Consortium Programs

If you are interested in applying to McMaster’s Nursing (B.Sc.N). program at the Mohawk College or Conestoga College sites

  • Apply on-line through the Ontario College Application Services (OCAS) at www.ocas.on.ca/.

F. Previous McMaster Degree Students (Returning Students)

  1. Readmission: If you are a former McMaster student with a record of course registrations, who was in good standing and who voluntarily withdrew from an undergraduate program more than five years ago (providing you have not attended another university nor received a college diploma since last registered at McMaster). If you are a former Nursing student, you must apply for readmission regardless of the amount of time that has elapsed. Apply on-line at: future.mcmaster.ca/admission/process/returning/
  2. McMaster Second Degree: If you are a McMaster graduate or potential graduate and wish to pursue a second undergraduate degree (providing you have not attended another university nor received a college diploma since last registered at McMaster).
  3. Reinstatement: If you are a former McMaster student who was required to withdraw from studies at McMaster.
    • Obtain the Reinstatement Request Form from the Office of the Registrar, Gilmour Hall, Room 108, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8.
  4. Continuing Student: If you are a McMaster graduate from an undergraduate program and wish to become a Continuing Student.
    • You do not need to apply for admission. You may submit a registration. Registrants who have not attended courses for more than two years will need to contact the Office of the Registrar, GH108 prior to attempting to register for courses.

G. Visiting Students (Letter of Permission - For Credit at Another University)

If you are currently registered at another university and wish to attend McMaster to take courses on a Letter of Permission for credit at that university

  • Use the OUAC 105 on-line application at www.ouac.on.ca/105/ to apply for full-time studies.
  • Use the Part-Time Degree Studies application to apply on-line (to McMaster only) at future.mcmaster.ca/admission/process/105pt/ to apply for part-time studies.

H. Part-Time Degree Studies at McMaster Only

If you wish to begin undergraduate studies on a part-time basis (registered in 18 units or less)

  • If your intention is to apply to McMaster for part-time studies then use the Part-Time Degree Studies application to apply on-line (to McMaster only) at future.mcmaster.ca/admissions/process/105pt/
  • If you wish to apply to other Ontario universities as well as McMaster, use the OUAC 105 application to apply on-line at www.ouac.on.ca/105/.

I. Post-Degree Studies

If you wish to register as a post-degree student (taking graduate courses but not proceeding to an advanced degree)

J. Medical Program

See the heading Admission Policy for the Medical Program  in the Faculty of Health Sciences section of this Calendar.

2. Documents

A. Required Documents

A complete application includes: an application form, relevant transcripts and all other documentation stipulated in the Admission Requirements  and specific Faculty sections of this Calendar, in letters from the appropriate Faculty and/or in letters from Enrolment Services, Admissions Office.

You must provide McMaster with official transcripts of marks and/or certificates from all secondary and post-secondary institutions you have attended. An official transcript is a signed and sealed record of academic achievement issued and sent by an academic institution directly to McMaster University, Enrolment Services, Admissions.

If you are currently attending secondary school, please see your guidance counselor to request that your transcript be sent by your school to McMaster. If you have previously attended secondary school in another province, you may need to submit a request for a transcript containing your secondary school marks from the Ministry or Department of Education in that province.

Where documentation from a school outside of Canada is in a language other than English, you must provide official transcripts in the original language as well as official, notarized English translations.

If McMaster concludes based on reasonable grounds that the applicant has falsified any information presented to the University as part of his or her application, without limiting any other rights of McMaster available at law, McMaster reserves the right to revoke the offer and, subject to applicable law and University Policy, to terminate a student’s registration.

Without limiting McMaster’s General Statement on Collection of Personal Information and Protection of Privacy, please take note that McMaster University collects and retains personal information of applicants for admissions to McMaster University under the authority of The McMaster University Act, 1976. This information may be used for the administration of admissions and registration and, subject to McMaster University policies (as may be amended or revoked from time to time), McMaster may disclose any evidence of misrepresentation, fraud or falsification of admissions documentation to other educational institutions, to government agencies, to law-enforcement agencies and to other relevant third parties. The information you provide on any application for admissions will be protected and used in compliance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSO 1990) and will be disclosed only in accordance with this Act. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the University Registrar, University Hall, Room 209, Student Records, Gilmour Hall, Room 108, or the University Secretary, Gilmour Hall, Room 210, McMaster University.
 

B. Retention of Documents

All documentation submitted in support of your application for admission becomes the property of the University and is not returnable.

If you are not accepted, or you fail to enroll following acceptance, your documentation will be destroyed at the end of the admissions cycle. If you reapply, you must submit any new academic information in addition to the documentation submitted previously.

3. Application and Documentation Deadlines

All programs have enrolment limits and may become full prior to published deadlines. Therefore, applying early and submitting all of the required documentation in support of your application in a timely manner may improve your chances of consideration for admission. Application fees are non-refundable so we strongly advise you to review our admission requirements carefully before applying, to determine your academic eligibility for consideration for admission. See the Admission Requirements  section of this Calendar for information about the academic requirements. The University reserves the right, at its sole discretion, not to accept, process or adjudicate applications or amendments to applications to any program at any time.

Fall/Winter Session

PROGRAM APPLICATIONS MANDATORY SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATIONS
Arts & Science  February 1  February 1
Health Sciences I  February 1  February 1
Health Sciences (Above Level I)  April 1  April 1
Honours Integrated Science I  February 1  February 1
Midwifery (including submission of all official transcripts)  February 1  February 1
Physician Assistant (including submission of all official transcripts)
Note: Program not open to International Applicants
 February 1  February 1
Social Work  December 1  March 1
Nursing I: Secondary School Applicants  January 15 (Recommended)  Not Applicable
Nursing university transfer applicants from programs other than Nursing and applicants from college pre-health programs (including submission of all official transcripts)  February 1  February 1
Nursing (Transfers from Nursing programs at another university)  Contact the McMaster Nursing program office 905-525-9140 ext.22232 for information on transfer options and application procedures  Contact the McMaster Nursing program office 905-525-9140 ext.22232 for information on transfer options and application procedures
Nursing Basic-Accelerated Stream (above level I) (including submission of all official transcripts)  February 1  February 1

All Other McMaster Programs for Fall/Winter Session

  APPLICATION DEADLINE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION DEADLINE
Ontario High School Applicants January 15 April 1
Domestic Applicants April 1 April 1
International Applicants April 1 April 1
B.Tech. Degree Completion Program Only - January Entry November 1 November 1

Spring/Summer Session

  DOMESTIC DEADLINE INTERNATIONAL DEADLINE
May Entry (Term 1 or 3) April 1 April 1
Supporting Documentation for May Entry April 1 April 1
June Entry (Term 2) May 15 May 15
Supporting Documentation for June Entry May 15 May 15

Former McMaster Students: Re-admission / Re-instatement Deadlines for Fall/Winter Session

  DOMESTIC DEADLINE INTERNATIONAL DEADLINE
Re-instatement Deadline June 30 June 30
Re-admission Deadline July 15 July 15
Nursing Deadline February 1 February 1

Academic Counselling for Admitted Students

If you are offered admission to a program at McMaster, you will be asked to confirm that you have accepted the offer of admission and will attend the University. Your admission package will include information regarding acceptance procedures for the offer of admission, specified deadline for your acceptance and registration procedures. Offer of admission acceptance deadlines specified in your Offer of Admission letter are strictly enforced. Please ensure that you accept your offer of admission as directed well before the specified deadline date.

If you are admitted to Level I, your Faculty may also arrange a visit to the University so you may meet with a Faculty advisor to set up your program. Although attendance at the summer counselling and registration sessions is not compulsory, you are strongly advised to participate. If you cannot attend one of these sessions, counselling will be provided in September.

If you are offered admission above Level I, you may arrange for academic counselling with the Office of the Associate Dean of the Faculty offering the program, or the Office of the Director of the program.

4. Review of Admission and Re-Admission Decisions

No appeal procedure shall be available for decisions on admission or re-admission to the University. Such decisions may be reviewed within the following framework:

  1. An applicant to the University who believes that the admission or re-admission decision, or, in the case of a transfer student the decision to grant credits, is incorrect, or based on incorrect or incomplete information, may, within one week of receiving the decision, request a review of that decision by writing to the Associate Director, Enrolment Services, Admissions Office, stating why she/he thinks the decision should be reviewed.
  2. The Associate Director, Enrolment Services Admissions shall determine whether the information on which the decision was based was incomplete or incorrect and, if so, shall refer the request for review to the appropriate Faculty Committee. That Committee shall make a final decision and report it to the Associate Director, Enrolment Services Admissions, who shall then convey the decision in writing to the student. The Associate Director, Enrolment Services Admissions may, at his/her discretion, supply reasons.

Enquiries: Application Procedures

Please direct your enquiries about Application Procedures to:

Enrolment Services, Admissions Office
Gilmour Hall, Room 109
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8
Telephone: (905) 525-4600
http://ask.mcmaster.ca