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    McMaster University
   
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

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 Office of the Registrar, Admissions will provide you with an acknowledgment of receipt of your application plus further instructions/details about tracking your application.

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 nor Permanent Residents 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 enrolment, 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 at the end of your current academic term 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.

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

If you are currently enrolled 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 (enrolled in less than 18 units of study)

I. Post-Degree Studies

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

  • Contact the Graduate Studies Office, Gilmour Hall, Room 212, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8 for information on how to apply to the appropriate academic department(s).

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 Office of the Registrar, Admissions.

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, Office of the Registrar, 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 enrolment.

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 and Winter Terms

PROGRAM APPLICATIONS MANDATORY SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATIONS
Arts & Science  February 1  February 1
Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization (Level III entry) February 1 February 1
Engineering 1 (Regular and
Co-op)
January 15

Kira© Assessment

Assessment dates available February 1 to February 14 after payment via: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/future/apply.html

Health Sciences I January 15

Mid February

Details at http://bhsc.mcmaster.ca 

Health Sciences (Above Level I)  April 1

Early May

Details at http://bhsc.mcmaster.ca

Honours Integrated Science I  February 1  February 1
Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences 1 (Regular and Coop) January 15

Kira© Assessment
Assessment dates available February 1 to February 14 after payment via: http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/IBEHS/admissions.html

Integrated Business & Humanities February 1
Kira© Assessment
Assessment dates available mid-December-February 1
 
Midwifery (including submission of all official transcripts)  February 1 N/A
Physician Assistant (including submission of all official transcripts)
Note: Program not open to International Applicants
 February 1  February 1
Social Work  December 1  February 1
Nursing I: Secondary School Applicants February 1

CASPerTM Assessment

Two available dates for mandatory participation:
February 16, 2017 and February 26, 2017

For full detail regarding required the CASPerTM Assessment: http://nursing.mcmaster.ca/education_undergrad_bscn.html

Nursing university transfer applicants from programs other than Nursing and applicants from college pre-health programs (including submission of all official transcripts)  February 1

CASPerTM Assessment

Two available dates for mandatory participation:
February 16, 2017 and February 26, 2017

For full detail regarding required the CASPerTM Assessment: http://nursing.mcmaster.ca/education_undergrad_bscn.html

Nursing Basic-Accelerated Stream (above level I) (including submission of all official transcripts) February 1

CASPerTM Assessment
Two available dates for mandatory participation:
February 16, 2017 and February 26, 2017

For full detail regarding required the CASPerTM Assessment: http://nursing.mcmaster.ca/education_undergrad_bscnaccel.html

All Other McMaster Programs for Fall and Winter Terms

  APPLICATION DEADLINE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION DEADLINE
Ontario High School Applicants January 11 April 1
Domestic Applicants April 1 April 1
International Applicants April 1 April 1
B.Tech. Degree Completion Program Only - January Entry November 15 November 15

Spring/Summer Term

  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 and Winter Terms

  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 Senior Associate Registrar, Admissions, stating why she/he thinks the decision should be reviewed.
  2. The Senior Associate Registrar, 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 Senior Associate Registrar, Admissions, who shall then convey the decision in writing to the student. The Senior Associate Registrar, Admissions may, at his/her discretion, supply reasons.

Enquiries: Application Procedures

Please direct your enquiries about Application Procedures to:

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