It is almost the end of June and for Grade 12 students across Ontario and Canada, this period signifies the end of high school and the school year. Many students are finishing final exams, attending graduation ceremonies or their senior prom/formal. Here at McMaster, the end of June signals the start of registration for incoming first year students.
While upper year students have already started to choose their classes for the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 session, new first year students will begin this process next week. The dates are outlined in the chart below:
|Monday, June 25||Business, Humanities (incl. Music, Studio Art I)|
|Tuesday, June 26||Social Sciences|
|Wednesday, June 27||Arts & Sciences, Science (Life Sciences, Environmental & Earth Sciences, Math & Statistics, Medical Radiation Sciences, Kinesiology)|
|Thursday, June 28||Engineering, Health Sciences, Nursing|
Instructions regarding McMaster’s registration process are available on the Office of the Registrar’s Registration Guide.
McMaster’s Office of the Registrar reminds all students that the processing load on its Student Information System (SOLAR) increases significantly during the registration process. The system’s capacity has been maximized in anticipation of this load. However, it may still take multiple attempts to log on, particularly during the highest demand periods. Students are urged to try again if they encounter any difficulties signing into SOLAR. It is McMaster University’s policy that all students are able to register in required courses so that their program admission requirements and course requisites can be met, and that their program of study is not extended.
Students needing further assistance with course planning should attend an Academic Counselling Session offered by their Faculty. In addition to academic counselling, McMaster’s Student Success Centre is also offering its Summer Orientation Program; which is an opportunity for parents and students to attend sessions on:
- Discovering learning strategies
- Learning how to take effective study notes
- Setting goals, developing life skills and life mapping
- Understanding university lectures and academic expectations
- Having an outstanding university experience
Current full-time Ontario Grade 12 high school students attending McMaster in September are also reminded to ensure they meet the conditions of their offer by the deadline listed on their admission letter (typically June 30).