What is a mature student?
If you do not qualify for admission consideration under the high school or college categories, McMaster will assess your eligibility as a mature student. You may be considered for limited admission, provided both of the following conditions are satisfied:
- You have not attended secondary school or college on a full-time basis for at least two years.
- You have never attended university.
Applicants admitted as mature students will not be granted transfer credit.
Which programs admit mature students, and what are the requirements?
Programs in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences have no specific course requirements for Mature Student admission.
|Environmental & Earth Sciences||Life Sciences|
|requires satisfactory standing in three Ontario Grade 12 U (or equivalent) Mathematics and Science requirements.||requires satisfactory standing in three Ontario Grade 12 U (or equivalent) Mathematics and Science requirements.|
|Business||Mathematics & Statistics|
|requires satisfactory completion of a Grade 12 U Mathematics course (or equivalent).||requires satisfactory standing in Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, and Calculus & Vectors (or equivalent).|
|requires satisfactory standing in four Ontario Grade 12 U (or equivalent) Mathematics and Science requirements, as described in the Subject Requirements for Specific Level I Programs in the Admission Requirements section of the current Undergraduate Calendar.|
Which programs do not admit mature students?
The Faculty of Engineering (including Engineering, Computer Science, and Bachelor of Technology programs), the Arts & Science Program, the Bachelor of Health Sciences I Program, the Medical Radiation Sciences I Program, the Kinesiology I Program, the Midwifery Program, the Integrated Sciences I Program, Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program and Integrated Business and Humanities Program do not admit mature students.
The Nursing program does not offer mature admission directly to the program. However, students interested in Nursing may be admitted as mature students to another program in order to complete university prerequisite courses for later consideration for admission to Nursing I. Enrolment in this program is limited. Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. In order to be reviewed for internal transfer to Nursing, students must complete the following processes:
- complete a minimum of 12 units of university level course work with a minimum cumulative average of B- or 70.00%
- all applicants must complete the CASPer online assessment. Details are listed on the Nursing BScN website.
- Students must complete the CASPer online assessment (testing dates TBA shortly). Details are listed at www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/nursing/education_undergrad_bscn.html .