Dates & Deadlines

Calendar

For our precise application deadlines (based on your academic background), McMaster’s admission decision timing plan and our admission requirements, please refer to the Admission Requirements page.

Important Note for International Students: As it can take approximately one to three months to obtain a study permit and entry visa, you are encouraged to submit all supporting documents well in advance of posted deadlines. We will not make additional requests for documents or confirm receipt of documents by mail or E-mail. 

FALL – WINTER SESSION – September 2018
 Applicant Type Application Deadline Documentation Deadline    
Ontario Secondary School
(OUAC 101 programs without a supplementary form / step)
 January 17 April 1    
+ All Applicants
Please refer to the list below for programs that require a supplementary application / step.

Programs not appearing on the list below do not require / allow a supplementary form/step.

Domestic – 105 
(Programs without a Supplementary form)

 Feb 1 (early)*

April 1

Feb 15 (early)*

April 1

   
International – 105 
(Programs without a Supplementary form)

 Feb 1 (early)*

April 1

Feb. 15 (early)*

April 1

   
B.Tech Degree Completion Program Only – January entry (105 Applicants)  November 1  November 1    
*Meeting the application and documentation early deadlines as noted above may improve your chances of consideration for admission, as all programs have enrolment limits and may become full prior to the final published deadlines. 
+ PROGRAMS WITH A MANDATORY SUPPLEMENTARY FORM / STEP
Program Application
Deadline

Supplementary 
Application Deadline

   
LEVEL I APPLICANTS (101 or 105)
Arts & Science February 1 February 1    
Engineering I (Co-op & Non Co-op) January 17
February 1
   
Health Sciences I January 17 To be completed in February    
Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences I January 17 February 1    
Integrated Business and Humanities I
February 1 February 1    
Integrated Science February 1 February 1    
Midwifery February 1 N/A    
Nursing I February 1 CASPer testing occurs in late January and February. Dates: TBA. See takecasper.com for details.    

 Documentation Deadline: April 1st – Recommend early submission prior to March 1st for Engineering (Co-op & Non-Co-op) and Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences. Exception: Midwifery – February 1st

   
105 – UPPER YEAR & TRANSFER APPLICANTS
Biomedical Discovery & Commercialization
 February 1 February 1
(Transcripts are also due by this date)
   
Health Sciences (Above Level I)  April 1  To be completed in May    
Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law  April 1  April 1    
Midwifery  February 1  N/A    
Nursing - Transfer Applicants
(from University programs other than Nursing and applicants from college pre-health programs)
 February 1 CASPer testing occurs in late January and February. See takecasper.com for test dates.    
Nursing Accelerated Stream (Above Level I)  February 1 CASPer testing occurs in late January and February. See takecasper.com for test dates.    
Physician Assistant February 1
February 1
(including submission of all official transcripts)
   
Social Work  February 1  March 1    
         
SPRING – SUMMER SESSION – May / June 2018
  Domestic & International Application Deadline Supporting Documentation Deadline    
May Entry (Term 1 or 3) April 1 April 1    
June Entry (Term 2) 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    

Please note: 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 website 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. You are advised to submit your application and/or amendments well in advance of the listed deadlines.