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 2017
 Applicant Type Application Deadline Documentation Deadline
Ontario Secondary School
(OUAC 101 programs without a supplementary form / step)
 January 11 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)
 April 1 April 1
International – 105 
(Programs without a Supplementary form)
 April 1  April 1
B.Tech Degree Completion Program Only – January entry (105 Applicants)  November 1  November 1
 
+ 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 15
To be completed in February
Health Sciences I January 15 To be completed in February
Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences I January 15 To be completed in February
Integrated Business and Humanities I
February 1 February 13
Integrated Science February 1 February 1
Midwifery February 1 N/A
Nursing I February 1 CASPer testing occurs in late January and February. Dates: February 16th and 26th, 2017. See takecasper.com for details.
     
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 Basic 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 2017
  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-refundableso 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.