Step 1: Research Your Options & Make A Plan



Step 2: Apply Online

(mid September 2018 to April 1 2019)

    • Above Level I Programs with a Supplementary Application:
      • Bachelor of Technology Degree Completion
      • Honours Health Sciences
      • Nursing (Accelerated Stream)
      • Physician Assistant
      • Social Work (Honours)
  • Review McMaster’s Statement for Application Fraud

Step 3: Stay Informed After Applying

(January to May 2019)

  • Check our Mosaic Applicant Portal for specific updates to your file or our Future Students Website for general updates
    • McMaster will start sending offers within 4 to 5 weeks of receiving the necessary documentation for OUAC 105 programs that do not require a supplementary application
  • Follow @MacAdmit (McMaster Admissions) on TwitterInstagramSnapchat and Facebook
  • Explore McMaster’s campus via our Virtual Tour
  • Visit our Campus (if you have not already done so)
    • Regular Campus Tour (mid January – early April 2019)
    • May@Mac Open House (May 2019)
    • Campus Tours during March Break (March 2019)
  • Review the conditions of any offer(s) you receive (from McMaster or elsewhere)

Step 4: Review McMaster’s Decision / Accept Your Offer

(by the deadline listed on your offer letter)

  • Download your admission decision letter on McMaster’s Applicant Portal
    • Decisions to programs not requiring a supplementary application are posted four to five weeks after your applications requirements are marked as “Completed.”
  • Accept your offer on OUAC by the deadline listed on your offer of admission letter (see OUAC video).
  • Complete the online Residence Application (including deposit) by 4pm (Hamilton time, -4 GMT/UTC) on the June 3, 2019 response deadline.

Step 5: Attend Orientation

(June to August 2019)

Visit START.mcmaster.ca to review McMaster’s ‘Quick Start’ Guide for New Students. Listed below are some of the major action items on McMaster’s ‘Quick Start’ website:

  • Review our Undergraduate Calendar for an overview of courses in your first year
    (and beyond)
  • Register (select classes, schedule, pay fees, setup email, etc.) as a new McMaster student
  • Participate in summer orientations events offered by our Student Success Centre
  • Receive Residence Building & Roommate allocation details from the Housing Office (if you applied to residence)
  • Pay fees
  • Submit financial aid applications
  • Start classes and orient yourself to university life during Welcome Week