Step 8: Accept your offer

Congratulations on your offer of admission! Here’s how to accept it.

OUAC 101 applicants

  • Deadline to accept your offer is June 1 or the date listed in your offer letter. Whichever is earlier.
  • You can view and download your admission decision letter on your applicant portal.
  • All admissions decisions will be made no later than end of May.
  • Accept your offer on OUAC by the deadline listed on your offer of admission letter
  • Complete the online Residence Application (including deposit) by the deadline (if applicable)

OUAC 105 applicants

  • Deadline to accept your offer is June 1 or the date listed in your offer letter. Whichever is earlier.
  • Download your admission decision letter on your applicant portal.
  • Decisions to programs requiring a supplementary application are posted four to five weeks after your application’s requirements. They are marked as “Completed.”
  • Decisions to non-supplementary application programs are processed and assessed once all supporting/required documentation noted on McMaster’s applicant portal are marked as “Completed.” A decision will appear in your applicant portal as soon as it is available.
  • Accept your offer on OUAC by the deadline listed on your offer of admission letter.
  • Complete the online Residence Application (including deposit) by the deadline (if applicable).

Frequently asked questions

Where is my offer letter?

Your offer will appear on the applicant portal first followed by OUAC. Within 48 hours of receiving an offer, you should expect to see your offer letter. Aid and awards information will appear on the student portal as well.

Can I defer my admission?

Deferral requests may be submitted until September 1 and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEFERRAL REQUESTS