Admission Statements on:


Repeated Courses (Secondary School)

For students who repeat up to two courses, the highest mark is used in the calculation of the admission average.

Students repeating more than two courses, or an individual course three or more times, may be asked to provide a letter explaining the need for the repeats.  This information may be considered, when determining admission.


School Summer, Online, Night and Correspondence Courses

(from a Secondary School Background)

Summer, online, night school and correspondence courses delivered by a Ministry accredited institution/facility may be used for admission purposes, without penalty. However, due to the later availability of grades and lack of program seats, summer school courses taken during the summer immediately prior to the September a student intends to commence studies at McMaster cannot be used for admission purposes.


Minimum Passing Mark/Grade for Required Courses

Unless otherwise stated, domestic Canadian high school applicants to McMaster University’s first year undergraduate programs are not required to achieve a specified minimum mark (beyond a passing grade) in any individual course required to calculate their admission average.


Application Fraud

If McMaster concludes based on reasonable grounds that the applicant has falsified any information presented to the University as part of his or her application, without limiting any other rights of McMaster available at law, McMaster reserves the right to revoke the offer and, subject to applicable law and University Policy, to terminate a student’s registration.

Without limiting McMaster’s General Statement on Collection of Personal Information and Protection of Privacy, please take note that McMaster University collects and retains personal information of applicants for admissions to McMaster University under the authority of The McMaster University Act, 1976. This information may be used for the administration of admissions and registration and, subject to McMaster University policies (as may be amended or revoked from time to time), McMaster may disclose any evidence of misrepresentation, fraud or falsification of admissions documentation to other educational institutions, to government agencies, to law-enforcement agencies and to other relevant third parties.


Privacy & Information Collection

The information you provide on any application for admissions will be protected and used in compliance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSO 1990) and will be disclosed only in accordance with this Act. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact the University Registrar, University Hall, Room 209; Student Records, Gilmour Hall, Room 108; or the University Secretary, Gilmour Hall, Room 210, McMaster University.