McMaster University Application

McMaster University Application

STEP 1: Research Your Options & Make A Plan 

  • Research McMaster’s program options that match your goals
  • Explore McMaster’s campus via our Virtual Tour
  • Visit our Campus In-Person (if desired/possible)

STEP 2: Apply to University (Online) 

  • Apply before the recommended deadline to ensure you application is processed without delays
  • Select how you want to apply:
  • Full-time or Part-time 
  • McMaster Returning Student
  • Post-Degree student
  • Senior (65 years of age and over)
  • Visiting Student
  • Continuing Student
  • High School Enrichment
  • Include a valid and unique e-mail address (McMaster uses your e-mail address to send important information).
  • Add to your E-mail safe senders list by following the Mac Safe Senders guide.
  • Review McMaster’s Statement for Application Fraud

STEP 3: Submit Supporting / Required Documentation 

  • Submit Supplementary Application if required (Please see our Dates and Deadlines and Program websites for applicable programs)
  • Submit Supporting Documentation. Supporting documentation may include English Language Proficiency Requirements and official transcripts : Please see the English Language Requirements, Transcript and Documentation Information and Dates and Deadlines websites.

STEP 4: Stay Informed After Applying 

      • Monitor your application status (including the receipt of documents) via our portal
      • Check our website for updates
      • Visit our Campus (if you have not already done so)
      • Check our portal or the OUAC website for offer(s) from McMaster
        Note: McMaster will communicate an admission decision within four to eight weeks after an applicant’s file has been deemed “complete”
      • Review the conditions of any offer(s) you receive

STEP 5: Accept Your Offer 

      • Accept your offer as instructed on your Offer of Admission Letter.
      • Complete the online Residence Application (if required/eligible) including deposit by the deadline listed on your Offer Letter.

STEP 6: Enrol in Classes
Visit for our ‘Quick Start’ Guide. Listed below is an overview of some of the major action items on our ‘Quick Start’ website.

      • Review our Undergraduate Calendar for an overview of courses from your program
      • Register (select classes, pay fees, setup email, etc.) as a new McMaster student
      • Start classes and orient yourself to McMaster University
      • Contact a student advisor in your faculty office if you have academic questions or concerns