Applications Closed

Applications are CLOSED for the 2022 admission cycle.

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The admissions process and requirements undergoes annual review and is subject to change. The School of Rehabilitation Science reserves the right to change the admission process and requirements without notice. Every effort will be made to inform prospective applicants of any changes in a timely manner.

Admission Requirements

Degree Requirements
GPA Requirements
Prerequisite Courses
English-Language Proficiency
International Degrees / Applicants
Indigenous Applicants
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Application Process

How to Apply
Required Documentation
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Selection Process

1. Review of ORPAS Application
2. Kira Talent Online Interview
3. Ranking & Final Decision
Policies & Procedures

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Step 1: Pre-Planning

It is important to read the Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Program (ORPAS) Student Guide for McMaster University before completing the application.
Read The Guidelines

Step 2: Application

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is submitted with all required supporting documentation by the deadline. If the application is not complete or if supporting documents are not received by the required deadline, the application will not be considered.
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Does McMaster require volunteer/work experience, references or the CASPer?
Am I required to maintain a full course load each term to be eligible?
I am a mature student, do I apply differently?
What courses should I take if I'm upgrading my GPA?
What is the sub-GPA cut-off?
How is my sub-GPA calculated?
Is there a timeline for when I need to complete my prerequisite courses by?
Do my prerequisite courses have to fall within my last 60 units completed?
Which courses will you pick for my prerequisites?
If I'm accepted into the program, can I defer my acceptance to another year?

Dates and Deadlines for the 2022 Admission Cycle

Please also reference the ORPAS Important Dates

October 2022 
ORPAS online application opens.
November 2022
Join us for a virtual open house to ask us questions about admissions and the Program.
January 6, 2023
11:59 pm (ET)
Last day to submit an application through ORPAS and pay for non-refundable ORPAS service and institutional fees.
January 30, 2023
Deadline to submit transcripts to ORPAS from all post-secondary institutions attended.
February 2023
The Program will confirm with applicants whether they are eligible to complete the Kira Talent online interview. Interview payment details will also be provided.
February 2023
Kira Talent interview fee due ($55.00 CAD). Applicants are responsible for paying their interview fees by the deadline in order to gain access to their interview.
February - March 2023

Applicants have a set time frame to complete their interview. No travel is required. No extensions permitted.

The following will be needed to complete the interview: a computer (no phone or tablet), microphone, webcam and internet.

May 15, 2023

Earliest date for offers of admission to be sent out (via School of Graduate Studies) using the email address applicants submitted with their ORPAS application.


May 2023
Program information webinar / Q&A for applicants with a first-round offer only.
May 29, 2023
First-round offers expire.
June 7, 2023
11:59 pm (ET)
Provisional acceptances become firm acceptances.
June 30, 2023
Deadline for ORPAS to receive final transcripts.
June 30, 2023
Deadline to submit $500.00 non-refundable deposit to confirm your acceptance.
July 31, 2023
Deadline to submit program fees, Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) and CPR certificate.
August 28 - September 1, 2023*
Orientation Week - mandatory for students to attend.

*Dates subject to change

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