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Applications open October 15, 2020 and will close January 8, 2021.

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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 Applicants
Indigenous Applicants
COVID-19 Winter 2020 Term Impacts

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?