Admissions

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Applications are CLOSED for the 2021 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
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.
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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?

Dates and Deadlines for the 2021 Admission Cycle

Please also reference the ORPAS Important Dates

October 15, 2020
ORPAS online application opens.
November 10, 2020
1-3 pm (EST)
Join us for a virtual open house to ask us questions about admissions and the Program. Details can be found here.
January 8, 2021 
11:59 pm (EST)
Last day to submit an application through ORPAS and pay for non-refundable ORPAS service and institutional fees.
January 30, 2021
Deadline to submit transcripts to ORPAS from all post-secondary institutions attended.
February 19, 2021*
The Program will confirm with applicants by end of day, whether they are eligible to complete the Kira Talent online interview. Interview payment details will also be provided.
February 24, 2021*
(8:00 am EST)
Kira Talent interview fee due ($50.00 CAD). Applicants are responsible for paying their interview fees by the deadline in order to gain access to their interview.
February 26 - March 8, 2021 (9:00 am EST)

No extensions will be permitted under any circumstance.

Applicants have this set time frame to complete their interview. No travel is required. Note that the following will be needed to complete the interview: a computer (no phone or tablet), microphone, webcam and internet.
May 14, 2021
Admission decisions will be emailed to applicants (via School of Graduate Studies) using the email address applicants submitted with their ORPAS application.
May 26, 2021*
(12:00 - 1:00 pm EST)
Program information webinar / Q&A for applicants with a first-round offer.
May 29, 2021
First-round offers expire.
June 7, 2021
11:59 pm EST
Provisional acceptances become firm acceptances.
June 30, 2021
- Deadline to submit $500.00 non-refundable deposit to confirm your acceptance.
- Deadline to submit final transcripts to ORPAS, with confirmation that your degree has been conferred (if applicable).
July 31, 2021*
Deadline to submit Program fees, Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) and CPR certificate.
August 30 - September 3, 2021*
Orientation Week - mandatory for students to attend.

*Dates subject to change

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