Apply After College

If you have completed a two or three-year diploma at an Ontario college of applied arts and technology, you can apply based on your college standing.

Applications and assessments of advanced credit are considered on an individual basis.

To apply, please review the requirements on this page and then submit your application through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (using form 105) by April 1.

Requirements

The commerce program admits a limited number of students each year. To be considered, you must meet the following criteria.

If You have Completed a 2 Year Diploma Program

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 80%
  • Completion of at least two of the following grade 12 math courses (or their McMaster recognized equivalents):
    • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
    • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
    • Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)

First priority will be given to students who have not failed, repeated, and/or upgraded any course(s)

If successful, you will be admitted to Business I (first year). You may be eligible for up to 12 units of transfer credit (maximum).

If You Have Completed a 3 Year Diploma Program

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 80%
  • Completion of ALL the following grade 12 math courses (or their McMaster recognized equivalents):
    • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
    • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
    • Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
  • Completion of the following university courses (or McMaster recognized equivalents):
    • Economics 1B03 (micro economics)
    • Economics 1BB3 (macro economics)
    • Commerce 1AA3 – Financial Accounting
    • Commerce 1BA3 – Organizational Behaviour
    • Math 1M03 (calculus)

First priority will be given to students who have not failed, repeated, and/or upgraded any course(s).

If successful, you will be admitted to Commerce II (second year). You may be eligible for up to 30 units of transfer credit (maximum).

Transfer Credit

Whether or not you can receive transfer credits for courses taken at other universities can be determined after the registrar’s office at McMaster has received your complete application. Transcript assessment is not done until all application materials, and an assessment fee, have been submitted.

Admission Criteria is Subject to Change

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