Transfer from Another University

If you would like to transfer to DeGroote’s Commerce program from another university, please review the requirements on this page and then apply using the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 105 application by April 1.

Official high school and university transcripts (and TOEFL scores, if required) should be sent directly to this address:

Office of the Registrar
Gilmour Hall, Room 108
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8

Students from other universities are only allowed to apply for transfer to either first year (Business I) or second year (Commerce II) of the program.

Transfer Credit

Evaluation for transfer credit eligibility will be completed after McMaster’s Registrar’s Office has received your complete application.

Requirements

The Commerce program only admits a limited number of students each year. To be considered, you need to meet the following criteria.

Requirements for Transfer to First Year (Business I)

You must also meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 Advanced Functions MFH4U and Calculus and Vectors MCV4U.
  • Completion of at least 24 – 30 units during the fall and winter semesters (September to April).
  • Cumulative average of at least 70%.
  • First priority will be given to students who have not failed, repeated, and/or upgraded any university course(s).

Please note that the maximum number of credits eligible for transfer is 12 units.

Requirements for Transfer to Second Year (Commerce II)

You must also meet the following criteria.

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 Advanced Functions MFH4U and Calculus and Vectors MCV4U.
  • Completion of 24 – 30 units during the fall and winter semesters (September to April).
  • Cumulative average of at least 70%.
  • First priority will be given to students who have not failed, repeated, and/or upgraded any university course(s).

The 30 units you completed must include at least six of these seven courses (or equivalents) with a minimum grade of 60%:

  • Commerce 1AA3 – Financial Accounting
  • Commerce 1BA3 – Organizational Behaviour
  • Commerce 1DA3 – Business Data Analytics
  • Commerce 1MA3 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Economics 1BX3 (Introductory Microeconomics)
  • Economics 1BB3 (Introductory Macroeconomics)
  • Mathematics 1MO3 (Calculus for Business, Humanities and the Social Sciences)

Please note that the maximum number of credits eligible for transfer is 42 units.

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