Every student in IBEHS 1 must enter their program choices in MOSAIC during the month of April.
This includes students completing IBEHS 1 courses over the Spring/Summer term.
Specific deadlines to be announced.
How to apply
- You will need to apply directly through MOSAIC in April.
- Navigate to Mosaic – Student Centre – Other Academics – Program Plan/Sub plan/SEL
- You must enter all nine program choices in order of preference from your first choice to your last choice.
- A response will be available in Mosaic by early June.
- You will be admitted to only one Level 2 program.
It is critical that you fill out both program options for allocation.
Students in IBEHS 1 wishing enter Level 2 of the program must fill out both BME (Engineering) and HESE (Health Sciences) options and rank them in preference for program consideration.
A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 or higher and successful completion of the following 34 units of the required core courses:
- CHEM 1E03
- IBEHS 1P10 A/B, 1EP6 A/B
- MATH 1ZA3, 1ZB3, 1ZC3
- PHYSICS 1D03, 1E03
- WHMIS 1A00
- BIOSAFE 1BS0
The completion of your complementary studies electives (3 units) is not required for admission into Level 2 IBEHS Programs; however, they must be completed prior to your final year to be eligible for graduation.
- A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 is required for entry into Level 2 IBEHS programs.
- The cut-offs for entry into specific either HESE or Engineering (BME) streams Level II programs will vary depending on the supply and demand for that specific program (i.e. if the demand for HESE or BME Engineering streams is more than available seats, priority will go to those with top GPAs).
- Program allocation is determined by the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of all grades earned at McMaster up until the end of the Winter term.
- All grades (including electives, upper year courses, etc.) are used in the calculation of your CGPA.
- Grades earned in the Spring/Summer term will not change your program eligibility.
Spring/summer school information
Students wishing to take courses in the spring and summer terms can enrol into courses via Mosaic Create My Timetable or your Mosaic Student Centre.
- Enrolment for the spring and summer terms opens mid-March.
- Grades earned in spring/summer will not change your program eligibility.
Repeating courses & Level 2 allocation
As per the repeat policy, you can repeat a course in the Spring/Summer terms, and this may change your CGPA. If this increases or decreases your CGPA by taking spring/summer courses, it will not change your eligibility for another program.
Program allocation is determined by the cumulative grade point average of all grades earned at McMaster up until and including the Winter term. All grades (including electives, upper year courses etc.) are used in the calculation of your average.
No. Courses take in the spring and summer will not change your program eligibility for Level 2 IBEHS Programs.
No, taking a reduced course load (under 37 units) will have no negative impact on your eligibility. You still must complete all required core IBEHS courses by the end of the spring/summer terms to move into Level II IBEHS.
If you have earned the average for your program of choice but are completing required course(s) in the spring/summer, we will admit you into the Level 2 program for which you qualified and you will be able to register for Level 2 courses.
Once the required course(s) is finished and spring/summer school grades are reviewed, your registration status will be finalized.
Decisions will be available on MOSAIC by June of each year.
No. Grades earned in classes completed during the spring/summer terms are not part of the academic session ending in April and will therefore not be considered when assessing program eligibility. Spring/summer school is merely an opportunity to complete your course requirements. Officially, spring/summerr school grades will be included in your cumulative grade point average for the fall/winter academic session. Please see your Academic Advisor regarding individual academic circumstances.
Yes. Electives do count in the calculation of your cumulative grade point average.