Remember to submit waiver applications before the deadline posted on the dates and deadlines page.
June 2016 – DeGroote’s MBA program has been redesigned.
At this time, only Accelerated and Part-time students are eligible to receive transfer credit.
If you have successfully completed the equivalent of one of the first-year (600-level) courses at another university, you may be eligible to apply to receive a waiver(s) or transfer credit(s).
Effective September 2014: Upon admission into the MBA program, transcripts are evaluated for transfer credits and waivers. If you were admitted to the MBA program and did not receive a transfer credit or waiver for a course that you have already taken and think that you may be eligible, you can apply to have the course assessed to see if you are eligible to receive a transfer credit or waiver for the course.
Effective September 2016: Only candidates who have earned their degree from a recognized Canadian or American University will have their courses reviewed for credit. Courses completed outside of North American will no longer be reviewed for credit.
Transfer Credit: you will receive credit for an equivalent course you have previously taken, giving you the opportunity reduce the number of courses you need to take.
Course Waiver: you have previously taken an equivalent course and will not have to take that course again, but you will have to replace that course with a 700-level course elective. Waivers do not reduce your course load. You can only waive or receive transfer credits for 600-level courses. If you receive a waiver for a 600-level course you must replace it with a second-year, 700-level course. If you receive a transfer credit you have the option of not replacing it. For your reference, SE-A has compiled a list of previously approved courses that have been waived or approved for transfer credit.
Please note that this list is to be used as a guideline only. Course waiver and transfer credit requests are not guaranteed and need to be approved by the Student Experience – Academic team.
Newly Admitted Students: The hard deadline for waiver and transfer credit applications is September 2 for those commencing the MBA program in September. For students commencing the program in January, the deadline is January 2.
If the course you took was at McMaster then please submit:
If the course you took was at another university then further information is required. Please submit:
*Applications without these supporting documents will not be assessed.
Send your documents in a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (If some of your documents are on paper, please scan and attach them). Paper applications will not be accepted.
Please use the following as the subject line of your email, filling in the appropriate information:
It takes 5 – 7 business days for your application to be reviewed. Once it has been reviewed, you will be notified by email of the decision.
Effective September 2016: Once you have determined whether you are accepting a course as a transfer credit or waiver, that decision is final. (Eg. once the program has begun, you cannot convert a waiver to a transfer credit.)
You must replace your waived first-year (600-level) course(s) with a second-year (700-level) course(s). There are some restrictions on replacement courses:
In some cases it is possible to take a graduate-level course from another faculty as a replacement. However, while you need to pass such a course to get the credits required for graduation, replacement courses from other faculties are not included in your grade point calculation.
If you have any questions about waivers and transfer credits or the course waiver and transfer credit applications, please email email@example.com.