SLP PROGRAM - YEAR 1

In the tabs below, you will find detailed information, specific to your first year in the program.  Please pay special attention to the Year 1 requirements which all have specific deadlines prior to starting in September.  All  requirements must be received by McMaster University by the stated deadline.  If requirements are not received by the deadline, program admission may be denied and the deposit forfeited.


Year 1 Requirements

Each item below has specific instructions on completing and submitting the requirements in addition to a contact person should you have any questions.

All program requirements must be received by McMaster University by the stated deadline.  If requirements are not received by the deadline, program admission may be denied and the deposit forfeited.  There are several items requiring your attention this summer:

This overview page can serve as a check-list to ensure you have completed all program requirements and related action items.
Refer to individual tabs for specific instructions on completing and submitting the following requirements.

Some placement sites have additional requirements (e.g., site-specific health and safety training, more frequent police checks, additional paperwork, etc.). It is the student’s responsibility to inquire about additional requirements and then ensure they have met the additional requirements prior to the start of placement. 

  Program Requirement/Action Item Deadline Date
Deposit Fee ($500) June 1, 2019
Final Transcript Submission (if applicable) July 31, 2019
Vulnerable Sector Check July 15, 2019
CPR July 15, 2019
Health Screen Record July 15, 2019
Anatomy Card & Hospital ID Badge Fee July 15, 2019
Registration & Course Selection TBD
Student ID Card / Photo Collection Form Link Prior to the start of the program
Registration with Student Accessibility Services if you have a disability or chronic condition As soon as possible - prior to the start of the program
Orientation Week - September 3, 4, 5, 6 Further details sent out late July

DEPOSIT FEE

Deadline: June 1, 2019

Upon accepting your offer of admission to the program, learners are required to pay a $500 Deposit Fee to secure your place in the program. This deposit is non-refundable and the total amount will be credited towards your first semester’s tuition.  Deposit payments to be completed in Mosaic.  Once you have logged into MOSAIC go to 'Student Centre' and then the 'Accounts' page.

Please direct any questions to SLP Program Coordinator at slpadmin@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 x27344

FINAL TRANSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Deadline: July 31, 2019

In addition to transcripts submitted to ORPAS, McMaster University requires a final official transcript mailed directly from your post-secondary institution to confirm that you have cleared academic conditions (e.g., degree conferred by June 30 and/or maintaining good academic standing for in progress courses).  Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope directly from your post-secondary institution.  Transcripts should be mailed to:

SLP Program Coordinator
McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Science
1400 Main Street West, IAHS 403
Hamilton, Ontario  L8S 1C7

NOTE: If your degree was already conferred by January 2019, you do not need to resubmit transcripts. 

Please direct any questions to SLP Program Coordinator at slpadmin@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 x27344.

VULNERABLE SECTOR CHECK

Deadline: July 15, 2019

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) requires incoming students to provide a Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC).  For full instructions and forms, go to https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/pcbe/police_records_check.html

Notes about VSC

  • Apply early - police checks/VSCs can take up to 16 weeks.
  • Take a copy of the McMaster Request for a VSS Letter to your Police Services when requesting a VSC
  • If applying to Toronto Police Services or if the Police Service requires a personalized letter please contact fhsprof@mcmaster.ca.
  • For additional information, submission instructions, or to download the McMaster Request for a VSS letter see our website at https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/pcbe/police_records_check.html.
  • Obtain 2 original copies of your VSC from your police services. Submit one original to the Professionalism Office and retain one for placement sites. If you are unable to obtain 2 copies, submit original copy with a self-addressed stamped envelope so that the single original copy can be returned to you.
  • Be advised that, as per the FHS Police Records Check Policy, police checks are not returned (unless submitted with self-addressed stamped envelope) and are confidentially destroyed in October.
  • Police checks are valid for one calendar year from the date of issue, need to be valid for the entire duration of each placement, and must be updated on an annual basis prior to the current VSC expiring
  • Some placement sites require more frequent Vulnerable Sector Checks, such as every 6 months. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the individual requirements of any sites where you are placed.
  • You must have a valid VSC at all times in the program. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR VSC TO LAPSE.

Submitting your VSC

One original Police Records Check VSC should be mailed to:

McMaster University
FHS Professionalism Office
1280 Main Street West, MDCL 3514
Hamilton, Ontario  L8S 4K1

Please direct any questions to Patricia Hartnett at fhsprof@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 x22249.

CPR

Deadline: July 15, 2019

All students must be certified with CPR level C or HCP. A copy of your certificate must be sent to:

SLP Program Coordinator
McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Science
1400 Main Street West, IAHS 403
Hamilton, Ontario  L8S 1C7

Please direct any questions to SLP Program Coordinator at slpadmin@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 x27344.

HEALTH SCREEN RECORD

Deadline: July 15, 2019

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) requires incoming students to provide a Health Screening Record in order to ensure your safety and that of your patients.  Some vaccination procedures take several weeks to be completed, so get started right away!

Full information on requirements can be found here: https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/healthscreening/firstyearstudents.html

The form to be completed can be found here: https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/healthscreening/documents/Year1HealthScreeningRecord.pdf

You must submit on time even if you don’t have all the supporting documents.

The Health Screening Record must be completed by one of the following professionals:  physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, physician assistant.

You should retain the original copy of your Health Screening Record.  The preferred method to submit your Health Screening Record is via secure online upload (available via the first link above).  Alternatively, you may submit via confidential fax to 905-528-4348 or else deliver a copy either in person or via mail to:

McMaster University
FHS Health Screening
1280 Main Street West, MDCL 3514
Hamilton, Ontario  L8S 4K1

Please direct any questions to Patricia Hartnett at hrsadmin@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 x22249.

ANATOMY CARD & HOSPITAL BADGE

Deadline: July 15, 2019

Each student requires an anatomy card/hospital ID badge for numerous purposes throughout the program.  ID badge photos will be taken during Orientation Week and you will receive your card in September.

Prepare a cheque for $15.00 payable to “McMaster University” and include your full name and student number on the back of the cheque.  Mail to:

SLP Program Coordinator
McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Science
1400 Main Street West, IAHS 403
Hamilton, Ontario  L8S 1C7

Please direct any questions to SLP Program Coordinator at slpadmin@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 x27344.

REGISTRATION & COURSE SELECTION

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Please note: failure to complete the academic portion of registration by this date invokes a late fee of $50.00

All new and returning graduate students are required to register annually on Mosaic.

  1. You should have already received communication from the School of Graduate Studies regarding your MacID, your barcode, and how to activate your MAC ID. If you have not yet activated your MacID, please do so by clicking on this link.
  2. Login to Mosaic to enrol in courses.
  3. Follow the detailed course enrolment instructions
    View the video "Enrolment on Mosaic"
  4. Students must register for the following courses:
    - All 700 level courses within the SLP program
    -SGS 101
    -SGS 201
    (Please note: First year students must register for SGS 101 and SGS 201. If you have previously taken these modules at McMaster University, you are not required to repeat these courses).
  5. Begin payment process - you will be prompted in MOSAIC regarding the deadline for graduate tuition fees.

Please direct any questions to SLP Program Coordinator at slpadmin@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 x27344

STUDENT ID CARD – PHOTO COLLECTION FORM

Deadline: Prior to entry into program

Newly admitted students will upload a passport type photo (head shot) in Mosaic Student Centre>Personal Information>Demographics. Once you have completed your enrollment, your ID card will be produced.

If you already have a McMaster student ID card you will be required to continue to use your old ID card as a graduate student.

Photo Requirements:

To be considered acceptable, your uploaded photo must:

  • be recent and similar to a passport photo (head shot only, looking straight into the camera)
  • have a neutral or smiling expression
  • be in colour, in focus and of good quality (scanned photos of your driver’s license, passport or health card are not acceptable)
  • be on an uncluttered background and of you alone (no other people or animals permitted in photo)
  • not contain props (i.e. hats, sunglasses or graduation caps)

Maximum file size of your photo must be 3MB or less to be successfully uploaded.
Uploaded photos not meeting the above criteria, will be deleted resulting in delays in receiving your student card.

Troubleshooting Tips:
Having issues uploading?

  • Check your file size. If your jpg image is too big, you will get a generic error message. The file should be less than 3MB in size. Try picking a different picture with a smaller file size or resize your image in Paint or Photoshop.

Photo Upload button not active?

  • Call the Registrar’s Office (905.525.4600) during business hours for assistance.

How to Obtain Your ID Card:

  • Ontario students – ID cards will be mailed to your home address.
  • Students from outside of Ontario – visit the Registrar’s office for in-person pick-up.
  • International Students – visit the International Student Services (ISS) Office for in-person pick-up.

For more details please visit: http://registrar.mcmaster.ca/services/id-cards/

Please direct any questions to the Registrar's Office 905-525-4600

REGISTRATION WITH STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Deadline: ASAP

If you have a chronic condition, disability or had accommodations during your undergraduate degree, we strongly recommend that you register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS).  Book an appointment as soon as possible as accommodation contracts may take time to finalize.

Students who require support personnel to participate in the program are required to contact SAS and SAS will facilitate the completion of all relevant Program Requirement Action Items for needed support personnel.

If you live out of town, please ask SAS for a teleconference to discuss your needs.

To learn more, please visit the SAS website at:

https://sas.mcmaster.ca/

Please direct any questions to SAS at sas@mcmaster.ca or 905-525-9140 x28652.

All Sessions Mandatory

Orientation week (O-Week) will occur the week of September 3-6, 2019.  All sessions are mandatory.  A detailed schedule will be available in late July.

Resources

SRS SLP Program Handbook 2019-20 - available late July

General Information

Mailing Address:

School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Institute of Applied Health Sciences,
Room 403, 1400 Main St. W. Hamilton, ON L8S 1C7

Contact:

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Directions:

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