• IMPORTANT – When communicating by email, please remember to use the “REPLY WITH QUOTE” function, so that a history of your communication will be included.
  • please ensure that you include your student number in your correspondence.
  • In early June, you will receive notification from the Registrar’s Office in your Mosaic Self Service (under Enrollment Dates) to let you know when your Fall/Winter Enrollment Appointment (course registration date) opens.

This is a very important step in your registration process.

It is good practice to refer to your Advisement Report in Mosaic every time you make a course change.

You can access your Academic ADVISEMENT REPORT in mosaic (Mosaic > Student Center > Academics > Academic Requirements > View my advisement report)

If you need help on How to Read Your Academic Advisement Report, you may refer to this document.

The academic advisement report will help you identify whether you are satisfying your degree requirements by level.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for your degree requirements.  You are required to fulfill the degree requirements for the program and if applicable, Specialization based on the year you were admitted to the program/specialization.

If you have any questions about your advisement report/degree requirements, please email either Andrea Phair or Ghazaleh Ferdowsi.

  • If you are having difficulty registering for an A/B course, please ensure that you have permission (if required) and that you are registering in the A component ONLY.
  • Project/Thesis courses require permission.  For information and forms, please visit,
    • Project Courses Hub https://bhsc.mcmaster.ca/projectcourses/ 
    • Thesis Courses Hub https://bhsc.mcmaster.ca/thesiscourses/
    • You must complete and submit the appropriate electronic forms for review and approval before you will be able to register.
  • You can register in an unbalanced load, up to 16.5 units per term (to a max of 30 units).  A full course load is 30 units total for the year (Sept-April).
  • COURSE OVERLOAD – please contact bhsc@mcmaster.ca at the end of August with your request/reasoning to overload and we will evaluate it at that time.
  • CONFLICT REQUESTS – please contact bhsc@mcmaster.ca and include the following information in your request,
    • ensure that you have registered for the non-BHSc course
    • Specify the term of the conflict
    • Course codes for both courses, including the sections you are trying to register for (specify C01,T01,L01)
    • Date/time each course is offered and the when the conflict occurs
    • Explain how you plan to manage the course conflict
    • Have you consulted either instructor about registering in the course even though it conflicts with another?
    • Will this course conflict place you in a course overload
  • THIRD YEAR STUDENTS can only register in ONE HTH SCI 3E03 section/topic when the course opens. Further details will be made available to you in early June. 
  • Third and fourth year BHSc students: seats in certain popular courses with limited space will remain closed until all third and fourth year enrolment appointments have occurred.  Further details available here.
  • 3H03 A/B is now a multi-term course and will be split 1.5 units in each term, which may result in an unbalanced load 13.5/16.5 units.
  • RESERVE CAPACITIES  – Although a course may appear to have a seat(s) available, these seats may not be in a reserve capacity that applies to you. Reserve capacities maintain a specific number of seats for specific groups of students. The seats in the reserve capacity that applies to you may be full at this time.
  • All reserve capacities will be released mid July for non-required BHSc courses and end of August for required BHSc courses ~ If the course(s) is still full you may continue to try to register up until the end of course drop & add, in the event that someone drops the course.~
  • If you need to register in a course on MOSAIC that is full and there are no alternative courses that satisfy your degree requirements, and you already meet the course requisites, you may contact the Department of the course and/or your Faculty Office. In addition, if a course is required for your program and there is room in the core component (normally the lecture) but you cannot select a conflict free lab and/or tutorial because they are all full, please contact the Department that offers the course. If you don’t satisfy the course requisites and/or the course requires Department permission, please contact the Department that offers the course. In these situations, the decision rests with the Department that offers the course whether they can accommodate your request.  DEPARTMENT CONTACT LIST

If you have registration related questions that are not addressed above, please contact the BHSc office, at (905) 525-9140 ext. 26564 or ext. 22815 or email bhsc@mcmaster.ca *please only contact one staff member regarding the same inquiry