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BScN Program Academic Regulations

Academic Regulations

[Link to BScN Academic Regulations in Undergraduate Calendar]


Dropping Courses

Students who drop or cancel required Nursing or Health Science courses must notify the Academic Studies Office. The program reserves the right to limit the number of times a student may register for and then drop or cancel a course, due to resource limitations.


Requesting a Leave of Absence

Request for a Leave of Absence based on compelling medical or personal reasons must be made in writing to the Academic Advisor. The letter must outline the date of the beginning of the leave and the anticipated date of return. Notification of return from a Leave of Absence must be made through a letter to the Academic Advisor no later than May 1st of the academic year of re-entry. A reintegration plan for re-entry will be made by the Academic Advisor. Normally only one Leave of Absence will be granted for the duration of the program.


Requesting a Transfer between Sites

Students attend the institution to which they are admitted for the entire program. Transfer from Mohawk or Conestoga Colleges to McMaster University site is not an option. Similarly, transfer from McMaster University to Mohawk or Conestoga Colleges is not an option. Transfers may be permitted between the College sites, based on availability of space in the Program at the desired site.

To request a transfer between the College sites, the student must:

  • Register with OCAS requesting transfer before February 15th
  • Provide a letter to the Associate Dean/Chair and the Academic Advisor of both sites requesting the transfer
  • Request a letter of good standing be sent by the Associate Dean/Chair to the site to which you wish to transfer.  Only students in good academic standing (GPA of 3.5 or above for those entering before September 2011; GPA of 5.0 after September 2011; not on academic probation) with a minimum of a B average in Nursing and Health Science courses will be considered.
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