Admission Process

Interested in iSci and our Admission process?

Admission to the iSci Program is limited, and by selection only. All iSci Program applicants are required to provide additional information on a Supplementary Application form, which is reviewed by the iSci Admissions Committee.

The purpose of the Supplementary Application is to help us learn more about you. Why are you interested in iSci? Is the program suited to you? We aim to identify highly-motivated, well-rounded students with an interest in all fields of science; students with strong communications skills; students who are excited about scientific research, and students who can think creatively about scientific issues. The submission should not be a rewrite of the iSci program description in the Undergraduate Calendar. There is no formula for a 'good' Supplementary Application. Be honest! Be yourself! 

Admission decisions for iSci will be made in the spring and successful applicants will be notified of their offer of admission towards the beginning of May. Best of luck to all students who applied.

All students applying to Integrated Science 1 program must complete both the iSci Supplementary Application and the OUAC application (OUAC code: MIS). The Supplementary Application can be found under the red heading at the top of the page under Apply to iSci. If you have any questions, please email

Please note that your status on your Student Center will not reflect the successful submission of your supplementary application until late-February, approximately 3-4 weeks past the February 1 deadline.



Contact iSci

H.G. Thode Library, 306
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West Hamilton ON L8N 3Z5