Glossary of academic terms

Technical academic definitions you might come across during your time here

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Academic advising

How to read your Advisement Report, Faculty contacts for advising and Faculty-specific info

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Student Accounts and Cashiers

Questions about tuition, fees or a charge on your account? The Student Accounts and Cashiers office handles tuition and fees for all undergraduate and graduate students

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Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre provides a range of counselling options, medical services and wellness programs so that you can get the most out of your McMaster experience, academically and personally!

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Good2Talk helpline

This free, confidential helpline (1-866-925-5454) provides professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365

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Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides academic accommodation assistance and related supports to students with disabilities at McMaster

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International Student Services (ISS)

ISS provides core services to the international student population and to Canadian students wishing to go abroad

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Student Success Centre (SSC)

From the time you accept your offer of admission up to ten years after graduation, the SSC will provide the services, programs and resources that are needed to help you achieve your immediate and future goals

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Student Affairs

As partners in learning Student Affairs provides students with opportunities to discover, learn and grow

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McMaster Students Union (MSU)

MSU is the central undergraduate student government at McMaster, representing approximately 21,000 undergraduate students

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University Technology Services (UTS)

UTS provides services and support with MacID, email set up, Mosaic student portal, free campus software (like Microsoft Office 365 and, wifi, IT Security, etc.

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The McMaster Libraries system is here to support your research and learning needs

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More info on parking permits, lot maps and rates

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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