Specific Notes for Level 4

These are specific notes for students enrolling in Level IV:

When you are enrolling online, you will be asked: “Will you be graduating upon completion of these courses?”

  • If you will have satisfied all the requirements, make sure you choose “yes.”
  • You do not need to worry about declaring a minor at this point. You will be able to do this when you complete your graduate profile later in the year.

If you are in your final year and need to overload in order to graduate with your class, you can register for up to 36 units (18 units per semester). Overloading is done at your own risk, and you cannot take more than six courses per semester. Contact an Academic Advisor if the registration system does not let you register for the extra units.

Remember that you have to meet the requirements for non-commerce electives. You cannot substitute commerce electives for non-commerce courses.

If you were not in Honours Commerce in Level III, but qualify for it in Level IV, you will need to take the required commerce electives that you missed last year. It may be necessary to re-categorize some of the courses you have taken too. Please contact an Academic Advisor.

If you were in Honours Commerce in Level III but no longer qualify and are switching to the regular Commerce program, then your six units of honours electives will be re-categorized as non-commerce electives.

If you are not in the Honours program in Level IV, you cannot graduate with an Honours BCom, even if your GPA is 5.0 (63%) or higher.

During your last semester, you will need to complete your graduate profile in Mosaic. You can declare a minor when you complete your profile.

If you have any questions, please contact us. We are here to help.

Duplicate Course Registration

Students may not register and hold seats in the same course for both terms if it is a single term course. This prevents your fellow students from getting seats in preferred sections of required and elective courses.

If you do not successfully complete a course, and would like to repeat it, you may take the course again in a subsequent term as per McMaster’s Repeat Policy.

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