Letter Of Permission Procedure

| March 28, 2024
Submitted by Ericka Wagner for McMaster University

Want to take a course at another university?

10 things you need to know first:

  • You may only complete LOP coursework at Canadian institutions.
  • You may only complete a maximum of 15 units of LOP coursework towards your degree.
  • Only non-commerce electives can be taken.
  • No more than 6 units of a minor can be from transfer credit/Exchange or LOP courses.
  • If you have transferred 42 units from another university you are not permitted to take courses on LOP.
  • First-year students are not permitted to take courses on LOP.
  • Second and third-year students are only permitted to take courses on LOP during the Summer term.
  • Final year students are permitted to take courses on LOP during the Fall and Winter terms.
  • You should meet with an Academic Advisor before a LOP request is submitted.
  • Students who wish to take courses at another university must complete the Request for Letter of Permission through Mosaic.
  • Do not register for courses at the host university until you receive written permission from the Student Experience –Academic Programs Office.

Questions? Email buscom@mcmaster.ca.

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