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Student Policies

Exam Review Policy

In this section you will find relevant policies related to the School of Interdisciplinary Science and its programs. Please note that students are always expected to follow all McMaster policies and procedures pertaining to student conduct.

To review your final exam, please adhere to the procedure outlined in the linked document: Exam Review Policy

Course Conflicts

Students are advised to create a conflict-free schedule. If circumstances arise that include a conflict between two courses students are advised to speak with the School’s Academic Program Advisor. No course conflicts will be approved without completion of the Faculty of Science Course Conflict form.

Completed course conflict forms should be submitted to the Office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) by email ( or in-person at BSB 129.”


All School of Interdisciplinary Science courses require students to have the prerequisite courses to enroll.

  • It is the instructor’s discretion as to whether course prerequisites may be waived. No exceptions to this rule will be made.

**Please note that a waiver does not guarantee a seat in a course but only the opportunity to attempt to obtain a seat.

Waivers will be reviewed per the dates and deadlines noted on the last page of the online form. Do not email asking of the status of your waiver. Please note, waivers for students outside of the Life Sciences program will be reviewed only on or after August 15th. Waiver Request

Request Transcript

Students are encouraged to visit the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) website to review other important policies and procedures.

iSci Transcript Supplement Request’: Students in the Honours Integrated Science program may request a program-level transcript that outlines the grades received in individual components of each ISCI course. iSci transcripts are NOT official University transcripts but can accompany official University transcripts.

Please email indicating iSci Transcript Supplement in the title of the email. Include the following details: Last Name, First Name, Student Number, Graduating Year, and your McMaster email address.

Note: iSci Transcripts may take 3-4 weeks to process during peak times of enrollment. Thank you for your patience.