Cumulative GPA – As outlined on the prospective student website, McMaster calculates GPA by looking at cumulative GPA for all undergraduate study. This may include any summer courses you have taken, as well as courses taken that are undergraduate level “if you obtain your degree”. Grades from a Master’s or Certificate program do not count towards the GPA since only undergraduate study is calculated.
GPA Scale – The minimum grade requirement to apply to McMaster is a 3.0 out of 4.0 on the OMSAS GPA Scale. The average of PA students that get in is usually higher than this. Click here to view the infographic for GPA statistics of successful Class of 2019 graduates from McMaster.
Calculating GPA from International Schools – If you obtained your undergraduate degree from a school outside of Canada, you need to have your transcript assessed by Word Education Services (WES). Foreign transcripts are not considered if you also meet minimum undergraduate course requirements through Canadian universities.
If you retake a course – All courses are taken into consideration equally (the grade from the original course AND the new grade of the course you repeated).
Learn more information from McMaster’s PA Education Program “Prospective Student” website