Student Accessibility Services (SAS) remains available to support you. At this time, the SAS office space and SAS Testing Centre is closed. We have moved to providing services by email, phone and video conferencing. If you wish to arrange an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 (select option 1 for front desk) if you wish to arrange an appointment.
Winter term virtual office hours
January 4 to April 2021: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact:
Good2Talk is a 24 hour-7 days a week confidential service for post-secondary students who wish to speak with a counsellor by phone or text.
Call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
COAST provides outreach and support to members of the Hamilton community who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you have been accommodated as an undergraduate student previously at McMaster, you must contact SAS to arrange academic accommodations as a graduate student differently from the undergraduate process.
If not already done, you must make an appointment with your SAS Program Coordinator to advise that you are now a graduate student and require accommodations.
You may be requested to provide updated medical information, should it be necessary.
You should work with your SAS Program Coordinator to determine academic accommodations for your new graduate program of study, which may be different from those required at the undergraduate level.
Upon review of your accommodations, your SAS Program Coordinator will communicate your academic accommodation needs to the appropriate faculty administrators within your program and School of Graduate Studies.
Upon approval of accommodations, your academic program department should communicate your accommodation needs with instructors and all other persons involved in the academic environment.
For course accommodations it is critical that you follow-up with each course instructor individually to ensure that they have received your accommodation information and to discuss the details related to the the implementation of those accommodations. *
For all other program requirements (research, thesis defence, comprehensive exams, etc) you must discuss with your SAS Program Coordinator details related to degree components to ensure they are appropriately accommodated and applied.