The Access Program: Supporting Equity Deserving Students

Our goal is to help you envision post-secondary education at McMaster as a world of possibilities instead of barriers. There are funds to help.
McMaster’s Access Program connects equity-deserving students and those from historically under-represented backgrounds with information and supports to set them up for success in university.
Equity-deserving groups often include:
Students with parents who did not attend, or complete, post-secondary studies (first-generation university students)
Indigenous students
Students with disabilities
Certain racialized minority students (especially youth with Afro-Canadian and Latin American backgrounds)
Students from low-income families and neighbourhoods
Adult learners who are new to post-secondary education
Students from rural communities
Women (in some disciplines)
Students who wouldn’t attend post-secondary without additional programs or supports

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