Formerly 'Registration Status'; refers to whether a student is classified as full-time or part-time, as reported by the Office of the Registrar. In most cases a student is classified as full-time if they are registered in 24 units in the Fall and Winter sessions. For more information please visit thewebsite of the Office of the Registrar.
Refers to whether a faculty member is tenured, tenure-track or contractually limited.
Association of University Technology Managers. An association with members from more than 300 universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals that brings researchers together.
Canadian Graduate And Professional Student Survey.
In all admissions reports, choice refers to the ranking assigned by the applicant to the program being applied to. For example, an applicant may rank McMaster's Bachelor of Health Sciences as their first choice of program and McMaster's Life Sciences as their second choice of program (or a program at another institution), and so on.
A group of students beginning their studies at McMaster University in the same year.
Council of Ontario Universities
Common University Data Ontario
Council on University Planning and Analysis
Canadian University Survey Consortium
Refers to an academic faculty (e.g. Science, Engineering, Humanities, etc). Whenever possible teaching/research faculty are referred to as 'faculty members'.
Fiscal Full-Time Equivalent (FFTE)
A count of the number of 'full-time equivalent' undergraduate students enrolled. A student taking a full unit load (as determined by their level and program) counts as 1 FFTE. For example, a student taking 15 units in the first year of their program when 30 units is the expected full-time course load counts as 0.5 FFTE.
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
A count of the number of 'full-time-equivalent' graduate students. Each full-time graduate student counts as 1 FTE and each part-time graduate student counts as 0.3 FTE.
Graduate Student Financial Support.
A count of the the total number of students enrolled.
Students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents are classified as 'Domestic'. All other students are classified as 'International'.
Institutional Research and Analysis
The best office.
Key Performance Indicators
Academic level within a program. A student who switches faculties returns to Level 1 of their new program. Different from the number of years spent at the university. Undergraduate students listed as Level 9 are students whose level cannot be determined.
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
National Survey of Student Engagement.
Ontario Student Assistance Program.
Ontario University Application Centre
Ontario University Graduate Survey.
The plan groups displayed on this portal group together collections of plans by subject area. For example, Honours Mathematics & Statistics (Applied Mathematics Specialization) and Honours Mathematics & Statistics (Mathematics Specialization) are grouped together under 'Mathematics & Statistics'. The purpose of the plan groupings is to make certain tables easier to read and to aggregate data from similar plans.
Refers to whether a faculty member is a full, associate or assistant professor, or a lecturer.
Refer to the number of credits associated with a course. Three-unit courses are usually one term in length. Six-unit courses are usually two terms, or one session.