MAPS members are part-time degree students enrolled in fewer than
18 units of study per academic session and all certificate/diploma
students enrolled through the Centre for Continuing Education.
Students enrolled in 18 or more units in an academic session are members of the McMaster Students Union (MSU).
What membership fees do I pay as a MAPS member?
As of Fall 2010, the MAPS membership fee is $7 per unit of study. This is the first rate increase since 2001.
Do MAPS services include prescription drug reimbursement or
other forms of health insurance?
Through a referendum in 1996, MAPS members overwhelmingly rejected a
proposal to increase ancillary fees to underwrite this type of program.
Where is the MAPS
MAPS office is on the second floor of the McMaster University Student
Centre, Room 234. Click here for more
- Is MAPS a member of national or provincial student organizations?
Not currently. MAPS was a member of the Canadian Organization of Part-Time University Students (1987-92; COPUS dissolved in 1994) and Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (1999-2004).
- I’ve been a part-time student in the past but I registered in 18 or more units this term. Can I continue as a member of MAPS?
No. Students registered in 18 or more units in an academic session are members of the McMaster Students Union (MSU), not MAPS. MSU members pay more than $500 in additional supplementary fees and are eligible for all MSU services (including health plan, dental plan, HSR bus pass).
- As a part-time student, may I vote in campus elections and referenda?
Members of MAPS have full voting rights at MAPS general meetings (where the MAPS board of directors is elected) and in MAPS mail-ballot referenda. Only members of the McMaster Students Union (students in 18 or more units per session) are eligible to vote in MSU elections and referenda.
All undergraduate degree students, who are members of either MAPS or the MSU, are entitled to vote in the election of undergraduate student representatives on the University’s Board of Governors, Senate, and the University Planning Committee.