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Undergraduate – Queen’s University


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Queen’s is a leading, research-intensive university in Canada offering an inclusive, transformative education that will prepare you to make a global impact.

We stand on a strong history of scholarship, discovery and innovation. Our education transforms Queen’s students. Our diversity enriches the community. Our research changes the world. Together, we are tackling humanity’s greatest challenges.

We are located in the city of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our campus community is deeply integrated into the city’s local and regional economy, culture and social fabric.




Key Dates

Admission Points

  • On-Campus Programs
    • Fall Term: September is the admission point for most on-campus programs.
    • Winter Term: Some programs offer an additional admission point in January. Check the Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment website for availability and additional information.
  • Online Programs
    • You can begin online studies in September, January or May.


Deadlines in 2023

  • November – Students applying for a Queen’s Major Admission Award (MAA) should apply to Queen’s as early as possible. It takes about 1 week after you apply for admission to Queen’s through the OUAC to gain access to the online MAA application through SOLUS.
  • December 8 – Deadline to submit the online MAA application on SOLUS.

Deadlines in 2024

  • February 1 – Applications, changes or additions to applications are due for all first-year programs, for all applicants.
  • February 15
    • Commerce, Health Sciences, and Nursing programs: Deadline to submit required Supplementary Essay. Late submissions will not be accepted.
    • All programs: Recommended last day to submit the Financial Aid and Awards Profile on SOLUS.
  • March 31 – Last day to submit required documents.
  • May 1 – Deadline for response to early offers of admission for students not attending high school in Ontario, and for all early offers of admission to Bader College. Check your offer correspondence carefully for your response deadline.
  • May 17 – Latest date by which applicants for first-year, fall entry to Queen’s will receive an update on the status of their application.
  • June 1 – Deadline for response to offers of admission for students attending an Ontario high school. This is also the deadline for response to all final round offers of admission for students not attending high school in Ontario. Check your offer correspondence carefully for your response deadline.
  • June 3 – Deadline for residence application and deposit.


Admission Requirements

Current Ontario High School Students

General Academic Requirements 

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma and six 4U/M courses. You must have ENG4U plus 5 other 4U/M courses. Students in francophone schools may offer EAE4U or FRA4U in place of ENG4U.

Program-specific Academic Requirements

Many programs at Queen’s have additional prerequisites. 

Canadian High School Students From Outside of Ontario and International Students

Transfer Students

If you are a student from a postsecondary institution wishing to transfer to Queen’s, or a current Queen’s student wishing to transfer between faculties, you can apply to do so via the OUAC. 

Before you apply, review the admission requirements carefully to determine if, based on your educational history, you are eligible for first-year entry or upper-year entry.

Not all programs at Queen’s accept transfer students.

Mature and Other Students

If you are not eligible or do not wish to apply as a high school or transfer applicant, you should consider applying as an Interest Student. 

The Interest Student category is a popular option for learners seeking consideration as a “mature student”, as it enables individuals of different ages, educational backgrounds and life experiences to progress into a degree program by taking our online courses. 

Special Circumstances and Pathways

If you are applying from high school to the first year of a full-time program for the first time, and there are factors that demonstrate significant extenuating circumstances beyond your control that have affected your academic performance over the past 2 years, you can submit an extenuating circumstances request with supporting documentation.

Additional Admission Information

The OUAC will forward your application to Queen’s. Within 1 to 2 business days of applying, we will send you an email with information about next steps, including how to create your Queen’s netID and access the SOLUS Student Centre. You will use SOLUS to:

  • review your To-Do List of required documents,
  • submit your Queen’s Financial Aid and Awards Profile,
  • submit your Supplementary Essay (if applicable) and
  • monitor the status of your application(s).

Supporting Documents


If you currently attend an Ontario or British Columbia curriculum high school, or a Quebec CEGEP, you are eligible to have your current transcripts submitted electronically to Queen’s University via the OUAC. 

All other applicants must submit their transcripts directly to Queen’s University.

Language Requirements

If you do not meet 1 or more of the following requirements, you will need to submit an English-language proficiency test score:

  • You attended an accredited education institution full-time where the medium of instruction is English for the most recent 3 years prior to beginning your university studies.
  • You lived in a country where English is the acknowledged primary language for the most recent 3 years prior to beginning your university studies.
  • You completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma (completion of SL English B is not sufficient).

This test is a firm requirement and we cannot make an admission decision until we receive an acceptable score.

If you are in doubt about whether you meet our language requirements, submit an acceptable English-language proficiency test score as soon as possible to avoid potential delays in the processing of your admission application.

Supplemental Documents

A high school transcript is just 1 piece of information we use when evaluating your application.

By reviewing your To-Do List on SOLUS, you can determine what additional information or components may be required in support of your application to Queen’s. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that all required documentation is submitted to us and that we receive it by the deadline.


Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid

We recognize merit, acknowledge need and give you the opportunity to fully participate in the Queen’s experience. We have more than $27 million in financial awards available annually, and approximately 45% of all undergraduate students each year receive financial support from Queen’s.

We offer grade-based admission scholarships that we assess automatically, and do not require you to apply. There are also Major Admission Awards, which require an application (due December 8), and range in value from $40,000 to $120,000 over 4 years.

In addition to scholarships and awards, bursaries are available to students with demonstrated financial need. Simply complete your Queen’s Financial Aid and Awards Profile and you will automatically be considered for most of the awards included in our financial aid package. You will find the profile form in SOLUS after you apply for admission.

For further information about scholarships, awards, bursaries and government student financial assistance, call the Student Awards Office at 613-533-2216 or email the Student Awards Office.


Offers of Admission

We make offers of admission on a rolling basis from November to mid-May. We encourage you to apply early and complete all required items on your SOLUS To-Do List as soon as possible. 

We will update all first-year applicants on the status of their application no later than May 17, 2024.

Offers of admission to Queen’s University are conditional. Review the terms of your offer of admission and email the Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment office if you have any questions about your offer conditions.


Accessibility Services

Student Wellness Services (SWS) supports the personal, academic and social health development of students at Queen’s University by providing a range of programs and services.

SWS aims to offer a welcoming, confidential and integrated service that is responsive to your health and wellness needs.

If you apply to Queen’s, we encourage you to connect directly with SWS if you have any questions or would like more information about how Queen’s can support your mental and physical health. This could include:

  • counselling services,
  • medical appointments,
  • accessibility services or
  • academic accommodations.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to efforts and initiatives to diversify our student population, and to identifying and eliminating barriers within university policies, procedures and practices related to the recruitment and admission of Black, Indigenous and other racialized students or under-represented populations. 

To assist in these efforts, applicants from a broad range of historically and currently underrepresented groups are encouraged to complete the OUAC’s Applicant Diversity Census when applying.

In addition to the Applicant Diversity Census, alternative admission pathways exist for Indigenous and First-Generation students:



Queen’s University residences provide a wide range of living environments in 17 buildings across campus, offering you a mix of co-ed and single-gender arrangements in single, double, triple and quad rooms.

Along with providing invaluable opportunities to meet and make friends with students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, living in residence offers you a supportive environment to develop new personal and social interests, and to receive support for academic goals, health and well-being.


Campus Tours and Events

We invite you to experience all that Queen’s has to offer by visiting our beautiful campus in Kingston, Ontario. Campus tours are available most weekdays from Tuesday to Friday, and on select Saturdays. Tours take place at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm and are typically 1.5 hours in duration.

In addition to in-person tours, you can experience the Queen’s campus through an audio tour, a self-guided walking tour, a guided virtual tour, a virtual tour or a one-on-one call with a current Queen’s student.



Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
Telephone: 613-533-2218
Email: admission@queensu.ca

Student Awards Office
Telephone: 613-533-2216
Email: entrance@queensu.ca

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