Admissions

Overview

Admission requirements differ depending on the university and the academic program you choose. In this section you will find information about Queen’s admission requirements, policies and supports that are available to you.

To find out about Queen’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, please
visit the Queen’s admission requirements website.

We offer Indigenous candidates an alternative admission pathway for first-year, full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree programs, known as the Aboriginal Admission Policy.

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General Admissions

Queen’s admission requirements are divided into different categories of learners that include secondary school, international and mature students. Each category has different requirements and admission policies. Select the category that describes you best and then find the admission requirements specific to your category.

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Indigenous Learner Policy

We offer Indigenous candidates an alternative admission pathway for first-year, full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree programs, known as the Aboriginal Admission Policy. To be considered under Queen’s Aboriginal Admission Policy, you must apply through the OUAC and self-identify as having Indigenous ancestry; meet the general program requirements and deadlines for undergraduate admission and submit a separate letter to the Indigenous Community Liaison saying you wish to be considered under this policy, along with proof of ancestry. Questions can be directed to the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre by email or by phone at 613-533-6970.

All students are encouraged to complete the Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) in support of their application. The PSE is required for admission consideration for the Commerce program.

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Mature Learners

Mature students can apply to Queen’s under the category of “interest student”, which is not intended for on-campus studies. You must be over the age of 21 to apply under this category.

Read more about applying as an interest student.

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Transfer Policies

If you are interested in transferring to Queen’s from another university or college, Queen’s website gives you helpful information on its transfer policies and supports. You can also check out your eligibility for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information on credit transfers in Ontario.

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