Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

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After You Apply

After You Apply

Now that you have applied, there are a few things you still need to do to keep the application on track, depending on what kind of applicant you are.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for applying and to wish you all the best this year!

Applicants from High School

Activate your NetID

If you haven’t already done so, activate your NetID using the Queen's Student ID number that was emailed to you! Your Queen’s NetID is used to access SOLUS, which has important information, including your To Do List.

Add @queensu.ca to your safe senders list

Adding @queensu to your safe email senders list ensures that you will receive all your emails from Queen's. We will use the email address you used on your application to communicate with you.

Work on your Personal Statement of Experience / Supplementary Essay

Details about your Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) and Supplementary Essay (SE), including key dates and deadlines, will be on your To Do List on SOLUS.

The PSE is mandatory for Commerce and highly recommended for other programs.

More about the PSE and SE and practice templates…

Log into SOLUS and check your To Do List

We will add to your To Do List as we begin to assess your application. Check it often to ensure you are up-to-date, and on time!

To log into SOLUS:

  1. Go to my.queensu.ca
  2. Enter your NetID and password
  3. Select the SOLUS tab (under the main menu) ​[solus graphic]

Send your transcript (applicants outside Ontario)

If you are not studying in an Ontario school, submit your transcript. You may receive an offer of admission based on your Grade 11 marks. If you send us transcripts through the year, we will reassess your application every time we receive new information.

Please review the information on sending official documents to Queen’s before sending us your transcript.

Apply for an Admission Bursary (optional)

The bursary application is your chance to apply for Queen’s need-based financial assistance. Don’t worry - this has no impact on your eligibility for admission to Queen’s. Bursaries are granted to students based on financial need. It’s an amount of money you receive to help finance your education and you don’t have to pay it back.

To complete your bursary application:

  1. Log in to SOLUS
  2. Scroll to Finances – Financial Aid
  3. Select the “Queen’s Admission Bursary Application” link

Submit your PSE/SE before February 15

It's mandatory for Commerce and highly recommended for all other programs. As soon as you are ready, submit it. Many students work on it over the winter break. The last recommended day to submit it is February 15.

Music Applicant?
Applicants to the Bachelor of Music and Music Theatre programs are required to audition. Dan School of Drama and Music audition details.

Fine Art (Visual) Applicant?
Please review the Portfolio Guidelines. Submit your portfolio between November 1 and February 13.

  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Applicants from Queen's

Including: Internal Transfers, Dual Degree, Second Degree

Log into SOLUS and check your To Do List

After submitting your application, continue to review the To Do List on your SOLUS account as it may be updated frequently. Any required documents you need to send to our office will show as "initiated" on the To Do List.

To log into SOLUS:

  1. Go to my.queensu.ca
  2. Enter your NetID and password
  3. Select the SOLUS tab (under the main menu) ​[solus graphic]

Submit your PSE/SE

If you have applied to the Nursing Advanced Standing Track, or the upper-year Commerce program, please ensure that you submit your Supplementary Essay on time through SOLUS.

Queen's transcript not required

As a current Queen's student, the Undergraduate Admission office already has access to your Queen's transcript, so there is no need to request for an official version to be sent.

  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Applicants to Certificate in Business

For current Queen's students only.

As a current Queen's student, the Undergraduate Admission office already has access to the information required to process your application, so there are no further actions required.

  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

External Applicants

Activate your NetID

If you haven’t already done so, activate your NetID using the Queen's Student ID number that was emailed to you! 

Check your To Do List on SOLUS

Use you NetID to access SOLUS. Your SOLUS account may be updated frequently throughout the application cycle so it is important to review it often. Any required documents you need to send to our office will show as "initiated" on the To Do List and will be removed once received.

To log into SOLUS:

  1. Go to my.queensu.ca
  2. Enter your NetID and password
  3. Select the SOLUS tab (under the main menu) ​[solus graphic]

Send your transcript by June 15

Arrange to have your official high school and post-secondary transcripts sent to the Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment Office by June 15. Please review the information on sending official documents to Queen’s.

Submit your PSE/SE

For those students applying to the Nursing Advanced Standing Track Program or the Upper-year Commerce program, ensure you have submitted your Supplementary Essay.

  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Incoming International Undergraduate Exchange Students

In order to be an incoming international undergraduate exchange student, you must be nominated by your home university.

Activate your NetID

If you haven’t already done so, activate your NetID! Your Queen’s NetID is used to access SOLUS, which has important information, including your To Do List.

To activate your NetID, you will need the Queen's Student ID number that was emailed to you.

Check your SOLUS Student Centre

Your SOLUS account may be updated frequently throughout the application cycle, so it is important to review it often. Any required documents you need to send to our office will show as "initiated" on the To Do List and will be removed once received.

To log into SOLUS:

  1. Go to my.queensu.ca
  2. Enter your NetID and password
  3. Select the SOLUS tab (under the main menu) ​[solus graphic]

Confirm your contact information

Please ensure that we have your permanent contact information. It will be used if you are required to obtain a study permit and when you are entering Canada. Please email intstudy@queensu.ca (Maryann Severin) with any changes/updates.

Note: Your permanent address is the address you live at while you are not attending school (such as your family address).

Send your transcript and other required documents

Arrange for your official transcript and supporting documentation to be emailed or faxed from your Home University Exchange Coordinator to:

Maryann Severin
Admission and Registration Coordinator, International Exchanges
Email: intstudy@queensu.ca
Fax: + 1-613-533-6810

All supporting documents, including official transcripts, English-language proficiency test scores and any faculty-specific supporting documents must be sent by your home university. Faxed or emailed documents will be accepted if they come directly from your home institution international office. 

Supporting documents should be sent to Queen’s University as soon as possible, and

  • by April 30 for September entry
  • by September 30 for January entry.

  If you have academic questions or concerns about your program, please email one of the following contacts, according to your area of study:

Applicants to an Online Program

Activate your NetID

If you haven’t already done so, activate your NetID! Your Queen’s NetID is used to access SOLUS, which has important information, including your To Do List.

To activate your NetID, use the Queen's Student ID number that was emailed to you.

Check your SOLUS Student Centre

Log into your SOLUS Student Center to ensure the information we have for you is correct.

To log into SOLUS:

  1. Go to my.queensu.ca
  2. Enter your NetID and password
  3. Select the SOLUS tab (under the main menu) ​[solus graphic]

Review and complete your To Do List

Your To Do List is located on the right-hand side of your SOLUS Student Center. ​Your To Do List may be updated frequently throughout the application cycle so it is important to review it often. When your To Do List is empty, it means we have received all of the required documents.

Submit your documentation

If required, arrange to have your official documents (official transcripts and/or Letter of Permission) sent to us by the deadline date. Please review the information on sending official documents to Queen’s.

Hearing back from Queen’s

We will email you with a decision approximately 5-7 business days after submitting your application as an interest student.
– or – 
For other application types, we will email you 5-7 business days after we receive your supporting documentation from your To Do List.

  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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