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British Columbia/Yukon

A Note for BC Students

Once you have applied through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), you will have access the applicant portal and can submit additional documents, such as portfolios, auditions and essays which may be required as part of the specific program requirements.

You can also request to have the BC Ministry of Education send an official transcript from the previous school year to the university through OUAC.

General Requirements

Four Academic Courses including English at the Grade 12 level. Please note that the only Provincial Exam required is for English 12.



Program-Specific Requirements

Program [Application Code]

Prerequisite Courses Required

Arts [QA]

First Year Studies in England [QIA]

Concurrent Education/Arts [QB]

Concurrent Education/Arts (at the BISC) [QIB]

QBridge Arts [QXA]

English 12 plus three additional academic Grade 12 courses.

Science [QS]

Concurrent Education/Science [QF]

First-Year Studies in England [QIS]

QBridge Science [QXS]

English 12, Mathematics 12*, plus two of: Biology 12, Calculus 12**, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12. Calculus 12 is recommended. 
Computing [QD] English 12, Mathematics 12*, plus two additional academic Grade 12 courses. Calculus 12** is recommended. 

Fine Art [QT]

Concurrent Education/Fine Art [QTT]

English 12, plus three additional academic Grade 12 courses. Portfolio Examination.

Music [QM]

Concurrent Education/Music [QMM]

English 12 plus three additional academic Grade 12 courses. Music requirements for Ontario or Quebec. Personal audition, interview and aural discrimination test.
Music Theatre [QMT] English 12, plus three additional academic Grade 12 courses. Personal Audition.
Physical and Health Education [QPH] More information about Physical and Health Education is available here: http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/node/622
Kinesiology [QK] English 12, Biology 12, Mathematics 12*, plus one of: Calculus 12**, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12. 
Commerce [QC]

English 12, Calculus 12** or Mathematics 12*: with minimum grades of 80% and two additional Grade 12 subjects.

 

Engineering [QE]

Engineering and Computer Engineering Stream [QEC]

QBridge Engineering [QXE]

English 12, Calculus 12** or Mathematics 12*, Physics 12 and Chemistry 12. Final grade in English 12 must be 70%. 

Nursing Science [QN]

English 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, and Mathematics 12 (any Grade 12 Math except Apprenticeship/Workplace Math). Final grade in English must be 75%.

* Acceptable academic courses for Math 12 are: Pre-Calculus 12, Principles of Math 12 or IB Math 12A.

** Acceptable courses for Calculus are: Calculus 12, AP Calculus, AP Calculus AB 12, AP Calculus BC 12.

 

Admission Notes for students completing the British Columbia curriculum:

Please note that students applying for admission to Queen's University who are completing the BC curriculum will NOT be required to present Provincial Exam grades. Queen's will use the blended mark for English 12 since all students are required to write the Provincial Exam.

For students who choose to write the Provincial Exam for any other subject, Queen's will use the better of the in-class grade or blended grade for both admission and scholarship decisions.

If a student took a Grade 12 course prior to September 2006, Queen's will use the blended mark for both admission and scholarship averages. Courses taken after August 31, 2006 will follow the policy above.

In addition, Queen's does not require the BC Portfolio, second language or LPI. However, all students must complete the BC Dogwood diploma and fulfill its requirements in order to be admitted to Queen's.

Acceptable Academic Pre-requisite Courses
  • Principles of Mathematics 12/Pre-calculus Math 12 (may only use one)
  • IB Mathematics 12
  • AP Calculus AB 12
  • AP Calculus BC 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • English 12
  • Physics 12
  • Algebra 12
Acceptable Additional Academic Courses
  • Applications of Math 12/Foundations of Math 12 (may only use one)
  • English First Peoples 12*
  • English Literature & Composition 12
  • Literature 12
  • Comparative Civilizations 12
  • Western Civilization 12
  • Classical Civilizations 12
  • First Nations Studies 12
  • History 12
  • Economics 12
  • Geography 12
  • Geology 12
  • Latin 12
  • Français Langue 12 or French 12 (may use one)
  • Chinese 12
  • Mandarin 12
  • German 12
  • Japanese 12
  • Italian 12
  • Spanish 12
  • Korean 12
  • Punjabi 12
  • Law 12*
  • Social Justice 12**
  • AP or IB Academic Course(s)
Courses NOT Acceptable for Admission Purposes
  • Accounting 12
  • Acting 12
  • Applied Design 12
  • Art 12
  • Band 12
  • Clothing & Textiles 12
  • Communications 12
  • Technical & Professional Communications 12
  • Comm. Recreation 12
  • Computer Science 12
  • Consumer Education 12
  • Drama 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Food & Nutrition 12
  • Forests 12
  • Graphics 12
  • Human Services 12
  • Interior Design 12
  • Journalism 12
  • Marketing 12
  • Music 12
  • Physical Education 12
  • Portfolio 12
  • Psychology 12
  • Publishing & Design 12
  • Social Justice 12**
  • Stage Craft 12
  • Strength & Conditioning 12
  • Writing 12
  • IB TOK
  • IB Extended Essay
  • IB CAS
  • CP Course(s) except Calculus

*Effective September 2012

** Will be considered as an acceptable academic course up until admission for September 2013 entry.