Undergraduate Admission

EXPERIENCE QUEEN'S

Undergraduate Admission

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Nova Scotia

General Requirements

  • Five academic courses, including English at the Grade 12 level
  • Students receiving a recognized Provincial High School Diploma will be assessed on % grades reported
  • Students receiving a High School issued diploma, that is not formally recognized by the province, but are receiving an IB diploma, will be assessed using only the Predicted Grades submitted by the school


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 four additional academic Grade 12 courses.

Science [QS]

Concurrent Education/Science [QF]

First-Year Studies in England [QIS]

QBridge Science [QXS]

English 12, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12, plus two of: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12; and one additional academic Grade 12 course.
Computing [QD] English 12, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 plus three additional academic Grade 12 courses.

Fine Art [QT]

Concurrent Education/Fine Art [QTT]

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

Music [QM]

Concurrent Education/Music [QMM]

English 12 plus four additional academic Grade 12 courses. Music requirements as for Ontario or Quebec. Personal audition, interview and aural discrimination test.
Kinesiology [QK] English 12, Biology 12, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12, Chemistry 12,  Physics 12.
Commerce [QC]

English 12, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12, with minimum grades of 80%, plus three additional academic Grade 12 courses.

Engineering [QE]

Engineering and Computer Engineering Stream [QEC]

QBridge Engineering [QXE]

English 12, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12, Physics 12. Final grade in English 12 must be 70%. 

Note: Engineering admission average is calculated using only the prerequisite subjects.

Nursing Science [QN]

English 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, any Grade 12 Mathematics, plus one additional academic Grade 12 course. Final grade in English 12 must be 75%.

 

Admission notes for students completing the Nova Scotia Curriculum

Please note for application purposes, Queen's University requires you to submit a High School Issued transcript that includes courses you are currently enrolled in as well as courses you are registered in for your 2nd Semester (if in a Semestered/Term High School). Applicants whom have been offered admission will be required to submit a Final transcript directly from their High School.

Students whom have already completed and received their Nova Scotia Diploma must arrange for a Final High School transcript indicating graduation to be sent directly to Queen's from their previous High School in order to complete their document requirements.




Acceptable Academic Pre-requisite Courses
  • English 12 (441)
  • English 12: African Heritage
  • Math Pre-Cal (MPC) 12
  • Biology 12 (441, 541)
  • Chemistry 12 (441, 541)
  • Physics 12 (441, 541)
 
Acceptable Additional Academic Courses
  • French 12 (FRE 446/441)
  • Etude Plan. Geog 12
  • Gaelic 12 (GAE 441)
  • German 12 (GER 441)
  • Latin 12 (LAT 441)
  • Spanish 12 (SPA 441)
  • Canadian Literature 12 (CLT 441)
  • Canadian Geology 12 (GEL441)
  • Economics 12 (ECO441)
  • English 12: African Heritage
  • Geography 12 (GEO441)
  • Global Geography 12 (GGS12)
  • Global History 12 (HGS12)
  • History 12 (HIS441)
  • Law 12
  • Math 12 (441, 541)
  • Sociology 12 (SOC441)
  • Political Science 12
  • AP or IB Academic Course(s)
Courses NOT Acceptable for Admission Purposes
  • Accounting 12
  • Business Communications 12
  • Business Management 12
  • Business Technology 12
  • Canadian Families 12
  • Canadian History 12
  • Clothing and Textile 12
  • Communication Technology 12
  • Comparative World Religions 12
  • Computer Related Studies 12
  • Data Processing 12
  • Drama 12
  • Earth Science 12
  • English/Communications 12
  • Entrepreneurship 12
  • Food & Nutrition 12
  • Interdisciplinary Global Studies 12
  • Investment and Finance 12
  • Housing 12
  • Info Tech/Processing 12
  • Keyboarding 12
  • Math Foundations 12
  • Music 12
  • Musical Theatre 12
  • Physical Education 12
  • Production Technology 12
  • Shorthand 12
  • Philosophy 12
  • IB CAS
  • IB Theory of Knowledge
  • IB Extended Essay