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Submitting the PSE

Before you sit down to your computer to complete your official PSE for Queen's, take a while to think about it. Review the information on this page before you begin.

Practice PSE and Supplementary Essay
Before you sit down to your computer to complete your official PSE for Queen's, take a while to think about it. You might find this document helpful as you prepare your PSE.
What is a Verifier?
Before you submit your PSE, you will be asked to provide the name and contact information of an individual from your school (i.e. a guidance counsellor or teacher) who can verify the information in your PSE. Your verifier must be able to verify each entry on your PSE. If he or she does not have personal, first-hand knowledge of a specific activity, job or award, you must be prepared to provide documentation to your verifier if he or she is contacted by the Admission committee.
How to Submit Your PSE
Follow these steps to successfully submit your PSE/Supplementary Essay
1. Go to my.queensu.ca
2. Log into your Student Center using your NetID and password.
3. Click on SOLUS (red tab on the top right corner of the MyQueensU dashboard.
4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the Admissions heading.
5. Click on the link directly below the heading, entitled Personal Statement of Experience.
6. Complete your PSE and SE. Remember to save often, as the PSE will time-out after 20 minutes.
7. After you have saved your work you must click the Submit button for the PSE to be properly submitted.
8. Record your confirmation number.
9. After successfully submitting your PSE, it will be removed from your To-Do List within 72 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm applying to more than one program. What should I focus on in my PSE?
Each program has unique admission requirements and admission average threshold. If you have applied to more than one program and wish to focus your responses to a particular program it is advisable to focus on the program which is your preference.

How do I complete the Activities/Employment entries in less than 90 characters with spaces?

We would like to see a brief list of your commitments. Faculty readers will assess how you link your experiences in your essay question to how you will contribute to life at Queen’s. The count performed in all questions is based on characters (including spaces).
How can I avoid timing out?
When you are in the process of submitting your PSE, you will be timed out of your online session after 10 minutes if you have not navigated to another step or saved your work. Please save your PSE and/or Essay every few minutes. If you have timed out, your work will not have been saved, and the system will bring you back to the sign-on screen
I submitted my PSE and there are “?” where apostrophes used to be. What will happen when my PSE is being read?
The font in the PSE is a standard font and when you cut and paste into the PSE, the font will conform to this standard. It would only become visible after the PSE is saved and then reviewed. We are aware that the apostrophe appears as a question mark, however, please note that your PSE will not be disadvantaged. The faculty readers are made aware of this font issue.
I’m getting an error message on format of the TO and FROM fields for activities/employment. Help?
Please use numeric entries for month and year. Example April 2013 is 04-13. Ensure there are no spaces. If you do not have 5 awards or activities and/or employments, please leave rows blank after completed entries. If you do not have ANY activities and/or employment, type NA as the response in the 1st box only of that question or questions if applicable.
What if I am still doing an activity or will continue my employment?
Please use the anticipated end date for an Activity or Employment. For example, if you will be engaged in the activity or employment until this summer, please use the summer month and year I just submitted my PSE or Supplementary Essay
Why is it still in my TO DO list?
In most cases the PSE or Essay will remain on your TO DO list until the next business day. You will receive a confirmation notice and number upon successful PSE or Essay submission, and this is an indication that we will receive your PSE.