Undergraduate Admission

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Undergraduate Admission

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Internal Transfer to the School of Computing

Queen's Engineering, Commerce or Nursing students who wish to transfer to a degree program offered in the School of Computing will be first-year or upper-year admission based on the number of their attempted units.  Those who have attempted at least 24.0 units of credits are considered for upper-year admission, and those with fewer than 24.0 units are first-year admission.  Please note, failures are considered attempted units.

Application

Queen's Engineering, Commerce, Nursing or Distance Studies students who wish to transfer to a Computing degree program must submit an application through the Queen's Admission Application (link found below). Please note Computing only accepts students to a summer-term start.

Current Arts and Science on-campus students who wish to remain in the Faculty of Arts and Science, but change their Program to Computing should contact their Faculty office for information on how to request those changes.  

Applicants must state one of the following concentrations on the application form: Computing, Computer Science, Biomedical Computing, Cognitive Science, Computing and Mathematics, or Software Design.

Entry Term Application Open Application Close Document Deadline Application Link
Summer Entry January 1 March 31 April 15 Summer Entry Online Application

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

First-Year Applicants (defined as students who have attempted fewer than 24.0 units; failures are considered attempted units):

  1. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.60;
  2. Must also have taken a university-preparatory Mathematics course at secondary school level (or equivalent).

Upper-Year Applicants (defined as students who have attempted 24.0 or more units; failures are considered attempted units):

  1. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.60;
  2. Must have completed 3.0 units of CISC 101, achieving a grade of B or higher. 
  3. Must also have taken a university-preparatory Mathematics course at secondary school level (or equivalent).
  4. Should note that having a cumulative GPA of less than 1.90 will make them ineligible for graduation with an Honours degree;
  5. Should student have attempted 132.0 units or more and have a cumulative GPA of less than 1.90 at the point of admission, or subsequently complete 132.0 units and have a GPA of less than 1.90, then student will be deemed ineligible to proceed to an Honours degree and will be restricted to a General degree only.  This decision is not appealable. More information is available on Academic Regulation 13.8.1.

Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 1.60

Applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 1.60 are not eligible to be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science for a minimum of one year, after which time they must apply and will be considered for part-time admission on probation as per Admission Regulation 11. 

Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 0.70

Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 0.70 are not eligible to be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science for a minimum of three years, after which time they may apply and will be considered for part-time admission on probation as per Admission Regulation 11.

Transfer Credits

Undergraduate Admission no longer provides a "Statement of Transfer Credit" to students admitted to an Arts and Science program. Plan information will be available in Academic Advisement on SOLUS.  For assistance, please contact an Academic Advisor in the Faculty of Arts and Science at 613.533.2470. 

Note:  not all courses offered in other Faculties/Schools have course equivalents in the Faculty of Arts and Science. 

Cumulative GPA Calculation

Your academic record will continue to be relevant in your new plan. In particular, the cumulative GPA will be calculated on all courses attempted during the student's undergraduate career at Queen's, and will be utilized when assessing academic progression and prerequisites and any other purpose specified under the Academic Regulations. Courses that were not passed in your previous Program will count as failures in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

If your GPA falls in the range of 1.6 - 1.9, contact the Faculty of Arts and Science for a consultation. 

Registration Information

After accepting an offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science, students should visit the Faculty of Arts & Science website for registration related information.

Once admitted on SOLUS students should drop any of the previous program courses that they no longer wish to take.