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Queen's University
 

Internal Transfer to the Faculty of Arts and Science

Information for Queen's students in Engineering, Commerce or Nursing, or in Distance Studies wanting to transfer to on-campus studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science.  Based on the number of their attempted units, they will be entering either first-year or upper-year admission.

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.

1 February - APPLICATION DEADLINE for first-year students  (those with fewer than 24.0 units attempted)

1 June - APPLICATION DEADLINE for upper-year students (those with at least 24.0 units attempted)

Application

Queen's students who wish to transfer to a degree program offered in the Faculty of Arts and Science must submit an application through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre  (OUAC) using a 105D Application. 

Current Arts and Science on-campus students who wish to remain in the Faculty of Arts and Science, but change their Program or Plan, should contact their Faculty office for information on how to request those changes.  Such students should not apply through OUAC.     
 
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 satisfy appropriate departmental criteria that may exceed these minimums;
  3. Those interested in a Bachelor of Science program must also have taken the secondary school (or equivalent) prerequisite courses.

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

Upper-year applicants must state their intended degree program and Plan.  Due to space limitations, not all Plans are open to students transferring into the Faculty of Arts and Science.  After being admitted to an open Plan, upper-year transfer students will not be able to transfer into a Plan that was closed when they were admitted to Queen’s, or that closes subsequently.  This is the case even for those who take a qualifying course once at Queen’s and receive a competitive average. 

 

Click here for a list of AVAILABLE DEGREE PLANS

 

  1. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.60;
  2. Must satisfy appropriate departmental criteria that may exceed these minimums; enrolment limitations or lack of prerequisites may result in denial of an application to transfer;
  3. Those interested in a Bachelor of Science program must also have taken the secondary school (or equivalent) prerequisite courses
  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 utilizied 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.
 
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 and,
  • Add Arts and Science courses, subject to space availability, that they wish to complete in their new degree program

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