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Queen's University
 

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
  • 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
  • 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

NOTE:  Students applying to the Queen's Commerce program must present English 12; either Principles of Math 12/Pre-Calculus Math12 or Calculus 12 (or the AP equivalents); and two courses from  different subject areas not including English or Math courses (Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, and Sciences, as listed below). For example a student can use English 12, Calculus 12, History 12 and Geography 12. A student cannot use English 12, Calculus 12, Biology 12 and Chemistry 12 as Biology and Chemistry are TWO sciences and do not present course variety. Students who do not present course variety will NOT receive admission to Queen's Commerce. Please consult the current viewbook for more information and minimum mark requirements.

*Effective September 2012 

** Was considered an acceptable academic course up until admission for September 2013 entry. 

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