Students transferring to Queen's from an Ontario Community College Program may be eligible to receive credit towards their Queen's degree program for completed college courses. Each Queen's faculty and school treats these courses differently, and the number of credits granted to students varies by program.
Faculty of Arts & Science, School of Business, and School of Computing
Graduates of a three-year diploma program are eligible to receive a maximum of 30 credit units(the equivalent of one year) toward their Queen's degree program in the Faculty of Arts & Science (including Fine Art & Music) and the Schools of Business and Computing.
Initially, these credits are granted as unspecified transfer credits at the first-year level and count as electives toward the student's degree program.
Students who have been offered admission who would like to have some of their college courses assessed for possible specified transfer credits need to provide Undergraduate Admission with detailed course descriptions for the courses that they would like to have assessed.
Once Undergraduate Admission receives these course descriptions, the course descriptions are sent directly to the Undergraduate Chair(s) in the relevant department(s) for assessment. If a course is determined to be equivalent to a Queen's course (thereby becoming a specified credit), the number of unspecified transfer credits is changed accordingly. The student still qualifies for a maximum of 30 credit units (specified and unspecified).
Graduates of a three-year diploma program entering the School of Nursing receive 18 credit units toward their degree program. Also, depending on the similarity of their college program to the Queen's nursing program, they may receive up to an additional 12 credit units as specified transfer credits.