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Queen's University

Part-Time Upper-Year Admission

Faculty of Arts and Science

The Faculty of Arts and Science invites applications for a limited number of upper-year spaces. To be considered for part-time admission, upper-year applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.60 (or B-).  Note: Some departments may require a higher average.

Definition of Upper-Year Candidates

  • students who have completed a minimum of 24.0 units (or the equivalent) at another accredited university (or college with a university transfer program).  24.0 Queen's units are typically four full-year courses (each course taken over two terms) or eight one-term only courses, or a combination thereof.  Upper year candidates have generally attended university for a minimum of two terms, taking academic courses as opposed to applied or professional courses;
  • Ontario community college students who are in a three-year diploma program and will be graduating;
  • Graduates from three-year Ontario community college diploma programs;
  • CEGEP students who are in the final year of three-year professional/career programs who will be receiving their DEC;
  • graduates of three-year CEGEP professional/career programs who have their DEC. 
Part-time students in the Faculty of Arts and Science may take a maximum course load of 18.0 credits units over the Fall-Winter term.  A maximum of 9.0 credit units may be taken in any one term.
Transferability of Courses
  • Transfer units are assessed by individual departments and are based on grades achieved as well as equivalency to Queen's courses. Students are informed of their transfer units after the offer of admission has been sent. Transfer units are not granted for courses with a final grade lower than 1.70 (or C-)
  • Graduates from Ontario community college three-year diploma programs or from CEGEP programs may receive a maximum of 30.0 transfer units.
  • The Faculty of Arts and Science requires students to complete the majority of their academic work at Queen's University in order to receive a degree.  For a four-year Honours program, this is the minimum of 66.0 units with appropriate courses in the major. For a three-year General program, this is a minimum of 48.0 units with appropriate courses in the minor.
Further Information
The Application Procedure
  • Applications must be submitted to Queen's Undergraduate Admission by the appropriate deadline date (see chart below). Concentrations must be indicated.
  • Acknowledgment emails, advising what supporting documentation is required, are sent shortly after Undergraduate Admission receives the applications.
  • Only complete files of eligible applicants are reviewed for admission decisions. Students who have studied at other accredited universities (or colleges with university transfer programs) are not eligible for admission consideration if:
           1. they are under academic penalty at the previous institution;
           2. their GPA is below 2.60 (or B-);
  •  an offer of admission will be sent to candidates whose application has been approved.
     Prerequisite Information
    • School of Computing - Senior secondary school Mathematics or equivalent.
    • Bachelor of Science - Senior secondary school Mathematics and two Sciences, or equivalents.
    Required Documents
    • Complete official High School transcript
    • Official University and other Post-Secondary transcripts from all institutions attended
    • Course descriptions
    • $50 Document Evaluation Fee
    Send application and all supporting documentation to:

    Office of the University Registrar
    Undergraduate Admission
    Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
    Deadline Information
    Term Last Date to Submit Application
    Last Date to Submit Documents 
    Admission Decisions Made

    Fall (day/evening)

         -  September entry

    1 June 
    15 June  
    end of June

    Winter (Continuing & Distance studies only)

         -  January entry


    15 November 


    1 December


    end of December

    Summer (Continuing & Distance studies only)

           -  May entry

           -  July entry


    May entry: 1 April


    July entry:  1 June 


    May entry: 15 April


    July entry:  15 June


    May entry: end of  April


    July entry:  end of June

    Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000