Admission Regulation 13: Application Procedures for Distance Studies

Distance Studies offer access to online studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Distance Studies are intended to provide opportunities to students who are physically distant from the Kingston campus and to those who prefer to study online. In addition, because of the physical space constraints on campus, most non-degree students are restricted to studies via distance. Distance Studies are not suitable for students whose goal is to study on campus.

All candidates for admission to Distance Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science apply through Undergraduate Admission. Candidates for admission to Distance studies will be considered for Fall, Winter or Summer term entry. On behalf of qualified applicants, Undergraduate Admission will consult with the Faculty Office and the departments concerned in determining successful candidates. 

Students who have been admitted to Distance Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science and who wish to transfer to on campus studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science must follow the relevant application procedures in Admission Regulation 12. Applicants who have been registered in Distance Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science will be considered for upper-year admission only and will be subject to the same entry requirements and enrolment limitations as other upper-year transfer students, detailed in Admission Regulation 5.

13.1 – Admission to a Distance Degree or Certificate Program

Candidates for Distance studies on a Degree or Certificate Program include applicants for first degrees (Admission Regulation 2, Admission Regulation 3, Admission Regulation 4 and Admission Regulation 8), applicants for second degrees (Admission Regulation 7), applicants for Certificate Programs, and applicants who wish to transfer to the Faculty of Arts and Science on a Degree or Certificate Program from another post-secondary institution (Admission Regulation 5).

All current on-campus Queen’s students are able to register in online courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science.

13.2 – Admission to Non-Degree Distance Studies

Non-degree Distance Studies include students in the following categories:

               13.2.1 Visiting Students from Other Post-Secondary Institutions

Visiting students from other post-secondary institutions who wish to take online courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science on a letter of permission.

                13.2.2 Interest Candidates

Candidates who wish to take online courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science out of interest or for professional certification, provided they have completed at minimum the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or are at least 21 years of age in the calendar year of admission.

Candidates who are admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science for non-degree Distance Studies and who wish to be admitted to a Degree Program must apply through Undergraduate Admission.