Admission Regulation 8: Admission Policy for Aboriginal Candidates

The Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University offers Aboriginal candidates an alternative procedure for admission to the first year of a Full-Time Degree Program. Qualified Aboriginal students whose home community is in North America may be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Honours), Concurrent Education Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Concurrent Education Bachelor of Science (Honours) Programs by this alternative procedure.

Aboriginal candidates may also choose to apply through the regular admission procedures.

Offers of admission will be made to Aboriginal candidates whose total application shows strong evidence of academic preparedness and potential. Students who are admitted under this alternative admission procedure will be encouraged to make use of the academic advising and academic support services available to all Arts and Science students. The Aboriginal Council of Queen's University and the Queen's Native Students Association are important resources for Aboriginal students. In addition, the students will be introduced to the Four Directions Aboriginal Centre, whose professional staff provides an array of services ranging from academic assistance, career planning, and information on scholarships and bursaries to cultural programming and social events.

8.1 – Conditions, Deadlines, and General Requirements for Applicants

Applicants under the Aboriginal Policy must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre and should expect to meet the general admission conditions and deadlines of the Faculty of Arts and Science, including completion of the Personal Statement of Experience.

Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Arts and Science, including the university minimum average. Applicants for Concurrent Education Arts and Science Programs are expected to present admission averages consistent with the minimum academic entrance average of the corresponding Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) Programs in that given academic year.

8.2 – Documents and Information Required as a Basis for Consideration

Candidates seeking admission under this alternative process should also submit a separate letter to Undergraduate Admission, Office of the University Registrar, Queen's University, in which they declare their Aboriginal ancestry, state that they wish to be considered by this alternative process, and provide evidence of Aboriginal status in North America. In addition to the student's Personal Statement of Experience, admission to the Faculty will depend on the assessment of the student's Program prerequisites (or equivalencies) and the student's overall average.