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As a Queen’s parent, you are on this exciting educational journey too. Along the way, there will be life adjustments and learning opportunities for you as well as for your student.

It can often seem challenging to find the balance between supporting your student and encouraging his or her independence as a young adult. Bear in mind that you are not alone; Queen’s campus offers a comprehensive range of support services that exist solely to promote academic success in a healthy, positive environment. Relevant and up-to-date information is always accessible through Queen’s websites. This page will help direct you to many useful websites that will provide thorough answers for you and your student. Familiarizing yourself with where and how assistance can be obtained is one of the best ways you can help your student to effectively seek out what he or she needs. Over the course of your student’s time in the Faculty of Arts and Science, questions or concerns may arise in a number of different areas: academics; finances; social and campus life; health and wellness. Students and parents can benefit from the information, expertise, and resources that are available at Queen’s to address issues across all these areas. Our goal is to partner with you in supporting your student and in helping him or her successfully navigate important choices, all within an environment that respects your student’s independence and privacy.

Being a parent of a student can lead to a lot of questions. Questions like: How many courses do students in Arts & Science take? What does it mean to be a student accepted under the Non-Degree Student Regulation? What happens to a student who starts first year and then leaves before completing it? What happens if a student does very poorly in first year at Queen's?. Well we've got answers for you.

An investment you can afford. See what student awards, bursaries, scholarships and working opportunities to help you fund your education at Queen's.

Access to a student’s personal academic and financial status is privileged and confidential. Each student has the ability to authorize a third party (e.g., a parent or guardian) for access to his or her academic and financial information, but also has the right to maintain complete confidentiality in one or both areas.Find out how to gain access.

Described by students as both “quaint” and “eclectic,” Kingston is big enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, and small enough for students, staff, and faculty to feel instantly comfortable and at home. Queen’s is an integral part of the Kingston community, with the campus nestled in the core of the city, only a 10-minute walk to downtown where all the shopping, dining and water sports occur - it's a happening place that's definitely worth a visit. And while you're here, you may as well visit your child on campus too!

No matter what faculty or school you belong to at Queen's, there are people on staff to help you with your academics and adjustment to student life. Find resources related to International Students, Health & Fitness, Disability Services, PASS - Peer Academic Support Service, Academic Support, Academic Advising Appointments, and Career Services.

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