If you're not currently a Queen's student, you will complete an online application for admission and registration, all-in-one application process.
1. Regular access to a computer and the internet are required for online courses.
2. Application is not available to candidates who have been required to withdraw from their previous post-secondary institution in the past twelve months.
Courses start in January, May, July, and September. These are the application deadlines for new distance students:
|Term||Application Opens||Last Date To Submit Application||Documents Must Be Received By|
Fall (September entry)
(or 30 August*)
(or 31 December*)
Summer (May entry)
(or 30 April*)
Summer (July entry)
(or 15 June*)
* Applications for admission as a degree program or visiting student will continue to be accepted up to the documents' deadline, however the deadline for receipt of all required documents remains the same. If you will not be able to meet the document deadline you may apply as an Interest Student without documentation.
SOLUS is Queen's online account system for current Queen's students. All registered students have access to SOLUS. Through SOLUS, you can
- register in subsequent courses
- check your grades
- check for outstanding fees
- monitor your progress toward a degree
- June 15: Clear all outstanding debts to the University Check your Finances in the SOLUS Student Centre to ensure that you do not have any outstanding debts. You will not be able to participate in the registration process unless your debts are cleared.
- June 18: View your Enrollment Appointment Time on SOLUS
All students are given an Enrollment Appointment Time to enroll in classes. You can enroll on at that time or any time after the appointment time you are given up to August 2. Enrollment Appointment Times are randomly generated according to your level at University. Enrollment Appointment Times cannot be changed. If you are unable to enrol before August 2, you will need to contact CDS for assistance (firstname.lastname@example.org or 613 533-3322).
- July 15-August 2: View the Course Timetable on SOLUS and enrol in your classes When your Enrollment Appointment Time begins, access the SOLUS Student Centre and view online courses by selecting the DISTANCE career.
Don’t meet the course prerequisite? If you are seeking permission to enrol in a course for which you don’t have the explicit prerequisite listed, but you feel you are qualified in another way to take the course, please contact CDS for assistance (email@example.com or 613 533-3322). We will check with the department or refer you to the appropriate person (which may be the instructor and/or the undergraduate chair of the department). Course is full? If the course is full, Distance students may contact CDS for assistance.
- September 1: Full tuition payment is due Access your student financial information in the SOLUS Student Centre to view your tuition payment. Full tuition is due on September 1st. For information on tuition payment methods please visit the Office of the University Registrar
If you have previously taken courses at Queen's (on-campus or online) and wish to return to studies after a break, then you'll need to complete a Return to Studies form. There is no fee for a return to study. Please complete and fax or email the form.
Return to Studies Form (PDF Download)
Students at other universities who wish to take a Queen's online course must obtain a Letter of Permission from their home university. This letter is part of the application process. Please contact your university for information on how to obtain a Letter of Permission.
Non-degree Students: Course load will vary whether a student is admitted as a Continuing Student or an Interest Student.
Degree Program Students: distance students admitted to a distance degree program may take up to 18 units (or up to 9.0 units per term) during the Fall-Winter Terms.
- Due to the condensed time-frame of the Summer term, students are advised to take no more than two courses. Two courses during the Summer term is considered equivalent to a full-time load.
- Students in good standing taking more than 2 courses should closely monitor their ability to keep up with the assigned readings, to complete assignments on time, and to achieve a satisfactory academic standing in each course.
- Students on probation, with a number of previous failures or with outstanding work from a previous term should not exceed this course load.
- Students should be aware of the established deadlines for dropping courses without academic penalty and are expected to drop courses, if necessary, before deadlines. Taking more than 2 courses per term does not constitute sufficient grounds for an academic appeal to drop courses after the deadline.