Academic Transition to 2nd Year
Every March advisors from the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s come to the Castle to provide you with important academic information and advice before your return to Canada.
In particular, there are 3 different kinds of sessions that are offered:
Do you know what degree program you would like to pursue? Have you chosen a concentration? You will need to decide these things in the upcoming weeks, and the purpose of this session is to introduce you to the preregistration process at Queen’s. This is particularly important for you because this is the time that you will declare your degree program and concentration for next year as well as selecting your courses afterwards. Because there are several deadlines in the preregistration process between May and July, it is very important to know when these deadlines are and how to navigate through the self-service student registration system known as SOLUS.
Orientation to Queen’s and International Opportunities Sessions
You’re having a wonderful time at the BISC, but have you also been wondering about what life at Queen’s will be like next year? This session will introduce you to some of the things you will need to know when you return to Queen’s. Additional topics may include orientation activities in September, course registration procedures, academic resources, how to get involved in the university community, etc. We would also like to tell you about the international opportunities that are available such as exchanges, the International Studies Certificate, upper-year BISC programs and other study-abroad opportunities, and how you can bring your international experience back to Queen’s. A discussion period will also be held to give you an opportunity to ask any questions.
Individual Academic-Advising Sessions
Do you know in which program you would like to be? Do you know what courses you want to (or have to) take? Do you have any other academic questions or issues on which you could use some advice? Individual sessions will be scheduled over several days to allow you speak on an individual basis with an academic advisor from the Faculty of Arts and Science. In these sessions, you will be able to review your academic progress, plan your courses for next year, or ask any questions about academics at Queen’s.