Admission by Transfer
The person ideally suited for transfer into the Commerce Program is well-rounded, has achieved a minimum of a B+ average in his or her university courses, and is seeking a high-quality, broad undergraduate education with excellent job-placement prospects. A successful applicant will have done calculus at the either senior high-school or university level. There are no other particular university-course prerequisites for transfer to Commerce, as reflection of the fact that the School of Business is interested in good students from any academic discipline.
Acceptance of transfer credits from Ontario universities shall be based on the recognition that, while learning experiences may differ in a variety of ways, their substance may be essentially equivalent in terms of their content and rigour. Insofar as possible, acceptance of transfer students will allow for the maximum recognition of previous learning experiences in university-level courses subject to: 1) admission, and 2) degree, grade and program requirements, any courses offered for credit by one Ontario university shall be accepted for credit by another Ontario university when there is an essential equivalency in course content. Further details regarding transfer credit policies can be obtained by contacting the Office of Admissions (http://www.queensu.ca/admission/).
Students who have completed a full course load (minimum 30 units) in their first year in another undergraduate program at Queen’s may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Commerce Program in the School of Business. Successful applicants will begin studies in the Commerce Program in the September following their application to the program. In most cases, such students will be able to complete the Commerce Program in the three years following transfer. Students who have completed more than one year in another program are also eligible for consideration and may complete a Bachelor of Commerce in two years or more. A student may transfer a maximum of 60 units to the BCom Program, depending on the courses taken and remaining requirements in their BCom Program. Applicable deadlines and more information are found on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website (http://www.queensu.ca/admission/). Candidates for transfer must complete a Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) - (Advanced Standing).
Candidates making application for admission to the School of Business must apply to the Ontario University Admissions Centre (OUAC) and have an official certificate of standing forwarded to the Queen’s Admissions Office by 1 June. Candidates for transfer must complete a Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) - (Advanced Standing). All supporting documentation must be submitted to the Admissions Office by 15 June. Candidates who are accepted are normally given appropriate credit for work done at other institutions, but they must comply with all the regulations of Queen’s University governing the program they wish to complete. For further information regarding how to transfer to the Commerce Program at Queen’s University for another academic institution, please go to the OUAC website (http://www.ouac.on.ca/)