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Queen's University

Department of Global Development Studies


March 21, 2014

Dear DEVS Students (please spread the world to non-DEVS students):

It seems a meme is in circulation, to the effect that DEVS is no longer accepting upper year transfer students from within Arts and Science. That's false. What's on our departmental website under Undergraduate FAQs is true. (Excerpt below)

This confusion probably arose as some students (I'd say not surprisingly) read the term 'internal transfer' to mean 'internal to Arts and Science', whereas within the world of Queen's administration, it means 'internal to Queen's but external to Arts and Science'.

All the best

R. Day

Chair of Undergrad Studies
Global Development Studies

Does DEVS accept transfer students from other programs at Queen’s?
Due to strong demand for a limited number of positions, the department can accommodate only a very limited number of internal transfers from other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s. This applies to all of the plans within DEVS – MAJOR, MINOR, and MEDIAL. How many we can accommodate will vary each year, depending upon resources available and numbers of students already in the program who are carrying on. The same procedure will be used for admission to upper year levels as with lower year levels; that is, the cumulative grade point average on your Queen's transcript is all that matters.

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