Students can take courses without being registered in a degree or certificate program, under one of the following categories
Students admitted under this category can take up to the equivalent of one full year of courses, subject to enrollment limits and provided they meet the prerequisites specified for the courses. They may transfer the academic credits they have obtained to a degree program or a certificate, but must seek formal admission to such programs.
Applicants are required to have a baccalaureate degree (B.A. or equivalent). In special circumstances, and subject to availability of space, students without an undergraduate degree may be admitted. Contact the Admissions Officer for more information.
Students who wish to attend a class but not receive academic credit may apply for admission as an auditor. No academic work will be completed or evaluated.
There are no academic admission criteria for auditors, but applicants must obtain permission from the instructor of each course before registering for that course.
In partnership with Kingston General Hospital, Queen's School of Religion offers CPE courses every other year. These are full-time courses, consisting of 12 consecutive weeks from May to July. Students can take CPE courses either as part of their current degree programs or as special students. All courses are certified with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC).
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, and some theological training. An interview may be conducted. If you are offered an interview for a CPE unit, a minimum of three people will interview you. This interview team will include the supervisor who will be responsible for the CPE unit to which you are applying, the Director of the department (if the Director is not the supervisor), and one or two other persons who may be chaplains or professionals from other hospital departments (eg. Human Resources, Nursing or Organizational Development). Admission to CPE courses is subject to the availability of the course and to the selection procedures of each course's program setting.