FAQs - Admission Awards Program
Major Admission Award Questions:
Yes – students who are unable to apply for admission by the deadline must still submit their Major Admission Award Application by December 1 and follow up with their application for admission as early as possible.
Note: Students are encouraged to apply for admission prior to the Major Admission Award Application deadline, however many will not have access to the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) until after December 1.
It is expected that students have a cumulative average of 90% or higher throughout high school in order to be competitive in our Major Admission Award competition.
All supporting documentation should be attached directly to your Major Admission Awards Application – not placed in a separate envelope.
Given the limited number of applicants who will be offered admission to QuARMS, eligible candidates will only be selected from the group of Chancellor's Scholarship nominees. Candidates interested in being considered for QuARMS (QuARMS candidates) must be nominated for a Chancellor’s Scholarship.
Chancellor’s Scholarship Nomination Guidelines (based on graduating class size):
Less than 250 - 1 nominee*
250-499 - up to 2 nominees
500 or greater - up to 3 nominees
- Must be nominated for a Chancellor's Scholarship
- Only one Chancellor nominee may be selected as a QuARMS candidate from within each school's respective nomination guidelines
- *Schools that are permitted only one Chancellor's nominee (graduating class size less than 250) will have the option to nominate one additional Chancellor's nominee BUT ONLY IF one of the two nominees is a QuARMS candidate.
Please ensure your high school has not over-nominated based on the guidelines above
Note: Additional FAQs specific to QuARMS may be found on the School of Medicine website.
General Admission Award Questions:
For students studying in an Ontario curriculum (OSSD), a minimum of three U Level courses (including English) and three additional U or M Level courses will be used to calculate the Awards Average. In situations where grade 12 marks are not available to calculate the Awards Average, grade 11 courses will be used.
For program-specific scholarships, the prerequisite courses for the program you are applying to will be utilized when the awards average calculation is determined.
- At the time you are offered admission.
- Final grades will be reviewed in July.
If you did not receive a scholarship offer at the time you were offered admission or you are now eligible for a scholarship of higher value, we will review your final grades after we have received final grade reports from the Ontario Universities' Application Centre in July. Summer courses taken in the summer immediately prior to your admit term to the university will not be used in the assessment of your final grades average.
Final grades will also be reviewed for non-Ontario students. Students must arrange for final high school transcripts to be forwarded to Undergraduate Admission.
If Undergraduate Admission grants a deferral of your admission to the program of study that you have accepted (e.g. Commerce), then your scholarship will also be deferred.
Please note this is for merit-based scholarships only.
Any award that has financial need criteria cannot be deferred. You must re-apply for need-based assistance through the Admission Bursaries and Awards application in the year you are planning on entering Queen's.
Yes. Selection of candidates will be based on academic achievement and athletic excellence to entering student-athletes who are on the competition roster of a Gaels interuniversity team.
Future students interested in participating on a varsity team at Queen's must make prior contact with the Coach of the Gaels team. Please visit the Queen's University Athletics website for further information.
The awards will be administered in accordance to all CIS and OUA regulations.
Student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and on the field (e.g. rink, pool, court, pitch) are encouraged to consider applying for our Major Admission Awards, and draw from their athletic experiences and accomplishments.
To be eligible for renewal of an academic-based award a student is expected to be registered in an 80% course load (typically 24 units in Fall/Winter).