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FAQs - Admission Awards

Major Admission Award Questions

What marks do I need to submit?

Students are required to submit their official high school transcript (grades 9 through last completed year) as well as a list of ALL your current year courses, and an assessment of your November grades for those courses you are currently studying. Current Year courses and November grades may be hand written on official transcript, report card, or on school letterhead - signed by a school official.

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.

I have been offered early admission and received a scholarship offer, does this mean I am no longer eligible for a major admission award?
No - applicants who receive an early offer of admission are still being considered for the Major Admission Awards Program. Results can be viewed on your SOLUS Student Centre in late February. Recipients will also be notified by mail.

General Admission Award Questions

What if I receive an admission scholarship with my offer of admission, but my grades decrease after of my final exams?
As long as you meet the academic requirements identified in your offer of admission, the original admission scholarship offered to you will be honoured.
How do you calculate my average for a course that I'm repeating?
Please refer to the Undergraduate Admissions website for information on the calculation of averages for repeated courses.
Can I defer my award if I choose to take a year off before I go to university?
Information about a deferral of admission can be found on the Undergraduate Admissions website.

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.

My award offer says that I must have a full course load to receive my award. What does full course load mean?
To remain eligible for funding in an academic term the student must be registered as a full-time student (60% course load - typically 18 units in Fall/Winter).

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).

How are scholarships and bursaries paid?
Admission awards will be deposited directly into your student fees account mid August. We encourage you to check your SOLUS Student Centre (scroll to the Finances section and click on the link called View Financial Aid, click on the appropriate academic year). Please be sure to read the Guide to Registration and Fees for tuition and fee payment deadlines.
I received a Queen’s award, and when I view the status of my application in SOLUS my original award offer is no longer there but there is another award with a different award name. What happened?
Your general admission award was converted to a specific named award. The total value of your award will remain the same however it may be converted to one or more named awards.
Is there someone I can thank for my award?
If you received a donor sponsored award then we will provide you with further information about how you can express your appreciation in the coming weeks. Donors enjoy learning more about the recipients of their awards; this acknowledgement provides them with a first-hand understanding of what their gift has meant to you.
I received a work study entitlement. What do I do now that I have been granted an entitlement?
Specific information detailing how you can search and apply for Work Study positions will be emailed to your Queen’s email account at the end of July.

Admission Bursary Questions

Because the bursary program is need-based, funding is directed to those students with the greatest financial need who have the fewest options to fully finance their education. Students who receive a bursary are expected to access government student financial assistance (e.g. OSAP).
For most students and their families, the financing of your Queen's education will involve a variety of resources. Very few families use only one source, although you and your families will bear the greatest responsibility for your education. We do acknowledge for some families their “willingness” to assist their son or daughter may be limited by their “ability” to fully finance their university education. Decisions regarding eligibility for Queen's bursary assistance are based on the parent's ability, not willingness, to assist their son or daughter.

The University will assist students who demonstrate the highest financial need and the fewest options to finance their university education.

Yes. To do so you need to submit a written appeal by the designated dates. Your appeal should give information that was not included on your original application.
Bursaries are granted to students based on their current level of financial need. If you are not able to attend in a given year you cannot defer the bursary to use in another year. You may apply for a General Bursary when you are a registered student at Queen's and your need will be evaluated based on your circumstances at that time.
No, if you indicate on your Admission Bursary Application that you want to be considered for Work Study it will have no bearing on your assessment for bursary funding.
If there is no explanation provided to describe the type of error message, the most likely cause is the "time-out" feature. The Admission Bursary Application will "time-out" after 30 minutes of inactivity. You may wish to compose and save your text responses in a word processing document, then "cut-and-paste" into the Admission Bursary Application.