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Admission Requirements for External University Transfer

General Academic Requirements

All Transfer Applicants

Queen’s University has the capacity to accommodate transfer students from other accredited post‐secondary institutions. However, the admission process is highly competitive and preference is given to those applicants with the strongest qualifications.

Faculty of Arts and Science

The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees require applicants to specify a plan either as a major (for those in an honours program) or general (for those in the general program).

For application deadlines and how to apply, see: Transfer from University

Smith School of Business

There is a very limited number of upper-year spaces. To be considered for admission, upper-year applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 (B+). However, most successful applicants have a minimum GPA of 3.7 (A-).

As well as submitting academic documentation, all upper-year applicants to the Bachelor of Commerce program must fill out Supplementary Essay by June 15.

Calculus at either the senior high school or university level is a prerequisite. There are no other specific university-course prerequisites.

For application deadlines and how to apply, see: Transfer from University

School of Computing

To be considered for full-time admission to the Bachelor of Computing program in the Faculty of Arts and Science, review the GPA requirements on the Arts and Science Transfer to Queen's Page

For application deadlines and how to apply, see: Transfer from University

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Candidates applying to transfer from other accredited institutions are considered for upper-year admission if they have completed more than half of the courses taken in the Queen's first-year program. Please review the Engineering and Applied Science first year curriculum.

For application deadlines and how to apply, see: Transfer from University

School of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing Science: 4 years

Minimum 2.7 (B-) Grade Point Average (GPA) using all university courses. Senior secondary grades will also be considered.

Must have senior secondary school (Grade 12 high school or equivalent):

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English (must be an English Literature course, not an English Language course)


  • Courses in these subjects at the university level are acceptable substitutes for high school courses.
  • All applicants strongly encouraged to submit a Supplementary Essay (SE). This will appear as an item on the To Do List in SOLUS after you have applied

Bachelor of Nursing Science: Accelerated Standing Track (2 years)

There are 48 spaces available each year.

Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Completed senior-level high school English (ENG4U or equivalent – English language courses are not acceptable), Biology and Chemistry (or university-level equivalents)
  • Completed at least 60.0 units of graded university credits (equivalent to 2 full years) with a 2.7 GPA
    Note: Pass/Fail courses are not eligible for consideration towards the 60.0 unit requirement or towards prerequisite courses
  • Not be currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Submit a Supplementary Essay online through SOLUS
  • Completed (or show proof of enrolment by the document deadline) at least one requirement within each subject column listed below in the most recent seven years prior to admission with a mark of 60% (C-) or higher. A final grade in the prerequisite courses must be received no later than June 15.
  Psychology Statistics Anatomy Physiology
Queen's courses PSYC 100 (6.0)* NURS 323 (3.0) ANAT 101 (3.0) PHGY 214 (6.0)

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Acceptable courses may be available through Queen’s Arts and Science Online.

Acceptable courses from other institutions

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* Should the previous university not have a full-year intro PSYC course, we will accept a (3.0 unit) Intro PSYC and another (3.0 unit) transferrable PSYC.

For application deadlines and how to apply, see: Transfer from University

Common Requirements

Supplementary Information

Your high school transcript is just one piece of information we use when making an admission decision. Each applicant to Queen’s has a unique To-Do List, detailing exactly what we need to complete your application. You can see your To-Do List (and the due dates) on your SOLUS Student Centre. We will send your SOLUS access information after you apply.

We review and update our supplementary requirements on a regular basis to ensure applicants have a meaningful platform to share additional information not available through their grades.

English Language

English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirements: Do you live in a country where English is not the acknowledged primary language?
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QBridge is an English language pathway to Queen’s University for students who are academically competitive for admission to a Queen’s undergraduate degree program, but who do not meet the required admission standard for English language proficiency. The QBridge programs ensure that students are linguistically, academically, and culturally prepared to complete their Queen’s undergraduate degree studies.
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