Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Second Degree Internal Applicant

General Academic Requirements

All applicants who wish full-time study in a Second Degree program must apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). This includes Queen's students, regardless of the faculty in which they completed their first degree.

Queen's Faculty of Arts and Science is the only faculty that offers a second degree option. Students holding a degree who wish to apply to other faculties can do as upper-year students.

All applicants must select an approved plan in a substantially new discipline.

Academic viability and plan capacity for second degrees can be found on the Arts and Science website.

Program or plan changes: Students wishing to make program or plan changes to an existing second degree must apply using the Online Application Form.

Entry Term Application Open Application Close Document Deadline Application
Summer Entry February 15 March 31 April 15 Summer Entry Online Application
Fall Entry February 1 June 1 June 15 OUAC website

Complete the Online Application Form for part-time studies or to make any program or plan changes to an existing Second Degree program.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants whose first degree is from the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's must have graduated in good standing and satisfy departmental criteria. (Students who wish to pursue a second degree in the BFA (Hons) or BMus programs must also meet specialized entry requirements.)

Applicants whose first degree is from another faculty or school at Queen's must have graduated in good standing and have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.6 for full or part-time admission. Note that some departmental criteria may exceed these minimums.

Common Requirements

Personal Statement of Experience

The Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) essay is strongly recommended for students applying to a Queen's first-year program. The PSE and Supplementary Essay are mandatory for all Commerce students.

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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