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High School Transfer Credits

Queen's University may grant Transfer Credits to students coming from a number of different programs. Transfer credit assessment varies depending on the courses or curriculum that the student has completed, the student's scores/grades achieved in that program, the Queen's program that the student is entering, and the student's year of entry to Queen's. Students entering into their first year of study at Queen’s and who have previously taken courses during high school that may be eligible for transfer credit must apply for credit no later than the end of fall term of their first year. Eligible students who do not submit a transfer credit request (and all supporting documents) by the end of first term are considered to have declined credit. Transfer credit requests submitted after fall term of the student’s first year will not be assessed.

Arts and Science International Baccalaureate (IB) Transfer Credits

Students are eligible to receive a maximum of 18.0 transfer credit units for Higher Level IB courses completed with a final grade of 5 or greater.

Undergraduate Admission will assess a student's IB courses to determine whether or not transfer credits will be granted. In order to have these courses assessed, students must do one of the following once their final IB results are available:

  • Make a request through the IBO that their results be made available to Queen's online. This can be done through the IBO website.
  • Request that the IBO send an official copy of their results to Undergraduate Admission.

Undergraduate Admission will not take either of these actions on a student's behalf.

Some Higher Level subjects have a direct equivalent and will replace a specific course at Queen's in a student's degree plan. For those Higher Level subjects which do not have a direct equivalent at Queen’s, an unspecified or "elective" credit is granted. These elective credits may be counted towards the completion of a degree plan, but they do not replace other courses at Queen’s.

There are a number of Higher Level courses for which Queen's does not grant a transfer credit, regardless of a student's score. Some of those courses include English A, English B, Business Management, Design and Technology, Theatre, Visual Art and World Religions. Also, no credit is granted for Theory of Knowledge or the Extended Essay.

Further information about degree plan selection and departmental thresholds for admission can be found on the Faculty of Arts and Science website.

Exclusion is defined as a list of two or more courses that are considered similar enough that credit will only be given for a defined subset of courses from that list. Usually, holding credit for an excluded course(s) will prevent registration in the remaining courses on the list.

Higher Level CourseQueen's Equivalent CourseCourse Unit WeightComments
HL ArabicARAB 1006.0
HL BengaliUNSP1UNS6.0
HL BiologyBIOL 1023.0
BIOL 1033.0
HL ChemistryCHEM 1126.0
HL Classical LanguagesLATN 1UNS or6.0
GREK 1UNS
HL Computer ScienceCISC 1213.0
HL DanceUNSP 1UNS3.0
HL EconomicsECON 1106.0Exclusion: No more than 6.0 units from ECON 110/6.0; ECON 111/3.0; ECON 112/3.0.
HL English A or BNo credit
HL Environmental SystemsENSC 1UNS6.0
HL FilmFILM 1UNS6.0Students who wish to access a degree Plan in Film and Media must take FILM 110 at Queen's.
HL French A – Language and LiteratureFREN 1506.0
HL French A – LiteratureFREN 2UNS6.0
HL French BFREN 1506.0
HL GeographyGPHY 1013.0
GPHY 1023.0
HL GermanGRMN 1013.0
GRMN 1023.0
HL Global PoliticsPOLS 1UNS6.0Students wanting to pursue a POLS Plan are required to complete POLS 110 at Queen’s.
HL HistoryHIST 1UNS6.0Students who wish to access a degree Plan in History must take 6.0 units of a 100-level History course at Queen's.
HL Information TechnologyCISC P813.0
HL ItalianITLN P103.0
ITLN 1123.0
HL MandarinCHIN 1006.0
HL MathematicsMATH 1216.0Students who wish to access a degree Plan in Mathematics must take MATH 120/6.0. Exclusions: No more than 6.0 units from MATH 120/6.0; MATH 121/6.0; MATH 122/6.0; MATH 123/3.0; MATH 124/3.0; MATH 126/6.0.
HL MusicMUSC 1UNS6.0
HL PhilosophyPHIL 1156.0
HL PhysicsPHYS 1176.0Students who wish to pursue a degree Plan in Physics must take PHYS 104/6.0 or PHYS 106/6.0. Exclusions: No more than 6.0 units from PHYS 104/6.0; PHYS 106/6.0; PHYS 117/6.0.
HL PortuguesePORT 1033.0
PORT 1043.0
HL PsychologyPSYC 1023.0Students who wish to pursue a Psychology Honours degree Plan must take Queen’s PSYC 100.
PSYC 103
HL Social and Cultural AnthropologyUNSP 1UNS6.0
HL SpanishSPAN P103.0
SPAN 1123.0
HL Sports Ex Sci KNPE 1UNS6.0
REMARKS:
Students are eligible to receive a maximum of 18.0 transfer credit units for Higher Level International Baccalaureate courses completed with a final mark of 5 or greater. No transfer credit is awarded for English A, English B, Business Management, Design and Technology, Theatre, Visual Art, World Religions, Theory of Knowledge or the Extended Essay.