Unofficial Documents Guidelines

We expect you to submit official documents whenever possible.  However, in extenuating or exceptional circumstances, we will consider unofficial documents. 

If you are admitted based on an unofficial transcript, your offer of admission will be conditional, and an official transcript will be required by the deadline specified in your SOLUS Student Centre.  If you cannot provide an official transcript by the deadline, your offer of admission will be revoked.

Unofficial transcripts must include your name; the name of the school/university/college you attended; a complete listing of courses attempted, their credit value, and the grades awarded; a copy of the institution’s grading scale; and the graduation credential and date issued (if awarded).

Unofficial documents may include:

  • A copy of an official transcript issued by an accredited university or college

  • A transcript obtained from a self-serve university or college web system

  • A copy of a high school credit counselling summary or equivalent

  • A copy of an official high school transcript issued by your school, school board, ministry of Education, or examination body

  • World Education Services (WES) credential authentication

  • A copy of an unofficial exam result (e.g. SAT, ACT, AP)

  • A copy of your Language Proficiency Test Score (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo, CAEL, PTE Academic)

Please note: 

  • All course and grade information for current Ontario secondary school applicants must be submitted via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.  Unofficial transcripts submitted by current Ontario secondary school applicants will not be considered.

  • British Columbia curriculum applicants and Quebec CÉGEP applicants can arrange for their course and grade information to be transmitted electronically via the Ontario Universities Application Centre.   Unofficial transcripts submitted by current BC curriculum applicants and Quebec CÉGEP applicants will not be considered.  For more information, please visit:

  • Self-reported grades will not be considered.

  • Documents in PDF format should be submitted through the Document Submission Form

  • Queen’s University reserves the right to request an official transcript at any point throughout the admission process. 

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your application information and all supporting documentation is truthful, complete and correct.  Please review our Statement of Application Fraud for further details.

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