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Important Admission Updates

New Program: Concurrent Education/Kinesiology

Ontario requirements for Arts-based program(s)

Popularly known as Con-Ed, Concurrent Education is a program for high school graduates with a passion for teaching and learning. For September 2023, Queen's will be expanding its popular Concurrent Education program to include the opportunity for students to complete a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology, concurrently with their Bachelor of Education.  

Queen’s Concurrent Education is a 5-year + 1 summer term program that prepares secondary school graduates to become educators and qualify for Ontario College of Teachers certification. Our graduates are out into the job market a year earlier, since most other Ontario faculties of education offer their programs over 6 years with typical fall/winter semesters.

With Queen’s ConEd, you will be working on 2 degrees at the same time, both from day 1! The Education degree from Queen’s (BEd) is widely accepted for teacher certification across Canada and around the world. What makes Queen’s grads more marketable is that they will all graduate with a concentration in 1 subject area.

Updates to Admission Requirements/Processes

Process for Transcript Submission for BC Curriculum Applicants:

We now require BC high school curriculum students to have their grades sent electronically by the BC Ministry of Education Student Transcript Service (STS). For this to occur, two steps are required. First, they must include their Personal Education Number (PEN) as part of their Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) application. Second, they must authorize the BC Ministry of Education to release their academic information (transcript) to OUAC through the Student Transcripts Service.

We are asking that schools not send us transcripts this year but guide their students through the process as outlined above.


Admission Awards

Admission Bursaries

Students who submit an Admission Bursary Application are automatically considered for all admission awards and bursaries. An admission bursary is based on assessment of financial need. The application deadline is 15 February 2022. More information can be found here.

Major Access Bursaries

The Major Access Bursary offers transformative financial aid for our highest-need applicants so that they are empowered to accept their offer of admission to Queen’s. The Major Access Bursary provides dedicated financial funding of $10,000–$18,000 per year (depending on the program) for a recipient’s four years of study to help them complete their degree.

Commitment Scholars Awards

The Commitment Scholars Award celebrates and recognizes demonstrated leadership in, and commitment to, racial justice, social justice, or diversity initiatives by a student in their high school or in their community. Those entering first year of any first-entry undergraduate degree program, who self-identify on the application as a member of an underserved or underrepresented group, including Black, Indigenous and other racialized students, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals are eligible. The application deadline is 15 February 2022. More information can be found here.

Promise Scholars Awards

The Promise Scholars program is a comprehensive initiative designed to reduce financial barriers and increase access to Queen’s for local, first-generation students of the Kingston, Ontario, and surrounding Community. The program provides dedicated financial, academic, and career support to help students complete their degree. The application deadline is 15 February 2022. More information can be found here.

Major Admission Awards


  • Qualified students may apply for Major Admission Awards by submitting a single Major Admission Award (MAA) application (qualifications can be found here). The MAA application is submitted ONLINE through the student’s Queen’s SOLUS Student Centre
  • Access to SOLUS is given once we receive a student’s application from OUAC. In order to meet the application deadline, students are encouraged to apply through OUAC by mid-November.
  • A practice copy of the MAA application is available on the Student Awards website.


The deadline for students to submit the MAA application is December 8, 2021.

Chancellor’s Scholarship Nominations

  • Students applying for the Chancellor’s Scholarship must make sure they have confirmation that their High School will be nominating them.
  • They will need the name and email address of the High School Official nominating them when they submit the online MAA Application in SOLUS.
  • Upon submitting their application, an email will be sent to their High School Official requesting they submit the High School Official form electronically. The student will then receive an email confirming the High School Official form has been received by their High School Official.
  • The number of nominations per high school is based on graduating class size:
    • Less than 250 - 1 nominee
    • 250 - 499 - up to 2 nominees
    • 500 or greater - up to 3 nominees

Please Note: In order to be considered for a Chancellor's Scholarship, the applicant must receive a nomination from the high school where they most recently attended full time study. Nominations from institutions where the applicant is enrolled in part-time studies will not be accepted.

Principal's Scholarship

Queen's Principal's Scholarships are given to students who are in the top 5% of the competitive admission average for each direct-entry program. These scholarships are awarded based on your grades only.


Additional Admission Pathways

Indigenous students pathway