Internal Transfers

Applicants who wish to transfer to the Faculty of Arts and Science from another Faculty, School or Distance Studies at Queen’s University may apply to transfer as Internal Transfer students. Transfer students must meet the admission requirements for the Faculty and specific departmental criteria, however, meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.  Since space is limited, we encourage students to apply early.

How it works

Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for directions to apply.

A student’s previous academic record from another Faculty, School or Distance Studies at Queen’s continues to be relevant in assessing his or her admission to, and performance in, the Faculty of Arts and Science. In particular, the Cumulative GPA will be calculated on all courses attempted during the student’s Undergraduate Career at Queen’s and will be utilized when assessing admission, academic progression, prerequisites and any other purpose specified under the Academic Regulations.

Should an applicant have completed 132.0 or more units prior to admission to the Faculty of Arts and Science or subsequently complete 132.0 or more units, and have a GPA of less than 1.90, they shall be:

  1. deemed ineligible to proceed to an honours degree; and
  2. will be restricted to General Degree only

What's possible?

Due to enrollment pressure, not all Faculty of Arts and Science departments are able to accommodate transfer students. Please note that some degree Plan's admission averages and departmental requirements are higher than the minimums stated by the Faculty.

Degree Plans with capacity to accept Internal transfer applicants for the 2019-2020 academic year are listed below. If a degree Plan is not listed, it is at capacity and cannot accept transfer applicants.

To inquire about specific admission requirements, contact

Creative ArtsHumanitiesLanguagesSocial SciencesLife and Physical Sciences
DramaArt HistoryFrench StudiesApplied EconomicsAstrophysics
Film & MediaClassical StudiesHispanic StudiesEconomicsBiology

Fine Arts

English Language & LiteratureLanguages, Literatures and CulturesGender StudiesBiology & Mathematics


History GeographyBiomedical Computing
Stage and Screen StudiesLinguistics Global Development StudiesBiomedical and Molecular Sciences
 Philosophy Political StudiesChemistry
 Religious Studies SociologyCognitive Science

Computing & Mathematics

    Environmental Science
    Life Sciences
    Mathematical Physics
    Software Design