Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the answers to many commonly asked questions about our graduate studies application process.

All departments of the School of Graduate Studies have internal deadlines. Consult the departmental program pages on this website.

International applicants are advised that they should allow at least six months for the completed application to be considered. International students will need time to assemble the required transcripts, letters of recommendation and, where applicable, scores from standardized examinations (TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, etc.).

One or more professional recommendations may be included, however, all effort should be made to include at least one academic recommendation.

If submitting a copy of a transcript it must be notarized. This requires that you take your original transcript to a notary public and have official notarized copies made. These must have the original signature and seal of the notary public when submitted with your application.

It is important that your application be submitted as a package. However, it is understood that in exceptional circumstances some documentation may be late in arriving. In these cases you may submit it late and we will match it with your other documentation. Please ensure that your full name and reference number is visible on the outside of the document.

On-line applicants are sent an email when the application is received and credit card payment has been processed, and another email when all required documentation has been received.

Graduate applications are processed in the following manner:

  1. The graduate department reviews each application
  2. The graduate department then recommends selected applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies
  3. The School verifies the credentials of the applicant and, if admissible, will issue an official letter of acceptance

If you applied online, you can log in to the Application Status Manager for information on the status of your application. For applicants who applied by paper, you must contact the department of interest directly.

Many graduate programs allow entry in September, January and May. Graduate students remain continuously enrolled in programs and are expected to be making academic progress in all three terms each year (Fall term: September-December; Winter term: January-April; Spring/Summer Term: May-August).

If you applied online, you will be sent an email directing you to the online application site, where you can log in to your Application Status Manager and review our offer of admission. This online letter includes details of registration as soon as these are available. If you applied on paper, this offer of admission letter will be mailed to the mailing address on the form. If you require information about Tuition Fees, Registration and Pre- registration, Sessional dates, or if you wish to take a campus tour, please consult the Queen's University Office of the University Registrar.

You may apply to for more than one graduate program, but you must submit a complete application, (either the online application with all required supporting documentation, or the paper application, with all required supporting documentation) and pay the application fee, for each program to which you apply.