Convocation & Graduating

Important 2022-23 Dates and Deadlines

July 15
Application to graduate opens in SOLUS for Fall 2022 graduation. Students should select ‘Summer 2022’ from the drop-down menu. Fall graduation is for students who complete their final courses in the Summer Term.

September 14
Last day to apply to graduate in SOLUS for Fall 2022 graduation.

FALL GRADUATION: November 1 Degree Conferral*

December 1
Application to graduate opens in SOLUS for Spring 2023 graduation. Students should select ‘Winter 2023’ from the drop-down menu. Spring graduation is for students who complete their final courses in the Fall or Winter Term.

December 15
Applications to graduate submitted on or before this date are guaranteed to be reviewed in time for applicants to make adjustments, if necessary, to Winter Term courses prior to the January 21 ADD/DROP deadline. 
 
April 30
Last date to apply to graduate in SOLUS for Spring 2023 graduation.
 
SPRING GRADUATION: June 1 Degree Conferral*

*Information will be communicated directly to graduating students if in-person convocation ceremonies are permissible within Public Health guidelines.

In order to be eligible to graduate, students must have completed the total required number of units for the Program:

ProgramRequired Units
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

120.0

Bachelor of Computing (Honours)120.0
Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours)120.0
Bachelor of Music126.0
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours)120.0
Bachelor of Science (Honours)120.0
Bachelor of Art, Computing, Fine Art, Physical and Health Education and Science (General)90.0
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You may only apply to graduate in the Program/Plan in which you are currently registered. If you require a change to your Program and/or Plan, please contact Student Services.

To be considered eligible to graduate, you will need to have met all of the academic requirements for your Program/Plan. You may view your academic advisement report in your Student Services Centre under: My Academics -> Academic Requirements. All shopping cart and planner courses must be removed prior to running the report.

Questions regarding your Plan requirements can be answered by your department(s).

General GPA Requirements to Graduate

To graduate, students must have a minimum GPA on all courses taken at Queen’s (cumulative GPA), as follows:

Cumulative GPADegree Eligibility
1.60 or above3-year degree:
B.A., B.Sc., B.Cmp., B.F.A., B.P.H.E.
1.90 or above4-year Honours degree:
B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc.(Hons.), B.Cmp.(Hons.), B.F.A(Hons.), B.P.H.E.(Hons.), B.Mus.

Specific course requirements for all these degrees remain unchanged.

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You must formally "Apply to Graduate" through the Solus Student Centre.

Honour students are assessed by their department(s) to determine their eligibility to graduate. The Faculty Office assesses the three year general degrees and minor degrees.

Information about monitoring your application to graduate

Once you have completed your Application, you will need to monitor your status and include the number of guests you plan to bring by following the steps below:

1. Log into your SOLUS Student Centre

2. Select the Graduation tile

3. Apply for Graduate displays additional information
4. Select Academic Program
5. Select Expected Graduation Term from drop-down
6. Select Continue button

  • Check if names are spelled correctly 
  • Select your convocation attendance option (1. Attending Ceremony 2. Mail Diploma 3. Pickup Diploma) 
  • Update your address if you have moved to a new location · Update Email Address if have a new email address 

7. Select Continue button 
8. Select Submit Application 
9. Select the SOLUS Student Centre to return to the main page.

Once you have verified that your application has been saved, please continue to check ‘Maintain Convocation Details for:

  • Application status update – your status will be changed from applied to approved once you have successfully completed your degree requirements
  • Learn your ceremony date and time.
  • View (and possibly change) your ceremony attendance information.
  • If attending, order tickets for your guests.
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If you are an undergraduate student who has applied to graduate and intends to enroll in a course in a future term, you must contact the Arts and Science faculty office and fill out a Return to Studies Form to be admitted into a post-degree program. You may then enrol in a course under the post-degree program in SOLUS.

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