Academic Policies and Procedures
The BISC follows the concise and transparent academic policies of Queen’s University so that students and faculty are clear on the institutional expectations for academic activities and that all students are treated fairly and equitably.
It is the responsibility of every BISC student to be familiar with the rules and regulations of their faculty. Students can find the Academic Regulations and other important faculty-specific information here:
Faculty of Arts and Science: https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/undergrad-students/academic-calendar. Appropriate adjustments of the regulations for UK law and local conditions at the Bader International Study Centre are detailed in Section 18.4 of the FAS Academic Regulations.
Bachelor of Health Sciences (relevant to the core Health Sciences courses only): https://bhsc.queensu.ca/current-students/academic-calendar/academic-regulations-and-university-policies.
Academic Consideration for Students in Extenuating Circumstances
Academic Consideration is meant to help students manage a short-term extenuating circumstance that is beyond their control and could affect their academics. This might be a sudden physical or mental illness, a serious injury or required treatment for yourself or a significant other, bereavement (e.g., death of a family member or close friend), or a traumatic event (e.g., sexual assault, divorce). Students can find faculty-specific policies and online request portals here:
Faculty of Arts & Science: https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/undergrad-students/academic-consideration-for-students.
Bachelor of Health Sciences students (for all courses in which they are enrolled): https://bhsc.queensu.ca/current-students/academic-calendar/academic-consideration.
Course or Grade Appeals
The BISC’s institutional frameworks are designed to ensure that academic standards are upheld and that all students are treated fairly and equitably. The BISC does, however, recognise that there are occasions in which extenuating circumstances, that is circumstances beyond a student's control, adversely affect a student's performance at Queen's University. Students can find the information on how to submit an appeal here:
Faculty of Arts and Science: https://www.queensu.ca/artsci/students-at-queens/academic-appeals
Bachelor of Health Sciences: https://bhsc.queensu.ca/current-students/academic-calendar/appeal-academic-decisions