Incoming Undergraduate Students


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June 2018 Checklist

Your Checklist


Check your Queen's email

In mid-June, you will receive an email with information about your Queen's email account. Log in and make sure everything is set up to your satisfaction. From this point forward, Queen's will only communicate with you via your Queen's email account, so be sure to continue checking it regularly!

>> Log on to your Queen's email

>> Set up your Queen's email on your phone


Watch for your Guide to Registration and Fees and student card photo email

In the middle of June, we will begin emailing the Queen's Guide to Registration and Fees to your Queen's email account. The Guide is put out by the Office of the University Registrar and contains detailed information about the registration process, your fees and how to pay. In the email, we will also provide information regarding how to submit your photo for your Student Card.


Complete your Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP) Application 

Submit your OSAP application now to ensure funding is available by September 1.

>> Apply for OSAP 
>> Do not report your Queen’s awards on your OSAP application – learn more 

Apply Now 

Complete your provincial/territorial Student Government Assistance Application 

If you reside in another province/territory, check the government student assistance web site where you reside for information about when the application is available and further information about how to report any awards you have received. Apply as soon as you can to ensure your funding is available by September 1.

>> Apply for governmental financial assistance outside of Ontario

When Available

Apply for a study visa

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study at the BISC, apply as soon as possible. Make sure you have submitted your passport information via the online portal and have received a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letter before applying. Visit the BISC’s website for more information about applying for a Tier 4 visa, including UK Visas and Immigration English language requirements.

>> Apply for a study visa

>> Review BISC Tier 4 step-by-step guide 


Investigate applying for a Schengen Visa

If you intend to travel to Europe on a Canada, US, Japan, South Korea or UK/EU passport, you do not need a Schengen visa. If you intend to travel to Europe on a China, Nigeria, India, or Turkey passport will require a visa. Please note these are not exhaustive lists. 

>> Check if you require a Schengen visa


Make your travel arrangements

To help students get from London to the BISC in East Sussex, airport transfers are offered on the official arrival day- September 6, 2018 from London Heathrow. Flight details must be submitted to BISC Student Services via an online form at least 30 days prior to arrival date to secure a place on the transfer coach. The official departure date for the fall semester is December 13.

>> Plan to arrive at the Castle

>> Submit your flight information

Early June

Ensure your passport is valid

Ensure you have a valid passport that will remain valid six months past your expected date of return. If you don't have a passport, apply soon. Once you know you have a valid passport, submit your passport information to the BISC. 

>> Submit your passport info to the BISC

June 30

Submit your residence and health forms

Please submit your residence and health forms as soon as possible.

>> Submit your forms

June 30

Arrange a power of attorney

We encourage you to arrange a power of attorney before you leave for the Castle. A power of attorney allows someone you designate, often a parent or guardian, to act on your behalf while you are out of the country.

Visit the BISC's website for more information on personal affairs before your departure. 

June 30

Plan to attend Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)

SOAR is a one-day program in July for new students and their families to support the transition to Queen's and maximize academic success.

>> Register for SOAR

As soon as possible

Join us for our Summer Webinar Series

Over the summer, we will be hosting a series of webinars to help support your transition to Queen's. Webinars will cover a different topic every week, with topics including course registration, living in residence, orientation week, academics, student life, study permits, and more.

Student Services at the BISC will offer a short webinar that will cover visa applications, travel arrangements, BISC orientation and student life, and more near the end of June. This webinar may be particularly useful to students who are unable to attend SOAR.

>> View the full webinar schedule and register

>> Register for the 'Welcome to the BISC' webinar (stay tuned!)

Check out the schedule for more info! 

Late June (BISC-specific webinar)


Apply for a police check (Con-Ed students only)

Concurrent Education students need to apply for a Canadian police check (including a vulnerable sector check) from their local police force prior to arriving in the UK. Be sure to bring your police check with you to England!

As soon as possible

Submit documentation for academic accommodations

If you have a disability (i.e. learning disorder, ADHD, ASD, mental illness, physical disability, etc.) and are able to demonstrate functional limitations that affect your academic functioning, you are eligible to receive accommodations.

>> Learn more about the process

>> Learn more about documentation requirements

>> Speak with an Accessibility Advisor

>> Submit your Letter of Accommodation to the BISC

As soon as possible

Connect with us

If you haven't done so already, make sure you connect with Queen's on social media. You will find new students, current students, faculty, staff and alumni all ready to help you find your way at Queen's!

>> Connect with Queen's University on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

>> Join the Queen's University Class of 2022 Facebook group

>> Follow the BISC on Instagram

>> Join the "Welcome to the Castle 2018" Facebook group

As soon as possible

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