Incoming Undergraduate Students

Incoming Students Welcome to Queen's
Incoming Students Welcome to Queen's

May 2019 Castle Checklist

Your Checklist


Say YES to Queen's!

If you're planning to come to Queen's, be sure to accept your offer of admission through OUAC!

May 1

Plan to attend BISC 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

Register today!

Set up your Queen's email address

If you do not have a Queen’s email address yet, please use your NetID + You will have been issued a NetID as part of your application process to Queen’s. For more information or if you have forgotten your NetID, see

Important information will be sent only to your Queen's account to ensure information security.

>> BISC Online Information Portal (Opens June 10th. See June Checklist for more information)

As soon as possible

Ensure your passport is valid

Ensure you have a valid passport that will remain valid six months past your expected date of return from the UK. If you don't have a passport, apply soon. Once you know you have a valid passport, you can submit your passport information to the BISC starting June 10th. If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa you will need a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance  for Studies) number and you will not be issued with your CAS number until you submit your passport information.

As soon as possible

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 

Ensure you have the correct English language certification

Students who do not hold citizenship of an English speaking country may be required to take the IELTS for UKVI test for visa purposes. Please refer to the UK Visas and Immigration website and the BISC website () for further information. 

>> BISC English Langauge Guidance wesbite 

>> UK Visas and Immigration website 

As soon as possible

Find your immunization record

Are all your immunizations up to date? This is a good time to visit your health care professional and review your immunizations.

Double check today 

Acquire 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.

Documentation can then be submitted to the BISC starting June 10th.

>> Learn more about the process

>> Learn more about documentation requirements

>> Speak with an Accessibility Advisor

June 10th - August 5th

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 2023 Facebook group

>> Follow the BISC on Instagram

>> Join the "Welcome to the Castle 2019-20" Facebook group

As soon as possible

>> June