Incoming Undergraduate Students


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July 2019 Checklist

If you will be attending the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) this fall, please refer to the Castle Checklist instead of the list below.

Your Checklist


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

View block enrollment

If you are in one of the following programs, you will have some, or all, of your courses automatically added to your schedule by your Faculty or School in late June. Login to SOLUS to take a look at your class schedule for September! 

  • Commerce
  • Concurrent Education
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology
  • Engineering and Applied Science

Students who are able to choose some or all of their courses will be able to see their Enrollment Appointment time in SOLUS by July 8.

>> Learn more about navigating SOLUS

July 8

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

View your Enrollment Appointment

Arts & Science students only. Log on to SOLUS Enrollment Appointment and start loading courses in your shopping cart. Please note that you won't be able to actually enroll in the courses until your Enrollment Appointment.

July 9

Plan to attend Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources

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

Prior to July 5 (Commerce, Engineering, Nursing)

Prior to July 13 (Arts & Science)

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 including course registration, living in residence, orientation week, academics, student life, study permits, and more.

Arts and Science Students- check the schedule for Course Registration Webinars! (coming soon) 

>> View the webinar schedule and register here 

Check out the schedule for more info! 

First-year families in Calgary and Vancouver

Get Ready for Queen’s! In August, join our faculty and staff reps as we welcome you to Queen’s and give you some tips for being successful!

>> Register now!  


Select your courses

Students in the Faculty of Arts & Science must enroll in their courses for the Fall and Winter terms.   

  1. Restricted Enrollment (start of your appointment time to July 24): Your enrollment appointment time will be your first opportunity to enroll in your courses. We suggest that you enroll as soon as your appointment time begins. Some courses may have enrollment restrictions on them. These restrictions are there to ensure that students who need certain courses receive priority. This enrollment period will end at 11:30pm on July 24. 
  2. Open Enrollment (July 26 to August 2): Your second enrollment appointment time will begin at 12:00am on July 26. Enrollment restrictions will be removed so you will now have access to all available courses provided you have the correct prerequisites. 

If you need help, please contact your Faculty/School.

>> Learn more about navigating SOLUS

Restricted Enrollment: Start of your appointment time to July 24)


Open Enrollment: July 26 - Aug 2

Apply for a study permit

If you are an international student coming to Queen's, you will require a study permit from the Government of Canada. We strongly recommend applying for a study permit as soon as possible, as it may take many months to be processed.

>> Learn how to apply for a study permit

As soon as possible

Send in your final transcripts

If you went to high school outside of Ontario, ensure you send your final transcript to Queen’s. 

>> Submit your final transcript

August 1

Check your email for a final grades and scholarships update

You will automatically be re-assessed for scholarship consideration once your final grades have been received. If your grades have increased since your offer of admission, we will review your final grades and notify you via email and SOLUS should you be eligible for a grades-based admission scholarship.


Learn more about Orientation Week

Orientation Week at Queen's will take place September 1st to 9th, 2018. Orientation Week has two components: University Orientation, which takes place on September 1st, 2nd and 9th and Faculty Orientation, which takes place September 3th, 4th, 5th and 8th during Orientation Week.

>> Learn more about University Orientation

>> Learn more about Faculty Orientation

Varies by faculty

Learn about FYNIRS (First Years Not In Residence Students)

If you are among the 10% of first-year students who choose not to live in a Queen’s residence, be sure to connect with the FYNIRS (First Years Not in Residence Students) group. Their goal is to welcome you to Queen’s and to ease your transition into University during both Orientation Week and year-round.

>> Learn more about FYNIRS


Apply 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. Once you have documentation and have enrolled in courses, you can register with Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS). They will then contact you to book a personal, confidential advising appointment to discuss your needs and develop an accommodation plan.

>> Learn more about the process

>> Learn more about documentation requirements

>> Register with Queen's Student Accessibility Services

After you've enrolled in courses

Apply for transfer credit

If you have taken courses during high school that may be eligible for transfer credit, you must apply for credit no later than the end of fall term of your first year. Programs with courses that may be eligible for transfer credit include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, CEGEP, and General Certificate of Education (GCE)/A Levels.

Your transfer credit(s) will be posted on SOLUS approximately 10 business days after we receive your official results.

>> Please contact for urgent transfer credit questions or concerns 

As soon as you can, and before the end of fall term

Prepare for your health needs

Student Wellness Services (SWS) is here for many of your physical, mental, and sexual health needs. Students with chronic or complex health needs are encouraged to contact SWS to discuss their health needs prior to arriving in September.

If you have a health condition that necessitates ongoing specialized health care, take the time now to find a community specialist in the Kingston area so that the care you need is in place for September.  For mental health needs, SWS provides medical management and short-term, solution focused counselling for all students.

>> Learn more about Student Wellness Services

>> Discuss health needs with SWS

As soon as possible

Download Office 2016

Download Office 2016 (for Mac or Windows) for free, and find other free software under the Software Centre tab in MyQueen'sU.

>> Visit the Software Centre


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

As soon as possible

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