Incoming Undergraduate Students


Next Steps

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June 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


Say YES to Queen's!

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

June 3

Apply for Residence

If you are planning to live in residence, make sure to apply for residence and arrange to send in your residence deposit. Please note that the deposit can take up to 3 business days to reach us.

>> Apply for Residence


June 10 at 4:00 pm EST

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 

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

>> View the full webinar schedule and register here 

Check out the schedule for more info! 


Arts & Science Students

Watch your mail! A mini handbook and checklist to help get you ready for September will be arriving in your mailbox soon- check frequently! 

Download the full Arts and Science handbook here (coming soon). 


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 health care referrals to specialists in Kingston

Student Wellness Services is here for many of your physical, mental, and sexual health needs. However, if you have a health condition that necessitates ongoing specialized health care, you should have your health care professional send referrals to community specialists in the Kingston area so that the care you need is in place for September.

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


As soon as possible and definitely before you get here.

View the New Student IT Guide

Make your transition an easy one, and view the New Student IT Guide to help get you started. View information about technology, resources, and services available to students.

>> Read the New Student IT Guide


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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