University Registrar

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University Registrar

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2021 - 2022 Guide to Registration and Fees

August Checklist

The most important thing you must do this month is enroll in your courses, unless your Faculty Office has already done this for you.

Check for your Shopping Cart and Enrolment Appointment time
Unless your Faculty/School is choosing your courses for you (See the 'How Do I Register and Select Courses?' page for more details), it’s time to log on to your SOLUS account and start adding courses to your Shopping Cart. Consult our 'Understanding SOLUS tutorials' page for detailed instructions. You can’t actually enroll in courses until your Enrolment Appointment, but this is a great time to choose courses and get your timetable organized.
Access SOLUS beginning August 3rd to view your Enrolment Appointment time.
From your Enrolment Appointment date/time through to August 16th, some courses will have restrictions to ensure students who need them receive priority.
Registration will close at 11:30 pm EST on August 16th.
Registration will re-open on August 18, at 8:00 am EST..  At this time, most enrollment restrictions will be removed.  This registration period will end on August 22.
Open Enrollment will begin at 12:00:01 am EST August 30th. At this time, enrolment restrictions will be removed from most courses. NOTE: Some online courses may still have enrolment restrictions.
Step 1 of the Registration process - Course Selection
There are three windows for Course Selection:
1) August 9 to 16, during your enrolment appointment time, some courses will have reserve capacities on them. This is to ensure that students who require those courses for their degree programs receive priority;
2)  August 18 to 22:  enrollment restrictions will be removed from most classes.
3) August 30: Open Enrolment begins.
**LAW Open Enrolment takes place from August 11th to September 22nd (3L) and from August 13th to September 22nd (2L)**
Consult our 'How do I register and select courses?' page for more information and the 'Understanding SOLUS tutorials' page for a how-to guide. If you need help, please contact your Faculty / School office (see 'Support and Services' for contact information).
Step 2 of the Registration process - Payment of Tuition and Student Assistance Levy
All tuition and fees are due on September 30.  Please check your SOLUS Account Summary carefully to ensure that you pay all outstanding fees.
All or a portion of your OSAP funding will be redirected to Queen's to be applied to your tuition and education-related fees. The amount of your OSAP to be remitted to Queen's will not exceed the value of your fall term tuition and fees, unless you have a balance outstanding from a previous academic term. Any remaining OSAP will be deposited to your personal bank account. Log on to your OSAP account at Ontario.ca/osap and view your Funding Summary for details of how much of your OSAP is being remitted to Queen's, or you can review your Student Fee Account - Net Cost View.  Please monitor your Queen's student account to verify the OSAP payment has been applied before making any online payments.
Important note: Please ensure you register in courses for all terms of your academic year to ensure that your OSAP or other provincial/territorial student government assistance is assessed based on your courseload for all terms of study within your study period for your academic year.
Checking your Queen's Financial Aid

To align with Queen’s term-based tuition due dates, all Queen’s awards administered by the Student Awards Office for undergraduate and professional programs (e.g. Law / Medicine) and granted at the start of each academic year will be paid in two equal payments and applied to your Queen’s SOLUS Student Account for fall and winter term.  This includes all Admission awards, renewable, and upper year awards.  The first installment of your award payment will be applied to your SOLUS Student Account late August, and your second installment will be applied to your SOLUS Student Account early-December.  

Mid August - Check your SOLUS Student Centre – View Financial Aid, to see the Disbursement Dates in which your award will be posted to your SOLUS Student Account.

For all awards administered by the Student Awards Office – award payments will be held in your SOLUS student account to be applied to all current and future due university charges (e.g. Fall term tuition and student activity fees, Fall term Residence, Winter Term Tuition, and Winter term residence).

For awards administered by the School of Graduate Studies – please review the terms of your award offer(s) for payment details and check your SOLUS Student Centre – View Financial Aid for further information.

Step 3 of the Registration Process - Student Card Validation for Returning Students

The final step of registration is to ensure you have a validated student card (new students) or your current card validated (returning students).


Students at Queen’s are issued a Photo ID Student Card at the beginning of their studies to be used for the duration of their program.  The card is validated at the beginning of each academic year. 


Please ensure your current mail address in SOLUS is up-to-date – wherever you are living at the beginning of September.  Providing you are enrolled in courses in the fall term either your validated student card (new students) or a validation sticker (returning students) will be mailed in September to your CURRENT MAIL ADDRESS in SOLUS.


For more information on Student ID Cards, as well as replacements please visit our Student ID Card information page at :
www.queensu.ca/registrar/studentid

Government Student Financial Assistance
Check the OSAP web site for online status of your application funding: ontario.ca/osap
Out of Province – be sure to check your status with your province / territory.
Please ensure that you have enrolled in full time study for all terms of study for the 2021-22 academic year to ensure there is no delay in confirming your enrollment which is required prior to the release of your government student aid.
Banking Information
Do we have your banking information? You can update your information in the SOLUS Student Centre in the Finances section. Your Canadian banking information permits Queen’s to, when appropriate, process refunds directly into your bank account.

Please remember that:

  • Queen’s will not deduct payments directly from your bank account. You must make payments using one of the options listed here.
  • Awards administered by the Student Awards Office will be deposited to your student account, not your personal bank account. Award payments will be held in your student account to be applied to all current and future due university charges (e.g. fall term tuition, fees, residence, winter term tuition).
Living in Residence?

Residence will operate at 93% capacity this year.  There will be a mix of single, double and single plus rooms available.  We will not be offering triples, quads or loft doubles.

For 2021-22, the majority of students who apply by the June 8 deadline will be placed in a lottery for available spaces.

The range of COVID restrictions in place in September 2021 will depend on the evolution of the pandemic, the roll-out of vaccines, and the guidance provided by local public officials health at the time.

You can expect that the following guidelines will be in place:

  • Masks will be required to be worn in all public residence spaces
  • Physical distancing and limits on gathering sizes will be required
  • Common areas, such as floor lounges, will be open with capacity limits in place.
  • Limits on in-person program and activities, particularly in the first six weeks of the term
  • Quarantine requirements for international travellers

We will continue to be guided by public health advice on what restrictions, if any, can be lifted for the fall.

You will receive a notification the week of June 21 to let you know whether or not you have a space in residence.

Students who are offered a space will be able to select a specific room in mid-July. As additional spaces become available, they will be offered to students who didn’t initially receive a space, in order of their lottery number.

Stay informed of academic planning updates from the university as you consider if residence is an appropriate choice for you.

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