Full-Time Upper-Year Admission
School of Computing
To be considered for full-time admission to the Bachelor of Computing program in the Faculty of Arts & Science, upper-year applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) or 2.6 (high C+). Within the School of Computing, students can specialize in any of the following areas: Biomedical Computing, Computing, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, and Software Design. Computing also offers Computing & the Creative Arts through the Bachelor of Arts program.
Note: In the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, students can choose as a Plan Computing and the Creative Arts with a specialization in one of the following: Art, Drama and Music. Because of lack of space, Film and Media is closed to upper-year transfer students. Again, Computing and the Creative Arts is available through an Arts degree (BAH) and not through a Computing degree (BCMP).
DEFINITION OF UPPER-YEAR CANDIDATES
- Students who have attempted a minimum of 24.0 units (or equivalent) at another accredited university or college with a university transfer program. Twenty four (24.0) Queen's units are typically 4 full-year courses (one course taken over two terms) or 8 one-term only courses. Upper-year candidates have generally attended university for a minimum of 2 terms;
- Ontario community college students who are in a three-year diploma program and will be graduating;
- Graduates from three-year Ontario community college diploma programs;
- CEGEP students who are in the final year of a three-year professional / career program who will be receiving their DEC;
- Graduates of a three-year CEGEP professional / career program who have their DEC.
GENERAL ADMISSION INFORMATION
Upper-year transfer applicants with at least 24.0 units who do not have an introductory Computing course at the university level will be required to take the Queen's first-year Computing courses prior to taking upper-year Computing courses at Queen's. Also, it is possible for students who have no prior Computing courses - either at the high school or university level - to take introductory Computing courses at Queen's.
TRANSFERABILITY OF COURSES
- Transfer credits are assessed by individual departments and are based on grades achieved as well as equivalency to Queen's courses. Students are informed of their transfer credits after the offer of admission has been sent. Credit is not granted for courses with a final grade lower than 2.0 (C).
- Graduates from Ontario community college three-year diploma programs or from CEGEP three-year professional / career programs receive a maximum of 30.0 units, which is the equivalent of one year or two terms of university studies.
- The Faculty of Arts & Science requires that students complete the majority of their academic work at Queen's University in order to receive a degree. For a four-year Honours program, this is a minimum of 66.0 units through Queen's with appropriate courses in the major. For a three-year General program, this is a minimum of 48.0 units through Queen's with appropriate courses in the minor. Note: in the Faculty of Arts & Science students in a full course load generally take 5 full-year courses or 10 one-term only courses in a year, which translates into 30.0 units over the course of an academic year. Sixty-six (6.0) units, therefore, refer to approximately two years of full-time study over two terms and 48 .0units requires 1.5 years at Queen's.
THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE
- Applications must be submitted to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) between 1 February and 1 June. (A Subject of Major Interest must be indicated.) The on-line application is available at
www.ouac.on.ca. Students are encouraged to apply early as rolling offers of admission will be made.
- Acknowledgement emails, advising what supporting documentation is required, are sent when Undergraduate Admission receives the applications from the OUAC.
- All documentation requested must be received at Undergraduate Admission by 15 June.
- Admission offers will be made on a rolling basis as an application is complete.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
- Queen's University does not operate on a semester system; full-time admission to an undergraduate program is possible only in September.
- Residence accommodation is not available for upper-year applicants. To investigate other housing options, visit the
Queen's Apartment and Housing Service website.