Searching for courses and mapping out an academic plan for a term or year abroad in an unfamiliar academic environment can seem like a daunting task but the IPO is here to provide support and guidence to all incoming exchange students. We also encourage students to consult regularly with the academic advisors at their home university to ensure that the selected Queen's courses will be a good fit for their degree program.
Upon acceptance to Queen's, the IPO Exchange Coordinator will be in contact with students to provide additional information about course offerings and encourage students to check the new course timetable for the upcoming year.
Prior to arrival at Queen's University, incoming students will be sent an update on their course approvals. Some students may be required to meet with the academic department to provide additional information about their degree program and pre-requisite courses in order to gain entry into the courses. The academic program at Queen's can be rigorous and the departmental advisors want to make sure that students have good foundation in the discipline. Students are advised to bring a copy of their most recent academic transcript to show to advisors in the departments.
There is a team of acadmic advisors in the IPO who are available to meet with exchange students who may be having difficulty finding appropriate courses or to go over their course selections for the term or year. The Faculty of Arts and Science is committed to offering exchange students a challenging and stimulating academic experience.
To see an advisor, simply drop by the office IPO in B206 Mackintosh-Corry Hall and make an appointment. We are here to help!