Incoming Undergraduate Students


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July 2017 Castle Checklist

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Complete your OSAP or other student government assistance application

If you are planning to apply for a student loan from the government, submit your OSAP or other provincial/territorial student government assistance application in early July to ensure funding is available by September 1.

>> Apply for OSAP

>> Apply for governmental financial assistance outside of Ontario

Early July

Plan to attend SOAR

SOAR (Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources) 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 7

Select your courses

Take some time to think about the courses you want to take next year. Starting July 4, you'll be able to add courses to your shopping cart on SOLUS. Then, starting July 7, you'll be able to "check out", and officially enroll in your courses. Limited changes in courses will be available once you arrive at the BISC.

>> Learn more about course selection

>> Review the BISC First-Year Course Registration manual (currently being updated for 2017)

July 7 - 28

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

In early July, the Faculty of Arts and Science will host a short webinar that will help you prepare for BISC course registration. You'll learn the ins and outs of picking the right courses for you, and how to complete the process online.

>> View the full webinar schedule and register

>> Register for the BISC Course Registration webinar (stay tuned!)

Every Wednesday (and select other days) all summer long


Early July (BISC Course Registration)

Enroll in the Emergency Support Program (ESP)

In order to support students who are studying abroad, Queen's requires all students studying abroad to enroll in the Emergency Support Program. This program helps to raise awareness of the potential risks and responsibilities of studying abroad, and provides the University with the necessary information to provide support in the event of an emergency. The ESP also includes an online pre-departure orientation. Students attending BISC SOAR will be enrolled automatically in the ESP.

Completion of this program is mandatory prior to departure. 

>> Enroll in the Emergency Support Program (ESP)

July 31

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.


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

>> Submit your Letter of Accommodation to the BISC

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.

>> Apply for transfer credit

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

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 2021 Facebook group

>> Follow the BISC on Twitter and Instagram

>> Join the "Welcome to the Castle 2017" Facebook group

As soon as possible

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