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July 2017 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

Due

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

View your Enrollment Appointment

Arts & Science students only. Log on to SOLUS Enrollment Appointment and start loading courses in your shopping cart. Please note that you won't be able to actually enroll in the courses until your Enrollment Appointment.

July 4

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 6 (Arts & Science)

Prior to July 14 (Engineering, Commerce & Nursing)

Select your courses

Students in the Faculty of Arts & Science must select and self-register in their courses for the Fall and Winter terms. There are two windows for course selection:   

  1. Restricted Enrollment (July 10 - 19): Some courses will have restrictions to ensure students who need certain courses receive priority.
  2. Open Enrollment (July 20 to July 28): All courses will be available to you as long as you have the right prerequisites.

If you need help, please contact your Faculty/School.

July 10-19

(Restricted Enrollment)

 

July 20-July 28

(Open Enrollment)

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 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.

July/August

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.

>> View the full webinar schedule and register

Every Wednesday (and select other days) all summer long

Learn more about Orientation Week

Orientation Week at Queen's will take place September 3rd - 10th, 2017. Orientation Week has two components: University Orientation, which takes place the first 3 days of Orientation Week, and Faculty Orientation, which takes place the last 4-5 days of Orientation Week.

>> Learn more about University Orientation

>> Learn more about Faculty Orientation

Varies by faculty

Learn about FYNIRS (First Years Not In Residence Students)

If you are among the 10% of first-year students who choose not to live in a Queen’s residence, be sure to connect with the FYNIRS (First Years Not in Residence Students) group. Their goal is to welcome you to Queen’s and to ease your transition into University during both Orientation Week and year-round.

>> Learn more about FYNIRS

 

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

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

Prepare for your health needs

Student Wellness Services (SWS) is here for many of your physical, mental, and sexual health needs. Students with chronic or complex health needs are encouraged to contact SWS to discuss their health needs prior to arriving in September.

If you have a health condition that necessitates ongoing specialized health care, take the time now to find a community specialist in the Kingston area so that the care you need is in place for September.  For mental health needs, SWS provides medical management and short-term, solution focused counselling for all students.

>> Learn more about Student Wellness Services

>> Discuss health needs with SWS

As soon as possible

Download Office 2016

Download Office 2016 (for Mac or Windows) for free, and find other free software under the Software Centre tab in MyQueen'sU.

>> Visit the Software Centre

 

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

As soon as possible

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