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Incoming Undergraduate Students

[lecture]June 2014 Checklist

Your Checklist



Apply for Residence

If you have already said 'YES' to Queen's, the next step you should take is to apply for Residence (if that's where you want to live) and arrange to send your residence deposit. Apply for Residence


Watch for your weekly Residence Newsletter!


June 9

Queen's Reads

We invite you to join us as we read a common book and use it as a springboard for lively, interesting, and thoughtful discussion. It's a great way to meet classmates and others in the Queen's community. It will also help you prepare for the transition to university, and keep your academic skills sharp over the summer. Watch for an email in  June to get all the details!

Watch for Your Guide to Registration and Fees

In the middle of June we will begin mailing the Queen's Guide to Registration and Fees. This booklet, put out by the Office of the University Registrar, contains detailed information about the registration process, your fees and how to pay them along with key contact information.


Plan to attend SOAR

SOAR (Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources) is a one-day program for new students and their families to support your transition to Queen’s and maximize your academic success. Find more information and registration details:
Register today!

Course Selection

If you are in one of the following programs you will have some, or all, of your courses automatically added to your schedule by your Faculty or School in late June.  

  • Commerce
  • Concurrent Education
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Kinesiology
  • Physical Education
  • Engineering and Applied Science

Students who are able to choose some or all of their courses will be able to see their Enrollment Appointment time in SOLUS by July 2.

Late June 

Connect With Us

The Registration Assistants in the Faculty of Arts & Science office have created a Facebook page dedicated to guiding incoming Queen's Arts & Science students through course registration, navigating SOLUS, and creating your schedule! Be sure to give the page a LIKE to receive updates on important deadlines regarding registration and course enrolment and to have your questions answered by qualified staff. Congratulations on your acceptance!


If you are an International Student:

Apply for a study permit. The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is happy to answer your questions about this. Visit their Studying in Canada page for more information.


QUIC also provides lots of other useful pre-arrival information for international students and those that are new to Canada.

As Soon As Possible  

If you do not have valid Canadian provincial/territorial health insurance:

International Students: You will automatically be charged for single coverage in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), a mandatory health plan. Should you have dependents (spouse/children) residing with you in Ontario, you must visit the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) when you arrive at Queen's to enrol your dependents.

Returning Canadians: You must register in UHIP until your Canadian provincial/territorial health insurance comes into effect.  This must be done within your first 30 days in Canada.

UHIP is a primary insurance plan that provides basic medical coverage for most doctor and hospital services in Ontario. UHIP is administered for students by the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC), located in the John Deutsch University Centre.  Detailed information is available on their website.




International students will be automatically billed.




Returning Canadians should register in their first few days at Queen's.




Are you a student with a disability?

f you are a student with a disability, for which you need academic accommodations, you will need to register with the Disability Services Office.  Please complete the Pre-registration for Intake Appointment form and submit it along with documentation of your disability to our office.  You will be contacted by our office to arrange an appointment.


Please note: Students with learning disabilities or attention deficit hyperactivity disorders will need to send in updated psycho-educational assessments well in advance to ensure that the documentation is reviewed by our Advisors prior to arranging an appointment.


For more information on documentation requirements for these disabilities and others please visit our website.


As soon as possible and definitely before you get here.

IT tips:

Getting ready for university can be expensive - save some money! Queen's provides Microsoft Office for free to all students - download and install it now. You can find other free software under the "Software Centre" tab in MyQueensU.



Getting Ready for July

Complete your OSAP or other student government assistance application by July 1:

Your OSAP or other provincial/territorial student government assistance application should be submitted by this date to ensure funding is available in September. Check the OSAP websitefor details.


If you are not an Ontario student, you should contact your provincial/territorial financial aid office. A list of Canadian provincial application websites is available on the Student Awards office website.



July 1

Ontario Tuition Grant

If you are an Ontario student, not receiving OSAP, you will need to apply for the Ontario Tuition Grantand should do so prior to July 1. For further information about the Ontario Tuition Grand and eligibility, refer to the OSAP website.

Before July 1

Enrollment Appointment

Log on to SOLUS Enrollment Appointment and start loading courses in your Shopping Cart. You won't be able to actually enroll in the courses until your Enrollment Appointment.
July 2

Course Selection

There are two windows for Course Selection: 1) July 14 to 27, when some courses will have restrictions to ensure students who need certain courses receive priority, and 2) July 28 to August 1 (Open Enrollment), when all courses will be available to you as long as you have the right prerequisites.

Course Selection takes place from July 14 to July 27 and July 28 to August 1

Student Card

You will use your Student Card almost every day, when you're at Queen's. In July, watch for an email with directions for what you need to do over the summer to ensure your Student Card is ready for you in September.

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