Transfer Advisor

  • Admission Inquiries
  • Ryan Snowdon - Admission Coordinator 
  • admission@queensu.ca
  • (613) 533-2218
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  • Transfer Credit Inquiries
  • Curtis Gonyou - Admission Assistant
  • transfer@queensu.ca
  • (613) 533-2218
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General Information

Provides students with the main website(s) containing general credit transfer information.

Check out the following resource to learn more about credit transfer at Queen’s University: 

Required Grades and/or GPA, Level(s) of Completed Previous Education, and Program Prerequisites (Admission)

Provides students with the minimum grades and/or GPA, level(s) of completed previous postsecondary, and program prerequisites required for admission.

Review the admission requirements for all programs at Queen’s University:

Review the admission requirements for upper-year transfer programs at Queen’s University:

Required Grade and/or GPA (Transfer Credit Eligibility)

Provides students with the minimum grade and/or GPA required for transfer credit eligibility.

The minimum grade required to transfer a course to Queen’s University is 63%, “C” or 2.6 on the University’s grading scale.

Course Equivalencies, Pathways and Articulation Agreements

Provides students with available course equivalency, pathway, and articulation agreement materials for planning purposes.
View Queen’s University’s transfer credit opportunities:
 
Post-secondary transfer credit

Types of Credit Awarded

Provides students with the types of credit awarded and a brief definition of each (advanced standing, block, exemptions, equivalencies, specified, unspecified, generic, etc.).

Queen's University awards specified (equivalencies) and unspecified credits in recognition of previous learning.

Residency Requirements

Provides students with the amount of study they must complete in order to be awarded the credential in which they are enrolled.

The amount of transfer credit you can receive is limited by Queen's University's residency policy. The policy states that at least 51% of credit units in a degree must be completed at the University.

Currency/Timing of Previous Postsecondary Education

Provides students with an indicator of the currency required to utilize their previously completed postsecondary education for transfer credit.

All currency considerations at Queen's University are dependent on the course and program in which you are enrolled.

PLAR Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a PLAR assessment.

Follow these steps in order to receive your PLAR assessment at Queen’s University:

  • Queen’s University does not grant PLAR credits. Credits granted by another institution on the basis of PLAR are not transferable to Queen’s University.

PLAR Costs

Provides students with the cost of completing a PLAR assessment (challenge exam, course challenge, portfolio, etc.).

Not applicable.

Appearance of Awarded Transfer Credit(s) on Transcript

Provides students with the code(s) used to record transfer credits on their transcript and an indication of whether these credits will be included in GPA calculation.

Transfer credits will be recorded on your Queen's University transcript as "TR" and will not be included in GPA calculation.

Key Point(s) of Contact (Transfer Advisor and/or Service Area)

Provides students with a contact to discuss common credit transfer inquiries (Transfer Advisor, service area, etc.).

Contact a Queen’s University Transfer Advisor to discuss your credit transfer inquiries:

  • Admission inquiries: Ryan Snowdon, Admission Coordinator, admission@queensu.ca, (613) 533-2218
  • Transfer credit inquiries: Curtis Gonyou, Admission Assistant, transfer@queensu.ca, (613) 533-2218

Official Credit Transfer Policies (Academic Regulations/Directives Documents, Calendars and Handbooks)

Provides students with a reference to official credit transfer policies outlined in academic regulations/directives documents, calendars, and handbooks.

 

Transfer Credit Procedures/Steps

Provides students with the procedures/steps they must follow in order to receive a transfer credit assessment.

Follow these steps in order to receive your transfer credit assessment at Queen’s University:

  • In most cases, transfer credit assessment will take place after a student has accepted their offer of admission. In order to have their courses assessed for transfer credit, students must submit an application form and detailed course descriptions to Undergraduate Admission (http://www.queensu.ca/admission/apply-universitycollege/post-secondary-transfer-credits/other-university-courses-credit). Undergraduate Admission will not request course descriptions from a student's previous institution(s) on their behalf. Typically, course descriptions can be found through the previous institution's website. Any questions about obtaining course descriptions should be directed to the student's previous institution. Also, only courses for which course descriptions have been received can be assessed for transfer credit.
  • Once they have been received by Undergraduate Admission, course descriptions are forwarded directly to the Undergraduate Chair(s) of the department(s) that corresponds to the original course (or to the department that is most similar to the original course). Transferability of a course is based on the grade that the student achieved in the course, as well as the equivalency of that course to Queen's University courses.
  • After assessment, a completed Statement of Transfer Credit will be mailed to the student. Students must complete the majority of the academic work required for both their degree program and their concentration through Queen's University. Each student's Statement of Transfer Credit will list all credits that have been applied to the student's Queen's University degree program.

Transfer Credit Costs

Provides students with the cost of completing a transfer credit assessment (advanced standing, exemption, etc.).

There is no fee required for a transfer credit assessment at Queen’s University.

Transfer Credit Required Documentation

Provides students with a listing of the documentation they must submit to have their previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit.

The documentation required to have your previously completed postsecondary education assessed for transfer credit at Queen’s University includes: 

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Course description(s) 
  • Completed online application form

Transfer Credit Application Form(s)

Provides students with a copy of the transfer credit application form or link to the online submission tool (where applicable).

Complete the online application form at Queen’s University: 

Deadline(s) for Application

Provides students with the deadline by which they must apply for transfer credit.

Apply to transfer credit at Queen’s University within the Fall semester of your first year at the University. Applications submitted after the end of the first Fall semester will not be processed.

Timing of Transfer Credit Decisions

Provides students with an expectation regarding the time it takes to process a transfer credit decision.

A transfer credit decision at Queen's University will take approximately 2 weeks to process, depending on the volume being processed at the time of submission. 

Review/Appeal Procedures

Provides students with the process for appealing a transfer credit decision.

A transfer credit decision cannot be appealed at Queen’s University. Decisions may be reviewed by meeting with an Academic Advisor.

 


ONTransfer.ca endeavours to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding credit transfer; however, changes and updates to transfer opportunities happen on an ongoing basis. Students MUST check with the institution directly before applying to any program.