congratulations! you've made the decision to spend the next few years studying at queen's university. we think that’s the right decision and we're excited you are joining our community! this website will be your resource to ensure you are prepared for your first year at queen’s, make sure to check back often as we will be posting updates throughout the summer.
most programs and courses will be delivered remotely for the fall term due to the ongoing pandemic. we want to reassure you that queen’s has been delivering exceptional online education for decades and we have the expertise to ensure the remote learning experience retains the highest quality of teaching, course content and community experience. for up-to-date covid-19 related information, please visit the coronavirus covid-19 information website.
central to the quality of the queen’s experience is the connection to community, and we have a summer of opportunities to connect you with peers and prepare you for fall studies!
all incoming undergraduate students can follow the following next steps check list, however, bisc students can visit the bisc next steps website and international students can visit the queen's university international centre (quic) website for more specific information.
1. set up your netid
your netid and password give you access to online services and resources offered by queen’s. your netid will never change, but you should change your netid password often. a strong netid password ensures that both your personal information and university resources are protected.
>> Learn more about managing your NetID
make your transition an easy one, and view the new student it guide to help get you started. view information about technology, resources, and services available to students.
2. set up your queen's email
residence is planning for up to 50% occupancy for the fall term. all eligible students who met the residence deadline for application and payment have received direct communication from residence regarding next steps. more information can be found on our residence website.
students who received an offer for a fall residence space will receive an email with a specific room assignment. august 6 is the deadline to accept offers for a residence space beginning fall 2020.
if you're living in residence, move in will begin on august 30 and will continue for multiple days. specific dates for each student will be communicated in august.
4. summer transition programs
5. financial assistance
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.
6. managing finances in solus
to align with queen’s term-based tuition due dates, all queen’s awards administered by the student awards office for undergraduate and professional programs (e.g. law / medicine) and granted at the start of each academic year will be paid in two equal payments and applied to your queen’s solus student account for fall and winter term. this includes all admission awards, renewable, and upper year awards. the first installment of your award payment will be applied to your solus student account late august, and your second installment will be applied to your solus student account early-december.
- mid-august - check your solus student centre – view financial aid, to see the disbursement dates in which your award will be posted to your solus student account.
for all awards administered by the student awards office – award payments will be held in your solus student account to be applied to all current and future due university charges (e.g. fall term tuition and student activity fees, fall term residence, winter term tuition, and winter term residence).
do you need a queen’s verification of enrolment to withdraw from your resp?
this form is available for the 2020-2021 academic year in your student’s solus account. all you have to do is download it and send it to your resp provider. learn more.
the alternative payment arrangement program (apa) assists students who cannot meet their tuition and student assistance levy (sal) fee payment deadlines for winter 2021 term, but have a proven source of funding. the apa allows students, upon approval, to defer payment of their tuition and sal without penalty until the end of january for winter term fees.
the apa submission deadline for winter term is december 15.
7. fall 2020 student contact information
please update your fall 2020 address, phone number and emergency contact information in solus. watch for a link in your “to do” list (on the top right of your solus screen) for next steps.
8. academic accommodations
if you have a disability that affects your ability to participate equitably in academic activities, we encourage you to register with qsas, no later than august 15, for support in your studies at queen’s. qsas begins meeting with incoming students in june and we encourage you to contact our office in summer about registering. this will help us arrange your support plan in time for the start of classes in september.
9. food allergies and dietary needs
10. Enrolment & 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 august:
- concurrent education
- engineering and applied science
- health sciences
log in to solus to take a look at your class schedule for september!
students who are able to choose some or all of their courses* will be able to see their enrolment appointment time in solus by august 4.
*some Arts & Science students only
students who are able to choose some or all of their courses can log on to “solus enrolment appointment” to view your appointment time and load courses in your shopping cart starting august 4.
please note that you won't be able to actually enrol in the courses until your scheduled enrolment appointment. we recommend setting a reminder for your scheduled appointment time, and enrol as soon as your appointment time begins because some courses have enrolment restrictions.
Students in the Faculty of Arts & Science who are able to choose some or all of their courses, must enrol in their courses for the Fall and Winter terms.
- restricted enrolment: your enrolment appointment time will be your first opportunity to enrol in your courses. we suggest that you enrol as soon as your appointment time begins. some courses may have enrolment restrictions. these restrictions are there to ensure that students who need certain courses receive priority. this enrolment period will end at 11:30 p.m. on august 26.
- open enrolment: enrolment restrictions will be removed from courses on august 31 so you will now have access to all available courses provided you have the correct prerequisite.
read the guide to registration and fees for a step-by-step guide on how to enrol in courses. if you need help selecting courses, please contact your faculty/school.
11. 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!