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Queen's University

Transfer Advisor

Admission Inquiries
Ryan Snowdon - Admission Coordinator
(613) 533-2218

Transfer Credit Inquiries
Katie Stanulis - Admission Assistant
(613) 533-2218


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

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

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

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

  • View Queen’s University’s transfer credit opportunities:

    Post-secondary transfer credit

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.
  • Not applicable.

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

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

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

  • 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
  • Complete the online application form at Queen’s University: 

  • 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.

  • 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.

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