Queen's School of Computing

Admission to a degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science from an Ontario Secondary School is based on the completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including:

  • six 4U and 4M courses, including a minimum of three 4U courses and three additional 4U or 4M courses, one of which must be ENG4U (or EAE4U, EAL4U, EAC4U, FRA4U or FLO4U);
  • a Personal Statement of Experience (PSE).
To be considered, students must offer a minimum overall average of 85% on six 4U and 4M courses, including ENG4U (or equivalent) and no more than three 4M courses and the appropriate prerequisite courses. Recently, the minimum average for acceptance into Computing programs has been 87%.

The following table sets out the specific required and recommended 4U courses for admission to our programs:

Concentration 4U Prerequisites Recommended OUAC
Code
Biomedical Computing Advanced Functions*, Calculus and Vectors**, Chemistry Biology, Computer Science QD
Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Computing and Mathematics, Software Design (Software Development option), Computing Advanced Functions*, Calculus and Vectors** Computer Science QD
Software Design (Game Development option) Advanced Functions*, Calculus and Vectors** Computer Science QD
Computing and the Creative Arts One 4U mathematics, Computer Science QA
* MHF4U
** MCV4U.
SCH4U (Required for 1st-year Chemistry)
For other jurisdictions and programs, see www.queensu.ca/admission.