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Mature Students

Admissions requirements for full time & part time studies

A mature student is someone who is 21 years of age or older AND has not completed a high school diploma or stated equivalent. Submit your application through the Queen's Webapp. If you have been out of school for some time but:

  • You have completed high school and have the requirements: apply as a First Year Applicant
  • You have completed some university and have the requirements: apply as a First Year Applicant
  • You have completed some university and have the requirements: apply as an Upper Year Transfer Applicant
  • You have completed a university degree and have the requirements: apply as a Second Degree Applicant

If you are a mature student who has not completed a high school diploma, or do not have the admission requirements as outlined, you may still be able to earn the BHSc degree online! Our interest student stream is designed for students who are interested in getting an online degree, but don’t yet meet our admissions requirements.

Here’s how it works:

  • Apply as a "non-degree interest student" to the online BHSc program through the Queen's Webapp. You will NOT be asked to submit any transcripts.
  • Take up to 2 courses per semester. Start by taking these courses:
    • PHGY 170
    • ONE of ANAT 100 or PHAR 100
    • ONE of GLPH 171 or BMED 173
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (with a minimum GPA of 2.3 in each course, excluding repeated courses) in those first three courses to be eligible to enter the degree program.

Still have questions? Contact us:

We offer Indigenous candidates an additional and alternative pathway for admission to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program, known as the Indigenous Admission Policy. Indigenous candidates apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and self-identify as having Indigenous ancestry. Candidates must meet the general admission requirements for each program and deadlines for undergraduate admission, including completion of the Personal Statement of Experience (PSE).

Candidates seeking admission consideration under this policy should submit a separate letter to the Indigenous Community Liaison stating that they wish to be considered under this policy along with proof of Indigenous ancestry (First Nation, Status/Non-Status, Métis or Inuit). Admission to Queen’s University will depend on the assessment of the student’s program pre-requisites (or equivalencies) as well as the student’s overall average and submission of the PSE and/or SE. The number of students admitted each year under this policy will be determined in the annual enrolment plan upon consultation with the faculties and schools.

For additional information, please visit or contact the Indigenous Outreach Liaison at

Queen’s encourages participation in post-secondary education by First-Generation students. We offer First-Generation candidates, including Pathways to Education students, Crown Wards, and members of the Boys and Girls Club Raising the Grade program, an additional and alternative admission pathway to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program.

Offers of admission will be made to First-Generation candidates whose total application shows strong evidence of academic preparedness and potential. Students will be introduced to the contacts and services available at the Student Experience Office and the Student Awards Office during the application process, and upon admission.

Queen’s University encourages students to access these services throughout their time at Queen’s. Students who are admitted through this pathway will be encouraged to make use of the academic advising and academic support services available to all students at Queen’s University.

For more information, please contact to get in touch with an Admission Coordinator.