Does Queens University do early acceptance?

Yes, Queen’s University does offer an early acceptance program for high school students called the Queen’s Early Admissions Pathway. Here’s what you need to know:


  • Open to Canadian high school students who have completed Grade 11 with exceptional academic achievement (typically top 5% of class).
  • Requires excellent English and mathematics grades.
  • Applicants must complete an online application and submit additional materials like essays and letters of recommendation.


  • Receive an earlier decision on your application, typically by February.
  • Secure your place at Queen’s before regular deadline, providing peace of mind and allowing you to focus on your final year of high school.
  • Potentially qualify for competitive scholarships and awards like the Queen’s Major Admission Award (MAA).


  • Applications for the Early Admissions Pathway open in mid-October and close in mid-November.
  • The deadline for applying to Queen’s through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) is November 15th for those seeking the MAA, and January 15th for regular applications.

If you have strong academic standing and are confident in your application, the Early Admissions Pathway can be a great option to get a head start on your university future at Queen’s. However, it’s important to remember that acceptance is still competitive, and meeting eligibility requirements doesn’t guarantee admission.