Register for the Certificate and study the law online!

Applications into the Certificate in Law program are accepted throughout the year, except for the months of April, August and December. We recommend applying for the Certificate in Law program before registering for courses.

Please review the admission criteria below.

Certificate in Law applications are done through the Queen’s Undergraduate Admissions Office and there is an application fee of $100. 

Step 1: Download application instructions (PDF 1.5 MB)

Step 2: Apply via Queen’s Admissions

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IMPORTANT: All correspondence pertaining to the Certificate in Law or Interest Law program is sent through your Queen's email. When you apply to the Certificate, you'll be issued a NetID from Queen's with instructions on how to activate it. Once you activate your NetID, you are able to access your Queen's email through Microsoft Outlook (https://office365.queensu.ca). For more information, please visit Queen's ITS.

Queen’s students are required to take two courses at the 700 level as well as two at the 200 level. Students admitted to the Certificate in Law only (and not also completing a Queen’s degree program) must enroll in, and complete, all courses at the 700 level to qualify for the Certificate in Law.

Certificate in Law Admission Criteria:

The Certificate in Law is available to students across Canada who meet the following admission requirements:

You must be highly proficient in the English language, meeting minimum undergraduate degree language proficiency requirements;

If you are a Queen’s student:

• A minimum CGPA of 2.60 or higher
• Successful completion of one year in a full-time undergraduate degree program

If you are a full-time undergraduate student or have completed university:

• Successful completion of at least one year in a full-time undergraduate degree program with a minimum CGPA of 2.60, or 
• Successful completion of a degree program at a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 2.60
• A Letter of Permission, if you want to credit Certificate courses toward your home degree

If you are a full-time college student or have completed college:

• Successful completion of a two-year diploma or two years of a three-year full-time advanced diploma program with a minimum CGPA of 2.90
• A Letter of Permission, if you want to credit Certificate courses toward your home degree or diploma

You will be requested to provide proof (official transcript) during the application process of your completion from university or college.

Note that colleges vary in terms of their diploma and degree offerings; if you have questions about whether your college accreditation will be sufficient for Certificate admission, feel free to contact us at admission@queensu.ca.

The Certificate in Law is an undergraduate program and is not designed for graduate degree credit.

Interest Student Admission Criteria:

To be eligible to apply as an Interest Student, applicants must be over 21 years of age in the calendar year of admission. Please note that the Interest category is not intended as a pathway for students who wish to apply to on-campus studies, and once students begin as an Interest student through the Faculty of Law, students must complete the progression plan as outlined and are only permitted to take Law courses at the 700 level. Taking Law courses as an interest student will not guarantee you admission into the Certificate in Law program. 

All students (on-campus and off-campus) can register for classes through the Queen’s course management system SOLUS. For detailed instructions, please refer to our SOLUS Course Enrollment Guide