Application Update

When applying to the Certificate in Law, only current Queen's students should select  "Internal" when submitting an application. If an external or interest student submits application as "Internal", your application will be denied and you will need to submit the correct application. External students should select "Certificate in Law - Continuing Studies" and Interest "Continuing Studies - Interest". Please review below application instructions as it outlines the application process in Step 2.  

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. 

Please review the admission criteria below.

Certificate in Law applications are assessed through the Queen’s Undergraduate Admissions Office and there is a $100 application. 

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 to your Queen's email once you accept offer. When you apply, you'll be issued a netID from Queen's with instructions on how to activate. Once you activate your netID, you can access your Queen's email through Microsoft Outlook ( For more information, please visit Queen's ITS.

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

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

Interest Student Admission Criteria:

The Interest Student category for the Certificate in Law is designed for those who want to take Law courses for interest purposes. If your intention is to complete the Certificate in Law program, you may be considered after completing two courses at the 700 level and adhering to the Faculty of Law's academic progression policy (minimum C+ in each Law course). 

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 are unable to enroll in courses outside the Faculty of Law. 

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