Application Update

Only current Queen's students should select "Internal" when submitting 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. Non-Queen's (external) students should select "Certificate in Law - Continuing Studies" or Interest "Continuing Studies - Interest". Please review application instructions in Step 1.  

Register for the certificate and study the law online!

Applications into the Certificate in Law program are accepted throughout the year. 

  • Fall term application dates are open June 1 - August 1 for courses starting in September
  • Winter term application dates are open October 1 - December 1 for courses starting in January
  • Summer term application dates are open February 1 - April 1 for courses starting in May

Admission criteria for the Certificate in Law can be found below. All applications are processed through the Queen’s Undergraduate Admissions Office and there is a $100 application that can be paid by credit card or debit/credit. 

Step 1: Download application instructions (PDF 1.5 MB)

Step 2: Apply via Queen’s Admissions

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IMPORTANT: Once offer has been accepted, all correspondence for the Certificate in Law or non-degree interest Law program is sent to your Queen's email and not your application email. 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 Queen's email through Microsoft Outlook (

If you experience issues or have questions, visit Queen's ITS.

Certificate in Law Admission Criteria:

The Certificate in Law is available to everyone 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
• If you want to credit the undergraduate Law courses toward your home degree, you will need a Letter of Permission

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
• If you want to count Law courses toward your home degree or diploma, you will need a Letter of Permission from your home institution. 

You need to provide documentation (official transcript) during the application process for the Certificate in Law. Post-secondary institutions vary in terms of their diploma and degree offerings and GPA standings. If you have questions regarding whether you meet admission criteria please send an email to

The Certificate in Law is an undergraduate program and is not eligible for credit to a professional degree program. 

Interest Student Admission Criteria:

The non-degree Law interest category is designed for those who want to take courses for interest purposes.

For students wanting to complete the Certificate in Law program, you may be matriculated after completing two courses at the 700-level and providing you meet the Faculty of Law's academic progression policy.  

If you are interested in applying as a non-degree Law interest, 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 to apply to on-campus studies and you are unable to enroll in courses outside the Faculty of Law.