Activate Queen's email 

Once you accept offer in SOLUS as either a student in the Certificate in Law program or as a non-degree interest Law student, you need to activate your Queen's student email as all communication sent by the Faculty of Law is done via your student email and not through email you used during the application process. 

Visit Queen's ITS to learn more about Microsoft Office 365 Email and to activate your student email. If you experience difficulty in activating your Queen's email, please contact Queen's IT Support Centre.  

Accessing Courses in onQ

The Faculty of Law tries to provide access to your course(s) in onQ a few days before your course begins however, if not, courses are available on the first day of term for which you are enrolled. To log into onQ, click on https://my.queensu.ca/ or follow below instructions. 

  • Go to the Certificate in Law website: https://certificate.queenslaw.ca/
  • Click on the white button in the top right corner "Search and Sign In" 
  • On the "University Wide" column on the left hand side, select the "onQ" tab

If you would like to review course descriptions, assessment weighting and textbook information, visit our Courses page

Final Exams

When you enroll in a Law course associated with the Certificate in Law, you are agreeing to write your final online exam using Proctortrack and the quiz took in onQ.    

Remote proctoring allows students to take an assessment at a remote location of your choice using your own computer while ensuring the integrity of exam. The objectives of remote proctoring tools are first, to verify the identities of the students being assessed, and second, to protect the academic integrity of the assessments. These systems require students to confirm their identity, and, during the exam, the system monitors students through video, audio and system changes, looking for behaviour that could indicate violations of academic integrity. To learn more, visit the Proctortrack FAQ's on the Registrar's website for more information regarding the remote proctoring overview, user guides, and privacy/security. 

Exam dates and times are set by Queen's University and cannot be changed. Please arrange personal and work commitments around the time period that is allotted for you to schedule and complete your exam. Do not schedule vacations, appointments, travel etc. during the exam period as these requests are not considered conflicts. 

It is your responsibility to ensure your computer meets the following requirements needed for final exam:

  • Desktop computer or laptop (iPads, tablets and mobile devices not supported)
    • PC: Windows 7, 8, or higher; Chromebook version 80 or higher 
    • MAC: OSX EI Capitan 10.11 or higher 
  • You must have a working built-in or external webcam (800 x 600 resolution or better) and microphone
  • Your Internet speed must be at least 300 kbps download and 250 kbps upload. You can determine your Internet speed by running a test at: http://www.speedtest.net
  • Recommended browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, with pop-up blocker disabled 

Summer 2021 Final Exam Schedule (August 3-10, 2021) 

Course Name  Course Nbr.  Section  Start Date/Time End Date/Time
Introduction to Canadian Law Law 201/701 700 Saturday, August 7 at 9:00 AM (ET)  Sunday, August 8 at 9:00 AM (ET) 
Corporate Law  Law 204/704 700 Thursday, August 5 at 9:00 AM (ET)  Friday, August 6 at 9:00 AM (ET) 
Public & Constitutional Law  Law 205/705 700 Tuesday, August 3 at 2:00 PM (ET)  Wednesday, August 4 at 2:00 PM (ET) 

To ensure you do not miss any important exam information sent from the Exams Office, you can review list of of messages that have been emailed to students. Click here. 

Exam Centre Codes 

When enrolling in a Law course, SOLUS will require you to enter an exam centre code (location to write exam). You can enter any location including "4251" OR "Kingston, ON" as students are not assessed any off-campus fees for writing final, online Law exams.  

Academic Consideration for Students with Extenuating Circumstances 

Academic Consideration is meant to assist you manage a short-term extenuating circumstance that is beyond your control and could affect academics. If you are unable to write your final, online Law examination(s) within the allotted 24-hour period due to extenuating circumstances, you will need to submit one of the following two academic considerations.  

  1. Request for academic consideration up to 3 days
  2. Request for academic consideration between 4 days and 3 months

If you are enrolled in 200-level courses and require an exam deferral, please contact your home faculty or visit home faculty website for Academic Consideration policies and procedures. If you are enrolled in 700-level courses and need to defer, please send an email to lawcertificate@queensu.ca.  

If you are seeking ongoing academic accommodations and are registered with Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS), please contact your instructor or contact the QSAS Intake Coordinator at qsas.intake@queensu.ca or 613-533-6000, ext. 77628.

Examples of extenuating circumstances listed below:

  • Short-term physical or mental illness (e.g., stomach flu)
  • Serious injury (e.g., concussion or broken bones)
  • Required treatment (e.g., surgery or medication side effects)
  • Serious injury or illness of significant other (e.g., car accident)
  • Bereavement (death of family member or close friend)
  • Traumatic event (e.g., divorce, sexual assault)
  • Unforeseen technological or workspace disruptions beyond student’s control, computer malfunction, power outage affecting access; documentation is required (dated receipt of repair [e.g.to demonstrate hardware/software repair], dated news articles, weather reports or screenshots from utility provider to demonstrate lack of internet access due to power outage)

Examples of non-extenuating circumstances:

  • A personal event (wedding, vacation, travel etc.)
  • Transportation difficulties 
  • Technical problems (computer issues)
  • Competing commitments (work, volunteering, extra-curricular activities, etc.)
  • High levels of academic or exam-related stress
  • For requests related to religious observances
  • Technology malfunctions (chronic technological difficulties or workspace disruptions, such as long-term hardware/software failure, prolonged poor internet coverage, lack of planning or knowledge of program software/onQ, missing notifications/reminders, use of unsupported/out-of-date software, or other persistent technological challenges)

If you are registered with Queen's Student Accessibility Services (QSAS) and receiving accommodations throughout term in which you are enrolled, upload your Letter of Accommodation to onQ course page in the "BEGIN HERE" section right under the Syllabus. 

Final Grades

Your final grades can be found on SOLUSOfficial transcripts showing final grades will be available on the Official Grade Release Date

Important Dates

Fall 2021

  • September 7, 2021: Classes start 
  • September 20, 2021: Last day to add fall term courses for current students 
  • September 20, 2021: Last day to drop fall term courses without financial penalty
  • September 30, 2021: Tuition due date for fall term courses 
  • October 12-15, 2021: Fall mid-term break 
  • November 1, 2021: Last day to drop fall term courses without academic penalty 
  • November 1, 2021: Winter term registration resumes and summer term registration opens 
  • TBD: Last day to submit exam accommodation requests (if applicable)  
  • December 5, 2021: Classes end
  • December 8-22, 2021: Final Assessments/Exam period
  • TBD: Application to graduate (A2G) opens in SOLUS for Spring 2022

Winter 2022

  • January 10, 2022: Tuition due date for winter term courses 
  • January 10, 2022: Classes start 
  • January 21, 2022: Last day to add winter term courses for current students 
  • January 21, 2022: Last day to drop winter term courses without financial penalty
  • February 14-18, 2022: Winter mid-term break 
  • March 4, 2022: Last day to drop winter term courses without academic penalty 
  • TBD: Last day to submit exam accommodation requests (if applicable)  
  • April 10, 2022: Classes end
  • April 14-30, 2022: Final Assessments/Exam period
  • TBD: Application to graduate (A2G) closes for Spring 2022

Managing Academics: SOLUS

Follow link to find information on how to access academic related data on SOLUS. There are instruction guides on how to add, drop, swap courses, apply to graduate and access your unofficial transcript http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/solus/academics

Current full-time Queen's students must complete their first year of studies before they are eligible to enroll in Law courses at the 200-level. When enrolling in 200-level courses in SOLUS, please select your home faculty when choosing the academic program (I.e. BAH, BCOM, FEAS). 

Searching Classes in SOLUS 

When searching online classes in SOLUS, change course career to "Undergraduate Online" to review list of available courses or add in course number to find specific course.  

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PIC (Personal Interest Credit)

Only students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program may choose to designate an undergraduate Law course for pass/fail grading. For more information on the academic regulations, please contact an Academic Advisor for further guidance Bachelor of Commerce website.

If you are registered or considering applying to the Certificate in Law program within the Faculty of Law, you are not able to designate courses for Personal Interest Credit as these courses do not satisfy the requirements of the certificate. To be granted the Certificate in Law, you must meet academic progression of C+ or higher.

If you designate a Law course for Personal Interest Credit (PIC) before accepting offer into the Certificate in Law, this course cannot be used to satisfy certificate requirements. 

Fee Refunds

When all fees and charges owing to Queen's University are paid and a credit balance remains on your SOLUS account, you may be eligible for a refund. This also applies if you drop a course within the specific drop deadline schedule, you may receive a full or partial credit http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/financials/refunds

Transcripts

If you require an official transcript, please visit the University Registrar – Transcripts. 

Academic Integrity

The Certificate in Law is governed by the academic integrity policy adopted and adhered to by the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Graduation

Once you have completed requirements for the Certificate in Law program and met academic progression, the next step is to apply to graduate through SOLUS. There are two convocation ceremonies; Spring (June) and Fall (November). If unsure or would like to verify that you have met all requirements have been satisfied, email the Certificate in Law Program Coordinator at lawcertificate@queensu.ca.

Attending Convocation Ceremony

If you are a Queen's student who wants to receive both diploma and Certificate in Law at your home faculty ceremony, please indicate when applying to graduate in SOLUS that you are attending home faculty ceremony and not the Law ceremony.

If you are not a dual student, you are cordially invited to attend the Law ceremony. 

Not Attending Convocation

If you selected "Mail" when you applied to graduate, your certificate will be sent to your primary address listed in SOLUS. Please note, it will be shipped 3-4 weeks after ceremony, ensure your address and phone number are up to date. If address is incorrect, your certificate will be returned to the Registrar's Office, If you selected "Pick Up", your certificate will be available in Gordon Hall, Room 125 beginning on the day of your ceremony (photo identification is required to pick up). 

Important Notice:  As per the Senate Policy on Student Debtors; if you have an outstanding debt to the university your diploma will not be printed. Once you clear your debt, you may contact the Registrar's Office to request to have it printed.

Please visit the Registrar's website for more information on graduation. Check out the tutorial for further details on how to apply to graduate.