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What equals a full course load when applying to Queen's?

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I am currently a student at Queen's applying in the access category this Fall. In my second best year I have 24.0 units total out of 30.0 of BA courses and one B.Ed course worth 3.0 units (which Queen's once told me they might separate from my BA degree so it may not count for that year). I have taken 4 out of 5 half courses each semester (12.0 units per semester) so I'm one course short for the that year. Will this be calculated as a full load? I was not a part time student, but it was not 5/5 courses per semester.  

As well, my B2 average is 3.52. Is this competitive for access category?

Thanks! 

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Hey, I have an email from them where they talk about this. Here is what it says about calculating a best 2.

Queen’s Law looks at your best 2 years. We define a “best year” as your highest scoring Fall&Winter (combined) terms that were completed at a full load.  We do not break up the semesters between separate academic years. Queen’s Law considers an average of 4/5 classes per term over the fall and winter terms to still be a full load. Meaning, you can take 3 in one term and 5 in the other and still meet the average of 4. We will use your 2 best years to calculate your competitive GPA. Summer terms, part-time loads, and those done on exchange are not factored into this average. In the event that you do not have 2 years that meet this criteria, we will assess you based on your CGPA.

 

 

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