A few days prior to the course start date, you will receive instructions on how to log in to our online learning platform called 'OnQ'.
To access your course in OnQ, click on the 'Select a Course' icon; this icon looks like a three-by-three grid on the top-right of the page. This will open a list of your available courses. Selecting one will take you to the homepage of that course.
After you log in to a course, you will see welcome messages in the 'Announcements' section. Email communication takes place outside of onQ in your Queen's email account. All other communication from your instructor takes place inside onQ using the 'Announcements', 'Discussion' and/or, the 'Assignments' sections.
Your NetID is your unique identification number at Queen's. You will use it to access online services and courses at Queen's. Information on how to get your NetID will be emailed to you once you have been accepted into a course.
You will use your NetID to access the SOLUS Student Centre where you can update your address, order a transcript, drop a course, and get your tax receipt.
If you know your NetID but have forgotten your password, call ITS at 613-533-6666 for a password reset.
You can access your Queen's email through your course located in OnQ. On the course navigation bar, click on 'Office 365'; this will bring you to the login page. You will then enter your Queen's email address [firstname.lastname@example.org] and your NetID password. Under 'Apps', click 'Outlook'. These credentials are also used to access your course and all other online services at Queen's.
To enhance cybersecurity protection, Queen’s University has introduced multi-factor authentication (MFA) on all student accounts. This means you will be required to provide your NetID and password as well as a second method to verify your identity when accessing your SOLUS account. Visit IT Services to learn more.
Each post-graduate certificate program consists of five full-year university courses (6.0 non-degree credit-units per course). Candidates are required to complete five courses in the course package to be eligible for the certificate. Each course successfully completed will appear on a Queen's University transcript. Parts 1, 2, and Specialist are required, while two additional courses are chosen from a list of electives.
Our programs have been evaluated and approved by the British Columbia Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) as complete packages. At this time, transfer courses from other programs or universities are not accepted.
Tuition fees for each course in the certificate program is $735 (CAD). Fees are paid per course, per term via our online payment system in SOLUS.
The BC Teacher Qualification Service recognizes Queen’s certificates as 'one-year post-graduate integrated programs in education'. Completion of these course packages may qualify BC-certified teachers for a teaching category upgrade within the BC provincial framework. If a category upgrade is one of your considerations for pursuing a Queen’s post-graduate certificate program, we recommend that you consult the BC Teacher Qualification Service before applying.
It is possible to complete a post-graduate certificate program (five courses) in just under a year. While the BC Teacher Qualification Service allows up to ten years to complete the requirements, we encourage our candidates to finish within three years.
Applicants to the Professional Master of Education (PME) degree program qualify for advanced standing in PME 800 (Self-Regulated Learning) and/or PME 811 (Innovation in Teaching and Learning) if they have successfully completed a post-graduate certificate through the COntinuing Teacher Education Office at Queen's.
To be considered for advanced standing, please submit a written statement with your application to the PME program.
You can download the application letter to be submitted with your PME application here: PME Application Letter
Graduate Studies and Research Office
Genevieve Bureau, Graduate Assistant
Tel (613) 533-6206
Fax (613) 533-6057
To drop an online AQ/ABQ course:
A refund will be issued to your credit card within 7-10 business days.
Your instructor will provide you with an unofficial final grade at the end of the course. Your official grade will be posted in SOLUS three to four weeks after your course has ended. The Office of Continuing Teacher Education does not send out statements notifying candidates of their grades.
To access SOLUS:
For security reasons, your name will be omitted in your grade report.
To get a receipt for your AQ/ABQ course:
If you are taking a Fall-Winter course, it, and its' associated tuition will span over two tax years. Therefore, your T2202A will be split in two; half for each year.
Federal T2202A tax forms will be available on February 28th. Follow the instructions below to print off a copy of your T2202A tax receipt:
If you have any questions about your income tuition tax receipt, please contact:
Office of the University Registrar
Records and Services
74 Union St. 1st Floor
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
To make changes to the legal name we have on file for you, please complete and submit the Name Change Request form.
You can to order a transcript via the Queen's University Registrar's Office by visiting queensu.ca/registrar/transcripts.
If you require a letter of enrolment please send a request, with your student number, to email@example.com.
Enrolment letters will indicate your course name, start and end dates and amount paid.
Letters of completion will be sent to your Queen’s email address, approximately three weeks after the end of your course, once all grades have been uploaded into SOLUS.
Completion letters will indicate your course name, start and end dates, amount paid and final grade.
For those completing five courses for a Post-Graduate Certificate, this will be sent to your Queen’s email address, approximately three weeks after the end of your course, once all grades have been uploaded into SOLUS. You will receive your certificate and letter of completion.
Please note that the Office of Continuing Teacher Education & Professional Studies DOES NOT send documents to third parties.
Should you require an official document to be sent directly, you can order an official transcript through the Registrar’s Office at www.queensu.ca/registrar/transcripts/ordering.
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