Queen’s Commerce Requirements

The Smith School of Business

When it comes to higher education in Canada, there are few institutions who compare to the prestige and quality of a Queen’s Commerce education. It’s like the kids say, “Queen’s is the Dream”. It’s a storied institution with ranks of alumni who have gone on to incredible careers and even shaped much of the world you see today. Among the university’s most elite faculties is the Smith School of Business, which has famous alumni like Elon Musk, the world’s richest man who studied business for 2 years at Queen’s.

Over 9000 Canadians seek acceptance each year with less than 6% ever making it to the corridors of the historic Goodes Hall. Queen’s Commerce is known to only accept the best of the best. And if you think you’ll skate your way in on good grades, then trust us, those will barely get you a glance from the admissions committee. 

Successful students begin preparing for admissions to Queen’s Commerce as early as Grade 8. That’s because it takes years to develop a robust student profile and if you don’t plan things out ahead of time, you might make it to your senior year lacking the resume needed to get in.

A Goodes Hall Guide To Getting Accepted

This guide will break down the Queen’s Commerce High School course requirements every student needs to consider when mapping out their journey to a Queen’s Commerce education. As well as offer valuable insights, information, and resources that have helped thousands of GrantMe students get into their dream school and win funding to pay for it.

Let’s begin by breaking down the must-haves. From there, we’ll cover some ‘extracurriculars’ that will get you to the top of your class.

The ABCs of Attending Queens

There are a series of Queen’s Commerce High School course prerequisites. These requirements also differ from province to province. 

Ontario Student Smith School of Business High school course requirements:

Mandatory CourseMinimum Mark
One other 4U math course, such as MHF4U or MDM4U80%
Three additional 4U or 4M courses80%

British Columbia Student Smith School of Business High school course prerequisites:

Students who attend High School in BC will need a minimum 80% in English 12, Pre-Calc 12 or Calculus 12. As well as two additional Grade 12 subjects with no minimum required grade.

Guarantee Your Spot

The above is a simple overview of the minimum requirements needed in order for your application to the Smith School of Business to be considered. However, they should be seen exactly for what they are: prerequisites. Students will need to aim much higher if they want to be a competitive candidate. GrantMe recommends a 90-95% grade in the courses above, as well as developing a well-rounded student profile to include initiator roles, extracurriculars, work experience, and much more. 

Get In With GrantMe

GrantMe offers the most competitive education consulting service in the country—offering top students all the support and resources they need to develop their education plan and get into their school of choice. 

Matthew’s story is one such example. Matthew worked with GrantMe to not only get accepted into the Smith School of Business, but also receive $35,000 in funding. 

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To get you started, GrantMe has developed a comprehensive list of additional courses and considerations for students across Canada who are looking into Queen’s Commerce as their school of choice.

Queen’s Commerce General Course Instruction:

  • Minimum Requirements (all provinces):
    • Completion of secondary school diploma
    • Minimum 80% in Grade 12 English (specific course code may vary by province – e.g., ENG4U in Ontario)
    • Minimum 80% in Grade 12 Calculus (specific course code may vary by province – e.g., Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) in Ontario)
    • Minimum 80% in one other Grade 12 math course (Advanced Functions or Data Management are common choices)
  • Additional Considerations (all provinces):
    • Competitive Average: Strong overall average (typically in the high 80s or even 90s) regardless of province.
    • Strong showing in the required courses (minimum 80% but higher is better).
  • Recommended Courses (all provinces):
    • The required courses mentioned above (English, Calculus, and another Math)
    • Additional Grade 12 University/College (U/C) courses in any subject to showcase academic ability.
  • Beyond Grades (all provinces):
    • Extracurricular activities, leadership experience, and the Personal Statement of Experience and Supplementary Essays are all considered.

Are You On Track For Your Queen’s Application?

Here’s a checklist we go through with new students to see how prepared they are for university admissions.

University Preparation Checklist

Grade 9

  • Decided number of schools you’ll apply for
  • Researched grade requirements for those schools
  • Determined how many of these require admissions essays
  • Have read another student’s successful essay
  • Know what questions the application will ask
  • Researched how much the supplementary application is worth
  • Started writing your personal branding statement
  • Developed your first initiative/passion project
  • Impact formula planned out

Grade 10

  • Discovered your interests
  • Planned your Grade 11-12 courses
  • Created student budget plan
  • Pre-written 15 scholarship applications
  • Built your references
  • Built activities for your impact formula

Grade 11

  • Created shortlist of options
  • Researched deadlines for schools and scholarships
  • Pre-written school applications
  • Prepared for early admissions

Grade 12

  • Applied to major scholarships
  • Applied to schools
  • Kept grades competitive
  • Financial Aid application submitted
  • Planned university housing
  • Continued building student profile
  • Prom and graduation activities
  • Fulfill grad requirements

If a lot of this is new to you or you’re feeling behind, don’t worry. GrantMe helps students get caught up and get ahead in less time. For a more detailed breakdown to see where you stand, you can complete our program assessment quiz, see where you need to improve, and learn about our programs.

Get Accepted. Win Scholarships.

GrantMe works with students 1-on-1 to create a personalized education plan that aligns with their values and helps them achieve their goals. 

As a result, students save hundreds of hours developing their student profile and applying to universities & scholarships.  

There is simply no offering that provides the tools, support, expertise, and affordable pricing you will find with GrantMe.

We’ve helped thousands of students win millions in funding and we do it in a way that actually lets you enjoy your high school years.

Get Into Queen’s Commerce With GrantMe

If you’re looking to be the most competitive, well-rounded Queen’s Commerce applicant you can be, GrantMe is where you should begin. Take the program assessment quiz and determine if you’re eligible to work with our top education consultants. Then, you’ll have access to a free consultation to get you started.

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