FAQ for 2014-2015 Registration
When is the Plan Selection Process in SOLUS?
- May 15-26 ASC/ConEd students entering second year.
- May 15-26
- We will make our decisions May 29 - June 9.
- July 4. You can access the Student Centre to view your enrollment time.
- June 19
- July 4. However, remember that loading courses in your shopping cart does not mean that you are in the course. You must register for the course starting with your enrollment appointment time and going to the end of enrollment July 29.
- July 10-18 - see your enrollment appointment time on SOLUS.
- July 19-28
- August 22. You will be allowed to add up to 18 units per term.
- July 31 - August 18. At this time there is nothing we can do to help you with courses etc. Please do not contact staff at this time.
Where do I find the Life Sciences and Biochemistry Program Office?
- Room 650, Botterell Hall
If I don’t see the answer to my question here, what do I do?
- Email us. See Contact.
- You will now have to wait until open enrollment.
- There are no guarantees.
- Email us and we will look at your situation and if you are able to take the course we will email you a permission number so you can add the course on SOLUS.
- Once you have your unofficial mark, send this to us and we will give you a permission number so you can add the course on SOLUS.
- You will need to look at which of the courses is a core course to your program and ensure you take that course. The scheduling is done by the timetabling office and we cannot change it.
- First Step. Go to SOLUS and run your Academic Advisement Report. If you notice something is not satisfied and you feel it should be, come by the office and see Denise or Katherine.
- Second Step. Ensure you apply to graduate.
4th YEAR IN SEPT. I am going into 4TH year and not sure how I choose my courses?
- BCHM: You will be pre-loaded to your course courses.
- LISC: You will receive an email with a google document for you to pre-select your 4th year courses. This happens in June. We will ask for ALL pertinent information at that time. Once courses have been assigned they will be pre-loaded.
SUB-PLANS. I haven’t declared my sub-plan. When do I do it?
- LISC: You will be asked to do it when you are submitting your 4th year course pre-selection.
RESEARCH PROJECTS (499 or BCHM 421/422) I have a supervisor. What do I do?
- BCHM: Please send an email to email@example.com you have reached an agreement with a supervisor.
- LISC: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student number, supervisor, and which 499 project it will be (i.e. ANAT, EPID, CANC, MICR, NSCI, PATH, PHAR, PHGY).
3rd YEAR IN SEPT I am going into 3rd year and not sure if my courses will be pre-loaded or not.
- BCHM: You are responsible to add your third year courses.
- LISC SSP: You are responsible to add your third year courses. You need to ensure you choose the proper BCHM courses for the Sub-Plan you want to be in (ie. BCHM 310 or BCHM 315/316). If you are not sure, then you should choose BCHM 310 to keep all your options open.
SWITCHING PLANS When can I switch from SSP to MAJ or MAJ to SSP?
- Change of Plan happens beginning May 15 until May 26.
- BCHM: All students remain as a MAJ until a decision is made in 4th year and a research project is secured.
EXCHANGE I am an SSP student. Can I go on exchange and stay in SSP?
- Yes. You can go on exchange as an SSP student.
- LISC: The only impediment is if you cannot find an equivalent to BCHM 310 then you can only be in the sub-plan of Biomedical Sciences. All other sub-plans require BCHM 310.
EXCHANGE I am going on exchange. What do I do?
- First Step: Email email@example.com or Biochem@queensu.ca the following information: name, student number, university you plan to attend, which term and/or terms you will be away.
- Second Step: The Life Sciences and Biochemistry Program office will send you what courses have been previously assessed and their equivalency. This is a good starting point for determining if your approved exchange school has compatible courses that will work for your plan requirements.
- Third Step: The IPO has information on possible elective courses that have been approved for Queen’s equivalency, listed by country and partner exchange university on their website: http://www.queensu.ca/ipo/outgoing-students/exchange/find-university
- Fourth Step: If there are other science courses that you are hoping to take on exchange, it is the student’s responsibility to provide a full electronic course outline (please do not just send a link) to our office for review. This information will be added to our data base and will assist other students planning on going on exchange (this year or in future).
- Fifth Step: Confirm to our office by email all the courses that you plan to take on exchange with your understanding of how they will transfer back.
- Upon return from exchange: Only if there are issues and concerns about your fourth year courses after your exchange, please arrange to set up a meeting with Dr. Kawaja, Associate Dean and Life Sciences.
BIOL 205 - I did not take BIOL 205. Do I still need to take it?
- If you became a LISC or BCHM student before September 2016 you are required to complete BIOL 205 for your degree.
TUTORS- How do I find a tutor?
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and tell us which course you require a tutor. We will send you a list of graduate students who are willing to tutor. You contact the tutor and discuss your needs and come to an agreement on payment.
INFO TO PASS ON - I wish to have something put into the weekly update. What do I do?
- Send your request as a paragraph to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com We DO NOT send attachments with the weekly update. Please have your request in by 9:00 am on Monday mornings.