With around 7k applicants and only 475 spots available per year, Queen’s Commerce is one of the most competitive programs in Canada.
When you meet the 87% cut-off, your PSE is worth 100% of your application. But far too many students don’t know what to write and what to avoid.
The strength of your PSE will determine your future—but doing a high-quality job takes time that you don’t have, given all of your other commitments.
Stop scrambling for feedback and answers. Get clear, proven advice from a professional you can trust.
Believe it or not, all Queen’s Commerce applicants have shockingly similar profiles: elite athletes, DECA finalists, class presidents, club founders, etc.
We help students develop extracurriculars that truly stand-out, while drawing out the pieces of your life—most of which you will overlook—to create a truly compelling and authentic application.
We don’t just edit essays. We help craft clear and compelling stories that perfectly encapsulate who you are and what the admissions committee is looking for.
For 10+ years, we’ve read so many PSEs that we know what works and what doesn’t—we’ll steer you away from unoriginal, cliché, or ‘no-no’ strategies.
Hi, I’m Joel Nicholson!
I’m a Queen’s Commerce graduate specializing in Canadian university counselling.
For 10+ years, I’ve helped hundreds of students get admitted into highly selective undergrad programs with a 90% success rate with my 1-on-1 clients.
Take my admissions bootcamp and you can leverage the essential insights I’ve gained over the years.
Hi, I’m Charlie!
I’m a recent Queen’s Commerce grad and a passionate youth leadership coach.
I've helped a lot of students with their applications over the years. Last year, 100% of my students received offers from the Queen's Commerce.
As a recent grad, I have a fresh perspective on the program and the new application process.
Take my admissions bootcamp or work with me 1-on-1 and I'll help you grow into a strong applicant, and an even stronger student leader.
Hi, I’m Jessica!
First off: I’m a proud Queen’s Commerce grad!
After an incredible four years at Smith, I decided to dedicate myself to helping students define their career paths and achieve their goals through higher education.
On this journey, I have worked for some of the top business schools in the world delivering life changing programs, scoring applications, and providing guidance to hundreds of students.
I can’t wait to partner with you!
Think of our bootcamps as the masterclass on how to get into Queen’s Commerce: 14 exclusive video modules and downloadable resources.
Our easily digestible videos break-down the admissions process, dissect essay questions, and optimize your chances of getting in. The best part? It’s available online, anytime.
Beyond the videos, our bootcamp comes with essential resources to support applicants.
This includes actual essay examples from this year’s application and paragraph-by-paragraph essay templates so you’re not starting with a blank page.
To get into Queen’s Commerce, you must first understand the program’s requirements. We give a detailed explanation of grade expectations, the anticipated admissions cutoff, key dates and deadlines, OUAC, Net IDs, and the archaic Queen's University SOLUS platform.
We reveal exactly how the Queen’s Commerce admissions process works through a simple, yet thorough breakdown. With 10+ years of experience and knowing former classmates who have reviewed Queen's Commerce PSEs, you will gain more transparency on what goes on behind closed doors.
What does Queen’s Commerce look for? Having worked with hundreds of students and boasting a 90% success rate with our 1-on-1 clients, we have fine-tuned a very specific approach and technique with our students. We'll share our strategies, mistakes to avoid, and case studies with past clients.
Everyone has a uniqueness that differentiates them from the rest of the world. What is it about you that makes you different from other applicants? That’s the purpose of this module. We use a proprietary set of frameworks and tools to help you craft a ‘brand identity’—ultimately allowing you to build a more authentic and memorable application.
Research is a critical skill at university, yet very few students demonstrate it in their applications. In this module, we teach students how to go beyond the call of duty when it comes to conducting (and conveying) good research on Queen's University and the Smith Commerce program. This module also explains the research that the admissions committee may perform on you as an applicant. We will provide specific tips on what you can do to leave the best impression.
Leadership is one skill that every single top-ranked university program uses to describe their ideal candidate. However, it’s also the one skill that is not well-demonstrated by applicants. In this module, students get exclusive access to our curated database of approved leadership opportunities, along with several real examples of past student leadership initiatives.
Here’s what you didn’t learn in English class: how to write a high-impact, outstanding admissions essay. We teach you the exact process we use to help our students create thousands of successful essays—one client describes this module as “a necessity for any student applying to university”.
We provide an overview about the Queen’s Commerce supplementary application, including Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) and the Supplementary Essays. We'll go through essential information and clarify common confusions about the application as a whole.
We explain the Queen's General PSE component of the application (“the lists”), including the exact formula he uses to write each entry. This module includes an online Google Spreadsheet template students can privately fill out so it’s easier to upload to the Queen's SOLUS platform.
We rigorously analyze the General PSE essay question and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written Queen's PSE essay examples for students to review. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2020/21 PSE application is available.
We rigorously analyze the first Commerce Supplementary Essay question and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. We do this for the November, December, and January questions. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2020/21 application is available.
We rigorously analyze the second Commerce Supplementary Essay question and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. We do this for the November, December, and January questions. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2020/21 application is available.
With a completed application, we explain how to go about submitting it successfully on Queen's SOLUS. We'll also provide our insights and advice on choosing a strong reference, when you should expect to hear back from Queen’s about acceptances for 2020, and what to do if you’ve been waitlisted.
In the last module of the bootcamp, we share our best advice to prospective students, including what we wished we knew when applying to university and when entering the Queen’s Commerce program.
Pick a monthly support plan that fits your needs. Upgrade or downgrade your plan flexibly. Questions? Email [email protected]
Essay Analysis & Breakdowns
Essay ‘Answer’ Templates
Candidate Profile Strategy
Topic Brainstorm & Selection
Reflective Thinking Prompts
Essay Outlining & Drafting
Essay Revisions & Feedback
Final Proofing & Polishing
Phone Calls & Text
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“My husband and I really can't thank you enough for all you have done for our daughter's admission into Queen's Commerce.
You have challenged her thinking and writing, and pushed her to position her past accomplishments in ways she had not done so previously. You also gave her the confidence and initiative to begin a project that I believe she will sustain and draw further confidence from as well."
“I got into Queen's Commerce and I’ve accepted my offer. Thank you so much for your guidance and support on the application process. It was a true game changer for me."
“I have absolutely no regrets working with Joel. He made the process of applying to universities a lot less stressful and made me consider things I never would have considered mentioning in my essays.
I was accepted to Queen’s Commerce and Western Ivey. 10/10 would recommend this to anyone applying!”
"Joel truly provided me with one of a type service, helping me every step of the way. From the very beginning by helping me understand my strengths and weaknesses all the way to crafting my written responses in a articulate manner. He truly helped me understand my thoughts and ideas and put them on a page. Through Joel’s help, I was able to attain an offer at the Smith School of Business (QCom).
For everyone one looking, I would sincerely recommend Joel for his hard work and dedication to each student. Day or night Joel was really accommodating and always there to help!"
“This is an exceptional service to use if you are in need of help for your university application. Joel’s valuable experience guarantees that you have the competitive edge in your application.
I was successfully accepted to my first choice program, Queen’s Commerce in May. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone applying to university.”
“Working with Joel, I launched a non-profit wheelchair tennis program, called Aces on Wheels. I also became a finalist in the TD Community Leadership scholarship and was a winner of a RBC Scholarship, valued at $2,500.
I now attend the Queen’s Commerce program and obtained an internship after first year with Cisco Systems. Joel has shown me the results of passion combined with work. I now do what I love while striving the make a difference in the world.”
"I got into Queen’s Commerce today. I'm incredibly happy and I wanted to thank you for everything you did to help me. I’ll be sure to talk to everyone I know applying to unis next year. You were over the top, no other editor came close to your value. Thanks again Charlie."
Our expertly trained Youth Coaches offer monthly coaching to high school students, utilizing a proven coaching methodology that's been refined over 10+ years. Sign up for a free consultation with our Student Success Team and we will take the time to learn about your goals and match you with a coach who can help you accomplish them. Our coaches work with students over several months to help them develop an authentic 'identity' that stands out with the admissions committee.
We also help students accomplish audacious goals that align to that identity, including obtaining internships/jobs, launching independent leadership projects, pursuing contests/competitions, winning scholarships, and much more.
Our Youth Coaches combine all the roles a high school student needs during this pivotal point in their lives: a career coach, an admissions consultant, a mentor, a guidance counsellor, an academic adviser, a performance coach, and more. We like to think of it as 'executive coaching' for youth.
Reach your post-secondary potential with the help of an expert youth coach.
We are the first admissions consultant focusing on Queen's Commerce as of 2010. We have experience on the student recruitment committee at Queen's, and are the leading experts on the Queen's Commerce admissions process.
We have been advising students on their applications for ten years and know the admissions process better than anyone outside the admissions committee. We have helped well over 100 students get admitted to the program with over $250,000 in scholarships.
Other companies may know the application and have some experience getting students in, but not the same consistency and extent as us. When it comes to getting into Queen's Commerce, he's "the guy".
For our 1-on-1 support, we start working with students starting in Grade 10 to a week before the application is due. The longer we work together, the more impact we can have; but if it is a shorter duration, we can expedite our work to help our clients.
Yes! If you have general questions about the about working with us 1-on-1, email us directly at [email protected] and we'll get back to you shortly.
If you're already getting coached, you are able to contact your coach via phone, text, and email at your convenience. That's the benefit of the monthly support model.
If you are unhappy with the service at any time, please contact your coach and our Student Success Team. If we are unable to resolve it to your satisfaction, we will give you a refund.