Frequently Asked Questions - College Discovery

  • Do I have to certify every Semester?

Every semester before your stipend is released, you need to come to the College Discovery Office and to certify with your Counselor. You will need to bring in a bill from the Bursar stating that our bill is at $0.00 before you can sign your contract and certify.

  • Do I file financial aid every semester?

Every year around tax time you must file a new FAFSA form, online at This form must be filed before June 1st for new students.

  • When do I get my stipend?

You will receive your stipend within a couple of weeks once you certify with the your Counselor, as long as you are in good standing with the office and your bill is paid you should receive your stipend.

  • Do I have to go to tutoring?

Freshman students are required to attend one hour of tutoring per week, if more is necessary you may notify the Tutoring Center or your counselor as needed All other College Discovery students may request tutoring as needed. The tutorial services are there for you to use. Students who are on probation are also required to attend tutoring as per discussion with their Counselor.

  • Do I have to attend a summer program?

Yes, all College Discovery Freshman must attend the summer session.  If you need any remedial reading, writing or mathematics coursework you must take them during the pre- freshman summer program. Students who do not need remedial will enroll in the required “Intro to College Life” (ST100) course.

  • How many credits do I need to transfer?

It depends on the academic program you are in and what school you plan on transferring to, most colleges want you to have at least 25-30 credits before transferring. The advantage of being in a community college is to get your Associates Degree before transferring.

  • How many times do I need to see my Counselor per semester?

You must see your Counselor at least once a month, If you wish  to see your Counselor more often, please come to the office in the Library building , room  440, Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.

  • When and how do I file for graduation?

Read the filing for graduation information available at the Registrar's site.

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.