How to Apply as a Freshman

Candidates for admission who hold a regular or local high school diploma, or a New York State Equivalency Diploma (GED) and who have not yet attended college or any post-secondary institution including business, trade or technical school must file the Freshman application for admission.

All freshman applicants must apply for admission online, directly with the City University of New York (CUNY).

Applicants who do not have access to a computer may use one in the Admissions Office at the college.

When To Apply

Students who want to be assured that their applications will receive first priority are strongly advised to apply by the deadline: September 15th for spring or February 1st for fall admission.

Freshman application fee - $65.00 (USD) - Payable by credit card, check or money order

Note: Students who hold the General Education Development diploma (GED) must provide official documentation of their scores at the time of application. (New York State GED recipients may contact the NYS Department of Education at 518/474-3852 to obtain an official copy of their diploma and transcript of scores

  • A United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) Diploma must be converted to a New York State Equivalency Diploma (GED).

Change Of Plans?

New students who could not complete registration for the upcoming semester may file a REACTIVATION FORM for the next semester. Students who file for Reactivation early gain an advanced start for advisement and registration for the following semester. To obtain a REACTIVATION FORM, please contact the Admissions Office.

Prohibition On Submission Of Fraudulent Admission Documents:

The submission of documents in support of applications for admission such as transcripts, diplomas, test scores, references, or the applications themselves, that are forged, fraudulent, altered from the original, obtained under false pretenses, or otherwise deceptive is prohibited and is punishable by a five year bar on applying for admission or five year suspension from CUNY. A second violation is punishable by a lifetime ban on applying for admission or expulsion from CUNY.

Services for Students with Disabilities

If you need accommodation(s) due to a disability, please contact QCC’s office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) located in room S-132 or call 718-631-6257.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

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.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

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.