How to Apply as a Transfer Student
Transfer students are those who have completed course work, or who are currently enrolled, at an undergraduate college or other post-secondary institution including a business, trade or technical school. These students must file the Transfer application for admission and may receive advanced standing for completed course work.
Important: Applicants are required to report attendance at ALL post-secondary institutions, regardless of whether credits were earned. Failure to report all institutions on the application is a violation of University policy and applicants could be barred from attending a CUNY college.
Application are available 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 are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline of September 15th for Spring or February 1st for Fall admission.
Transfer application fee - $70.00 (USD)- Payable by credit card, check or money order.
There is no application fee for current CUNY students. All other transfer students must pay the application fee at the time of application.
Academic Requirements For Transfer Students
Successful Transfer applicants will be in good academic standing at their current or former institution and will have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Transfer students who have earned less than a 2.0 GPA may be considered for admission on an individual basis. Please contact the Office of Admissions for information on submitting an admission’s appeal.
Students interested in pursuing Nursing at Queensborough Community College must first be admitted to QCC and must complete the Pre-Clinical sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.0. For additional requirements please consult the Nursing Department’s page on our website.
*Admission requirements are subject to change without prior notice to applicants.
College credit for courses taken elsewhere will be only granted for:
- Courses that are applicable towards the student’s chosen curriculum at Queensborough.
- Courses taken at the undergraduate level from accredited degree-granting institutions only.
- In general, grades of “C“ or better from Non-CUNY Colleges or Universities are considered for transfer credit. In some cases however, courses may not be used to satisfy specific curriculum requirements.
- In general, grades of “D” or better from CUNY colleges are considered for transfer credit. In some cases however, courses may not be used to satisfy specific curriculum requirements.
- For courses completed at an accredited college or university outside the U.S., a formal evaluation by the appropriate academic department is mandatory. Under no circumstance is credit awarded without department approval.
- Transfer students pursuing an Associate’s Degree may NOT receive more than 30 transfer credits from institutions previously attended. A maximum of 15 credits are accepted towards a certificate program at Queensborough.
- Transfer students must also meet the requirements for the CUNY Assessment Tests. (Refer to the Testing section.)
- Transfer credits are not calculated as part of the student’s Grade Point Average (GPA).
Change Of Plans?
Newly admitted students who did not register for their first semester, that they originally applied for, may file a REACTIVATION FORM for the following 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.