Queensborough Community College's Admissions site

The Office of Admissions

Located on 37 lush acres in Bayside, New York

  • Queensborough offers students over 35+ programs of study in both the traditional liberal arts and sciences as well a wide choice of cutting-edge career and certificate programs, all designed to launch your future.

  • Queensborough is deeply committed to your success. Our ground-breaking Queensborough Academies offers you engaging opportunities to maximize your potential through enhanced advisement, guidance and high impact practices leading to deeper, meaningful learning.

  • We offer real opportunities to grow outside the classroom as well. Our internships, research, study abroad, community service and extracurricular options reinforce classroom learning and foster cooperation.

  • Comprising one of the most diverse populations of any college in the U.S., Queensborough enrolls over 16,000 students each year to pursue associate degrees or certificate programs.

  • We offer the CUNY Value! Save nearly 85% on college*

  • Learn more about Queensborough Community College

*When compared to average US tuition and fees per year of private, nonprofit four-year colleges and universities.
BestColleges.com 2016 Best College in New York award recipient 2017 Military Friendly school Top 100 associate degree producers in 2013 Military Advanced Education and Transition Top colleges and universities award in 2014
Office of Admissions

Room: A-210 | 718.281.5000 | admissions@qcc.cuny.edu

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8:45 to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8:45 to 7 pm
Wednesday: 8:45 to 7 pm
Thursday: 8:45 to 5 pm
Friday: 8:45 to 5 pm

How to Apply as a...


If you hold a regular or local high school diploma, or a New York State Equivalency Diploma (HSE/GED) and you've not yet attended college or any post-secondary institution including business, trade or technical school, you'll need to file the Freshman application for admission.

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Transfer Student

You're a transfer student if you've completed course work or are currently enrolled at an undergraduate college or other post-secondary institution including a business, trade or technical school. If you're a transfer student, you'll need to file the Transfer application for admission. Here's the good part: you might receive advanced standing for completed course work!

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International Student/Educated Abroad

Have you been educated outside the United States? Do you count yourself as a permanent resident, refugee, and/or a student on a temporary visa (i.e. F1 student visas)? You'll need to file the appropriate application (Freshman or Transfer).

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If you're a student in good academic standing, but haven't attended the College for one or more semesters (fall or spring), whether in degree or non-degree status, you'll need to file a Request for Readmission.

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The Office of Military and Veterans Services is here to assist you with your transition to Queensborough.

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Priority Deadlines
     Spring Admission: Sept. 15
     Fall Admission: Feb. 1

Non-Degree Student

Non-degree students are not currently enrolled at a college and wish to take classes at QCC without pursuing a degree. Non-degree students:

  • Are not officially enrolled in a program of study leading to the Associate degree or certificate but still receive college credit for coursework
  • Pay a slightly higher rate of tuition and are not eligible for financial aid
  • May not be able to enroll in certain "high-demand" lab science courses, e.g. Anatomy and Physiology, Micro-Biology.
  • Must demonstrate college readiness prior to class registration by submitting the appropriate documentation (ACT, SAT, NYS Regents, College Transcript)
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Visiting Student

Visiting students are currently enrolled at another college or university. Current CUNY students wishing to take class will register for classes via the e-permit process.

Visiting students currently enrolled at a Non CUNY school are required to complete the Queensborough College Visiting student application which includes a Certification from a student’s home school.

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Senior Citizen

Learning never stops no matter how old (or young) you are! Queensborough welcomes senior citizens! If you are a senior citizen (60 years of age and older) you may audit classes as a non-matriculated student on a tuition-free, space-available basis. Senior citizen students do not receive grades or academic credit. A fee of $65 (USD) is charged each semester/session. Proof of age and New York City residency is required at the time of application. Seniors will be invited to register shortly before the start of the semester.

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Candidate for a Second Degree

Do you already have an Associate degree from Queensborough and want to come back for more? No problem! You can apply as an internal second degree student. Applications are available from the Admissions Office.

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Nassau County Tuition Discount

You don’t have to live in New York City to get the bargain NYC tuition rate offered by Queensborough! In fact, if you’re a resident of New York State—anywhere in New York State—you could be eligible for NYC tuition rates! That means you, Nassau County!

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Come Visit our Campus!

Visiting Queensborough is the best way to get to know our beautiful campus. In the culturally rich borough of Queens, Queensborough is located on the former site of the historic Oakland Golf Club. The 37 acre campus is surrounded by majestic trees, green lawns, manicured gardens and expansive views.

a view of the beautiful spring foliage outside the Oakland Building entrance to the QCC Art Gallery

Information Sessions and Campus Tours

The Office of Admissions invites prospective students and their families to visit our beautiful campus and learn more about Queensborough Community College first-hand.

  • Learn about our academic programs, financial aid, scholarships, student support services and the admission process
  • Discover our nationally recognized Queensborough Academies
  • Find out about our athletics, campus organizations, internships and study-abroad opportunities
  • Take a walking tour of our beautiful campus

Learn about our upcoming events in the Office of Admissions. View our events

We offer group information sessions for prospective applicants and their families. If you have questions about Queensborough's academic programs, student life, the application process, or financial aid, make time to attend an information session. Information sessions last approximately one hour and include a campus tour.

Group Tours Only

For group tour information and scheduling, please email Edgar DeCastro at Edecastro@qcc.cuny.edu. Please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance of your desired tour date so that arrangements can be confirmed. To ensure the best group tour experience, please limit the size of your group to 30 students.

Campus Map

map of Queensborough Community College's campus showing building locations, parking and cultural centers

Getting to Queensborough

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After You've Been Admitted:

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to Queensborough and we're ready to help with next steps!

You can check the status of your application by clicking the link below and be sure to complete all the necessary steps on the Enrollment Checklist.

Check Application Status Instructions

We're Ready to Help!

Now that you’re on your way to completing the necessary steps, we want to introduce you to the Office of New Student Engagement. Our dedicated team is designed to assist all incoming Freshman and Transfer students from the time of acceptance through their first week as a Queensborough student. Visit us here:

Office of New Student Engagement

We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon!

Queensborough prepares you for an exciting new career or for transfer to a four-year program. In fact, more than half of our students transfer to a four-year CUNY institution after earning their Associate degrees.

Explore your future

Queensborough offers you a wide variety of resources to enrich your academic experience and connect with your fellow students through clubs, activities, athletics, service learning, student government, veterans services, and much more.

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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.