Students with 25 credits completed and a minimum 2.25 GPA are exempt from advisement and can register online for Summer and Fall 2013 on the following dates:
SUMMER 2013: March 15, 2013
Fall 2013: Date TBA on your CUNYfirst Student Center page
The mission of the Office of Academic Advisement is to guide students through the educational process as they pursue their academic, career and personal goals. Advisors provide the support, encouragement and knowledge students need as they strive to reach those goals.
The Office of Academic Advisement is located in the Library Building, room 434. Academic Advisement is required for most students at Queensborough. Current students seeking advisement will be in one of the following categories:
Students who have completed 25 credits with a GPA of 2.25 or higher are not required to meet with an academic advisor and have the option of self-advising via the online advisement system (Tiger Tracks). Students will be able to register online via CUNYfirst on their assigned registration date.
All other students, unless in a special program or specialized curriculum, must meet with an academic advisor prior to registration.
Non-degree students are not required to be advised, however, if they wish to see an advisor they may do so.
Exceptions to this process are:
Students who intend to apply to the Nursing Program are encouraged to seek advisement from the nursing department’s faculty advisors during the designated period (see Nursing website for dates).
Students in the following specialized curricula should meet with a faculty member for advisement prior to registration:
Elementary Education (LE1)
Laser & Fiber Optics Technology (PL2)
Pre-Engineering Science (PE1)
Massage Therapy (TM2)
Ms. Renee Rhodd, Education Advisor, M-125
Dr. David Lieberman, Physics Department, S-343
Dr. David Lieberman, Physics Department, S-343
Dr. Isabell Lizzul, Health, Phys. Ed and Dance Dep't, RFK-216
WHEN DOES ADVISEMENT OCCUR?
Advisement for current students is available throughout the semester and summer; however, most advisement takes place during the Academic Advisement Period. The Advisement Period is usually a 10 to 12 week time period during the fall and spring semesters.
Generally, advisement begins in early-March for the fall semester, and in early-October for the spring semester.
Students are encouraged to check their Tigermail accounts for specific information regarding Advisement and Registration dates.
All new Freshmen and Transfer students are notified of orientation and advisement dates and times after they have been accepted to the college and have taken (or have been exempted from) the CUNY Placement Tests.
Students who have not attended Queensborough Community College for one or more semesters must file a readmission application with the Admission Office, located in the Administration Building, room 210. Once students are officially readmitted, they will receive a letter or an e-mail from the admissions office informing them when they should contact the Academic Advisement office for advisement prior to registering for classes.
What is Probation?
Students whose GPA (Grade Point Average) falls below retention level (see below) are placed on academic probation. Probation is a time period of one or two semesters that students are given to raise their GPA to retention level. Students who do not make the needed progress are dismissed from the college.
While on probation, students cannot take more than 13 credits/equated credits. Students must also receive at least a 2.0 GPA for the current semester to remain on continued probation. Once students have raised their GPA to, or above, the retention level their probation status is automatically removed.
When students are having difficulties, they should speak with an academic advisor as soon as possible. Advisors can refer you to support services such as:
Minimum Cumulative GPA
25 and more credits
It is important to note that the credit levels are based on credits attempted, not how many credits are completed. This means that classes for which students receive grades of WU, W, INC, as well as standard grades, apply to the credit limit.
Students who do not meet the required minimum cumulative GPA or semester GPA of at least 2.0 will be academically dismissed from the College after one semester on academic probation.
What Happens if I am Dismissed?
Students who are academically dismissed may not enroll in any courses at Queensborough or at any other unit of The City University of New York for a period of one semester. Dismissed students are urged to resolve problems that interfere with their studies before applying for readmission.
Appealing a Dismissal
Students who are dismissed have the right to file an appeal with the Committee on Course and Standing. The Committee, a standing committee of the Academic Senate, is responsible for enforcing curriculum and degree requirements, academic standards, and rules as defined by the faculty of the College. The Committee is also empowered to deal with special cases and appeals for deviations from academic rules.
All appeals must be submitted in writing and accompanied by such supporting documentation as medical evidence, letters from faculty members, etc. Appeal forms are available at the Registrar’s Office (A-104) and must be returned there upon their completion. Decisions of the Committee are made by vote and are forwarded to the student in writing.
Students are urged to consult with an academic advisor or a counselor in the Counseling Center before submitting an appeal in order to determine in advance whether their appeals warrant review by the Committee.