CUNY Start

CUNY Start

CUNY Start is an intensive, low-cost program designed for students who have been accepted to Queensborough Community College but have not qualified for enrollment in most credit-bearing classes based on their CUNY Assessment Test scores. Students participate in college advisement seminars and rigorous academic courses to exit remediation and succeed in credit-bearing courses. COST $75

Three scheduling options are available for students from February to  July 2018.

• Full-time: Math, Reading, and/or Writing

Mon. through Fri. @ 8:30am-2pm or 9am-2:30pm (25 hours/wk)

• Part-time: Reading and/or Writing only

Mon. through Thurs. @ 2-5pm or 6-9pm (12 hours/wk)

• Part-time: Math only

Mon. through Thurs. @ 2-5pm or 6-9pm (12 hours/wk)

For more information and to learn how to apply, please call Bonnie Flaherty at 718·281·5368 or visit the CUNY Start website: www.qcc.cuny.edulcunystart.

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

Dr. Diana G. Berkowitz, Director

This program is a Full-time (25 hours/week) ESL program for CUNY freshmen. To apply for CLIP, the student must first apply to CUNY and be admitted to one of the CUNY colleges for a degree or certificate program. CLIP prepares ESL students for college level work in English. Students are placed in CLIP based on their CUNY freshmen placement test scores.

Students placing too low for CLIP will be referred to a Pre-CLIP class to be held on campus.

Please call 718·281·5460 for further information and for registration.


Monday thru Friday, Jan. 30-June 5 (skip 2/12, 19; 3/30-4/6; 5/28) SESSIONS:

• Morning @ 8:45am-2:15pm    

• Afternoon @ 2:30-8pm

• Evening @ 5-10 pm (includes Friday)


• NYC residents: $180   

• Nonresidents: $450

• College Discovery: $45             

• Public Assistance: $45

Port of Entry: Intensive ESL/ibt TOEFL

PORT of ENTRY: Intensive ESL/ibt TOEFL

Website: www.qcc.cuny.eduiPOE

Florence Tse, Director

For adult international students and new immigrants to improve language skills/enhance English proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and preparation of TOEFL for admission to U.S. colleges.

1-20 & TOEFL waiver available for eligible college admission to Queensborough.

Non-Refundable Registration Fee/Tuition $1600 for 1-20 student Mon.-Thurs. 2/5-(ends Tues.) 4/24

• Morning @ 9am-1:30pm / $25 / $1400  • Afternoon @ 2-6:30pm / $25 / $1400

• Weekend @ 9am-1pm / $10 / $300 Sat. 2/10-4/21

Registration Locations & Testing Schedule:

• Queensborough Bayside: 222-05 56 Avenue, S-108 718.281.5410

Thurs. 1/18 & Fri. 1/19 @ 10am-1pm

• Flushing Center:39-07 Prince Street.  #2A 718.640.9200

Tues. 1/16, Wed. 1/17 & Sat 1/20 @ 10am-1pm

Free ESL (All Levels): QCC Academic Literacy Program

Free ESL (All Levels): QCC Adult Literacy Program

Website: www.qcc.cuny.eduiFreeESL

Kitty Bateman, JD, MA; Professor. Department of English; Director QCC Adult Literacy Program

718-631-6363 • 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside

These free daytime, evening and weekend classes are designed to assist adult ESL learners improve their English language skills while learning about American government and culture. Enrollment limited.


Queensborough Bayside: 222-05 56 Avenue, Humanities Building, Room 339

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 10am

College Focus

What is remediation?

Did you know that 1 in 4 college students have to take remedial classes? Did you know that remedial classes repeat high school material but cost more time and financial aid than college courses? Did you know that students in remediation cannot take the courses they need to graduation until they are remediation free? The new Excelsior Scholarship for graduating seniors who are eligible financially may not be able to take advantage because of the need for remediation. Students who are remedial free generally have enough grant money to see them through to graduation versus students with remedial who cannot begin their classes toward their degrees.

Some of our partner high schools conduct College Focus classes at their campuses:

  • Hillcrest High School – Math and ELA
  • Francis Lewis High School – Math
  • Bayside High School – Math
  • Martin Van Buren High School – Math and ELA
  • John Bowne High School – Math and ELA

All College Focus students are given the ACCUPLACER reading and the CUNY writing assessment test (CAT-W) at the end of the course. Students that do not pass the assessment are given the opportunity to participate 30 hour Boot Camp course and retake the test.

Eligibility for College Focus

Students are eligible for College Focus if they are high school seniors who are on-track to graduate with Regents/Common Core scores in either or both Math or English that will allow them to graduate, but aren’t high enough to meet the college readiness benchmark.

For College Focus (COFO) Math:

Seniors who scored a 65-69 on Common Core Algebra I or Geometry Regents

  • Have already successfully completed their commencement level credit math sequence (core math sequence), and
  • Are on track to graduate with at least a 65 on ELA Regents and have excellent attendance records.

For College Focus (COFO) English:

  • Seniors who scored a 65-74 on the ELA Regents, and
  • Have excellent attendance records.

For more information please visit: College Focus

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.