Graduation Information

Students approaching their final semester may register their intent to graduate with our office. You will be notified in writing after an official degree audit has been conducted. Please review your home address, telephone number and email in CUNYfirst to make sure all of your contact information is current.

'Graduation' or 'Conferral of Degree' are synonymous. They refer to the date that the degree is awarded. 'Commencement' is the ceremony which is held once a year, usually in early June, for all graduates and candidates for graduation. Attendance at commencement is not a guarantee of degree conferral. For information about commencement and to RSVP, please check with the department of Student Affairs (Library building, Room 412).

When planning to graduate, be sure you have:

  • Earned 60 or more credits toward your degree (by the end of your final semester).

  • At least 30 credits must be taken in residency (at QCC).

  • Certificates require 30 credits towards the program and at least 15 of those credits must be taken in residency (at QCC).

  • Review your online CUNY DegreeWorks - Online Advisement System by logging into the CUNYfirst.

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 (overall and toward degree). A 2.75 GPA for Early Childhood Education.

  • Satisfactorily completed 2 writing intensive courses.

  • If you are placed in remedial courses, you must exit from Remediation (Reading, Writing, Math, and Speech).

*You MUST satisfy the basic requirements above in order to be eligible to graduate. Please keep in mind that some degrees contain additional graduation requirements not listed here. For specific graduation requirements in your degree please consult with your Academy advisor or review the College catalog for the year you were admitted.

Important Note: Degrees are awarded four times within a year:

  • January - For students finishing requirements during the Fall semester of the prior year

  • February - For students finishing requirements during the Winter session of the same year

  • May/June - For students finishing requirements during Spring semester of the same year

  • August - For students finishing requirements during the Summer session of the same year

Do you have additional questions or concerns??

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

For any questions regarding your graduation status, please refer to your CUNYfirst account (see graduation status instructions).

You can also contact us directly either in person, by phone, or by email:

The Graduation Audit Unit of the Registrar’s Office, Room A-119
(718) 281-5049

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