STEM Waivers are a great way to catch up, make up, and complete your degree sooner.

Thanks to a generous grant to CUNY schools, students at QCC have been given the chance to accumulate STEM credits. Whether you are working towards your Associate's in Biotechnology or Business Administration, there is a class for you!

And the best news: tuition for this course IS FREE!

STEM Waivers are available for students in the Winter and Summer sessions.

To qualify for a STEM Waiver you must be:

  • A current Queensborough student
  • In good academic standing (2.0 GPA of higher)
  • A legal resident of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx or Staten Island)
  • A matriculated student (in a degree or certificate program)

The STEM waiver application is filled out and submitted online. You can access this application a few months before the session you are interested in attending begins. A link will be included on QCC’s home page, directing you to the application.

No. The waiver is only available to students who complete the course with a letter grade of A-F. You will not receive the waiver if you receive a grade of W, WU, WN, WD, INC or any grade other than A-F. In the event that you drop out of the class, you will be charged the full tuition amount.

If you have additional questions regarding STEM Waivers, please contact Lynette Nitschke or Karen Salvador at 718-281-5126.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens 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.