Starfish training sessions are scheduled during the semester, to view the current training schedule visit the training schedule page.

During the start of the semester survey dates are announced and posted to the college Starfish webpage. By the third week of the semester course instructors are emailed a survey notice with Starfish logon link and instructions on completing survey(s). Logon to Starfish is easy and convenient just use your Queensborough email credentials, the same username and password may be used to access Starfish! Click on the link below to view a how-to video on completing your progress surveys!

A progress survey is a quick and easy way to inform students of their progress in class. Through the Starfish survey, you can refer students to advisers, tutoring centers, and other support services on campus to get students the help they need.

There is an option to award Kudos for good work, and to raise flags when you have a concern. Students are emailed notification of their progress.

You may raise a flag when you have a concern; the Starfish system sends the student a notification email when a flag is raised.


Listed below are Academic flags:

  • Attendance Concern
  • Class Performance Concern
  • Class Preparation Concern (Homework, Class materials)
  • Lateness Concern
  • In Danger of Failing

A referral is an action to a center, Queensborough statistics show that students who receive referrals through a Starfish alert are 50% more likely to attend tutoring than students who don’t receive referrals.


Listed below are Referrals :

  • Student Learning Center - General Tutoring
  • Math Learning Center - General Tutoring
  • Campus Writing Center - General Tutoring
  • College Discovery Learning Center - General Tutoring
  • Academic Advisement
  • College Discovery Counseling Center
  • Single Stop
  • Transfer Resource Center
  • Office of Military and Veterans Services

A Kudo may be awarded to provide positive feedback.


Listed below are Kudos:

  • Showing Improvement
  • Keep Up the Good Work
  • Outstanding Academic Performance

Yes, you can raise tracking items (flags,referrals, kudos) anytime. All you have to do is login to starfish with your QCC email credentials then select the correct course and term to populate a list of your students so that you can raise tracking items. Read through the tracking item info packet provided in the link below for a walk-through of the basic process.


Tracking item info packet PDF

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.