Starfish FAQs

Yes, an email notice will arrive with a link to the progress survey(s) Early alert training dates

No. Starfish is configured so that you can log on with your qcc email credentials (username/password). Starfish will accept any username and password if it is a valid QCC email account.

No, not at this time. Starfish will only accept credentials from a valid QCC email account.

1) Confirm your QCC email username and password are working by logging on to the QCC email system at

2) If you can't log on to your QCC email, reset your password at and try again.

3) After trying steps 1 and 2 if you are still unable to log into your email, reset your password, or log in to starfish,contact the QCC help desk for additional assistance.

  • Call 718-631-6348 for assistance, or dial ext. 6348 if you're on campus
  • Visit the IT office in room A-303

If you receive a warning email from Starfish like the one shown above informing you that you have been locked out of your Starfish account due to multiple unsuccesful login attempts, forward this email to the QCC Help Desk for assistance. The QCC Help desk email is listed below:


No. Starfish is a web based utility and can be accessed from any computer with internet connectivity.

When a flag is raised a yellow note pad icon will appear next to the student's name. Click on this icon to leave comments. Sometimes however a student's name is too long and this icon will be obscured. This can be remedied by adjusting the bounding box so as to reveal the entire name of the student. Confused? Watch a tutorial video for a step by step visual walkthrough of the process.

Starfish supports the following browsers:


  • Latest version and previous version of Firefox
  • Latest version and previous version of Opera
  • Latest version and previous version of Chrome
  • Safari 4+
  • Internet Explorer 9+


  • Latest version and previous version of Firefox
  • Latest version and previous version of Opera
  • Latest version and previous version of Chrome
  • Safari 4+


  • Safari 4+

Some of your profile, such as your contact information, is imported from your CMS or SIS. Other parts of your profile, such as your cell phone number can be entered in by you. When you have logged into starfish you can change your profile settings from the dashboard by clicking on your name which appears in the upper right-hand corner of your browser. You will notice your profile has a drop down menu with three distinct sections. They are as follows:

  • Institutional Profile
  • Appointment Preferences
  • Email Notifications

Your Institutional Profile is where you will personalize your profile by adding a picture of yourself, a cellphone number, alternate email etc. Your "Appointment Preferences" is where you can do things like adding your room number into the locations field so students can know where to meet you for office hours. Your "Email Notifications" is where you can setup what email reminders if any you would like to receive from starfish

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.