Department Mission and Goals

Mission:

The Transfer Resource Center (TRC) serves the transfer-out students at QCC with their preparations for senior college experiences in a variety of academic programs, supports student outreach for transfer awareness, and collaborates with external college partners.

Goals:

  • Provide students seeking to transfer after degree completion with assistance and advice

  • Increase student awareness of transfer options through collaboration with the Academies and Advising and a range of informational events and initiatives

  • Develop and maintain articulation agreements with a range of 4-year institutions that align well with our degree programs and help students transfer successfully

Transfer Planning Time Frame

Not sure when you should start to think about where life will lead you after you graduate from Queensborough? Use our Transfer Timeline to help you stay on track.

First semester: 0 to 15 credits

  • Start thinking about your career choices. Taking Focus 2 to help you find your career path. Make an appointment with a career adviser in the Office of Career Services (Library Building, Room 429) to understand your results.

  • Meet with your academic adviser to plan your classes. Be sure to ask about Dual/Joint Degree Agreements and Transfer (Articulation) Agreements with four-year colleges.

  • Begin researching four-year colleges and universities. Focus on degree programs offered, location and cost.

  • Maintain good grades. A minimum Grande Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for graduation. For certain programs, i.e. Education, the GPA requirement for graduation is 2.75 or higher.

Click on the links below to begin looking into programs and scholarship options:

Second semester: 15 to 30 credits

  • Join one of QCC's

    student clubs, groups and organizations.

  • Meet with your academic adviser to stay on track.

  • Make an appointment with a career adviser in the Office of Career Services (Library Building, Room 429) to discuss your career options if you were not able to do so in your first semester.

  • Make an appointment with a Transfer Adviser in the Transfer Resource Center to discuss transfer options.

  • Attend the QCC Transfer Fair (offered each fall), transfer information seminars, four-year college open houses, and campus tours to learn about programs at 4-year colleges.

  • Contact the colleges that interest you to discuss admission requirements for your intended major. (Note: the minimum requirements for graduation may not meet the minimum requirements for entry into the program you desire.)

  • Explore scholarship options.

Third semester 30 - 45 credits

  • Meet with your academic adviser to stay on track.

  • Apply to transfer to four-year colleges before published deadlines. Completing all application requirements which may include a portfolio, recommendation letters or personal statements.

  • Make the most of the CUNY Transfer Application. You can apply to up to four CUNY colleges. There is no application fee for current QCC students.

  • Make the most of the SUNY Transfer Application. You can apply to up to seven SUNY colleges. There is no fee to apply if you will be a QCC graduate.

  • Clear any holds on your CUNY account which may delay transcripts, which may affect your application.

  • Apply for scholarships before published deadlines.

Fourth semester 45+ credits

  • Keep attending classes. Success completion of your final courses is important.

  • Receive acceptance and scholarship letters or emails from transfer schools.

  • Make a decision regarding which school you plan to transfer to.

  • Declare your major!

After graduation

  • Students transferring to a CUNY four-year college should contact the Office of Admissions there to advise them that you have completed your final courses for your Associate degree.

  • Students transferring to a non-CUNY college should submit a transcript request form in the Office of the Registrar to have their final transcript sent there.


Transfer Application Information:

Transfer to a four-year college requires that you complete a transfer application. Check below for details regarding transfer to CUNY, SUNY and Private colleges.

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Dual/Joint Degree Agreements

Dual/Joint Degree programs at Queensborough Community College (QCC) are designed to provide our students with an Associate Degree that is equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor Degree at a specific four-year college.

Our ten Dual/Joint degree programs allow students to use their Associate Degree from QCC to maximize their preparation for upper division programs in Biotechnology, Computer Science and Information Security, Criminal Justice, Education, Forensic Accounting, Forensic Science, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Studies. Following successful completion of the Associate Degree program and graduation from Queensborough Community College, students will have a seamless transfer into the stated baccalaureate program at the four-year college.

What is the value of a Dual/Joint Degree Agreement?

Students who fulfill all requirements gain:

  • Assured entry to the four year college
  • Assured transfer of QCC (credit-bearing) courses
  • Access to research programs and/or transfer scholarships when offered
  • Focused program of study

Who Is Eligible?

All students attending QCC are eligible.

How do students take advantage of a Dual/Joint Degree Agreement?

  • Meet the admissions requirement(s).
  • Earn an Associate Degree from QCC in the program named in the Dual/Joint Degree Agreement
  • Follow the transfer admissions process for the four year college

The Queensborough Academies

Business Academy:

Health-Related Sciences Academy:

Liberal Arts Academy:

STEM Academy:

Note:  Students who do not meet the Dual/Joint Degree Agreement requirements but meet graduation requirements are able to transfer through standard transfer options.

Transfer (Articulation) Agreements

A Transfer Agreement is a formal agreement between two or more colleges and universities.  This agreement outlines the transfer rules for a program or degree designed to aid in a smooth transfer for students.  Queensborough Community College (QCC) has formed Transfer Agreements with CUNY, SUNY and four-year private colleges or universities.

What is the value of a Transfer Agreement?

Students who fulfill all requirements gain from:

  • Assured entry to the four year college
  • Assured transfer of QCC (credit-bearing) courses
  • Access to research programs and/or transfer scholarships when offered
  • Focused program of study

Who Is Eligible?

All students attending QCC are eligible.

How do students take advantage of a Transfer Agreement?

  • Meet all admissions requirement(s).
  • Earn an Associate Degree from QCC in the program named in the Transfer Agreement
  • Follow the transfer admissions process for the four year college

Note:  Students who do not meet the Transfer (Articulation) Agreement requirements but meet graduation requirements are able to transfer through standard transfer options.

Next Steps

If you are interested in Transfer Agreements or Dual/Joint Degree Agreements, please discuss with your adviser. 

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