Application Checklist

Procedures for Veterans Applying to Queensborough Community College

  1. Explore

    1. Discover information on academic programs, student life, tuition/fees, scholarship/financial aid, and more
  2. Prepare

    1. It is strongly recommended that you print out the “Quick Guide to Apply for Veterans and Future Veterans”
    2. Documents Required - Send to CUNY/UAPC. Visit CUNY's Undergraduate Application page for more information
      1. Freshman:
        1. Official High School Transcript
        2. Standardized Test Scores
        3. Medical Documents for Immunizations
      2. Transfer:
        1. Official High School Transcript if less than 24 college credits were earned
        2. Official Transcript
        3. Standardized Test Scores
        4. Medical Documents for Immunizations
      3. DD-214, Military ID, Deployment/Separation Documentation
      4. Military Transcripts (link JST https://jst.doded.mil/official.html)
  3. Apply

    1. Online
      1. Create a CUNY Portal Account.
      2. Fill out the undergraduate application: Select the pay later option. When process is completed, an application control number (ten-digit number) will be generated.
      3. Veterans can get a waiver for admissions fees by emailing your Veteran Fee Waiver request to: vetwaiver@mail.cuny.edu (Link click to open email) the mail must include the following information:
        1. Full name (as listed on application)
        2. Date of birth
        3. Application control number (10-digit number beginning with a W on application summary page)
        4. Semester applying for
        5. Send proof of your Veteran/Military status (i.e. DD-214, Military ID, Deployment/Separation Documentation) to us via:
          1. E-mail: vetwaiver@mail.cuny.edu
          2. Fax to 212-290-5664
          3. Mail to City University of New York, Office of Admission Services, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 15th floor New York, NY ATT: Veteran Fee Waiver
    2. In-Person (Direct admission students that missed deadline to apply online): go to the campus admissions office (BRING DD-214 or military ID)
      1. Fill out the undergraduate application: Select the pay later option. When process is completed, an application control number (ten-digit number) will be generated.

*You are a Freshman if you have a high school diploma/GED and have not previously attended any college

*You are a Transfer if you have attended high school and have prior college experience

  1. After you Apply
    1. Commitment fee waiver of $100.00
      1. Complete an “Admissions Response Form/Commitment Fee Waiver” in the Office of Admissions (A-210)
      2. Provide a copy of your DD-214 or Statement of Service
    2. Turn in copy of Shot Records/Immunizations to Health Services, Medical Arts Bldg. Room MC-02
    3. Many Veterans and active duty personnel may qualify for more than one education benefits program, including the following:
      1. Montgomery G.I Bill (MGIB, Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606)
      2. Rehabilitation and Vocation benefits (Chapter 31)
      3. Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
      4. National Guard (Chapter 32)
      5. Post-9/11 G.I Bill (Chapter 33)
      6. Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607)
      7. Dependents (Chapter 35)

    Before making a selection, review the “Benefit Comparison Charts” to determine your best benefit and contact our office to schedule an appointment

    1. Application
      1. Chapter 33, 1606, 30, and 32
      2. Chapter 31 and 35
      3. Go Army
      4. Air Force
      5. Navy Militia
      6. Marine Corps
      7. Coast Guard
      8. New York National Guard
    2. Review all potential areas for sources of benefits, download confirmation from showing benefits applied for.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid:

    1. FASFA
    2. Tuition Assistance and Veteran Tuition Assistance (www.HESC.gov)
  3. The College will send you a date to take a placement exam

    1. Bring Photo ID and arrive on-time
  4. After the placement test, you will be scheduled to receive advisement and registration for your respective major in the Office of Military and Veteran’s Services

    1. Provide a copy of your DD214 (military discharge papers)
    2. Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility
    • Ensure all courses registered for are towards your current degree path (the VA will not pay for courses that are not in curriculum)
    • You must be registered full-time to receive full benefits (12 credits or more in the semester)
    • You can only repeat a course if it’s a required course to graduate or if a better grade is required to move forward in curriculum)
  5. Certify for educational benefits if applicable

    1. GoArmy: post course on GoArmy
    2. Every other benefit program
      1. Password QCCMVS

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