Advisement & Registration

Course Format
Winter and spring courses will be delivered in 4 formats. Please check the classes in CUNYfirst to learn which courses will be taught online synchronously, online asynchronously, hybrid or in-person. Students taking in-person and/or hybrid courses will need to be vaccinated.


Need to Speak with an Adviser?
Make an advisement appointment if you need help selecting your courses! You can email your adviser (listed in Starfish and CUNYfirst) or book an appointment right in Starfish.


How to Register
When it's your time to register, log into CUNYfirst and enroll in your courses. Remember, you can always add classes to your shopping cart before your registration date.


Why Register Early?
Classes fill up fast! Make sure you get the schedule that works best for you. Your tuition and fees are not due upon registering - you can pay later.

All of us at Queensborough are here to help you stay on track towards graduation and achieve success!

Sincerely,
The Academy Advisement Office​

Walk-In Advising

On Campus and need to speak with an academy adviser? We have started limited in-person walk-in advising each week. If you are on campus you can stop into L430 or L434 in the Library building to book an appointment to see an adviser.

Our daily walk-in advising will begin in March.

If you are in ASAP or any other special programs, please do not book and appointment through this service. You should contact your special program adviser.

If we are booked up for the day, you can also book a virtual zoom session or phone call with your adviser through Starfish.

Lastly, you can call us at 718-631-6329 or academyadvisement@qcc.cuny.edu


Student Resources

Advisement FAQs

For any specific questions regarding tuition balances or tuition holds on your account, you should see the Bursar Department. If you have any specific questions regarding your Financial Aid package, you should speak to Financial Aid Department. Advisement can answer general questions surrounding these two topics, but specific issues with your account would be better resolved in their respective departments.

Advisers can reach out to those on campus that would have the authority to help you in difficult situations. So, if you need of a course substitution, your adviser would be able to reach out to the chairperson of that department to speak for you. Essentially, advisers would be able to speak on your behalf if you feel uncomfortable with broaching a topic with another person on campus.

Your adviser can and will explore options with you regarding educational paths, but remember, you also must be active in researching and thinking about career goals! Your adviser may also refer you to our Career Counseling center, for extra assistance.

Reaching out to the Academies main phone line and our front desk staff will give you an appointment with another adviser. Our advisers are all specialized in all majors and programs on campus, so you will still receive the same level of quality support.

You can speak with your adviser regarding any difficult situations that you are currently encountering on campus. Depending on the severity of the situation, your adviser may seek additional assistance from our various other student support services to help you.

All majors at QCC have a set of courses that are core requirements (general education requirements) for the degree you are pursuing, regardless of your major. The general education requirements are courses like English, Math, Social Sciences (such as Psychology or Sociology), and courses like History and Speech Communication. These are all course that may be needed, in addition to the classes you need for your major.

Your adviser will be listed in CUNYFirst and in Starfish about 3 weeks into your first semester. You will also receive a welcome email from your adviser about 2-3 weeks into your first semester. This will be sent to your QCC email, so it is important you have that setup and check it regularly. If you have questions before that you can contact the general advising office email or phone number.

You are assigned an adviser in your first semester, and it is our hope you will stay with the adviser until you finish and graduate at QCC. In some cases, you may have formed a relationship with someone and want to switch your adviser. Advising isn't always able to accommodate those changes because advisers have many students that are assigned to them and must maintain an equal amount of students they are responsible for.

While an adviser will explain to you which courses to select and how to find them to stay on track for graduation, it is our expectation that you are registering on your own each semester. Seeing an adviser once a semester is strongly recommended and in some programs it is required. However, you should be registering for those courses on your own after consulting with your adviser.

Yes, it is our goal that your adviser will stay with you until you graduate, unless your adviser leaves QCC or if you become part of a specialized program (such as ASAP, CD) later on.

Your Queensborough Academy Adviser

Virtual/online advisement appointments can be booked through Starfish. Login to Starfish to book an appointment with your Adviser. Students can view their adviser's contact information listed on CUNYfirst or on the main Starfish page. If you have questions or need assistance making an appointment, please call us at 718-631-6329 or e-mail us AcademyAdvisement@qcc.cuny.edu.

Director of Academy Advisement
Mr. Michael Verdino


Students in College Discovery, ASAP, Office of Accessibility Services, Veterans Affairs , International Students, and CSTEP are advised within those programs.

Personal academic advisement is a key ingredient of the Queensborough Academies. You are assigned an Queensborough Academy Adviser who becomes your personal guide throughout your college career at Queensborough through program planning, selection of courses, understanding of degree requirements, and more. Your Queensborough Academy Adviser is your "go-to" person at the college.

Find Your Adviser


Business Academy

email icon Email: Businessacademy@qcc.cuny.edu

phone icon Phone: 718-631-6329

clock Hours: In-person Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Virtual Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Academy Lead Adviser Ms. Natalie Roopchand

Health Related Sciences Academy

email Email: Healthacademy@qcc.cuny.edu

phone Phone: 718-631-6329

clock Hours: In-person Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Virtual Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Academy Lead Adviser Ms. Gail Camille Patterson

Liberal Arts Academy

email Email: Liberalartsacademy@qcc.cuny.edu

phone Phone: 718-631-6329

lock Hours: In-person Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Virtual Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Academy Lead Adviser Ms. Gail Camille Patterson

Science, Technologies, Engineering & Mathematics - STEM Academy

email Email: STEMacademy@qcc.cuny.edu

phone Phone: 718-631-6329

clock Hours: In-person Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Virtual Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Academy Lead Adviser Mr. Scott Beltzer

VAPAacademy@qcc.cuny.edu

email Email: VAPAacademy@qcc.cuny.edu

phone Phone: 718-631-6329

clock Hours: In-person Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Virtual Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Academy Lead Adviser Mr. William Duque

Campus Cultural Centers

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