Welcome to our Tiger Family! Now that you have been accepted to QCC, it’s time to take the next step to secure your enrollment at QCC. This page will be your resource guide from your acceptance to the day classes begin. Welcome, and we look forward to seeing you on campus.
The next 8 steps are to be taken immediately after you receive your acceptance letter from QCC:
Step 1: Claim your CUNYfirst Account (if you have not done so already)
CUNYfirst is your home base for links to and information about financial aid, registration, and more. Visit the CUNYfirst login page to set up your account. Click the “New User” link below the log in fields. Enter your information, and create a new password. Save your password in a safe place! You will use your CUNYfirst account throughout your time at QCC.
Step 2: Accept your Offer of Admissions
Once you claim your CUNYfirst account, click the “I Accept” button to tell us you are coming to QCC. You can do this in the acceptance email we sent you, or through your CUNYfirst student account. If you are having trouble with your CUNYfirst login, you can also email us at email@example.com to let us know you accept your offer of admission. We will email your next steps once you accept your offer.
Step 3: Submit your Immunization Records (MMR and Meningitis Form), and upload your COVID Vaccine Verification
This is a very important step to complete. Under immunization and other vaccine requirements, there are 3 different steps you need to take. Your first step is to provide proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Your second step is to complete the Meningitis Meningococcal form, and last is to upload your Covid-19 vaccination information to CUNYFirst. Follow these steps:
I. Submit your Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Record
There are multiple ways to submit your MMR records. Please select one of the options below:
Option 1: Submit an image of your vaccination cards with all MMR vaccine dates via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email must include a clear image of the front and back, with the correct spelling of your name. In your email, please include your CUNY Student ID number.
Option 2: Fax your MMR records to 718-631-6330.
Option 3: Submit a copy of your MMR records in-person to QCC's Health Service Office. All visitors must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to be allowed on campus.
Option 4: Download the STUDENT IMMUNIZATION RECORD FORM
- Complete part 1 of the form
- Part 2 must be completed by your medical provider. Make sure your doctor signs the form and stamps it.
- Part 3 must be completed by all students. Most students do not have a meningitis vaccine and one is not required. Please read the information provided in part 3. If you do not have the meningitis vaccine, check box B, sign and date the form.
- Your completed form needs to be submitted to the Office of Health Services at the address below:
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Office of Health Services, Medical Arts Building, Room MC-02 222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside NY 11364
FAX: 718 631-6330
*If you graduated from a New York City public high school, your immunization records have been submitted.
II. Complete your MENINGITIS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM in CUNYFirst
- Go to CUNYFirst and login using your username and password
- Navigate to Student Center >> Tasks and Holds
- Click on ‘To Do List’ then click on ‘Meningitis Acknowledgement’
- Click on Complete Meningitis Response Form’
- Follow instructions and click submit
*Please note that the Meningitis vaccine is not required. If you do not have the meningitis vaccine, please check the second or third box on the form before clicking submit.
STEP 4: Apply for Federal/ State Financial Aid
(ONLY U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non -Citizens)
Join the many CUNY students who graduate debt-free! Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Choose the “2022-2023 FAFSA” option to be covered for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.
If you are a NY State resident, be sure to complete your Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.
Here are the QCC School Codes you will need to complete both applications:
QCC FAFSA School Code: 002697
QCC TAP School Code: 1407
Step 5: Attend an Accepted Student Webinar
Our Accepted Student Webinars are virtual events led by our admissions staff and current students. You will have the opportunity to learn more about being a student at QCC and how to prepare for your meeting with an academic adviser to select your course schedule. Accepted Student Webinars are by invitation only, so make sure you check your email daily to view your invitation! Make sure to register for the event that works for you so that we can send you the event zoom link.
Step 6: Meet with an Academic Adviser and Register for Classes
By now you have figured out that all of our communication is done via email! So, keep an eye on your email again for an advising appointment invitation. Once you receive your invitation, make sure to reserve your appointment with an academic adviser. During your appointment you will have the opportunity to:
- Review your major
- Select your course schedule
- Discuss any questions you have
- Explore options to participate in New Student Orientation, and more
Step 7: Upload Your Covid-19 Vaccination Verification
Now that your are registered for classes, it's time to upload your Covid-19 vaccination verification. This mandatory requirement can be easily completed in just a few steps. Please note that all CUNY students attending in-person and/or hybrid classes are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Just follow these simple steps to successfully upload your Covid-19 Vaccination verification.
- Log in to your CUNYfirst portal
- Once you are in your CUNYFirst account click the Vaccine Verification Tile.
- Click 'Add New Record'
- Follow next steps and upload an image of your Covid Vaccine Card
- When done click 'Submit
Need help uploading your verification?
After uploading your vaccine information, it will take a few days to verify the information. Note: CUNYfirst will not automatically notify you whether or not your vaccine information has been approved. After a couple of days, begin checking your CUNYfirst to see if your vaccine information was approved
Step 8: Connect with Our New Student Engagement Office
Our New Student Engagement Office, also known to our students as NSE will guide and support you after you register for classes through the first week of the semester. Click the button below to learn all about the cool support our NSE staff has lined up for you.