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Applications are accepted year-round. Contact Admissions for more information.

We're online this Fall! Queensborough Community College is currently accepting applications. Our courses are designed to maximize the value of the education we provide and the success of all our students. Whether you are starting at Queensborough, continuing with us, or visiting from another institution, we invite you to apply today to start earning college credit that will get you where you want to go. Don't delay. Classes start August 26!

Any student registering after August 26 will be charged a $25 late registration fee.

Please Note: If you are a student who has completed all or part of your education outside the United States and U.S. territories, you have missed the deadline for fall 2020 and can apply for spring 2021. Please see CUNY's Undergraduate Admissions page for more information.



Please read through the steps below and take advantage of the affordable, world-class education offered at Queensborough!

Step 1: Complete An Application

Please Note: If you are a student who has completed all or part of your education outside the United States and U.S. territories, you have missed the deadline for fall 2020 and can apply for spring 2021. Please see CUNY's Undergraduate Admissions page for more information.

Freshman

If you hold a regular or local high school diploma, or a New York State Equivalency Diploma (HSE/GED) and you have not yet attended college or any post-secondary institution including a business, trade or technical school, you'll need to file the Freshman application for admission. If you are currently attending a NYC DOE high school, be sure to enter your nine-digit OSIS number in the ‘High School/Secondary’ section of the Admission Application, which will enable us to retrieve your transcript electronically. There is a $65 non-refundable application fee for freshman applications.

Students who want to be assured that their applications will receive first priority are strongly advised to apply by the deadline: September 15th for spring or February 1st for fall admission.

Freshman application fee - $65.00 (USD) - Payable by credit card, check or money order

Queensborough grants transfer credits for college level courses taken while in high school. There are three different ways you could have earned college credit:

  1. By earning a score of 3 or better on any AP exam
  2. By having earned college credits in CUNY's College Now program
  3. By having earned a C or better in a college level course at a non-CUNY college

For questions regarding any college level credits earned while in high visit the AP Test Exams and Credits page.


Apply as a Freshman

Transfers

You're a transfer student if you've completed course work or are currently enrolled at an undergraduate college or other post-secondary institution including a business, trade or technical school. If you're a transfer student, you'll need to file the Transfer application for admission. There is a $70 non-refundable application fee for transfer applications – Payable by credit card, check or money order.

Students are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline of September 15th for Spring admission or February 1st for Fall admission.

There is no application fee for current CUNY students. All other transfer students must pay the application fee at the time of application.

Successful Transfer applicants will be in good academic standing at their current or former institution and will have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Transfer students who have earned less than a 2.0 GPA may be considered for admission on an individual basis. Please contact the Office of Admissions for information on submitting an admission's appeal.

Students interested in pursuing Nursing at Queensborough Community College must first be admitted to QCC and must complete the Pre-Clinical sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.0. For additional requirements please consult the Nursing Department's page on our website.

*Admission requirements are subject to change without prior notice to applicants.

Many students earn college credit while in high school. These credits can come from any College courses while in high school or completed an Advanced Placement (AP) with a score of 3 or better. See the list of AP Test Exams and Credits accepted at Queensborough.

College credit for courses taken elsewhere will be only granted for:

  • Courses that are applicable towards the student’s chosen curriculum at Queensborough.

  • Courses taken at the undergraduate level from accredited degree-granting institutions only.

  • In general, grades of “C“ or better from Non-CUNY Colleges or Universities are considered for transfer credit. In some cases however, courses may not be used to satisfy specific curriculum requirements.

  • In general, grades of “D” or better from CUNY colleges are considered for transfer credit. In some cases however, courses may not be used to satisfy specific curriculum requirements.

  • For courses completed at an accredited college or university outside the U.S., a formal evaluation by the appropriate academic department is mandatory. Under no circumstance is credit awarded without department approval.

  • Transfer students pursuing an Associate’s Degree may NOT receive more than 30 transfer credits from institutions previously attended. A maximum of 15 credits are accepted towards a certificate program at Queensborough.

  • Transfer students must also meet the requirements for the CUNY Assessment Tests. (Refer to the Testing section.)

  • Transfer credits are not calculated as part of the student’s Grade Point Average (GPA).

In order to review your possible credits, please submit official college transcripts or an official AP score report to the Office of Admissions.


Apply as a Transfer Student

Step 2: Send Your Transcripts Directly To Us

Most high schools and colleges are working remotely or with a limited staff. The quickest and easiest way for us to complete your application is to have your transcripts sent to us directly through email.

Freshman:

  • If you are currently attending a NYC DOE high school, be sure to enter your nine-digit OSIS number in the ‘High School/Secondary’ section of the Admission Application, which will enable us to retrieve your transcript electronically.
  • If you do not attend a NYC DOE school, contact your local high school and request that a transcript be emailed to our admissions office at admissions@qcc.cuny.edu.

Transfer:

  • Many colleges use electronic services such as Parchment, TranscriptsPlus, Credentials Transcripts Network, National Clearinghouse etc. When using these services, request that a transcript be emailed to our admissions office at admissions@qcc.cuny.edu.
  • If you have a transcript sent directly to you, we cannot consider it official. Be sure you have it sent directly to our office.

Welcome Nassau County Students

  • Our students benefit from scholarly and cultural experiences beyond the classroom.

  • Take advantage of internships, research, community service - all designed to reinforce classroom learning and prepare you for your future academic and career choices!

  • Our exclusive transfer resource center will prepare you to go on to 4-year institutions including: New York University, Hofstra University, Syracuse University, St. Joseph's College, St. John's University, Baruch College, and more!

  • When you begin your career, you will join the more than 72,000 successful alumni from the Metropolitan area.

  • Comprising one of the most diverse populations of any college in the U.S., Queensborough enrolls over 12,000 students each year who pursue associate degrees or professional certificates.

  • And best of all, Nassau County residents are eligible for the affordable CUNY Value tuition rate.

Your cost to attend QCC may be more affordable with the Excelsior Scholarship Program. Learn more about the NYS Excelsior Scholarship Program.

Prohibition On Submission Of Fraudulent Admission Documents:

The submission of documents in support of applications for admission such as transcripts, diplomas, test scores, references, or the applications themselves, that are forged, fraudulent, altered from the original, obtained under false pretenses, or otherwise deceptive is prohibited and is punishable by a five year bar on applying for admission or five year suspension from CUNY. A second violation is punishable by a lifetime ban on applying for admission or expulsion from CUNY.

After You've Been Admitted:

Congratulations! You've been admitted to Queensborough and we're ready to help with your next steps!

You can check the status of your application by clicking the link below. Be sure to complete all the necessary steps on the Enrollment Checklist.

Check Application Status

Life @ QCC

Queensborough offers a wide variety of resources to enrich your academic experience. You can connect with fellow students through clubs, activities, athletics, service learning, student government, veterans services, and much more.

Student Life


We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon!

Accessible and Affordable

As part of the nation's largest urban University, The City University of New York, Queensborough Community College is a safe, solid and smart choice. Now, and for your future!

If you have any questions or need assistance you can contact the Office of Admissions at 718-281-5000 or via email at admissions@qcc.cuny.edu.

Contact Us

Email: Admissions@qcc.cuny.edu | Phone: (718) 281-5000

Come Visit our Campus

Visiting Queensborough is the best way to get to know our beautiful campus, but that's not all! Learn about our student-focused Queensborough Academies and our outstanding 40+ academic programs.

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Services for Students with Disabilities

If you need accommodation(s) due to a disability, please contact QCC's Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) by calling 718-631-6257.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses 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 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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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.