How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Transfer students are those who have completed course work, or who are currently enrolled, at an undergraduate college or other post-secondary institution including a business, trade or technical school. These students must file the Transfer application for admission and may receive advanced standing for completed course work.

Important: Applicants are required to report attendance at ALL post-secondary institutions, regardless of whether credits were earned. Failure to report all institutions on the application is a violation of University policy and applicants could be barred from attending a CUNY college.

Application are available online, directly with the City University of New York (CUNY).

Based on the latest Coronavirus guidance, the QCC Office of Admissions is working remotely. To assist applicants, we are accepting documents via email at this time. Please have your required documents sent directly to our office via email:

When To Apply

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

Transfer application fee - $70.00 (USD)- Payable by credit card, check or money order.

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

Change Of Plans?

Newly admitted students who did not register for their first semester, that they originally applied for, may file a Reactivation Form for the following semester. Students who file for Reactivation early gain an advanced start for advisement and registration for the following semester. To obtain a Reactivation Form, please contact the Admissions Office.

Academic Requirements For Transfer Students

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.

College Credit / Transfer Credit

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.

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.

Services for Students with Disabilities

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

Learn from the Best

  • We are ranked among the best community colleges in New York*.
  • We are ranked one of the best community colleges in the nation (13th out of 710)*.
  • 85% of our full-time faculty hold a Doctoral or Terminal Degree - 3X the national average.

Money Matters

  • Starting your college career at a community college is a more affordable option than a four-year university.
  • An Associate's degree can significantly boost your lifetime earnings.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Transfer scholarships to four-year colleges are available to Queensborough graduates who qualify.

Employment Opportunities

  • Students entering the workforce with an Associate's degree often find it easier to secure a job or internship while completing a Bachelor's degree.

*When compared to average US tuition and fees per year of private, nonprofit four-year colleges and universities.

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