How to Apply as a Visiting Student

Visiting students are currently enrolled at another college or university.

Current CUNY students wishing to take class will register for classes via the e-permit process

Visiting students currently enrolled at a Non CUNY school are required to complete the Queensborough College Visiting student application which includes a Certification for Students Enrolled in Other Institutions of Higher Education from a student's home school. The Certification will be emailed to you once you have submitted the electronic Visiting Student application. Please note that visiting students wishing to take CH128, CH152, CH251 or CH252 will need to obtain permission from our Chemistry Department in addition to providing a Certification from your home school. Unofficial transcripts for permission purposes can be sent to To ensure that your application will be processed in a timely manner, please complete all sections and submit by the Application deadlines. Applications will not be processed after the deadline. A non-refundable processing fee of $65 is required to process this application. Based on the latest Coronavirus guidance, the QCC Office of Admissions is working remotely. To assist students with their applications, our office will process your application and add the $65 to your account. In short, you do not need to submit the $65 in person or by mail.

Visiting students can apply for all semesters (fall, winter, spring, summer) and students are encouraged to apply early, as classes tend to fill up quickly. Enrollment in certain "high-demand" lab science courses (Anatomy and Physiology, Micro-Biology for example) may be limited to Queensborough degree seeking students only. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid and will be billed at the higher tuition rate.

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Tuition Eligibility

To be eligible for New York City tuition rates, students must be residents of New York State for the past year, and must have lived in New York City as the principal place of residence for six consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the semester you want to attend. In addition students must be US citizens, permanent residents, or possess an eligible non-immigrant status. The information provided will be used to determine if a student qualifies for the New York City tuition rate.

To view available classes visit the CUNYfirst online class schedule site

All students must provide proof of immunization. New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires post-secondary students to show protection against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). Persons born before January 1, 1957 must provide proof of rubella immunization. Persons born on or after January 1, 1957 are required to present proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). Submit forms to the Office of Health Services prior to registration. For more information visit the Office of Health Services immunization forms web page.

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) located in room S-132 or call 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.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
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.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

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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QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

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.