Office of Admissions

If you have questions or need assistance, please email us at admissions@qcc.cuny.edu. or call us at 718-281-5000.


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The office is providing services to students via e-mail, telephone, and online zoom appointments, with limited in-person services available. We recommend that you continue to work with us remotely - it's convenient and easy!

All visitors to campus are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test no more than seven days prior to coming to campus. Masks are required for in-person services.

Why Queensborough?

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)*.
  • 70% of our full-time faculty hold a Doctoral or Terminal Degree - more than 2X the national average.
  • We offer over 40+ programs of study in both the traditional liberal arts and sciences as well as a wide choice of cutting-edge career and certificate programs, all designed to launch your future.
  • Our ground-breaking Queensborough Academies offer engaging opportunities for deeper learning through enhanced advisement, guidance and high-impact practices.

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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Applying to Queensborough

If you hold a regular or local high school diploma, or a New York State Equivalency Diploma (HSE/GED) and you've not yet attended college or any post-secondary institution including business, trade or technical school, you'll need to file the Freshman application for admission.

Apply as a Freshman

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. Here's the good part: you might receive advanced standing for completed course work!

Apply as a Transfer Student

Have you been educated outside the United States? Do you count yourself as a permanent resident, refugee, and/or a student on a temporary visa (i.e. F1 student visas)? You'll need to file the appropriate application (Freshman or Transfer).

Apply as an International Student

Non-degree students are not currently enrolled at a college and wish to take classes at QCC without pursuing a degree. Non-degree students are not officially enrolled in a program of study leading to the Associate degree or certificate but still receive college credit for coursework

Apply as a Non-Degree Student

If you were previously a student at QCC, whether in degree or non-degree status, and have not attended the College for one or more semesters (fall or spring), you'll need to submit an Application for Readmission.

If you were previously academically dismissed from the College you must complete the Readmission Application for Dismissed Students.


Eligibility for readmission is determined on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Prior academic performance at Queensborough Community College
  • Reasonable capability for improvement
  • Ability to meet the requirements and standards of the degree program in which you plan to enroll
  • Meets the Queensborough Community College (QCC) and City University of New York (CUNY) standards for academic retention and satisfactory academic progress
  • Recent academic performance outside of QCC, if applicable. Please note that you are required to submit official transcripts for all institutions that you have attended after QCC.


If after reviewing your request, the Office of Admissions determines that you ARE eligible to be readmitted, you will be notified by phone and/or email with additional instructions. 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 $20 to your account. In short, you do not need to submit the $20 in person or by mail.

Students who fail to meet the eligibility criteria will NOT be granted readmission to the College, and may request additional information from the Office of Admissions regarding alternative options and available appeal processes by emailing admissions@qcc.cuny.edu or calling 718 281.5000.


Although the priority deadline has passed, Request for Readmission are still being considered on a case by case basis.

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 from a student's home school.

Apply as a Visiting Student

Learning never stops no matter how old (or young) you are! Queensborough welcomes senior citizens! If you are a senior citizen (60 years of age and older) you may audit classes as a non-matriculated student on a tuition-free, space-available basis. Senior citizen students do not receive grades or academic credit.

Senior citizen students do not receive grades or academic credit. Senior Citizens who wish to enroll for credit may opt to do so on the same basis as any other degree-credit student and pay the applicable tuition and fees. A fee of $65 (USD) is charged each semester/session.

Admissions Criteria

In order to be admitted as a senior student the following criteria must be met:
New York City Resident
60 years of age or older as of the first day of classes

Applicants will be required to submit:
Proof of age (Medicaid card, Driver's License, birth certificate or passport)
Proof of New York City address

How to apply

Seniors must apply for audit only non-matriculated classes using our Non-Degree Application. Be sure to indicate on the non-degree application that you are applying as a senior citizen auditing class.


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Fees
$65 Senior fee per session/semester due at the time of registration
$15 consolidated fee per semester due at the time of registration

Students who have received an Associate degree from Queensborough Community College should complete the online CUNY Application as a transfer student. The application will then be processed internally to reflect second degree status.

Students who have obtained a baccalaureate degree, or attended another college(s) since leaving/graduating Queensborough must also submit official transcript(s) from those institutions to the Admissions Office. Transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credit consideration, and such credit will be determined according to the college's transfer policy. Students for a second degree are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits toward the new Associate degree at Queensborough.

Students who have been out of QCC for 4 of more years and have not attended any other schools since leaving QCC may be eligible for an Academic Fresh Start. The Academic Fresh Start (AFS) program provides an opportunity for students to re-enroll without being penalized for past unsatisfactory academic performance.

*Students dismissed for Academic Dishonesty are not eligible for Academic Fresh Start. However, students that were academically dismissed (cumulative GPA that has fallen below the requirements) are eligible to apply for Academic Fresh Start.

Apply for a Fresh Start

The Office of Military and Veterans Services is here to assist you with your transition to Queensborough.

Apply as a Veteran

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Programs of Study

Queensborough Community College can launch you into nearly any profession: doctor, lawyer, teacher, police officer, nurse, computer programmer, scientist, business owner, artist, and much more. We offer transfer programs, including dual-joint degree programs, as well as career and certificate programs.

Queensborough prepares students for an exciting new career or for transfer to a four-year program. In fact, more than half of our students transfer to a four-year CUNY institution after earning their Associate degrees.


Get more information about our degree and certificate programs.

Programs of Study

After You've Been Admitted:

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

Be sure to complete all the necessary steps on the Enrollment Checklist.


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!

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Room: A-210 | 718.281.5000 | admissions@qcc.cuny.edu

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Our Mission

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment supports and advances the recruitment, admission and enrollment of students to Queensborough Community College. Operating under the University's policy of open-admission, the office seeks to collaborate with internal and external partners to promote higher education to the public we serve. Our Office is committed to professional standards and practices. We strive to strengthen our mission based upon the goals and aspirations of the College.

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