Queensborough Community College's Admissions site

The Office of Admissions

Located on 37 lush acres in Bayside, New York

  • Queensborough offers students over 40+ programs of study in both the traditional liberal arts and sciences as well a wide choice of cutting-edge career and certificate programs, all designed to launch your future.

  • Queensborough is deeply committed to your success. Our ground-breaking Queensborough Academies offers you engaging opportunities to maximize your potential through enhanced advisement, guidance and high impact practices leading to deeper, meaningful learning.

  • We offer real opportunities to grow outside the classroom as well. Our internships, research, study abroad, community service and extracurricular options reinforce classroom learning and foster cooperation.

  • Comprising one of the most diverse populations of any college in the U.S., Queensborough enrolls over 15,000 students each year to pursue associate degrees or certificate programs.

  • We offer the CUNY Value! Save nearly 85% on college*

  • Learn more about Queensborough Community College

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

Mission Statement

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.

Department Goals

1. Expand points of contact though use of technology

2. Promote the success and advancement of core Student Affairs departmental functions and services

Office of Admissions

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

Normal Hours of Operation:

From 1/13/2020 through 1/31/2020
Mondays: 8:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Office will be closed on Monday, 1/20 in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

How to Apply as a...


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.

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Transfer Student

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!

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International Student/Educated Abroad

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).

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If you're a student in good academic standing, but haven't attended the College for one or more semesters (fall or spring), whether in degree or non-degree status, you'll need to file a Request for Readmission.

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

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Non-Degree 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
  • Pay a slightly higher rate of tuition and are not eligible for financial aid
  • May not be able to enroll in certain "high-demand" lab science courses, e.g. Anatomy and Physiology, Micro-Biology.
  • Must demonstrate college readiness prior to class registration by submitting the appropriate documentation (ACT, SAT, NYS Regents, College Transcript)
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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 from a student’s home school.

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Senior Citizen

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. A fee of $65 (USD) is charged each semester/session. Proof of age and New York City residency is required at the time of application. Seniors will be invited to register shortly before the start of the semester.

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Candidate for a Second Degree

Do you already have an Associate degree from Queensborough and want to come back for more? No problem! You can apply as an internal second degree student. Applications are available from the Admissions Office.

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Nassau County Tuition Discount

You don’t have to live in New York City to get the bargain NYC tuition rate offered by Queensborough! In fact, if you’re a resident of New York State—anywhere in New York State—you could be eligible for NYC tuition rates! That means you, Nassau County!

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After You've Been Admitted:

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

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

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We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon!

Queensborough prepares you 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.

Explore your future

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

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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.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
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.