Spring '23 Registration at Queensborough!

Spring classes start on Wednesday, January 25th

Classes will be offered in 8 formats - In Person, Hybrid Asynchronous, Hybrid Synchronous, HyField, HyFlex, Online Asynchronous, Online Synchronous, and Online Mix.

REMINDER: All students taking hybrid or in person classes and who have not received a religious or medical exemption must upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination into CUNYfirst IMMEDIATELY or they will be dropped from those classes. Please note:

  • Students who submitted proof of vaccination for a previous semester do not need to re-submit.
  • Proof of vaccination in CUNYfirst is required for all students to enter CUNY facilities, including the Queensborough campus.
  • Students in HyFlex classes who wish to come to campus must have their proof of vaccination uploaded to CUNYfirst. 
  • While not immediately required, all students are strongly encouraged to receive and upload proof of a booster vaccination when eligible.
  • Students who are not yet vaccinated must get the J&J vaccine and upload proof of vaccination immediately. The deadline to receive other vaccinations has passed. Students who received the first dose of Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer vaccine but have not received their second dose yet should immediately email COVID19coordinator@qcc.cuny.edu for assistance. Use these tools to find a free vaccine site close to you and to check which vaccine(s) they offer:​

How To Upload Proof of Vaccination in CUNYFirst

COVID-19 Vaccination Deadlines for Spring '23

For the Spring '23 semester, the vast majority of CUNY courses will be in person. Students taking in person or hybrid courses must be fully vaccinated when classes begin, meaning unvaccinated students will be dropped before classes begin if they do not meet the below guidelines and deadlines:

  • If your vaccination documents are already approved in CUNYfirst, you do not need to re-submit them.

  • If you are fully vaccinated but have not uploaded proof in CUNYfirst because all of your classes are currently remote, don't wait! Do it today and you'll be ready to visit campus or take an in person class.

  • All students (except those with approved exemptions or exceptions) must be fully vaccinated in order to enter any CUNY facility.

  • Medical and religious exemptions must be submitted 30 days before the start of classes.

  • Students will be able to enroll for in person/hybrid classes without providing proof of vaccination at the time of enrollment — but will need to be fully vaccinated and their documents approved before the beginning of classes.

  • Students will be dropped for vaccination non-compliance after January 15, 2023.

How To Upload Proof of Vaccination in CUNYFirst

Key Deadlines

Vaccination Deadline Dates
Vaccine Deadline
Moderna Passed
Pfizer Passed
Novavax Passed
Johnson & Johnson Upload Proof of Vaccination Immediately

The deadline to upload proof of vaccination to CUNYfirst for Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer vaccinations has passed. If you have not been vaccinated and are registered for in person or hybrid classes, you must have the Johnson & Johnson shot and upload proof before the semester begins to attend any of those classes.

Note: If you upload proof of a J&J vaccination received after January 10th, 2023 but before the semester begins, you will be required to show proof a negative PCR covid test to access campus while your upload is being verified (14 days). If you do not upload proof of vaccination and are registered for in person or hybrid classes, you will be dropped from those classes.

After uploading your vaccine information, vaccination card, or medical or religious exemption request, it will take a few days to verify the information. Note: The system will not automatically notify you whether or not your vaccine information has been approved. After a couple of days, begin checking CUNYfirst to see if your vaccine information was approved. Once it is approved, you will also see the approval on your QCC Connect app. Scan your digital TigerCard at campus access points to access campus.

Use these tools to find a free vaccine site close to you and to check which vaccine(s) they offer:

Course Delivery for Spring '23

In addition to online courses, spring courses will also be offered in a hybrid format (part in person and part online), and some classes will be taught fully in person. Please check the classes in CUNYfirst to learn which courses will be taught online, hybrid or in person. If you have not yet registered, you are strongly urged to register as soon as classes are filling fast.


Classes will be taught in one of eight ways:

  • In-person class meetings will be taught face to face in the classroom on campus.
  • All class meeting days/times are listed in the schedule of classes for students at the time of enrollment.
  • Asynchronous classes  do not require you to login to your virtual course  at a specified time.
  • You will be required to complete coursework, for example, watch pre-recorded lectures, films or other provided media such as readings, on your own time, but be mindful of due dates specified by your professor!
  • Assignment deadlines and exam days/times are maintained and included on the class syllabus.
  • Synchronous class meetings are similar to on campus classes in that you must be present (online) at the time the class is scheduled in CUNYfirst to meet.
  • These online classes will be taught live. You will engage with the instructor and other students.
  • You must login to a virtual learning platform, such as Blackboard, during scheduled class times.
  • Your professors will inform you via email which platform the class will be using.
  • All Synchronous class meeting days/times are listed in the schedule of classes.
  • Online Mix classes offer a combination of online synchronous meetings and asynchronous online work.
  • Students attend some classes on designated online synchronous days, with the remainder of the course being delivered via asynchronous, deadline-based instruction and assignments.
  • All required instructional hours are online.
  • Contact includes instruction and learning activities
  • All the class work, examinations, quizzes, writing assignments, lab work etc. are fully online.
  • All synchronous class meeting days/times are listed in the schedule of classes.
  • Hybrid Asynchronous classes offer a combination of in person and online instruction/contact hours.
  • Contact includes instruction and learning activities.
  • Online portions of the course are offered asynchronously. Students participate in online portions of the course via asynchronous, deadline-based assignments.
  • All in person class meeting days/times are listed in the schedule of classes for students at the time of enrollment.
  • Hybrid Synchronous classes offer a combination of in person and online instruction/contact hours.
  • Contact includes instruction and learning activities.
  • Online portions of the course are offered synchronously. Students participate in online portions of the course via designated online synchronous days.
  • Synchronous class sessions will take place at assigned class times.
  • All in person and synchronous class meeting days/times are listed in the schedule of classes for students at the time of enrollment.
  • HyField classes offer a combination of in person instruction hours that occur off campus doing field-based experiential learning during scheduled times and online instruction hours that may be asynchronous and/or synchronous.
  • HyField classes do not require classroom access—all in person instruction occurs off-campus.
  • Contact includes instruction and learning activities.
  • Synchronous class sessions will always take place at the assigned class times.
  • All class meeting days/times/location are listed in the schedule of classes for students at the time of enrollment.
  • HyFlex courses are in person with options of synchronous online, and/or asynchronous online contact hours.
  • Contact includes instruction and learning activities.
  • All class meeting days/times are listed in the schedule of classes for students at the time of enrollment.
  • Class must be tagged with all available HyFlex modalities attributes for students.

Please be sure to take a few minutes to check your course schedule in CUNYfirst to see how the courses you have registered for will be delivered.

Start Smart!

The better prepared you are to engage in your courses, the more successful your spring semester will be. If you have yet to register, remember, classes are filling fast! Contact your adviser with questions.

Important Reminders:

  • If you are attending class in person or as part of a hybrid course, you must be vaccinated.

  • If you need to access the campus for any reason other than attending class, you must be vaccinated.

  • If you registered for any online classes, synchronous or asynchronous, you must login to your classes and participate/engage in online academically related activities, or initiate contact with the instructor & to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course or ask a course-related question, so your enrollment can be verified by your professor! Once the semester begins, login and participate in all your online classes using Blackboard to avoid an administrative withdrawal / WN.

  • Over the next few weeks, look for important emails from the College and your professors on your Office 365 student email account. Start Smart!

All of us at the College wish you a great spring semester, and we are here to help as you work towards your degree at Queensborough.

There Are 2 Ways You Can Register for Spring:

register using schedule builder

Use DegreeWorks and Schedule Builder to choose your classes, plan your schedule then register for classes on CUNYfirst.

ask an adviser to help you

We are here to help you get ready for spring. You can email to make an appointment with an adviser using Starfish or CUNYfirst.

Find an Adviser

How do I Register for the Spring Semester?

Current QCC and CUNY Students attending a CUNY College other than Queensborough should register via Schedule Builder on CUNYfirst. Advisement is not required, but we urge QCC students to make an appointment to speak with an adviser prior to registering. You can email or call your adviser (listed in Starfish).


Register Using Schedule Builder on CUNYfirst

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How to Access Schedule Builder on CUNYfirst:

What is Schedule Builder?

Schedule Builder is designed to assist you in planning your schedule. Schedule Builder allows you to graphically view schedule options based on the courses and times that work best for you.

  1. Login to your Student Center on CUNYfirst.

  2. Click the “Schedule Builder” tile to access the Schedule Builder application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser).

    Image of the Schedule Builder tile on CUNYfirst

  3. Once the application opens, Schedule Builder’s Welcome page should appear. Next, select the term in which you would like to search for classes directly on the Welcome page.

Guides/Tutorials:


I’m Not a Current Student, How do I Apply for the Spring Semester?

Who is Eligible for Spring Semester?

  • Non-degree students

  • Visiting students who are current undergraduates at a non-CUNY college/university


Non-Degree Students

Non-degree students should complete the Non-degree PDF application.

Non-Degree Application

Visiting Students

Visiting students should complete the Visiting students PDF application.

Visiting Student Application

Questions

Non-degree and visiting students, if you have any questions with applying for Spring classes at Queensborough please contact our Admissions office at admissions@qcc.cuny.edu

What Classes are being Offered?

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: 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 Gallery

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.