Spring '22 Semester

In-Person | Hybrid | Online (Asynchronous and Synchronous)

Course Delivery for Spring '22

CUNY is playing an important role in New York City's recovery, and the return to our campus this fall marks an important milestone of that journey. As noted by Governor Cuomo in May, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all students attending in-person classes beginning this fall.

In addition to online courses (synchronous and asynchronous), fall 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 synchronously, asynchronously, 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 four ways:

  • 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.
  • How can you tell if your online class is synchronous? Login to CUNYfirst schedule of classes. For synchronous classes, days/times are listed on the CUNYfirst schedule of classes. These are the days and times you are expected to be online.

Synchronous online courses appear like this in the course schedule:

-Instruction Mode: Online
-Dates & Times: Specific Days and Times indicate when you are expected to be online.

Synchronous Class on CUNYFirst

  • 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.
  • How can you tell if your online class is asynchronous? Login to CUNYfirst schedule of classes. The Instruction Mode is listed Under "Room" as "Online-Asynchronous"

Asynchronous online course listings appear like this in the course schedule:

-Instruction Mode: Online-Asynchronous

Asynchronous Class on CUNYFirst

In-person class meetings will be taught face to face in the classroom on campus, with care and attention given to social distancing in the interest of student and faculty health and safety.

In Person Class on CUNYFirst

  • A hybrid class includes a combination of online instruction (synchronous or asynchronous) with some in-person class meetings taught face to face in a classroom on campus, with care and attention given to social distancing in the interest of student and faculty health and safety.

Hybrid courses appear like this in the course schedule:

- Instruction Mode: Hybrid

Hybrid instruction mode for courses listed in CUNYfirst

Note: Very few classes will be offered as Hybrid and In Person.

All of us at Queensborough are here to help you stay on track towards graduation and achieve success!

Advantages to Registering Now:

  • You will be able to get the classes you need to stay on track towards graduation
  • You will be able to get the schedule that works best for you
  • You don't have to pay now*; just register for the classes you need
  • You can register for the next course in a sequence without waiting for your current semester grades; for example, if you enrolled in ENGL101 you can register now for ENGL102!

*Review your financial aid on CUNYfirst. If you have questions or need help contact the Office of Financial Services; and contact the Bursar's office for information about the 7 Ways to Pay Your Bill or to set up a Nelnet Payment Plan.

Spring classes start on Friday, January 28th.

There Are 2 Ways You Can Register for Spring:

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

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

Find an Adviser

Virtual Walk-In Advisement

Click on the image to the right to enter a virtual room on Blackboard Collaborate. (There is no need to login to Blackboard to speak with an adviser.)

  • Once you are inside Collaborate, type your name to join an advisement session. Then click "Join Session".
  • Once you enter the advisement session, you will be greeted by an advising staff member within a few minutes.
  • You will need to provide your EMPL ID (Student ID) and the reason for assistance.
  • You will be connected to the next available adviser in a breakout room. Wait times vary.
  • Your webcam and microphone are only available once in a session with an adviser, in a breakout room. The webcam and microphone are disabled while you are in the waiting room to prevent too much confusion.

You can expect to wait to see someone, as you would in person, but those times vary from day to day.

Advisement Service Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 pm

Virtual Academy Advisement Office: Effective from Monday, January 10th through Thursday, February 3rd

Virtual Academy Advisement Operating Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

How do I Register for Spring Semester?

Current QCC and CUNY Students attending a CUNY College other than Queensborough should register via 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).

  1. Login to CUNYfirst using your CUNY student account username and password, then click “Self Service” then click “Student Center”

  2. Once you are in the Student Center, click “Search For Classes”

    Student Cener screen within CUNYfirst

  3. For Institution choose “Queensborough Community College”

    For Term choose “2021 Spring Term”

    For Subject choose from the drop-down menu which subject you wish to do a class search for

    Search for Classes screen within CUNYfirst

  4. At the bottom click “Search

    Submit button location with arrow overlay pointing to the button.

  5. Choose which course from the subject list best fits your schedule

    Search results screen where you can select your desired course

  6. Either click “Enroll” to register for the course, or copy the Class number/Section to add to Schedule Builder*

    Screen showing where the Enroll tab is inside of CUNYfirst

*Note: If you wish to use Schedule Builder to help you create a Spring schedule, make sure to copy or write down the Class number or course Section for the class you wish to add to Schedule Builder. Click the link below for how to use Schedule Builder!

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 “Launch Schedule Builder” link to access the Schedule Builder application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser).

  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.


Register Using CUNYfirst

How do I Apply for 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


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

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.