Winter '23 Session

Winter classes start on Tuesday, January 3rd

Accessible. Affordable. Accelerated.

With the Fall ‘22 semester now well underway, keep the momentum going towards your degree. Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, taking a class during Winter Session is a great way to keep your momentum going and accelerate towards your degree.

Affordability and transferability matter to four-year college and university students.
Register for a Winter course at Queensborough and:

  • Keep your academic momentum going
  • Save money with our low tuition rates
  • Boost your GPA
  • Lighten your course load during the academic year
  • Graduate sooner

Courses start at $210 per credit*.

*Matriculated Students who are NYC & Nassau County residents. Excludes student fees. Visit How much does College Cost? for tuition and fees. Visit our Residency Requirements for more information.

Queensborough students interested in taking a Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) course within their degree program, should apply for a winter STEM course tuition waiver to receive their course tuition-free after registering for that course via CUNYfirst. If your STEM waiver is approved, your selected course will be free.*

*Excluding any applicable fees associated with registration.

COVID-19 Vaccination Deadlines for Winter '23

For the Spring '23 semester, the vast majority of CUNY courses will be in person. Students taking In Person, Hybrid, or HyFlex 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 December 23, 2022.

How To Upload Proof of Vaccination in CUNYFirst

Key Deadlines

Vaccination Deadline Dates
Vaccine Deadline
Moderna 1st Dose: 11/21/2022
2nd Dose: 12/19/2022
Pfizer 1st Dose: 11/28/2022
2nd Dose: 12/19/2022
Novavax 1st Dose: 11/28/2022
2nd Dose: 12/19/2022
Johnson & Johnson 12/19/2022

The deadline to upload proof of vaccination to CUNYfirst is December 23, 2022.

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:

How do I Register for Winter Session?

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


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.


How do I Apply for Winter Session?

Who is Eligible for Winter Session?

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

Visiting students who are current undergraduates at a non-CUNY college/university should complete the visiting students application.

Visiting Student Application


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

Non-degree Application

Non-degree and visiting students, if you have any questions with applying for winter classes at Queensborough please contact our Admissions office at

Why Register Now for Winter & Spring 2023?

Advantages to Registering Early:

  • 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!

Winter STEM Waiver for Current Queensborough Students

The STEM Tuition Waiver program provides tuition reimbursement to eligible students for one Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) course taken in Winter 2023.  The waiver is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and the funds are limited, so please read the eligibility requirements below and apply as early as possible.

To apply for a STEM Tuition Waiver, please read the eligibility information below carefully. When you fill-out the application, you will need to check the box indicating that you understand the eligibility requirements. Fill in the requested information on the application, and then click to submit. If your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Winter ’23 STEM Waiver eligibility

  1. Be a degree-seeking student at Queensborough Community College
  2. Be in good financial standing with the College (no Bursar holds on your account).
  3. Register for one STEM course in the Winter 2023 session at QCC. The STEM course must be required for your degree.
    1. You must be registered for the STEM Winter 2023 course you wish to take before submitting the application, otherwise the online application will not allow you to apply.
    2. If you are unsure about what STEM courses you need to take for your degree, please see your advisor before registering.  
  4. Queensborough students are not permitted to use the STEM waiver for courses taken elsewhere on e-permit.
  5. Register for at least one course in Spring 2023. If you have not registered for at least one course during Spring 2023, please do so before submitting the application. If this is the final course that you need for graduation, then you do not have to register for Spring 2023. Please check the box on the form indicating that this is your last course needed for graduation.
  6. Attend the STEM course in Winter 2023. Students who receive a WN for non-attendance will not receive a STEM Tuition Waiver and will be required to pay for the course
  7. Submit this application no later than noon on Thursday, December 29, 2022.
  8. STEM Tuition Waivers will be offered to students on a first come, first served basis. The number of waivers awarded is limited by the amount of funding for the program received from the City of New York. 
  9. Check your student email: You will receive a notice by email telling you whether or not you have been offered a waiver.  
  10. Understand that after applying, you may change your registration to a different STEM course offered during the Winter 2023 session. However, you must still meet all of the conditions listed above to receive the waiver.  
  11. Understand that the STEM Tuition Waiver only covers tuition.  You are still responsible for any fees associated with your course or registration.

Courses Eligible for the STEM Tuition Waiver for Winter ‘23

STEM Course List – Winter ’23
Course Subject Credits
BI 110 Fundamentals of Life Science 3
BI 111 Introduction to Human Biology 3
BU 203 Principles of Statistics 3
CH 127 Introductory General Chemistry 4.5
ET 570 Creating Smartphone Apps 3
ET 575 Introduction to C++ Programming Design and Implementation 3
ET 725 Computer Network Security 3
ET 841* The Science of Energy and Power in the Modern World 3
ET 842* Energy Production and Conservation for a Sustainable World 1
HE 102 Health, Behavior and Society 2
HE 103 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
HE 105 Human Sexuality 3
HE 107 Mental Health: Understanding Your Behavior 3
HE 110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
MA 114 College Algebra and Trigonometry for Technical Students 4
MA 119* College Algebra 3
MA 121* Elementary Trigonometry 1
MA 128 Calculus for Technical and Business Students 4
MA 336 Statistics 3
MA 440 PreCalculus Mathematics 4
NU 204 Nursing and Societal Forces 3
PH 111* Space, Astronomy, and Our Universe 3
PH 112* Space, Astronomy, and Our Universe Laboratory 1
PH 201 General Physics I 4
PSYC 101 Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth and Development 3

*Students may receive a waiver for both ET-841 and ET-842, PH-111 and PH-112, or MA-119 and MA-121, as long as they are both taken in Winter ’23.

Please note that the STEM course chosen must be needed for your degree. If you are unsure which STEM courses you need to take to graduate, please see your advisor.  

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