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Make Queensborough your first choice.
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The Queensborough Difference

Located on 37 lush acres in Bayside, New York.

  • Queensborough offers students over 30 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 16,000 students each year to pursue associate degrees or certificate programs.
  • We offer the CUNY Value! Pay tuition & fees $5,191 per year! Save nearly 85% on college*
  • Learn more about Queensborough Community College

Office of Admissions

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

Monday: 8:45am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:45am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:45am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:45am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:45am - 5:00pm

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

How to Apply as a …

Freshman

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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Re-Admission

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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Veteran/Military

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

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Priority Deadlines
Spring Admission: Sept. 15
Fall Admission: Feb. 1

Non-Degree Student

You can attend Queensborough with non-degree status. However, there are important differences between non-degree and matriculated students.

Non-Degree Students:

  • are not officially enrolled in a program of study leading to the Associate degree or certificate
  • 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.
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Visiting Student

If you're a student from another CUNY college and want to take one or more courses at Queensborough, you'll need to use the E-Permit registration process. You should consult with the Registrar's office and academic advisor at your home college for permission to register for courses offered at another institution.

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Senior Citizen

Learning never stops no matter how old (or young) you are! Queensborough welcomes senior citizens! If you’re a senior citizen (60 years of age and older) you can register for one or more classes at Queensborough as a non-degree student. A fee of $65 (USD) is charged each semester. This fee covers the cost of the application and the courses you want to take. Proof of age is requested at the time of application. Seniors are usually invited to register shortly before the start of the semester. A registration date will be mailed when the College receives your application.

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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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Information Sessions and Campus Tours

The Office of Admissions invites prospective students and their families to visit our beautiful campus and learn more about Queensborough Community College first-hand.

  • Learn about our academic programs, financial aid, scholarships, student support services and the admission process
  • Discover our nationally recognized Queensborough Academies
  • Find out about our athletics, campus organizations, internships and study-abroad opportunities
  • Take a walking tour of our beautiful campus. Campus tours are offered weekly. To schedule an appointment call: 718.281.5000 or Email: admissions@qcc.cuny.edu

We offer group information sessions for prospective applicants and their families. If you have questions about Queensborough's academic programs, student life, the application process, or financial aid, make time to attend an information session. Information sessions last approximately one hour and include a campus tour.

Information Sessions and Campus Tours will meet in the Medical Arts Building, Room M-136 at 4PM

Group Tours Only

For group tour information and scheduling, please email Edgar DeCastro at Edecastro@qcc.cuny.edu. Please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance of your desired tour date so that arrangements can be confirmed. To ensure the best group tour experience, please limit the size of your group to 30 students.

Getting Here

Public Transportation

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Campus Map

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After You Apply:

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to QCC, now what?

Be sure to check out the Enrollment Checklist

Check your application status online to make sure that all of your application materials have been received. After submitting supporting documents, please allow 6-8 weeks for your application status to update. Items sent to CUNY will not be returned.

Check Application Status Instructions

You've been admitted to Queensborough! Congratulations! Now what?
Now that you've been admitted to Queensborough, we're ready to help with the next steps. Below, see the milestones that apply for your semester of admission. We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon!

The Office of New Student Engagement is specifically designed to assist all incoming Freshman and Transfer students from the time of acceptance through their first week as a QCC student. Visit us here:

Office of New Student Engagement

Queensborough Community College
222-05 56th Avenue Bayside, NY 11364 (718) 631-6262
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