Applying to Queensborough is Easy

Applications are accepted year-round. Contact Admissions for more information.

Effective March 17, 2020, the Office of Admissions will be providing services to students via e-mail, telephone and other online modalities. If you have questions or need assistance, please email us at

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.

Apply as a Freshman

As a 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!

Apply as a Transfer Student


  1. Visit the CUNY application page to create an account or log into CUNYfirst.

  2. Complete the online application and submit the application fee.

  3. Submit documents (transcripts, GED, TASC and/or other test scores) to CUNY. Please note that letters of recommendation and personal essays are not required.

Apply Online

Are you a Nassau County resident? You are eligible for the New York City tuition rate! Visit our Nassau County Students page to learn more.

Your cost to attend QCC may be more affordable with the Excelsior Scholarship Program. Learn more about the NYS Excelsior Scholarship Program.

Come Visit our Campus

Visiting Queensborough is the best way to get to know our beautiful campus, but that's not all! Learn about our student-focused Queensborough Academies and our outstanding 40+ academic programs.

Visit Us Online

After You've Been Admitted:

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

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

Check Application Status

Life @ QCC

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

Student Life

We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon!

Contact Us

Phone: (718) 281-5000

Services for Students with Disabilities

If you need accommodation(s) due to a disability, please contact QCC's Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) by calling 718-631-6257.

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.