You don't have to matriculate to take classes at Queens College. Many courses, especially those offered in summer and winter, are available to visiting non-degree students. We welcome applications from undergraduates in good standing from another accredited university/college; casual students with a bachelor's degrees from a U.S. accredited college; and applicants who are eligible for admission as a freshman or transfer but do not intend to pursue a degree. Students who do not meet requirements for admission as freshmen may be considered for non-degree admission if: they satisfactorily completed high school or a GED; they never attended college; and three years have elapsed since high school graduation. Non-degree students may register for day or evening courses, but are limited to a maximum of 11 credits per semester. Credits earned as a non-degree student may be applied to a degree program if the student is accepted for matriculation. Non-degree students may apply for matriculation after completing 12 credits, but must apply before accumulating 24 credits.
If you're interested, complete the Undergraduate Non-degree Application and submit the application along with the fee of $65 before the deadline dates, August 1 for Fall and December 1 for Spring admission. Currently enrolled as a degree student in another CUNY college? You must complete an ePermit request using CUNYfirst. Navigate to your Student Center, then under the “other academics” drop down box, select ePermit to complete the request.
Note that non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid and pay a higher rate of tuition than degree students.
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New York State residents 60 years and older who have completed high school may qualify to audit undergraduate courses on a space-available basis. Auditors receive no credit for coursework and pay $80 per semester (billed when registered.)