Whether you are looking to return to school to earn your degree or advance professionally in your career at times that are convenient for you, attend classes during the summer and winter months to broaden your horizons or get a step ahead, or improve your English language skills and enroll in college, the Division of Innovative, International & Professional Studies offers a specialized program that is right for you. Our goal is to provide a holistic approach to meeting the educational needs of adult, traditional, and international students.
If you’re an adult age 25 and older, with a high school diploma or a GED, Adult Collegiate Education (ACE)
will allow you to obtain academic credit for your life achievements while you work toward a bachelor’s degree.
Can’t attend classes during the week? Busy students can pursue their degrees on Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays through the Weekend College
Academic certifications allow you to pursue a new career or advance in the one you’ve already entered. Queens College’s certificate programs in applied behavior analysis
, library science
, and risk management
are designed for individuals who already possess a bachelor’s degree. Professional & Continuing Studies (PCS)
offers non-credit certificate programs
as well as other professional development
, and corporate training
opportunities. Options range from project management
certification to health care
career training, an ABA-approved paralegal studies
certificate program, and various exam prep
and licensing courses
Students of all ages can enroll in short but intensive courses offered during Queens College’s Summer
For those wishing to improve their command of English, the English Language Institute (ELI)
has helped students succeed for over 60 years by offering convenient full- and part-time programs. The Queens College/ELI Path
offers a provisional admission option for students who do not initially meet the college’s minimum English language requirement.
New York State residents 60 years of age or older who have completed high school may attend Queens College as auditors. Senior Citizen auditors pay $80 per semester and can enroll on a non-credit, space-available basis by completing the Senior Citizen Auditor Application, available through the Office of Admissions