|We want your experience as a visiting student to Queens College to be a good one.
There are important processes and deadlines for you to follow at your home school, as well as at Queens College. They vary based on whether you are coming to us from another City University of New York (CUNY) college or from a non-CUNY college. We hope you find the following overview and suggestions useful.
Additional important information will be included in the packet you receive from Admissions when you are admitted. Special information for Summer Session students is available on the Summer Session Office's website.
We have included below information specific to you as a visiting student, as well as general information about processes that may be different at your home school.
Definitions Related to Visiting Students
Home School: The school that will be awarding you the degree, and has preapproved your taking specific courses here on permit toward that degree, is your Home School.
Host Institution: When you apply to Queens College as a visiting student and are accepted, Queens College will be the Host Institution.
First Steps: Admissions and Financial Aid
Special information for Summer Session students will be posted soon on the Summer Session Office's website.
If you are coming to us from another CUNY college (often referred to as PERMIT-IN)
As soon as you begin to consider taking a course(s) at Queens College as a permit-in student from your CUNY home school:
- Contact your home school for information about its requirements, procedures, required departmental and other approvals, and deadlines, as well as how the credits will show on your transcript there. If you are a financial aid recipient at your home school, discuss your plans with your financial aid counselor there as well; financial aid normally pays through your CUNY home school.
If you are coming to us from a non-CUNY college (often referred to as VISITING)
- Contact the appropriate Admissions Office (Graduate or Undergraduate) at Queens College for CUNY permit-in procedures, deadlines and applications. Even though you have a permit and have already paid your CUNY tuition, you must file a non-degree/visiting student admissions application here before you are eligible to register. When you are admitted, you will be coded and billed as a CUNY permit-in student.
As soon as you begin to consider taking a course(s) at Queens College as a visiting student from your non-CUNY home school:
- Contact your home school for information about their requirements, procedures, departmental approvals, and deadlines, as well as how the credits will show on your transcript there. If you are a financial aid recipient at your home school, discuss your plans with your financial aid counselor there as well.
- Contact the appropriate Admissions Office (Graduate or Undergraduate ) at Queens College for non-degree / visiting student application procedures and deadlines. If you expect to use financial aid for your attendance here, be sure to discuss your plans as early as possible with a counselor in our Financial Aid Office. When you are admitted, you will be coded and billed at the non-degree rate.
Registration and Bill Payment
Most of our students register through our web registration systems, and many pay by credit card using those systems. Additional information about Queens College processes will be included in your admissions packet.
If you are coming to us from another CUNY college
After you are accepted by our Admissions Office as a CUNY permit-in student, you must register here and follow Queens College registration and billing procedures and deadlines. You will be able to register for no more than the number of credits you paid for at your home school. Note: CUNY permit-in students are subject to additional charges such as late fees, change of program fees, and Materials and Transportation (MAT) charges, although they have paid their basic charges at their CUNY home school. Confirm your registration and billing information on the web registration system or the telephone registration system after you register or change your program--and be sure to pay any bill before the deadline.
Undergraduate students who do not register at Queens College after submitting the permit to our Admissions Office should contact our Admissions Office for documentation to take to their home school. Take that documentation to the office at your home school that issued the permit, and request adjustment of your records and any appropriate refund based on your change of plans.
If you are coming to us from a non-CUNY college
After you are accepted by our admissions office as a CUNY permit-in student, you must register here and follow Queens College registration and billing procedures and deadlines.
Schedule of Classes on the Web
Check our web Schedule of Classes for the semester you will be attending to see courses offered, registration schedules, general information, and billing deadlines.
If there are prerequisites or restrictions for the courses you want to take, you may need to discuss (and perhaps document) your qualifications with the QC academic department involved. Contact the academic department for procedures and requirements.
Identification Cards and Parking
Follow Security Office instructions and deadlines related to obtaining a Queens College Identification Card and applying for parking. Note that parking space on campus is very limited,and only a small number of students can be accomodated. When you receive your semester validation sticker in the mail from the Bursar's Office, besure to affix it to your ID card.
Library Borrowing Privileges
Plan ahead! In order to use most computer labs on campus (for class sessions or independent use), you must have a Queens College AD account.
Semester Grade Reports
Awarding of Credit by Your Home School
In order for your work to be evaluated and credit awarded by your home school after completion of the course(s), you must make a formal request to the Queens College Registrar's Office (and include appropriate payment) for an official transcript to go to your home school. Official transcripts sent to CUNY colleges are free. Summer visiting students to Queens College from non-CUNY colleges may request a free summer official grade report to be sent to their home school instead of requesting a transcript.