Transfer "Know B4U Go"
For more information regarding the Queens College Transfer process, please visit transfer.qc.cuny.edu.
10 Steps to get ready for orientation
1) Pre-orientation preparation
At the Transfer Orientation, you will learn more about the college's academic requirements, policies and procedures, as well as essential resources for new students. To get the most out of your experience, please prepare in advance.
2) Claim CUNYfirst and access your transfer credit evaluation
If you have not already done so, please claim your CUNYfirst account (your online student information system account). Select "New User." Once the account is activated, please make note of your username, password, and 8-digit ID number.
You can access your transfer credit evaluation on CUNYfirst. Please bring a copy of your transfer credit evaluation to your orientation session along with copies of any in-progress coursework you are taking during this semester or work taken during high school (Advanced Placement; College NOW, etc.).
3) Prior degree type
Your general education requirements at Queens College will be determined by the number of credits that you completed as well as the type of associate's degree (AA, AS, or AAS) or baccalaureate that you earned or expect to earn. It is essential that you identify the type of degree with which you are entering Queens College (or expect to earn and when) and inform your academic advisor. What he/she advises you will be based on the type of degree; therefore, it is imperative that this information be correct.
4) Review degree requirements, Take 15, and learn how to register
What degree will you receive and what are its components? Review the Queens College degree requirements. Take 15 credits a semester to keep you on track to graduate.
Once you have access to CUNYfirst and have reviewed your transfer credit evaluation and identified your QC degree requirements, you may begin enrolling yourself into courses; you need not wait until orientation to start this process. In fact, advisors strongly encourage students to familiarize themselves with CUNYfirst, touch base with academic departments and faculty advisors, and enroll into courses. If you are unfamiliar with CUNYfirst, please use this how to register guide for assistance.
5) Major declaration
All new transfer students enter Queens College undeclared. Please note that the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and, possibly other forms of financial aid, require that students declare their majors by the completion of their 60th credit. Therefore, most of our transfers need to declare their majors in their first semester of Queens College. In addition, students must register for a minimum of 12 credits (a minimum of 15 is encouraged) and coursework must be applicable to specific QC Degree Requirements. Students who do not comply may lose their financial support.
To declare your major, please follow these steps:
3. Bring the completed form with you to your Transfer Orientation.
Keep in mind that Business Administration, Communication Sciences and Disorders (aka Speech Pathology), Design, Dietetics, Elementary/Childhood Education, Music, Neuroscience, Secondary Education, and BFA-Studio Arts require an application or have special declaration requirements. Please see a department representative for further information and proper procedures.
To learn more about the college's academic offerings, departmental opportunities and have discussions regarding undergraduate preparations for graduate and professional school, we encourage you to visit academic departments and meet with faculty advisors.
6) The CUNY Assessment Tests and Math placement exam at QC
Certain majors require upper-level mathematics. If you are
considering a major in accounting, business, economics, or STEM/STEM
education fields, and have not completed a college-level calculus course, you
must take the Math Placement Test (College-Level Math, Math 6) before you
visit us for Orientation to ensure that you register for the correct math
course during your first semester. Also, if you are interested in pre-med or
pre-engineering studies (which are in addition to a declared
major) you must also take the exam.
For information on how to prepare for the Placement test(s) and/or
to make an appointment to take the test(s), please visit Queens College's Testing webpage.
7) Complete your file!
Having all of your completed and official transcripts and score reports in your admissions file is very important! Be sure to submit all original and final transcripts and score reports to the Undergraduate Admissions Office (UA) on the first floor of Jefferson Hall as soon as possible. Please note that UA cannot grant you any college credits unless official transcripts are on file. (A good rule of thumb: If you were still in classes when you filled out the CUNY application, you should submit your final official transcripts as soon as you can. Chances are, the transcript on file used for Admission purposes will not show your last semester's coursework, credits and grades.)
The following transcripts and score reports must be submitted to UA:
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Advanced Levels (A Levels)
- Non-CUNY college preparatory coursework
- Final College Transcripts
It is also important that you provide academic advisors with this information at your orientation session so that they can help to determine how much and what type of credit you may be awarded by the Admissions Office. Advisors who have this information can advise you against taking duplicative courses and thereby losing credits.
8) Immunization records
For your convenience, we have provided a link to the immunization form. Please have it completed by your physician and submit it to Health Services, located in Frese Hall, 3rd Floor, in person or by fax: 718-997-2765. Download Immunization Record Form.
9) Safety and welfare
For your safety and welfare as a member of the Queens College community, please review the following information.
10) Payment information/processes
Do you need money to help with your expenses at Queens College? Several aid programs and payment options are available.