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​Transfer Student Key Points Review
Please read the information below. For clarification of any of the key points, ask your advisor--he or she will review and answer your questions.
  1. ​I received or will receive an associate's degree and know what type it is--AA, AS, or AAS--and what this means in relationship to my QC General Education/degree requirements.

  2. I understand that an AAS degree does not exempt me from the same requirements as the AA or AS degree and that I may have more General Education requirements to complete than AA or AS degree holders.

  3. If I do not receive an associate's degree after all, I am not entitled to the same exemptions as degree holders and I need to discuss the General Education requirements for which I am now responsible with an advisor.

  4. If I transfer in 75 or fewer transfer credits, I must reach at least 120 credits with a minimum of 45 credits in residency that satisfy General Education and major requirements (and general elective credits as needed).

  5. If I transfer in more than 75 credits, I know that I will need to exceed 120 credits in order to complete a minimum of 45 credits in residency that satisfy General Education and major requirements (and general elective credits as needed).

  6. If the credits that I need to take to complete General Education AND my declared major don’t add up to a minimum of 120 credits with 45 credits in residency, then I will need additional credits to do so. This would mean electives and/or a minor, study abroad, internship, etc. to complete my bachelor’s degree.​

  7. I cannot take classes outside of QC during my first semester. Thereafter, if I wish to do so, I must meet the eligibility criteria​ and apply for permission first. (See Registrar’s website addressing the permit process.)

  8. I must declare my major by my 60th completed credit by the declaration deadline, otherwise my financial aid is in jeopardy—even if I am a new transfer. Until I do so, I know that I am undeclared and that my prior major does not “transfer” with me.

  9. If I am interested in a major that has entrance requirements/criteria, I must declare a closely associated major in the meantime so that I do not lose my financial aid. (See an advisor to help you determine a closely associated major and course choices that will help you retain eligibility.)

  10. If I am not at my 60th completed credit, I will be sure to declare my major before the deadline of the semester in which I DO reach my 60th completed credit. I will be sure to ask an academic advisor or financial aid counselor for the deadline date.​

  11. I understand that Financial Aid requires that I take and complete at least 12 credits per semester of brand-new (not repeated) coursework that fits into my overall degree requirements. Failure to do so may jeopardize my financial aid. If courses must be retaken, they need to be rescheduled in addition to 12 new coursework credits.

  12. Financial Aid will be based on whatever I am registered for by 11:59 pm on the Last Day to Add Classes deadline for each semester. If I am registered for fewer than 12 credits, I may receive only part-time aid or no aid at all.

  13. The minimum cumulative grade point average to earn a QC baccalaureate degree is a 2.0, which is a C average. Most graduate schools require at least a 3.0 (B) average, though more competitive programs and schools require a higher GPA.

  14. Grading policies (which include Dropping, Withdrawing, Pass/No Credit, Incomplete, etc.), are detailed and complex. (Students must read about academic policies and procedures in their New Student Guidebook.) Majors may have other criteria.

  15. Once classes begin, I am financially and academically responsible for them. By adding and dropping classes, I may incur financial liabilities. (Please consult the Bursar’s website for greater detail.)

  16. ​It is important that I review and know the important dates and deadlines of each semester. (Please review the Academic Calendar)


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Director: Laura Silverman
Office: Kiely Hall, Room 217
Phone: 718.997.5599 / Fax: 718.997.5643

Fall 2018 Advising Center Hours for Continuing Students

September 10, 2018 - December 21, 2018

Mondays Walk-ins​ ​9:30am - 4:00pm
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